I am sitting at my computer taking a break from cleaning up what I call the greenish-yellow plague...POLLEN! Raise your hand if you can relate. I no sooner wipe down the window sills, the table top, and the kitchen counter and more of that disgusting greenish-yellow powder appears!
Today I took everything off the top of the microwave and cleaned that flat surface. Then I realized that all of the kitchen gadgets and the containers they are stored in also had a coat of plague...so I cleaned them. I looked at the disgusting tops of my spice jars...and cleaned them. The wire shelves where I store my cookbooks and the casserole dishes, crockpots, and dutch ovens all had a fine coat of green powder. I tossed anything that would fit into the dishwasher, wiped some things down with a damp cloth, and hand washed the rest.
There's still pollen to clean, but I am wiped out and calling it a day. Or maybe I'll get a burst of energy in a little while and will tackle the hutch, the shelves on the wall, the tops of the stove and refrigerator...
Meanwhile, I have a stack of cards to photograph, but found a couple of cards in my photo file that I haven't shared with you yet.
I used some patterned papers from Jillibean Soup's "Watermelon Gazpacho Soup" 6" x 6" paper pad to create this card. There are 4 clotheslines on a page and 12 clotheslines in total in the pad so I'll have to think of lots of ways to use them.
Paula asked me for a "Congratulations" card so I decided to use my current favorite stamp, that funny little bird, from The Alley Way Stamp's "Priceless Joy" clear stamp set again.
That bird reminds me of a marshmallow with wings! Maybe I could cut off the wings and make it be a marshmallow. So-o-o many possibilities.
By the way The Alley Way Stamps is releasing 3 adorable new stamps sets on June 1. I NEED them! So do you!
Okay, I guess I should really think about cleaning the top of the stove before I cook dinner. I did make some yummy cole slaw first thing this morning. Hmm, I could cook on the grill! Oh, wait. I'll bet that's REALLY covered with the plague!
Have a great night.