25: cleaning, baking, cleaning, baking (repeat, x10)

I spent most of the day stubbing my toes, dropping things, kicking the cat out of places he shouldn’t be and generally making a mess.  Yes, I am trying to get my house ready for guests on the weekend.  No, I am not achieving what I want to get done for then.  You know those days when everything goes wrong, no matter how hard you try?  I don’t think I’ve ever had a day where I’ve continually stubbed my toes on everything in my path.  Except for today.  I dropped picture frames, free weights (almost on my toes) and  a whole array of cleaning supplies.  I steam cleaned some furniture, but managed to get more water on the ground than on the couches (I think the steam cleaner nozzle was buggered).  I discovered that if you use a bleach pen to spot clean, and mix it with the Bissell cleaning solution…it gives white couches yellow spots where you spot cleaned (I know it’s not just the bleach, because I regularly bleach my couch covers, and spot clean them with a bleach pen.)  And I discovered that my oven has decided to bake a lot hotter than it used to. (par-baked bread is…not par-baked….sigh)
I did accomplish one thing that pleases me today though, and that’s hanging some pictures in my studio that match the decor.  If anyone has any throw pillows that are pale green, pale pink or pale blue that they feel like donating to the cause of my studio…I’d love you forever. (See my colour palette here).  Or any zebra-striped fabric would be greatly appreciated.  You know…just in case you have any kicking around and you don’t have a use for it.

I’m also trying to find a chair for my workspace.  The one I have right now is huge and I can’t pull it all the way up to my desk, so my wrists hurt after working for a long time.  I saw this one (on the right) at HomeSense today and I quite like it.  The only thing I’m concerned about is the arms not fitting under my desk.  I guess I want a stylish chair (that’s comfortable) that has no arms.
Off to bed.  It’s been a long day, and I’ve barely gotten anything checked off of my list…
I’ll have to keep looking I guess…

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