All this television watching is clearly doing some good. This weekend I learnt that to ripen unripe avocados you put them in a container with a banana – who would have thought. And yes, it works. Within 48 hours my very hard avocados were nice and soft. Life has shrunk somewhat over the past 9 months!
And while I am on the domestic topic I have to revisit that old chestnut – housework. Why? Because I am starting to feel a bit of a failure. All this time and I still don’t have an organised house.
Speaking with a girlfriend recently she remarked that her fridge had never been so organised and that her cupboards were – well beyond tidy. I didnt like to ask but I bet her knicker drawer was colour coded. I opened my cupboards and was ashamed. The condiments were a mess. I mean how many half filled oil bottles does one need. The cups were all higgledy piggledy on top of each other, and the cutlery drawer – remember back in the day when I used to talk to the spoons – well I still do and they are not amused.
“Come on girl get it together – just look at us. We have stray forks in our compartment, teaspoons mixed up with the soup spoons, ladles and wooden spoons edging towards our space. And why is there a cork in here?”
It’s called anthropomorphising and apparently it is not that uncommon to give human characteristics to non-humans especially when you are starved of human contact. And let’s face it I have been in semi lock-down since the beginning of last March and probably only seen about the same half dozen people in all this time, so I guess it is no wonder that the inanimate objects are getting more than their fair share of attention. Look if Tom Hanks can anthropomorphise his volleyball on his desert island I guess I am in good company.
But I do know that I could do better on the housekeeping front. According to Ideal Home Magazine there are 43 easy cleaning jobs to do while in lock down – for every room in the house.
Clean inside and outside your kitchen cupboards, organise kitchen cupboards, wipe on top of kitchen units, deep clean the oven, sort and soap the cutlery draw, empty and clean the fridge, defrost the freezer, clean the kitchen drainer……
Actually, I am bored now. Seriously there are another 36 jobs. This is a lost opportunity. When will I ever have all this time again? And I am embarrassed to say that I still have 49,000 emails in my in box 23,000 unread. Wtf am I doing with my time? Yoga, Bridge and dog walking are all very well, but I could also have a very clean and organised house for the first time in my life.
Big Note to Self: Get out of bed earlier
And now for something completely different. A children’s tv show in Denmark about a man with a giant penis has caused fierce debate. Can’t think why! Apparently the character uses his very large ‘member’ to hoist a flag, tame a lion and retrieve an oven from a lake. I wonder if he uses it to clean his house as well.
“Let’s be careful out there”