Now to get this read by January 5th!
You see the carpet above? This place had been puked on twice on a 24-hour period and it still looks spotless. There was even spaghetti on this carpet and now it is totally clean. I thought I’d share my steps.
1. Carefully pick up the chunks with a paper towel.
2. Get 1 cup of warm water and mix in a teaspoon of salt
3. Pour the water (a little here and there, don’t flood the place) on to the pukey splatters
4. Carefully blot with a paper towel. DO NOT SCRUB
5. Spray with area (douse it well) with a Dawn vinegar solution. We put one part dawn, 1 part white vinegar, and 1 part water in a spray bottle and shake it up.
6. Generously sprinkle baking soda onto the area and place a clean towel on top. Press the towel down and allow to sit for several hours.
7. Remove towel and vacuum up baking soda. Make sure the carpet area is dry before vacuuming.
8. Spray the newly cleaned area with Lysol.
Now… if we could just get the little one to quit puking.
Today’s Top Ten Tuesday is asking for what books we want to reread. I’ve done it a little differently.
Above are the five books I’d love to reread. I’ve read each of these books once and it was wonderful. I long to go back for a reread.
Above are books I’ve read several times. I love to revisit the classics!
I rocked Carl’s RIP challenge this year. My goal was to complete at least four books and I finished seven.
I love RIP season as September and October are perfect for ghastly and ghoulish books. Now it is November and I’ve done my post-RIP routine of determining my reads for the rest of the year. I’ve fiddled with my GoodReads goal (which feels like cheating) and I hope to finish 48 books by the end of the year. Will I make it? Seeing that I’m only at 35 probably not. But I’m willing to try. Here are my books to be read by the end of the year.
First, the in progress reads:
My goal is to continue reading the stories throughout November and December. I hope to finish Rebecca and Framley Parsonage by Monday the 10th.
Now, the rest of my TBR:
That’s right! It is time for another Classic Club spin challenge! I love these. I’m already thinking about my reading for next year because I am a nerd and I love lists (duh). I want to start a new reading project. Not a CHALLENGE with a DEADLINE, but a life-long project of reading all the Virago Modern Classics. I’m officially starting in January, but I thought I’d use this last Classic Club spin challenge of the year to get started. Here are my 20 Viragos:
A small note, while I would love to own each of these books in their perfect, green-spine glory, I’m aware that I don’t need to spend money on books AND I cannot store all of them right now. Some of these books I may own in other editions or I may *gasp* use the library. The goal is to read the books, not fuss and fiddle with editions. Next Monday I’ll find out my spin number, but for now I’m going to focus on knocking out Trollope.
I love a good creepy Halloween read. Some of my favorite books are about things that go bump in the night. I’m not a fan of gore, but I do love a great psychological thriller with supernatural elements and ripping Victorian sensation novels. I’m changing up this week’s Top Ten Tuesday to reflect those atmospheric creepy books I have yet to read. Let me know if you can recommend any of the titles below and I will bump them up on my TBR list.
The Supernatural Enhancements by Edgar Cantero
The Secret Rooms: A True Gothic Mystery by Catherine Bailey
Did She Kill Him?: A Victorian Tale of Deception, Adultery and Arsenic by Kate Colquhoun
This House is Haunted by John Boyne