Today, I am going to follow up Whit’s “swiffering” post with my own take on cleaning. Give me one second, I need to put my rant pants on………and here we go.
I don’t know which is worse, sweeping or vacuuming. They are both freaking miserable. Sweeping takes forever and no matter how meticulous I am at the end of it there is ALWAYS cat hair or diced onion sitting in the middle of the damn floor just laughing at me (I’m pretty sure Whit keeps a pocket full of diced onions just to screw with me.) Vacuuming on the other hand is awful because our vacuum weighs about 105 pounds and seems to need to be emptied every 3 feet (again with the cat hair.) Sweeping is hard on your back with the motion and the constant bending over to use the dust pan, but vacuuming can be just nasty when you have to empty the bin.
Regardless, both vacuuming and sweeping both cause you to get overheated and sweaty (talk about a workout.) It doesn’t matter how many degrees below arctic I have the thermostat set to I always feel like I’m about to pass out from overheating at the end of these tasks. And nobody wants to grab a fresh glass of water while they are sweeping or vacuuming up dust and getting it everywhere, so you can’t really hydrate. Its pretty much the worst thing in the world second to an empty bar.
Now, I don’t know about you, but whenever I finish a “workout” I always want a cold and refreshing beverage. Sometimes that’s a water, Gatorade, or even something a little stronger. One thing that would be perfect is a nectarine and gin punch. I would definitely recommend putting some of the ingredients together before you workout because they can be kind of labor intensive but I am here to tell you that this cocktail is delicious, refreshing, and a great way to get over the stress of a workout (aka cleaning.)
- Nectarines - 4, peeled and diced, for the puree
- sugar - 2 tablespoons, for the puree
- lime juice - 2 limes, for the puree
- gin - 3 ounces
- agave nectar - 1 tablespoon
- lime - 1 tablespoon
- rosemary - 1/4 cup
- sugar - 1 cup
- water - 1 cup
- sprite - 1 can