“If you’ve never jumped from one couch to the other to avoid the lava you’ve never had a childhood!” ~ Anonymous
Just for a change I’m linking to someone else’s word-prompt other than our own. The prompt is GAME.
I think I am two opposing characters rolled into one. On the one hand there’s the me who enjoys playing games, almost living in a fantasy world, and in that respect I’ve never quite grown up. Not video games, that’s one fantasy too far.
My kids tell me I’m always away with the fairies! What’s wrong with that? I happen to like Fairyland!
Then there’s the other me the one who is a little obsessed with making my home look spick and span as the phrase goes. It pleases me to see everything clean and tidy. I enjoy the housework and it becomes more fun if I make the chores into games and challenges.
One challenge that wasn’t a game was cleaning up a wine stain.
The Wine Tale – As soon as the evening meal is finished and the downstairs kitchen/sitting room is clean and tidy, I take my bottle of wine, (assuming I have one) retrieve the iPad from the bedroom and settle down for the evening in my upstairs sitting room.
Well, about a month ago whilst placing my glass of wine onto the side table, I missed the drinks mat and caught the edge of my book, the wine glass flew to the floor with this result. Up until now my three year old cream carpets have remained spotless and stain free!
I am almost obsessive about keeping the carpets looking like new, so as you can imagine this was a major catastrophe. Cleaning this accident was to be no game, this was serious stuff! My first attempt is below.
Not a good result even with using baking soda and hydrogen peroxide. The second attempt is below.
The stain is lighter but I appear to have spread it further!
Last night with only a spoonful in the bottom of my glass I lifted the bottle for a refill, unfortunately, I didn’t lift the bottle high enough and the bottle caught my glass! Have you any idea how much a spoonful of red wine can spread? I dabbed and dabbed and then went back to my mixture, it cleaned up a treat.
Meanwhile the son who was watching TV with me, gave me a lecture… “Why can’t you drink white wine up here seeing as you’re getting so clumsy?” He left the room. A couple of minutes later he returned. “Mum, I’m so sorry but when I came up earlier carrying my coffee I must have splashed on the stairs!
Splashed!! I think he must have spilt half a cup, how could he not have noticed. The darker damp marks, excluding shadow, are where he has attempted to clean the stains, the smaller white marks are the ones he didn’t clean and where I sprayed carpet cleaner and left overnight, the white powder brushes off.
I have a coffee maker and clean cups in my bedroom, why on earth did he make the coffee downstairs and fetch it up?
I think the games are over and it’s time to call in the big guns, the professionals! Failing that maybe buy a big rug!
(c) SueW-nansfarm.net 2018. Responding to the word-prompt GAME from Fandango https://fivedotoh.com/2018/09/11/fowc-with-fandango-game/