Sunday, March 18, 2012

On a clear day

Few things in life give me as much pleasure as clean windows. Ergo, dirty windows can send me into the depths of despair. And the thing about dirty windows is they creep up on you. That layer of dirt and dog slobber accumulates slowly. You get used to it. You learn to avoid looking out certain windows at particular times of the day when the sun is attempting to shine through but can't. And you know you've hit rock bottom when you pull the shades.

I was about to hit rock bottom last week. Spring was in the air, yet I couldn't enjoy it because I could barely see it. And forget about taking pictures out of grimy, filmy windows. No amount of photoshopping can fix that.

When you live in a one-story house where every single window is accessible without a ladder, 
there really isn't any excuse for having dirty windows. Please remind me of that in couple of months, ok?

Smooch: Is that really you, mom? 
You look so much different without cat slobber in the way.

Me: Nice try, Smooch, but nobody's buying it.


  1. Oh my're so funny. But Smooch in all her dogginess could not on a good day (year) mess up windows like my dear St. Bernard's used to with one well aimed egg white laced slobbery "woof". And it took scrubbing to get rid of said slobber. I always said I missed the money boat when I did not patent St. Nerd slobber as all purpose, stay forever glue.
    Love Smooch's face after the clean window.
    Oma Linda

  2. My dogs are too small to leave noseprints and slobber on the windows, but they manage to do quite a job with their paws on the glass doors. :-\
    Something about spring, isn't there? I just last Friday eradicated moth wing trails on the windows....I believe they were left last summer......

  3. I suffer from the same kind of depression hahaha guess I will clean my windows too real soon....not today tho :) Jeanne in SC

  4. Hey, bring your bucket! Ours need doing too, and I'm allergic to work!

  5. This reminds me that I HAVE to clean the inside of my Jeep. We took the dogs with us the other day, and poor Daniel stuck his nose out the window and drooled it and the door panel below. It's nasty beyond belief, and I cannot leave it that way any longer. Today is a perfect day for car cleaning.

    Smooch has such personality!

  6. Estella from Co.3/18/12, 9:59 AM

    Gee...thanks Linda for bringing it to our attention. NOW, I do have to do something about the nose print windows. Hugs to all

  7. Uh Yeah, thanks,now I am going to have to do something about MY windows! My windows are to high for the dog to mess up, But my kids have sure done a number on the inside of several....sigh....:/

  8. Our windows are atrocious. An accumulation of dirt and grime from outside mostly. Although Luna's habit of licking the moisture off the windows isn't helping matters...

  9. Smooch! Stop blaming the cats!

    Emma the Calico Queen in Iowa

  10. Our living room window actually DOES have cat nose spots all over it, in a straight line. My indoor cat jumps up on the couch, stares at the birds out front, and leaves little "nose spots"!!!

  11. That's too funny. Thanks for the laugh.

  12. Yes, Smooch, my indoor cat leaves 'nose spots' (good wording, Cheryl Ann!) on every window of the house because I feed the birds at feeders outside of all of them...I call them her 'Cat TVs' channel, lots of action!

    Just good that Lucy and the boys can't get close enough to leave their own huge nose prints :-)

  13. In my lifelong search for the perfect rationalization explaining my...less than pristine cleaning habits, I've come up with the "Why my windows are dirty" rationalization #4.5. When the windows are clean and shiny, the neighborhood birds can't see the glass and they fly into the windows, hurting themselves terribly. So, in the interest of the continued good health of the wildlife in my area, I leave a very helpful layer of grime on the windows to protect the poor confused birds. Hey, it works for me!