Friday, February 22, 2008

Ice Day?

Day off of school+Freezing Temps+Dad's Diet Coke left outside in it's cup=REALLY COOL FIND!
Posted by Picasa

Thursday, February 21, 2008

My V-Day Haul

Sorry this is such a lame picture but this is my Valentine's shwag. What a rockin' v-day! I love Jane Austin and that's a collection of 7 of her stories in a beautifully bound hard back. I love chocolate. duh. And Amelie is totally my favorite movie!
Really. A great haul for such a relatively unimportant holiday.
oooo. Don't forget. We also bought me a laptop with my last paycheck and called it a Valentine's Day present. Super-score!

Thanks to all my guys for making February a little more bearable with such sweet treats.

Love you!

Posted by Picasa

Monday, February 18, 2008

Works for me Wednesday

Yes, yes. I know. We've already established that fact.

So, this time I'm going to talk some about baking soda. Baking soda is amazing. You can use it for so many things! You can clean with it, cook with it, use it to cure indigestion, soften your bath water with it. There is no end.
My favorite use for baking soda is as a facial cleanser. I have really oily skin. I'm sure you didn't really want to know that, but it's important here. If you have dry skin, baking soda may not be the answer for you. However, if you have oily skin check it out! It absorbs oil, balances pH (I assume), removes impurities, removes the dull layer of skin, etc., etc. It's a micro-derm treatment for pennies! Just get your face wet, put a little on your fingers and rub gently. I strongly suggest you do not use a washcloth. It makes for some harsh scrubbin'! (and don't get it in your eyes)

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Ah. Young Love.

Posted by Picasa

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday

Yes, I am aware that it is Saturday. For those of you who do not know me, I have "timeliness" issues. I tend to be a bit scattered and often forget things. Quite often, in fact. When you stand around a visit with me, I seem perfectly normal and well put together...maybe even quite intelligent (on a good day). However, when you make an appointment or ask me to do something just "gets lost" somewhere in my brain. I like to call it ADD. The Right Reverend just scoffs. I'm not sure what he calls it. I'm not asking because I prefer not to know.

All that to say that many blogs post some handy tip every Wednesday. It's called, you guessed it, "Works for me Wednesday". I am a veritable storehouse of handy little hints. Surely I could do this for years and never run out. Surely. The problem is the time frame. It is supposed to be done on Wednesdays. I don't even work on Wednesdays. sigh.

Know what? Who cares? I'm still gonna post...whenever I think of something cool to tell you about. But I like the name "Works for me Wednesday". Now that you understand the disconnect.......

Cascade Complete.

It is a fabulous dish detergent for the dishwasher. It has enzymes in it that "eat" the food off your dishes so you don't have to rinse as much before loading the dishwasher. I'm all for anything that makes my least favorite chore a little easier.

But wait, there's more! Cascade Complete is also fabulous for things that are hard/impossible to wash in your sink. If you have a big thermos that had some coffee or something left in it for, I don't know......a month or more, you can fill it with hot water and put a teaspoon (or less) of Cascade Complete in it, close and shake or stir it up somehow and let it sit. Soon, (or tomorrow, depending on how you do things) you will have a clean thermos!

It also works on crock pots, coffee percolators and other electrical/cooking devices.

Works for me!!! Even on Saturday.

Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Look Out!

This is Justin and his dad, Steve. Justin is Isaac's BFF. Every week they spend at least one day at one another's homes....and by that I mean one day at ours and one day at theirs. Steve rides his bike to and from DC and occasionally runs a little late. He'll call and ask me to stay with the boys on the playground a little while until he can get there. No problem. The kids love getting extra time together. That's why I was taken aback by the call I got today.
Steve called just as I was headed to the school and said, "Can you get Justin today, I'm gonna be late."
That's when I heard the sirens in the background.
"You hear the sirens?"
yes, I did,
"They're coming for me. I just got hit by a car."
"You alright?"
"Yeah. Just bruised up. I'll be a little late."
No kidding!
"No problem. We'll take him home with us. Call us if you need anything."

There ya go. Steve really is fine. Just one scrape on his knee, a great story about tucking and rolling over a lady's hood and probably some serious trouble moving tomorrow...though he'll never admit it.

Apparently this happens frequently in Bethesda. I hear stories about friends of friends getting hit more than I am comfortable with. I'm thinking I may not let Hunter ride his bike to High School. What do you think? Should I get him stunt lessons and set him loose? I'm not even gonna think about Todd out there on his scooter. 8^o

Posted by Picasa