December 13, 2007
Red’s House Of Beauty: Thanks to this post from Red, I found a use for the dozen or so bottles of rubbing alcohol I inherited from my shopaholic grandma. I knew I kept that stuff for a reason, and I have recently taken to using it in addition to my soap and water habit, as a nightly cleanser. You won’t believe the amount of dirt soap and water leaves behind. I can already tell my skin is improving. I have way less blackheads on my nose. My mom refused to buy me stridex pads when I was a teenager, claiming they were just cotton and alcohol. Turns out she was right.
Lost and Found: Guess what we found whilst moving furniture to set up the Christmas Tree? Give up? The answer is here. It was too late, I had already purchased the stinkin’ thing for twice the cover price ($5).
Laundry Blues: Our recent 70 degree weather, made me think it was a good idea to have a rare December fling with my clothesline. I hung them out Tuesday afternoon, and they are currently still residing on the line, and have been rained on for the last 2 days. Now I will have to rewash them and dry them in the dryer, causing me to expend double the electrical and physical energy. Guess I won’t be getting that global warming award I was so looking forward to. Flings are never a good idea, even with a clothesline.
Scrimp or Splurge?: Cheer laundry detergent joins Miracle Whip in my personal “splurge” column. Laundry detergent has been a hot button issue in our household, with my mother so allergic to the lower priced brands that she once refused to watch my children until I bought a different detergent. Cheer doesn’t bother her, so that had been our detergent of choice. (Yeah, I know, I’m 30 and still being bossed around by my mommy. But, I’m a fan of free babysitting, so sue me) I recently had a moment of temporary insanity on our last trip to Sam’s and bought a monster-sized pail of uber-generic “wind fresh”. I should’ve known it was a bad choice when, alongside the instructions for cleaning your clothes, it had instructions for how to use it to clean pavement. The stuff doesn’t even bubble when I throw a scoop of it in the washer, and my clothes are obviously not getting clean. I intend to buy some Cheer this weekend, and save the Wind Fresh for when I spring clean the porch.