I’m on a Roll

January 13, 2014

2 weeks in to this year and I have read 2 books!  Go me!  Latest selection:  “This Time Together” by Carol Burnett.  It is a collection of short, mostly humerous, anecdotes from Ms. Burnett’s career.  I greatly prefer light, fluffy reading and this really fit the bill.  I had half the book finished by the time we reached our destination on a short road trip. 

Much like John Green’s “An Abundance of Katherine’s“, I found my favorite quote in this selection near the end of the book.  Ms. Burnett’s daughter Carrie passed away in 2002, and this is Carrie’s description of what she left behind. 

Our legacy is really the lives we touch, the inspiration we give, altering someone’s plan–if even for a moment–and getting them ot think, cry, laugh, argue.  More than anything, we are remembered for our smiles; the ones we share with our closest and dearest, and the ones we bestow on a total stranger, who needed it RIGHT THEN, and God put you there to deliver. 

Random Ramblings

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.