Thursday, March 15, 2007

Three Things I Learned Today:


1. Kid boogers left to dry on the wall long enough will not come off using common household cleaning products and/or methods. I tried misting with water. I tried soaking. I tried spray cleaner. I tried scrubbing with a cloth and then a sponge. I tried Soft Scrub. I tried rubbing really hard, too hard in fact, until the paint was starting to fade. Nope. Still there. Tomorrow I'll try: plastic scrubby sponge, Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, and a belt sander, in that order.

2. Ironing napkins, pillowcases and the folded-over flappy part of top sheets (I only iron the parts that show) with Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day Ironing Spray, Lavender scent, is a delightfully pleasant experience. In related news, I'm conducting a poorly funded & very unscientific study to see if Ken's shirts ironed with lavender will aromatherapeutically make him more calm and relaxed on the days he wears them. More on this later...

3. After nearly seventeen years of marriage, Ken still has the ability to surprise me. Sure, it's few and far between, and not really all that exciting, but still. This evening he revealed that he has never tasted pinenuts, not once in his life. This is despite the fact I throw fiscal responsibility to the wind and squander six bucks on whole boxes of them quite regularly. It's not for lack of availability. It's because he doesn't like the name. The word "pinenut" makes him think of "pine trees" which begets the "scent of pine" which he also doesn't like. Therefore he refuses to try pinenuts, USING THE SAME LOGIC THAT DIDN'T WORK IN THE MUENSTER CHEESE FIASCO OF 1993.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

From Today's Email

The timing of this email landing in your inbox today, at this very moment, could be Divine timing.Today may be the day for you to listen to the calling from your soul. Today you could decide to reconnect with your deeper spiritual energies. Today you have an opportunity to rediscover your connection to the Divine.

Wow! And I thought I was just going to the mall...

Wait, duh! It's totally going to happen at the mall? I knew it! I knew there were good things at the mall if I just went there often enough!

Or maybe this is about my deep spiritual connection to blogging. Yeah, I bet that's it... It's been a month. Dang. Why didn't anybody say anything? Eh, doesn't matter. The Divine's got it covered. I'm baaaaaack. :o)