Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Day Three of Continuous Thrills

Prepare yourself for the most exciting blog of the week. If you have a heart condition, read at your own risk. It may be too much excitement for you. Fasten your seatbelts and hang on.

Having rid myself of all children for the moment, I tried to think of something relaxing for me to do. After pondering this for minutes on end, I decided that soap scum is the project of the day. What could be more relaxing, yet exciting for me to do? I have confessed on previous blogs about how I let things slide while I was in school. Not to say that I NEVER cleaned anything, but well sometimes I had to put certain chores on the back burner. Like cleaning the soap scum from my shower.

Little did I realize that by letting the soap scum slip under my radar, that it would be twice as hard for me to clean. I scrubbed and scrubbed until I was breathless, heaving, and hot. I still don't think I quite got it all, but I couldn't take it anymore. I think I was getting high from the cleaning fumes. Note to my fellow bloggers: If you let the soap scum build up, it is darn near impossible to get it off. I used a various assortment of cleaners. Scrubbing Bubbles first. I think this is a good product. If you don't wait weeks months to clean.

Next on my list of ever-so-exciting things to do on vacation is getting all the laundry caught up and begin sorting through outgrown clothes and begin the spring transitioning. My huge master closet is filled to the brim with an assortment of summer/winter clothes. A few months ago, my sister Marlette came over and cleaned Keri's room for me. It was that bad. She washed all the clothes and hung them up in the closet. I have yet to sort through them. So there are sweaters mixed in with short sleeved shirts, that kind of thing.

The weather patterns are pretty crazy in Tennessee. Monday it was 44 degrees, and yesterday it was 63 degrees. You see what I mean. What I like to do is pack up most of the winter clothes but leave a few warm articles unpacked. This way if there is an unusually cool day, Keri and I will both have something appropriate to wear. I promise you, if you pack up all your winter things prematurely, there will be chilly weather just to spite you.

I usually donate all of Keri's outgrown clothes to Goodwill or someone I know who might be able to use them. This year, she denounced all sweaters. She WILL NOT wear them. She has some brand new sweaters that she never wore. I am thinking of taking them to a consignment shop and trying to get a few bucks for them. I could use the money to help update her spring wardrobe. Or add it to my TV fund. (We need a new TV because when you press the volume button, it makes the TV cut off. I fear it is on it's last legs)

Speaking of which, has anyone gotten their letter from the IRS yet? If so, what are you planning to do with your money? Save it or "boost the economy". If I have any of mine left after taking care of a bill, I am adding it to my TV fund.


John said...

Wow that was exciting! I havn't had so much fun since I filled out my census. Is the scrubbing bubbles
the same as the dollar store's foaming bubbles? I tried that on my scum it didn't work to well I must have hard core scum. The consignment shop is a good idea, there's nothing wrong with getting some of the money back that you spent buying the clothes. I think I all ready boosted the economy, when I get my money back I'll have to pay for it...

Susiewearsthepants said...

Beware of tackling the soap scum. It's a very formidable opponent.

HW said...

Soap Scum!! Everybody loves a good soap scum story.

Our stimulus check? I've tried to convince my husband it is our civic duty to stimulate the economy by buying something like, oh, new patio furniture. He is all for putting it in savings. Then that darn cat was close to death, so now it looks like part of it will be going to pay off vet bills.

Susiewearsthepants said...

HW-Ugh!! vet bills......