So, for the last few months I have been A giggling scientist in my lab/kitchen brewing up homemade laundry soap. My mom calls me Arm n' Hammer girl, my sister calls me Betty Crocker. Little do they know that while I have bought stock inthe old standby Fels Naphtha and searched the entire county for washing powder so I can wash my clothes for a penny a load, feeling proud of myself for saving the planet and outsmarting "the man," I went to town and bought a buttload of smelly wonderliquid with matching sniff fabric softener and matching sniff bleach product. I'm sorry Planet Earth, but my sheets smell like feet. Either there was no such thing as mechanics and 80/90 gear lube back in the "old days, " people didn't get smelly, or everyone was perfectly happy smelling like feet--I dont know, but laying on my supposed nice clean sheets the other day I realized that over the last few months, my clothes went from clean to dingy and they stink. My washer is full of Fels Naphtha snot and I have to wash in hot water in order for anything to happen at all (sucking up any money saved by making the soap). I fell off the wagon. I lost the battle. I washed with walmart soap. Seriously, I quit smoking so I wouldent stink. I'd rather smell like cigs than feet. At least everyine knows what the cig smell is from.
"I smell feet"
"Yeah, its my laundry soap, Ode to toe. "
Im washing all my bedding today. I'm excited to envelope myself in lavender hung out in the sun...maybe Mother Earth will forgive me my weaknesses because I'm still hanging laundry outside.,..
Angel stake (because I cant just talk and not post pictures)
YES! Those ARE MY petunias! Those are also my weeds. I call this bed, "The Struggle Between Royalty and Thugs."
Happy 4th of July!!! I just came home for a while from my sisters house to put the baby down for a nap. Luckily, we only live a mile away from eachother, so Emma can still sleep in her familiar place. The best part is, my sister voleteered to keep the other 3 babies for me so I have a quiet couple of hours. My question is, Do I leave my nice cool air conditioned bedroom to clean the rest of my hot un-airconditioned house, or stay here and nap with the babe...?
Oh, I should clean. I like to pretend I can let people just come over and sniff my toilet, but today that would be just mean...I dont want to clean, I NEED to clean. and now that the kids are gone....BAH! Fine, I'll clean daggone it.
First, Im gonna post some pictures though.
Here is my Tiny takin her nap. She's pretty much the best baby in the world I figure.
So, my great nephew was playing with some bees he found buzzing around some little flowers on the edge of the yard. There was no tears when he was stung, instead he just pointed his little swollen finger at the flowers and said "Bee Movie!" Its hard not to laugh and feel sorry for the little dude, when he isn't at all sorry for himself. He must be the toughest kid on the planet.
This lil incidennt gave me an idea for a windchime. A safer, less painful "Bee Movie"
I am wondering, the more I look at it, if the hive looks more like a pile of doogie. If so, the bee should be a butterfly. Ive seem my fair share of butterflies on poop piles, not so much bees. Ahhh next time.