Sunday, December 23, 2012

A Great Tip For Your Holiday Cleaning!

December 23, 2012

Good morning.  It's 4:30 a.m. and I'm at work.  Mrs is snoring and all is well.  It's crunch time folks.  If you haven't finished your shopping and wrapping, you still have today and most of tomorrow to do it. 

Yesterday the mail lady brought me several packages, one of which is the beginning of my shopping for next Christmas.    I found this delightful item (can't tell you what) on E-bay, and just knew that the ladies on my gift list would really like it.  So, voila!  It's now in my gift drawer and noted in a little notebook that I leave in the drawer.

A friend sent me something that I thought I should share.  It's a great tip for getting your household chores done in quick time.  Lord knows I really need all the help I can get in this department!

Hmmm, I wonder if a bottle or two of Sam Adams light will do the trick too.  I still have most of the case of beer that I bought last March.   I've often wondered why I bought a whole case of it.  It takes me a year or more to drink a six pack or less.  I'll have to give Sam Adams a try with the housework thingy because spring water doesn't help a bit.

A while back, I bought a box with an Amaryllis bulb that was on sale.   When we (Joe helps with all the planting)  opened the box, we found that the bulb had started growing - sideways.  Joe planted it and we put it in the window.  Eventually, the sun straightened the stem and the first bud opened a few days ago.  It's a beauty!

After Christmas, I'll watch for sales and pick up another plant or two.  It makes the house more cheery for the dwarfs.  At least two of them are into gardening, so I'm thinking that we might have us a bigger veggie garden next summer.  That would be really nice.

On my way home this morning, I want to stop at the Walmart nearest my house.  I have something to return, and I want to pick up some more spring water.  Yesterday at the supermarket, they were asking $5.00 a case for spring water.  That's highway robbery!  Everyone else has it for between $3 and $4 a case. 

Yesterday afternoon Deanne and Eddie stopped by with Kevin (my youngest grandson) so that we could load up all the presents and one large fruit basket into their car. You never know what the weather will bring, and I like to know that the presents are all delivered in time for Christmas. 

Well that's about all the news for this morning.  Another hour and three quarters and I will be heading homeward.  So till tomorrow, I'm wishing Y'all a fabulous day.

Hugs, Edna B.


Andrea @ From The Sol said...

Boy, the Amaryllis is gorgeous. I don't put live plants in my house because my cats would eat them (at least one of them would, and we all know who that would be). A lot of plants are poisonous to cats and I can never remember which ones, so I just use artificial plants when needed. That said, one of my ex-patients( now friend ... we were not allowed to have "friendships" with our patients) sent me a beautiful bouquet of flowers and I do have it on my mantal. So far so good. I checked the flowers on the poison list and they aren't there ... fingers crossed.

I went to the store yesterday to return a sweater that I had bought for my Hubby ... I needed a bigger size. It is all those cashews he eats that did it. Anyway to make a long story short, while I was there, I bought him two more nice shirts so now I have to go back in the dreaded wrapping room again. I am my own worst enemy :(

It is still freezing here (17 degrees this morning) and we finally have a thin sheet of ice on our lake. Last year we did get the same thin sheet, but it never froze enough for the ice fisherman. If global warming has it's way, that sport is going to be extinct, at least in our area. That's too bad, it was fun to see them out there in their colorful little huts fishing away.

Not much more happening. I need to go on the net and find a recipe for my ham. I think I may make a turkey roast too. My daughter doesn't like ham that much and that way I can have an excuse for making my dressing. Sorry, just thinking out loud. Have a wonderful restful, colorful day, Edna ...

Andrea @ From The Sol

The Queen Jester said...

Hmmm. Now there's an idea. I think I'll go fix a margarita and see if the places looks any better. It's fine right now because it's dark, but the sunshine sure shows the gunk and grime.

smiekeltje said...

That Amaryllus is BEAUTIFUL!
All prices are going up around Christmas, it's amazing!
And I will take a look around in some shops after Christmas too, because then you can have some real bargains.
I so hope my little package has arrived, no idea why it takes so long.

That Vodka advice is great LOL! Only for me it won;t work, alcohol doesn;t become me, but I can try it with something else.