Thursday, November 20, 2008

neat trick I learned about

Wow I have been using sage to bookmark blogs well just now I was trying to organize them and found this blue arrow . I had no idea what it did so I pressed it !!!!!!!!! It quite quickly went through and checked all the feeds and highlighted those that have new posts. Oh my what a great time saver I have found. I usually check my favourite bloggers by popping onto their blogs but now I will know when there is a new post in a minute. I just went through them all but it says that 8 of my bagillion blogs have new posts.
Oh I am so excited!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Just a little thing but it makes me happy!!!!!!!

On the mend

I am on the mend from having sinusitis. This time it was weird though the pain was no in the sinuses but on the side of my head. He told me that was still my sinus area. Hmmm....
But I lost my voice too with it which for me has never been a symptom of a sinus infection but more of a throat or chest infection. But I have some good strong pills which are helping. I still sound like a man or I should say I sound like a man instead of for two days a mouse squeaking. I took two days off work. The first day was because I was up all night coughing and coughing which that day I went to the doctors to get meds. Today was a sleep day.
Yesterday I made a yummy carmael apple dip for my daughter to have when she got home from school. It was so easy and she was surprised. While I was doing that I decided to straighten up the kitchen too . I got rid of a lot garbage that was sitting on the counter mostly empty boxes.
I thought today I would work on the livingroom a bit but as of now it hasnt happened but I did go through and clear out blogs that I dont read. I found that someone would post a link I would go to the blog and bookmark it but then never go back. So now I have a lot of blogs still but they are ones that teach me something or the ones I truly enjoy. Most of them have become my bloggie friends and some I am quite close to and comment on often.
So at the very least I have accomplished something today !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am back to work tomorrow I figure just one more day and then the weekend to rest up too.
I just want my voice to come back and be healthy once again !!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

One of those days!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Oh my I wish it could be like the movie groundhog day where I could have started over but it wasnt . I had to live through the whole day. So first the carbon monoxide detector goes off at 5 am , what a great wakeup call, so I go in and check it out and pull it out and then plug it back in. All is fine no signs of any carbon monoxide at all according to this detector. Of course as a mother I worry then and dont go back to sleep so very very tired come the morning. It doesnt go off again thankfully! Then I get my daughter all ready for school but she is in a bit of a mood because she didnt get any sleep either. Oh my what a pair so I laugh all that off .
Then get in the car and it wont start totally dead. What to do??????? Angel walks to school and I get a boost from a nice neighbour. Okay off to the first school I work at and just 10 minutes late not too bad. Thinking this day was going to get better think again!!! Okay so when I am done at the first school I go to start the car not dead and you can tell it wants to start so badly. As a side note no one at this school had booster cables . I try it a few times and give up go and call a taxi to get to the second school. Then while I am waiting for the taxi some little voice says go and try it again one more time it will start and guess what it did. I go back and cancel the taxi. He is just outside the school when I go out so I tell him sorry but my car started. What a rude taxi driver whatever. Off to the second school this time I back in too just incase I need another boost. Work the afternoon and then when I am done go out to my car and it starts first try. I drive home and let it running because hubbie should be home any moment and I want him to take it directly to the mechanics. He was not too thrilled with this idea but did it anyway. I followed him there to take him home. The mechanic is not really sure but thinks it might be a post in a battery( who knows I dont know a thing about cars). He put in a new battery and said drive it with this for 4 or 5 days and then if nothing else happens come back and pay for it. Okay so now my fingers are crossed that was an easy enough fix!
After supper I decide some things should be done around the house so I swept my daughter's room, and I am doing her laundry. I am going to throw out some old roses and dust around the computer ! Then at sometime tonight I think I will take a long hot bath to rest and relax!!!!!!
Hope your day was better than mine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Heres to tomorrow is Friday and the weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

on to day 4

Day 4 Finish cleaning the bathroom. I will finish that today !
Then packing for a girls weekend away. Tomorrow bright and early I will be leaving for
Toronto to go to The National Womans Show and then off to a friend's party Sat. night.
Then on Sunday out for brunch with a great friend then off to Sound of Music! Whew I will
be so busy but will have soooo much fun !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will do an update when I get back .
I will also have to play catch up on all I miss while I am away for the ultimate fall cleaning
Have a great weekend!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


Wow two posts in one day!!!!!!!!!
Well I did all the running around and bought my baking soda too.
I have done all my sinks (kitchen and bathroom) cleaned out all the drains
too ! My sinks all shine !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Try it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

today on hyper homemaker

Today all we have to do is vote. Well I dont live in the States
so that counts me out. So I just get a day off sorta. I have a few
things to catch up on from the other days so that is what I will
be concentrating on. I will clean my drain and sink today! I need
to go out and buy some baking soda.
I will also be helping my daughter study for her government test
and picking up a bulb for our big screen tv for hubbie.
Then tonight settling to watch the Biggest Loser with a nice hot tea
and a big bag of popcorn!!!!!!!

What will y0u be doing tonight?????????????

Monday, November 3, 2008

Something I have started

Okay so the new thing I am going to try is happening at hyperhomemaker's blog.
She has a cleaning challenge. I feel this will help me alot.
I have done most of day 1 . I worked really hard at keeping things clean when I did
1s things this summer and day 2 and day 3.
Here is Day 1
Day 1 - Conquering the Kitchen

Make sure daily is done:
- Clear off all counter tops
- Load dishwasher
- Handwash any dishes needed
- Wipe down sink
- Wipe down stovetop
- Wipe down all the counters
- Swiffer the floor

- Take everything out of the pantry.
- Wipe down shelves.
- Toss old items and donate unused good items.
- Repackage all messy items into nice containers.
- Place all items back into the pantry in an organized fashion.

- Take everything out of the fridge and freezer (placing items in a cooler with all the remaining ice.
- Scrub down the inside and outside of the fridge, shelves, doors, ice maker and freezer.
- Replace water filter if you have one.
- Clean fridge condenser coil.- didnt do this one *********
- Toss old or useless food.
- Place everything back into fridge in an organized fashion.

- Take ALLL your items out of all your cabinets and drawers. Yes... ALL!
- Wipe down the inside of all cabinets and drawers.
- Wipe down the inside of all containers such as utensil holders.
- Store items not used in over 6 months, or summer seasonal items.
- Thinking logically (ie - potholders next to stove, towels next to sink), try to put everything back in a more useful and purposeful place, and in an organized fashion.
- Scrub down the cupboard exteriors, from to of the kitchen to bottom.

Day 2
Conquering the Kitchen

All Those Appliances:-Replace water filters in sink, coffeemaker etc.
-Descale coffee maker (run through white vinegar and then 2-3 more cycles of just water)
-Polish all appliances
-Clean out microwave and vent- didnt need to do this one new microwave
-Clean out/replace stove hood filter
-Self clean or scrub out stove
-Clean drain (baking soda, vinegar, cover, sit, then add boiling water to wash it down) - still need to do this one ************

Make it Shine:
-Shine sink (Bon Ami, then Windex) - still need to do this one **********
-Dust from top of kitchen to bottom
-Clean that fan or light fixture
-Scrub windows (yes...even that awful interior seal)
-Wash the dish rack, sink liner, and/or drain stoppers
-Scrub tile grout (yeah, I said it!)
-Clean and disinfect inside of trash can
-Vacuum and scrub/mop floor

Day 3
Day 3 - The Ultimate Cleaning Challenge

-Empty the medicine cabinet and all shelves
-Weed through items to get rid of expired or useless things
-Scrub down and clean out cabinets
-Reorganize medicine cabinet in a functional way

I find it much easier to keep up with the kitchen area now that the dishwasher is working
again. It looks so much better without any dishes piling up on the counter.
The one thing I havent done yet from day 1 is to clean the sink. She reccomends that we
pour baking soda down the drain and then vinegar cover and let stand. Then pour hot water
down the drain to clean it out. I will do this tomorrow. Also I need to shine up my sink .
Wonder what she will have for me tomorrow to do?????????
Stay tuned.