Thursday, July 24, 2014
Den and I did this a couple of weeks ago and I'm just now getting around to posting it. It's been a little busy here.
I thought it screamingly funny to use one of my own books to make a kindle cover. Funny or narcissistic? Everyone will be like, "Wow, she leaves her own book laying around to brag." And then when they open it, POW-its a kindle. Now, its funny and not narcissistic. I hope.
the original instructions. My book was a bit larger than what the original instructions said to mutilate. So I felt that I didn't need a strap to hold it closed. I'm a rebel, you knew this.
I have to say that it did hurt a little to mutilate a book. Also, my book has a sleeve that I wanted to incorporate so I had more to glue. If I'm this rebellious now, can you imagine what high school was like? To Hell with using a cross walk!!!!!!
I glued the felt to the inside of the book. Den is cutting me two red strips since the felt was short.
Can you tell that we were cooking while doing this project? It's a never-ending thing there. Den likes it, me not so much.
The kindle is being held in place with velcro. And it really holds it well.
Closing the book on this one,
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Save one of your old week killer bottles with a sprayer, that is so much cheaper than buying one for this project.
Mix one bottle of vinegar with three large squirts of dish soap and the entire container of salt together and DONE. Just make sure that the salt is COMPLETELY dissolved. I'm speaking from experience here. If you do happen to clog the sprayer, run it under hot water and keep trying to squirt it. Eventually, it will dissolve and start working again.
The weeds around the pool fear this mixture. Now if I could only find the time to go out there and spray away.
Thrifty weed hitman,
Monday, July 21, 2014
I took NO pictures when Sluggy was here. Its ok, she took enough for a few people. I don't like having my picture taken, I have issues. Fun and a bit of alcohol, sort of overrode that.
The lonely frozen daiquiri is the only thing left of our fun visit. Good Lord, did we have fun. And drink a bit. You know the saying about a kid in a candy store, well we now have the saying like a drunk in a liquor store. I'm not saying she likes her drink. I'm just saying that one night, I left fun sluggy at my kitchen table with a bottle opener and wished her well.
Ok, enough of the teasing, there was a reason why she was drinking-having to be with Den and DJ. LOL! Her lovely state isn't as free flowing with the libations. And everything here is about half of what she would pay at home! See she is still our thrifty friend! She is just our drunk thrifty friend.
We spent some time at Infinitea in town. We also found out that it is closing. That is sad because it is an awesome place to visit. I also, dumped an entire glass of water all over the table while we were eating. My hand may have been shaking because of the DTs.
We found an interesting Chinese restaurant and went to Goodwill. I think that she will be coming back just to visit the Goodwill. And sluggy took us out to a nice restaurant in the town over.She was a wonderful guest.
It was a fast-paced, drunk, super fun visit. It will be happening again.
And then my real life got back in the way!
I was just about caught up on my chores the day that sluggy left. And then Anna texted and said that she got the keys and can move in at anytime. A quick check of the calender and I realized that I had to move the furniture the next day ori t wasn't going to happen for a while. UGH!
So the next morning, my finally sober ass and my poor, poor van hauled ass to EIU. Well, we didn't really haul ass that doesn't happen in an over-packed Kia van.
Guess what, that shit was heavy. I thought, at first, it was because I was fat and out of shape. But then Anna was struggling and I realized that it was just really, really heavy. But I'm still fat. LOL
She was sweating so bad that the ink on her shirt started running. She said, "Great, now I'm lactating purple ink." She's funny.
And we dropped the heaviest of the dressers just to add excitement to the move. We realized after we got it up the steep 3 stairs, around a corner on the little deck, up another step, around a corner, through a hall and into the bedroom that we couldn't set it down without dropping it on our fingers. Anna tried to set her end down and dropped it. My motherly instincts kicked in and I yanked the entire dresser away from her. Sigh, it scrapped my entire arm and ruined my back in one swift motion. We both rolled on the floor in pain for a while. I gobbled Aleve after that.
It is a plain but clean little place. And she is super happy. Does it remind you of a building from the old west?
Anna is going to live with her boyfriend Scott. I know, sinner. She takes after her mother, what can I say? We are all fine with it. In fact, most of the time I like him way more than I like her.
Anywho, a friend of Scott's was moving away and said that he could take anything from his apartment that he had left over. So he took, Power Rangers and TMNT figures. Den, DJ, and Scott thought this was an awesome find. Anna and I rolled our eyes.
The figures obviously like to party in freaky ways because this is how we found them when we started moving things in.
After we unloaded all of the ridiculously heavy bedroom furniture, I realized that we were going to have to move all of the other big things from her apartment. Can I just say, OH YEAH! NOT!
The box spring wouldn't fit in the van and we didn't have rope. I was too tired and cheap to get some. So we slapped it on the top of my poor, poor van, opened the sun roof and I held on for dear life. That was a long assed 7 blocks. Anna thought it was a terrible idea, I was to the point where I didn't care. But I did realize that if I lost control of it, I could very easily break both of my wrists. How would I wipe? So, we decided that I would just let go and we would hope for the best.
Miss Maturity(yeah, I mean Anna-who would have guessed it?) was concerned with the police. I figured that it was a college town and that they have probably seen WAY, WAY worse than a mom desperately holding a mattress in place. She was driving so it wasn't my ticket. We went with it.
Needless to say that the wind kicked up the same time as a PAIN IN THE ASS biker decided to cut us off. My wrists are in tact but it wasn't a pretty save. Anna almost peed her pants. She was no help.
People along our parade route were pointing and laughing at us. Anna would laugh and give a thumbs up. I complained and held on to the damned box spring that thought it was a kite. We made it, I would not have thought it.
My SIL is getting rid of it and they were looking for someone to give it to. My MIL said Anna needed a couch. And since my MIL just got a new van, they volunteered to drive it to her from KY. I love Anna but I wasn't going to drive to KY to get her a couch. I'm not that committed of a mom.
So I'm at......................
$100.49 Google(blog writing)
$93 Pinecone research
$25 Amazon gift code that I won from Donna Freedman at Surviving and Thriving!!!!!
Total $397.58 for our 2014 Christmas!
I'm hoping that things will slow down around here but I'm thinking it isn't going to happen until after I move DJ to Ball state. And please slap me if I ever say that I am bored.
Liver and Arm recovery,
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Until then here are a few links to some of the fun things going on here!
This is a link to the money that I have gotten for free for Christmas(scroll down).
This is a link to the complete list for new college students.
This is a link to prove that I am an idiot!
This is a link to a money saving tip.
Really, I'll be back in the swing of posting on Monday and it will be awesome, well at least it will be an awesome mess and a bit of an adventure.
I'll will get you all caught up on Monday-the sluggy visit and the last minute-holy-shit-I-have-one-day-to-drag-furnature-4 hours-away day! On a wonderful and freeing note, we shipped every last VHS tape to Anna. She wanted the only tv that we have that still plays VHS tapes. VHS tapes and flat screen=whole new level of crap picture.
There will be lots of love on Monday, I promise.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Monday, July 14, 2014