Thursday, January 29, 2015

Shake, Scrape, and Shut

From this angle my laundry room looks almost presentable. I said almost.
I splurged and bought Gain fabric enhancers, you know the little pellet thingies. I used a gift card from Christmas so it wasn't a true splurge. Not to worry, I'm still hanging on to the frugal wagon. The sobriety wagon has left without me though.
Anyways, I added some pellet thingies to my lovely bottle, then hot water and a huge shake. I splash a bit on the old bunched up socks that I use to dry the clothes faster and voila, homemade dryer sheets. You could also use an old washcloth if so inclined.

You know when you go to a casino, sign up for a players card and then they rob you blind? Well, keep the players card(an old hotel card or used gift card would work too), it is great for scraping things clean.
I have been hoarding things lately, pie tins, boxes, and glass jars. Maybe since the kids aren't home anymore I feel the need to drag stuff in the house since no one else is. Maybe there is a quota of crap per month that needs to be filled in this house or something.
I was fighting to remove the label on this spaghetti jar. I finally soaked it in hot water and then rubbed it with dish soap and left it. It came right off after about 30 minutes of soaking and a good scrape with a losing players card. Now to figure out what to do with it. I swear, its just  matter of time before you find me drunk and half dead under an avalanche of recyclables.
Sue is still in everything ALL OF THE TIME. But the one thing that seems to keep the little idiot mesmerized is the drawer on the DVD player. He will sit on his hind legs for 20 minutes just waiting for it to open and close. It just gets a bit old having to run over there and open it just to keep him out of my hair. I guess we all have to do things to occupy our time/space.
Sx3,
Sonya Ann
PS-Don't forget to enter my for my $25 Amazon Gift Code and you can also get my book!

14 comments:

McVal said...

lol! Oh the things we do for our pets!... like feed them.

I've been getting quite a stash of glasswear from the spaghetti aisle myself! Great idea on using an old card for scraping! Usually I run it through the dish washer and while it's still wet and soft, I peel it off, if I can. My dream is to bottle up homemade vanillas and such for future Christmas presents. It'll never happen, but here's hoping!

Cheapchick said...

Love the cat picture - just like a kid that cat is.

slugmama said...

Why isn't Anna's cat living with ANNA?
Hmmmm??
I think somebody actually likes having that pussy around.....

Janie Junebug said...

I laughed at the sobriety wagon. Maybe it's time to open a bottle of wine.

Love,
Janie

Janie Junebug said...

Okay. I got the bottle open. I have my glass of whine. Carry on.

Love again,
Janie

Anonymous said...

The spots on the cat look like a drunken smiley face :)

Sonya Ann said...

McVal-Hahaha, right I do a lot for the cats too!
You are going to go broke if you give everyone a big jar of vanilla. We wanted to give it out one year and realized that it would be a ton of money!

Sonya Ann said...

Cheapchick-A bad kid at that!

Sonya Ann said...

slugmama-I'm not saying I like that cat, I'm saying it can stay a few more days.

Sonya Ann said...

Janie Junebug-It's just a speck on the horizon.

Sonya Ann said...

Jane Junebug-I'll get mine!

Sonya Ann said...

Anonymous-Den and I both laughed at your comment. Leave it to us to have a cat with drunk markings. You are AWESOME!

Jane said...

I couldn't figure out how to download your book - I don't know if it's cuz my account is with amazon.CA? So I splurged :) and now have it on my iPad. Well done my friend, well done.

Sonya Ann said...

Jane-It was only free until Friday. They wouldn't let me post it as a free book forever. SO sorry. SO you bought my book and I bought a copy, that's two. LOL