3.12.2011

The Weekend Gallery of Miscellany

1. Began a "shampoo-less" hair regime two nights ago. I read about it HERE on Simple Mom. I am liking it so far - my normally-limp hair has more body, is less oily, and feels softer than usual. Bonus: the recipes cost only pennies to make, and I already had the ingredients! Baking soda and vinegar are AMAZING! (Don't mix them together on your head though - that could do some damage. The human head wasn't meant to be a test tube for strange chemical reactions - outside OR inside. Follow the instructions on the link.) Anyway, I plan to try this for a while - I'll let you know what I think after a few weeks. I like the idea of using natural (and edible) products on my skin rather than a bunch of funky chemicals. Win, win, win.

2. I have been thinking about and praying for the people of Japan a lot after reading about yesterday's massive earthquake.
There certainly does seem to be a dramatic increase in the number of major "natural" disasters happening in the last few months. The Bible says that in the Last Days, this type of thing will happen "like birth pangs," which means (as you Mothers out there know) that they will occur with increasing frequency and increasing intensity. If you look around, that's exactly what's happening in the world today. These things are a sign that Jesus is returning soon. If you aren't sure where you will spend eternity, don't mess around. Repent of your sin and put your trust in Jesus. Read more HERE.

3. Got my taxes done yesterday, thanks to the help of my super-accountant friend. I am glad there are people like her in this world. I'd just as soon take a whoopin' as figure all of that out myself. Note to self: you have improved your record-keeping skills since last year, but you still have much to learn, young Grasshopper. I think Excel is amazing.

4. I scored a pair of furry-inside-warm boots yesterday for $5! Yippie skippy! I also got some rubber galoshes, about which I am terribly excited....now I just need to find some puddles. (Too bad I didn't have them last week when that RIVER was running past my front door!)
5. I have shampooed my carpet 4 times in the past month (once all over, the other times in strategic areas). Have I mentioned how much I love vinegar? Not only can you use it on your salad, on your hair, and on your countertops, but you can also use it on your carpet! Click HERE for the recipe - it's much cheaper than the store-bought carpet shampoo liquid, and I think it cleans just as well (or better).

"And just why," you may ask, "have you shampooed your carpet four times?" Let's just say that if I didn't love my dog and his furry cousins so much, I'd be pulling out a shotgun or building a dog house - I'm not sure which.

6. I am currently working on a custom needle felted pet portrait... I will hopefully have some finished photos to share with you next week. In the meantime, here are a few other animals I've created!

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7. Happy Anniversary to my brother and sister-in-law today... and happy birthday to my nephew yesterday!

8. Don't forget to spring forward tonight!

I hope you have a blessed weekend.... Remember to pray for the people of Japan and all the families who have lost someone. Life is a fragile thing...

1 comment:

  1. I've been doing the baking soda hair thing for about a year and a half. I love it! I got the instructions from the same place;)

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