Thursday, September 30, 2010

Costume Time

It's almost officially October and this year I promised myself not to wait until the day before Halloween to craft a costume. This year I am responsible for two children's costumes. One for Ash and one for his new bff Violet. Last years martian/ufo are going to be hard to top! Wish me luck and let the crafting begin!

Friday, September 10, 2010

The Silver Lining

I have always taken a lot of pride in being able to find the "silver lining" in maybe not so great situations. I tend to be a glass half full kinda gal, and really like that about myself. But there are times that my optimism is challenged. Is there always a silver lining?

Today's events went something like this:
  • Woke up this morning in a terrible mood feeling like doo.
  • Started a load of laundry and quickly set out to burn some of my one year old energy.
  • After a few hours at the pool, we returned home to find that there was about an inch and a half of water on the kitchen floor.
  • After the immediate shock wore off, the panic set in.
  • It's Friday and I need a repair person NOW (not sometime next week between 8am and 8pm) NOW!
  • Call repair person in panic, there is something wrong! It must be the refrigerator.
  • Pace. Pace. Pace.
  • Discover that the water is not coming from the refrigerator, in fact it is coming from the laundry room.
  • (side note: our washing machine drains into a utility sink)
  • There is a towel in the utility sink, therefore blocking the drain.
  • Light bulb.
  • All of this water came from the washing machine/utility sink. AHHHHHHHHHHH.
  • I have secretly feared this day since we moved in to this house.
  • This also explains the suds and glorious smell of clean laundry.
  • So about two hours goes by of sopping up the water.
  • Obviously this answered the question of if i was going to mop the floor today. Yes.
  • I mop.

So why all the rambling on and where is the silver lining?
I'll tell you where.....
The "pre-soak" that the kitchen floor got made for one really clean kitchen floor. I am not sure that it has ever been so clean. Even under the appliances. That is one super clean kitchen floor.
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