Sunday, November 23, 2008

Sharing a GREAT tip!

Ok, so they say charma is a *itch. I know this to be true. A few weeks ago there was a coworker of mine sharing how she had a "critter" in her garage. She is single, extremely girly girl, and very umm how should I put this... skit-ish.
Yeah. good word. She went on to tell us how she only had a broom and her car in her garage and she could see the critter here and there. Of course as goes anything with an audience EVERYONE had some sort of input for her. Someone mentioned the tractor supply. Well, I have explained how girly girl she is and so I made a comment about the visual of her walking into a tractor supply and if she even knew what that was.
Soooooooo, the next week I am off to work and pulling out of the drive way and WHAT do I see scamper across the garage floor??? YOU GUESSED IT! A critter! ERRRRRR!
So I told DH we had a visitor. As "charma" goes, the visitor happened to get stuck in the master bedroom wall. Am I sure of this? YEP! Without a doubt! As I now know that these "critters" are nocturnal, I did not sleep for days. I could here this thing clawing and clawing at the wall, trying to get up or out or something. It would just go wild at night. Of course I was more afraid that it would get out because the noise was right behind a phone jack. JOY~
As nature goes, it FINALLY died. Well, I was not prepared for what came next.....
THE SMELL!! At first I asked DH if he was okay, cuz there was this stench coming from the bathroom. (the phone jack is just on the other side of the master bath)
He laughed and informed me of what it was and of what was to come. We tried candles, arm and hammer with NO success. I finally went to the internet and searched for an answer. I found a site that briefly mentioned some rocks sold at home depot and how they worked and were only $6! Well, at this point I was ready to do about anything.
Off to the depot we go. DH is home taking a nap... with the smell I don't know how. We stop and ask a group of about FIVE employees to direct us to what we are looking for. First they swear they don't sell such a thing. Then one lady tells me if it's rocks, it's in the garden section. ie. just get outta here lady. Then after checking the cleaning aisle, the kill critters section and not finding anything we head to the garden section. My children now ready to leave ask yet another employee who once again says they don't sell such a thing. As a typical woman, not wanting to take NO for an answer I ask one more employee. He quickly says, sure let me show you where. (may many, many blessings come this man's way!!) He leads us back to the cleaning aisle where I begin to think they must be out of whatever I'm looking for because we had searched this aisle. Well... on the very top shelf there was an edge of a box with the word GONZO across it. Insert heavenly angles singing here. lol He lead us right to it! GLORY GLORY GLORY!!! I bought TWO bags, just in case. It is these rocks or pellets or something in a mesh bag. You never take them out of the mesh and apparently these things last forever. When you feel they are not working anymore put them in the sun for a few hours and ta da, you are good to go again. I am here to tell ya, IT WORKS! It does nto smell like death in here anymore.
So, yet another lesson learned........

Friday, November 21, 2008

Push up's in the park

Brrrr! Someone turn the heat up. My gosh, it was just yesterday I was doing push ups on the playground equipment and today I would not dream of touching any metal outside for fear of frost bite. Okay, okay, so I exaggerate just a tad. It is the coldest day for north Texas so far this Fall. It feels good. It was 45 degrees and sunny today and I think that was a PERFECT temp! Yeah, what can I say I'm part Eskimo I guess. I will say that I got a better workout at the park doing my push ups on the park equipment than at the gym. I'm sure if anyone watched me, they would have gotten quite a chuckle. I had our big 100 lb dog with me on his long leash and out of curiosity he decided he needed to get up close and personal to see exactly what I was doing. He got right under me and looked right up at me as if to say, "Mom, do you know what you're doing?"
I did not go to my water class today because we had dental cleaning appointments today. (Dh and I) The kids got out of school at noon, so after we drove into the Big D, we had to drive right back out and head to the school for pick up time.
The kids are on break for an entire 9.5 days... but who's counting right? : )

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

I need a Village!

Ever heard that saying, "It takes a village?" I think I have finally figured that I am not going to be able to do this on my own. Sad, I know. I discovered I am not wonder woman. bummer. I figured that anything I have ever set out to do and attain, has not been on my own. I went to nursing school, that took going to class, clinicals, study groups, labs, etc etc. I also am a licensed cosmetologist. That too, took going to classes and lots of practice. My grand ephiany has lead me to decide I need a trainer, nutrionist, work out buddy, therapist (he he), stylist that will make sure I don't look like a dork in 80's workout gear, and a personal chef!
I am taking applications and will be conducting interviews asap! Keep ya posted....

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Ahem.... Not so Savvy, I am!

ok, perhaps I need to S L O W down and check stuff. The link I linked you to, includes to http:// sets, you can backspace on one set and get to the site that way, OR click here Heavens help me, if I didn't get it right this time!

I will survive!

Shout out to Gloria Gaynor (sp)!!! It's officially the holiday shopping time according to me. The day after Halloween is when I start to panic!! What do I get? How much do I spend? Most of all........ WHERE DO I BEGIN??? I thought this year I would be smart. ahem..... YEP! I'm starting online! So far, I started by looking up giveaways. That will help tremendously! Need $25 towards an Amazon purchase? Who doesn't right? click here I'm headed back out there people....... cyber land here I come!