I love holidays. I start cooking, like right this fucking second I won’t stop for about six weeks. And it is amazing.
If you’re in the Thanksgiving-celebrating portion of the world, this may come in handy. And hey — it’ll work for pretty much any large gathering of people that you’ve decided to cook for.
I’m on my fourth year hosting Thanksgiving for our family (fifth if you count one I cohosted with friends). It’s also my biggest one yet: a dozen people from both my and my husband’s family. (I’m still not 100% convinced I’ll have enough food.)
Last year was by far my easiest, and it goes like this:
Some great advice!
The Walmart Black Friday online preview circular for my area is advertising the Shark Steam Pocket Mop for $39 in store only. The sale starts at 10 PM on Thanksgiving. I have certain misgivings about both Walmart and Black Friday, but that’s a pretty great deal. Their regular “rollback” price is $65.
17 years working in retail means I beg you all to not play into this Black Friday nonsense, but it’s a good price, if anyone’s interested.
Four weeks ago, I had a baby. I’ve now got used to surviving on less than three hours sleep at night and ten minute catnaps during the day,
along with a fuckton of coffeeand we’re starting to settle into a routine nicely.
Now, having a newborn around the place meant that I have, admittedly, let the housework slide a little bit. It’s nowhere near as bad as it used to be, but still bad enough that I wouldn’t want the in-laws, who are coming over this evening for J’s birthday, to see it. So this afternoon, while River was napping, I decided to tidy up a bit.
Pictures under the cut.
Hey, I wasn’t totally useless today!
Still a work in progress. I also tidied up the kitchen a bit but it is still gross. I’ll probably do three more 20/10s before my TV shows come on. Excellent Sunday.
I don’t have before and afters for you today, because today I was the victim of invisible fuckery.
Remind me sometime to tell you about the time our garage had to get dug up and we ended up with concrete dust over probably 60% of our belongings. (Because, for some reason, the door to the house from the garage was open too.) Sometimes you just have to unfuck it before it drives you over the edge.
So I’ve not been around for quite a while - well I have been in the aether just focusing on other things.
The guilt of not being perfect all the time was draining me to the point where I felt transparent.
Then along came the lady from UFYH, told me that I was going to be OK - read the manifesto, followed the way of unfucking and made me feel like a new person.
Like other posters, I felt reborn and have embraced creating things other than mess (which is nicely under control thanks to the UFYH team)
So if you are suffering, suffer no more - sign up to the UFYH way
It will change your life - it changed mine
After a nap this afternoon I finally got up and got some kind of motivation in me. A few months ago I took the dog’s blanket out of the back of the car and made the mistake of never putting it back… so the car was FULL of hair. You have no idea. 2 dogs, 1 being long haired, shed way too much.
$5 with the vacuum at the do-it-yourself-car-wash place, and I figured while I was there I might as well wash the outside of the car.. $10 for that.
I took some tips I’ve stashed away in my mind from UFYH and went to town on the back seat, the floors, and the front seats and floors.
Squeegee + spray bottle of water = getting a lot of the embedded hair out of the seats.After I got home, I let the dogs out to watch me finish cleaning their mess!Took my handy dandy glass cleaner that I got a few years ago when I had a different windshield replaced, and of course it was cool enough outside so it didnt leave streaks! And some Mr Clean spray, and some generic magic erasers to the dashboard and doors. (might I suggest using a protectant on the dashboard/doors after the magic eraser it kinda leaves it dull)This was the outcome:The magic erasers did a doozy to my steering wheel. EWWWWW!Oh and I put on my handy dandy car cleaning shirt LOLSo now the car is clean, the dogs are happy, and their blanket is inside the car for the next time they take a ride. Maybe in another week or so I’ll try to re-vacuum and see if I can’t get any more of their fur out. The worst part is the floors… maybe I’ll do a carpet cleaning of it, that might actually help a lot.
After coming home from our trip to St. Louis, I unloaded all the new tech onto my desk and left it there, leaving me with this mess when I sat down to work just now:
Who can focus with all that shit pouring over them? Not I. So I stared at it for a minute and went, “Fuck it, I have work to do.”
it took me all of two minutes to get it back to where I need it. I threw away stuff in the keyboard thing that wasn’t being used, I removed about 2/3 of the wired mess behind the monitor (mostly peripherals that I wasn’t using) and moved any tech not currently in use to our drawer full of stuff-we-might-use-later.
Now I can get to work and not feel like I’m drowning at my desk.