Gearing up for Spring Cleaning?

Yeah I know – Spring is still a couple months away, and most of the country is still in the midst of Jack Frost’s wrath, but what better way to wile away the time spent hunkered down indoors than to plan out your Spring Cleaning schedule?

I have seen these Space Bags advertised on televsion and have seen them at the local super store, and have considered picking up a couple of them to try out, particularly for the loads of clothes I have currently stashed in those big plastic totes, waiting to either be given away or set up at a yard sale.  But it looks like there is a better deal if you order these Space Bags  online – 7 bags for $19.95 plus shipping & handling.  That’s a pretty good deal, considering I have seen them selling only two or three of the medium or large bags in the stores for the same price!

They are a good way to store all your winter clothes until they’re needed again next season, especially the bulky sweaters, blankets and coats that would ordinarily stuff your closets.  So if you’re looking for something to help save you some closet space – or even to be able to shove them under your bed to make cozy with the dust bunnies – go check out the Space Bags at that site to get seven of them for $19.95 + S & H.

If you make toys, clothes or other items for children and sell them – listen up!!

I just got an email from a WAHM doing really well in the bow making business, regarding a new law that is supposed to go into effect in February that could possibly affect anyone who makes anything for children – toys, clothes, jewelry, accessories, etc., etc..

Please see her page at this link to read about it.  

I already wrote to both my state’s Senators and my Congressman.

2009 didn’t bring me motivation

I’ve been feeling pretty lazy about pretty much everything.  I said in my first post of the year that I wanted to get back into working with my polymer clay and jewelry and stuff, but I just haven’t been bitten by that bug yet.  Instead, I’ve been spending my off time playing World of Warcraft with my new Death Knight (I’m now level 61, they start out at level 55), and having seasons of “Supernatural” running on my Mac while I play WoW on my PC.

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So not in the mood

To work, that is.  I just haven’t been able to get back into the swing of things at work since my week off for Christmas.  I had a couple of good days with my numbers, but for the most part they’ve been below my average for sure.  Bleh.

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Bring it on, 2009

Another year, come and gone.  They seem to be zipping by so fast now.

It’s it funny how when you’re young, the year just seems to draaaaaag by, but the older you get, the faster it seems to pass?

I really need to get my hiney in gear this year with a lot of stuff.  Getting back on our Medifast diet (shakes are ordered and will get here next week).  Try to post more often here and on my other blog.  Get moving on my polymer clay play and start making beads to hopefully sell.  Maybe get back into making jewelry.

For the moment though, now that the Kiddo is napping, I need to dash off to the store and get her some more clothes, and pick up a few more card making things so I can finish making her b-day invites, while her dad hangs out playing games while she sleeps.

When I get back I’ll probably start my new Death Knight on World of Warcraft – he got my other character to level 55 last night so I can now create a DK!  Yay!! :mrgreen:

They will meet their doom

The termites, that is, I hope.  Tomorrow the exterminator is coming back out again to hopefully drill into the slab of the house to start getting rid of those creepy crawlies. After I cleaned out the closet in my husband’s office I pulled up the carpet to track the trails, which go all the way to the wall adjoining the hall bathroom.  What I saw gave me the heebie-jeebies for sure.  Yuck.  I still get goosebumps thinking about it.  *shudder*

Anyway, I’ll probably be donning my headphones tomorrow as I’ll be working from home, too.  My poor cats are going to going to be slinking around the house looking for a good hiding spot.  I may be nice and open up the Kiddo’s room so they can hide under her bed, I haven’t decided yet.

Let’s cross our fingers that they don’t have to open up any walls.

Merry Christmas – now here’s a cold

Oh yippee. A cold is making its rounds in our house.  I am pretty sure it started with the Kiddo – she still has it – then moved to my husband – he seems to have been hit the worst, and I am kind of teetering on the cusp of coming down with one.  I can feel it hovering “just there” – I have some sniffles and I have that weird feeling in my head, but I am not stuffy or coughing or anything like that yet.  It’s like the dang thing is toying with me.

Just in time for me to go back to work, too.  Goodie.

Holiday recovery mode

Whew. That’s all done with… now to recover over the weekend and go back to the grind on Monday.

I did quite a bit of baking this week. Cookies all day Tuesday, and a “deep dish pumpkin pie” last night while we were putting the Kiddo’s “Santa” toys together.  I discovered that I need one of those masher/cutter thing-a-ma-bob’s the next time I make one of those pies.  My crust was definitely not “crumbly”, and it still turned out ok, but I wonder how different it would have been if I’d had the right utensil.

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Time to go wrap presents

All the shopping is done, now I just need to wrap the presents that aren’t the Kiddo’s so I don’t have to worry about rushing to get all that done before bed.  So I’m about to go do that now, and then after my cookie baking marathon yesterday, I need to pick out a bunch of cookies to take to the holiday party later tonight.  Then after we get home from that, I get to make one more dessert to take over for Christmas lunch tomorrow.

Maybe after we get home from lunch tomorrow I can finally relax for more than an hour.  Eesh!  I’m really glad I had this week off, I never would have gotten even a quarter of what I had to do, done, if I had to work.

Well, off to wrap gifts.  Happy holidays!

Seen any good movies lately?

You can’t always go by what the “pro” movie reviewers go by when it comes to deciding whether that newest flick that is playing is worth the $12 to go see.  I mean, how do you know they’re really being honest, and weren’t handed $20k to give the movie the thumbs up if it’s absolute crap?

Sometimes hearing it from “real” people like you and I, is the way to go.  Yes, everyone is going to have different tastes about movies, some people will just not like any movie with Keanu Reeves in it no matter how good it may be, simply because he is in it, while others would see every single movie of his ten times for the same reason.  But, it’s still nice to see the opinions of every day people who’ve shelled out that $12 to go see the movie, rather than hear it from the people who make their living off of doing movie reviews.

Enter EverHype. This is a place where you can go and reviews about all sorts of things, Action Movie Reviews, reviews on dramas, comedies, and horror flicks; there is even a place to review music and games!  I looked around and there is so much information there that you could spend days reading up on things, whether they’re new movies only in theaters or older movies on DVD, on video games and music of all genres.  Go check it out!