Thursday, July 31, 2008

Hi girls!

My Mom twisted her 'bionic' knee and I've been doing her errands for her.
She's ok, lots of ice and an ace bandage...good as new.

But, I've been too hot, too busy, too many chores, and too much-waaaaay too much--laundry.
I'm thinking all my visitors have become weary of my lack of posts and have not come back.
+__+ (that's my sad opposed to the one I sign off with)

Have some projects to share before the pictures get deleted. Come back soon.

Have a good weekend.

I'll leave you with this:

"The fear of the wicked, it shall come upon him: but the desire of the righteous shall be granted." Pro 10:24

In His hands, ^__^

Friday, July 18, 2008

Still here, all's well

Hello everybody!

Just busy, busy, busy! Like the rest of you. Summer busy is much busier (sp?) than Winter busy.

Went to Hobby Lobby yesterday--so it's July 18th, right?--they were putting out the Christmas stuff. They had the Fall stuff ON SALE, wow, we are not even one month into Summer.

Whatever their marketing strategy, it must be working or they would not do it.
I rarely go to Hobby Lobby (although I really like that store) because I don't want to buy things I do not need. I know I would be tempted. Anyway, I was looking for one of those embroidery scissors with the hooked tip on one of the blades, to remove mistakes in needlepoint. I used to have one, but I cannot find it--anywhere. I must have given it to somebody. Whatever...they did not have those scissors. Jo-Ann does not carry them either. I'll have to go to the needlepoint shop--Oh, no! (mwaha, ha)

I am such a "home body"...I love to be home and do things at, laundry, ironing, cooking, sewing, all needlework, etc. etc...which brings me to the topic of BRUSHES. Cleaning brushes.

There are many websites that teach/demonstrate, suggests methods of cleaning, and, as you well know, there is no *right and wrong* method. You can be as efficient as you like to be, and employ any method that suits your household management.

I will show you some of the cleaning brushes at Peasant House.

These are the kitchen--around the sink--brushes.
I use the wooden brush the least--for vegetables mostly. It has natural vegetable bristles and it is very soft when it's wet.
The little yellow toothbrush is my youngest child's 'baby' toothbrush, before he graduated to 'grown-up' size. It works great for hard to reach areas behind the faucet, and for when I clean the faucet itself, actually, when I take the aerator apart and remove all the calcium deposits.
The big yellow brush is my favorite for cleaning the garbage disposal. I can really clean the removable rubbery ring, and also the inside--without fear of injury--the blades are not sharp, but they are 'nasty' and I would rather use the brush, and not my hand.

The shape of the brush makes it very convenient. The scoopy/scraper at the front is also helpful for cleaning the counter after making bread.
[Please note that I use Hydrogen Peroxide after washing the brush with very hot water and soap or detergent] H2O2 is the *BEST* bactericide, fungicide, germicide, and cootycide. {some of those words are made-up, but you get the idea}

H2O2 or hydrogen peroxide has been tested in Universities against husehold cleaners, and has surpassed ALL other retail household cleaners, which take about 20 minutes to work, if allow to remain wet. H2O2 takes THREE SECONDS--I REPEAT--THREE SECONDS to kill all household yukkies. But more on H2O2 in an upcoming post.

These are the bathroom brushes, which Mrs. #2 taught me to keep in a little container, all together in one place--she's extremely organized, bless the Lord O, my soul.

So here you see a commonly available plastic basket with a crack on one side. This is a good way to remember which side is which--of course, you could mark it with a permanent marker; but, this basket was cracked already. So, be sure to keep separated and each on its side.
You should have one set of sponges for the sink and other surfaces, and another for the toilet and surrounding floor. (ahem!)
Currently, I have designated the pink sponge for the sink, counter and shelves, and the blue for the toilet.

The brush marked *Floor* works very well around the toilet. The orange brush is for other counter surfaces and grout.
The two sided yellow and green scrubby 3M sponges are for the shower soap 'scum'. It maintains the tile and glass in the shower, very clean without chemicals, and without scratching the surfaces.
These used to be employed in the kitchen, and have 'retired' to the bathroom.
I use the old toothbrushes around faucets, and drains, and stuck-on greasy stains. (What to do, when DH is changing the oil in the car, the chain of the bike, and other very greasy jobs?)

This is a different view of the used-to-be nail brushes.

You could get these brushes, or some like these, at the grocery store, or at the hardware store. I am very fond of the ACE hardware stores. They have all those things that Wal-Mart and Target do not carry anymore or never had. Our ACE hardware store even carries Mrs. Meyers cleaning soaps--love them!
Well, that's all for today.
I'll leave you with this:

"All the ways of a man are clean in his own eyes; but the LORD weigheth the spirits." Pro 16:2
In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Meez gone from my blog

"meez" was cute for about a minute. When I showed DH he thought it was cute also. Then when he clicked on the 'picture' some ad began to load up--thank the Lord, I had a piece of fabric in my hand, and was able to cover it up before he saw it fully. (Thank you Lord, also he was not wearing his computer glasses yet!) I couldn't click 'out of there' fast enough.

A little while later #3 called me to tell me, that since I had a 'cute' meez she would have one also...she went to the page to 'build' a 'caricature' and found a similarly objectionable ad. That ad did not appear while I was on their site--quite a long time, choosing all the little items that the caricature is composed of.

We are not in the business of pointing people to be tempted by lascivious ads...therefore I apologize to any who could have been stumbled by those ads.

To the best of my ability and knowledge I will not present any more such things in my blog.

I'll leave you with this:

"Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it." Psa 34:14

In His hands, ^__^

Friday, July 4, 2008

Good Wishes for all

Hope your 4th was red, white, and blue.
Hope it was full of BBQ, potato salad, and watermelon.
Hope it was joyous, pleasant, and full of mirth.
Hope that you remembered the Lord who made you
to live in this amazing country...
free from fear, free from want,
free from oppression, and free from tyrany.
full of fireworks.

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$$$$$$ gas prices, very patriotic, $4.07! $$$$$$

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I'll leave you with this:

"If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. " 2Ch 7:14

In His hands, ^__^

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Dry Dishes--as per Candy. Nails in dough update.

Candy asked that we show our dishes in the diswasher...I am the dishwasher, so you get to see the dishes drying,

and my hands (the dishwasher) doing the dishes. [age of sink, unknown, perhaps approaching antiquity; therefore, soon, I can sell it on ebay]

{The white thing across my nuckles is a beam of sunlight}
Some of our friends are horrified that we do not have a dishwasher. I have to tell them that I used to have five dishwashers, but they all got married. (the children display an askew look and then wisper in their Momma's ear...) That story is getting too old to tell anymore.
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We are Too Much, waaaaayyy too much!

Yesterday when DH got home and he read my blog, we found a comment by BellaMama asking why didn't I use a magnet..................(What?! that would have been too easy.)

DH said that when he told of my 'adventure' at the office, one of the guys said: "why doesn't she use a magnet?" DH answer that it was because the nails were brass. [you know 'guys': end of comment, end of conversation]

Just letting you know that the magnet thought crossed my mind several times; however, the very logical person that I am, I squelched the thought by responding with another thought of: "nah!, the nails are aluminium, so a magnet would not work" The thought came back again and again {do you think the Lord was telling me? sure He was!}

While laughing and laughing, DH said get one of the refrigerator magnets, and a brush nail and see what happens...You sure guessed it! the whole brush attached to the powerful magnet (recovered from a hard drive) which lives on my refrigerator door...we laughed for quite a long time, because we (both) were so sure the nails would not 'come' to the magnet.

Last I checked this morning, there were many birds eating the dough at the compost corral.

I have found that I am not as thorough as I believed myself to be. RED FLAG OF CAUTION TO ALL OF YOU WHO READ THIS: BE THOROUGH!

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I'll leave you with this:

"Every word of God is pure: he is a shield unto them that put their trust in him.
Add thou not unto his words, lest he reprove thee, and thou be found a liar." Pro 30:5-6
In His hands, ^__^