Monday, August 17, 2009

Woolite Rug Stick

As a working mom I am always looking for new items that will help me keep my house clean that are quick and easy. I discovered Shout Advanced for the laundry which gets out set in stains, even after I have put them through the dryer! It works great. The new item that I have recently discovered is the Woolite Rug Stick. My hubby recently spent 3 hours (yes, 3 hours!) cleaning out my mini van. It looked great, except for the carpet. He vacuumed, but there is only so much a dry vacuum can do. So, I thought to myself I have seen something that I think would do a great job on my floor mats. And, I was right. I went to the store to purchase the Rug Stick. They didn't have it at Target so I went to my local grocery store. They had it there. I brought it home and it was amazing! It worked great even on the drivers floor mat which is the dirtiest because there is always someone sitting there. However, it got out coffee, gum, and other unrecognizable food items. It even made what appears to be grease lighter! Te car looks great and I can thank my husband and the good people at Woolite. I feel like I am driving a new car! Fantastic!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Lyme Disease

This is a good one. I might have mentioned in my previous post that I am sick of everyone in my family being sick. Well, for about 6 weeks I have thought that I have arthritis. My hands hurt all the time. Well, after I was sick on our vacation I went to the doctor. They tested me for the flu and when that was negative, they tested me for Lyme. Well based on the title of this post you may have already guessed that the test was positive. So great, a whole month of antibiotics. I am officially done nursing our youngest at almost 16 months because I have to take an antibiotic that is unsafe to nurse while taking. I am allergic to penicillin which is the first choice for Lyme if I were nursing. There are no other choices really. So, he is finished much to his displeasure. But, I have to keep him safe and take care of myself as I am no good to him with Lyme Disease in its later stages. But, I just thought, huh! How funny!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Summer Thoughts

Wow, time flies! I think it is harder during the summer to find time to dedicate to something. I run most mornings and I have our youngest on a strict nap schedule but mush else is up in the air. I am about to have my first overdue library books of the summer! It is pretty crazy! I can't go a summer without having at least 10 overdue library books! I am hoping that I can get these back to some satellite library book drop so they are not too overdue! I have not done nearly what I want to do with the kids. And, I have had a difficult summer emotionally speaking. It has been difficult knowing that I will go back to work to a completely different job and a major challenge as far as my professional career is concerned. I have this whole swine flu thing hanging over my head. I run from anyone who appears sick. And this has been quite summer for sickness. We have been sick and so has everyone else we know. I cant remember a summer like this before. I was even sick last week. I went to the doctor. You know it is bad when mom goes in! Time has really flown by, we have not gone out for ice cream, but then again we cant afford it. But, who are we kidding, no one else can either. I did however spend $160 to outfit my daughter for school. Because ass we know she has to be the best dressed in her class! Sarcastic? And so on Sunday after a month of worthless, painful, awful runs; I had the best run of the summer! I ran 5 miles, a far cry of where I should be for my marathon training. It felt so good. My knee hurt so bad when I left the house and I limped through the first mile. Then, it started to feel better so I ran a bit further and then it started to rain. I love running in the rain so I ran the full 5 miles that I planned to run when I thought about it the night before. It was great! It not only felt good, but it cleared my head and got me back on track. I even did pudding painting with the kids today! Oh the power of a run!