Archive for January, 2008

70% off at Nordstroms online

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2008

The title sums it up.  I found some cute things, but I could not find what I wanted in the right size and color and fabric.  If you are about a size 10, check it out as there were a couple of dresses that were really cute in that size.

Life is looking up!

Sunday, January 20th, 2008

I woke up this morning smelling espresso and a clean house.  I knew that it was going to be a great day.  I am taking an advance philosophical course that is truly blowing my mind. Learning new things is truly one of the pleasures of life!

Pet Tips

Friday, January 18th, 2008

We have a male cat who is generally pretty good with his housekeeping manners. Bu the other day another male cat was outside and our cat felt the need to assert himself my “marking” the bathroom with his spray.  I cleaned down the entire bathroom, but the odor lingered. I thought about hiring the cleaning lady to do a further scrub down, but I wondered if she would do any better than I did.  After all, I had the greatest motivation  to get rid of the scent.  Then, I remembered I had a bottle of Pet-Zyme in my cupboard.  It had worked well with carpeting.  Would it also work on ceramic and tile?  I was desperate, so I sprayed the entire bathroom including the walls and cabinets and floors and bathtubs, ad nauseam. I let it do its magic for ten minutes, and then I rinsed everything down real well. The bathroom actually smells the freshest it has smelled in a long time. And, as an  added benefit, I notice that it also was a good stain remover in general.

More about bookcrossing.com

Sunday, January 6th, 2008

I had a wonderful at-home vacation. Next spring we will be going to Europe, so I didn’t mind saving the pennies on this holiday. And we are having such beautiful weather here it is a joy to be in Florida this time of year!

Has anyone checked out bookcrossing.com ?It really is a wonderful free entertainment that is also helping others. I have now “released” 3 books into the wild. They were hid really well, so I can only assume that someone who went to the site found my entry as to where it was hidden and found it. I hope they enjoy it. We have such fun taking walking excursions to the different sites and seeing which books have been “captured”. There is one book that was hidden in a palm tree (wrapped in plastic well stuck into branches so that it could not fall out) and it is still there after one week. We probably have about one hundred books that could be re-cycled to others, so that can keep me busy for some time.

I am hoping that someone that has used bookcrossing will comment.