Monday, March 16, 2009

Out, damn'd spot!*

I got an email from a friend today that I just have to share. In case you, like me, did not know this thing...

This made me think of your avocado story. [She's referring to this.] It made me wonder if other people know this. Did you know you can get just about anything out with hydrogen peroxide? I bought the little spray bottle of it that they sell next to the huge bottles and I keep it filled and near the laundry basket. I just spray any spots with it before it goes in the basket. (I also add a little to the load via the bleach dispenser.) Anyway, grape juice, vegetable oil, grass, blood, it all comes out. I don't even rub.

Hooray for friends who share stuff!!

* "Out, damn'd spot," is a quote from Lady Macbeth in Shakespeare's Macbeth.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Let me remember this...

"It's a funny thing about mothers and fathers. Even when their own child is the most disgusting little blister you could ever imagine, they still think that he or she is wonderful.

Some parents go further. They become so blinded by adoration that they manage to convince themselves their child has qualities of genius.

Well, there is nothing very wrong with all this. It's the way of the world. It is only when the parents begin telling us about the brilliance of their own revolting offspring, that we start shouting, 'Bring us a basin! We're going to be sick!'"

- wise observations from Roald Dahl, Matilda (New York: Penguin Books, 1988).

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Laughing Out Loud

No time for any serious musing, pondering, or processing. I'm still just trying to unbury myself since our return from Minneapolis. There is much to consider and decide, but not until we can walk through the house and the laundry is done and the students' papers are graded and the photos are uploaded and the meals are planned and the birthday gifts are bought and, and, and...

However, there's always time for silliness that made me laugh out loud. It is rare to come by things that make tears stream down my face and my tummy hurt with laughter. Even if it was just that I am punchy with lack of sleep, these were hilarious to me.