27 8 / 2012
I’d tried everything, even a magic eraser. My toilet was CLEAN, but it was just irreversibly stained by the iron in the water.
And then I found barkeeper’s friend.
(sorry for the odd angle, I forgot I had taken the first one from a different perspective and I’m too lazy to go take another picture.)
It even got rid of some of the black gunk on the bottom there (that was from when we had to redo our water softener recently). Not completely, but it’s a lot better.
But seriously. YOU SEE HOW DARK THOSE RUST STAINS ARE. AND THEY ARE GONE. GONE! Why did I not know about this product until UFYH?
16 12 / 2011
This is the first time I can EVER remember that I have made cookies and NOT made a huge mess of everything. Plus, the mess that WAS made (because, let’s face it, you can’t keep a 100% neat kitchen while baking sugar cookies!) is cleaned up!
WOOHOOO! And it’s all thanks to UFYH, really, that my kitchen was clean before I started and then I felt guilty leaving any kind of mess as I went along. So thanks for that :D
Plus now I have yummy sugar cookies baked, and the sis-in-law is coming over tomorrow night to help decorate them. Let’s hope I can keep up this “stay unfucked” attitude over the next week where I will be making four MORE kinds of cookies!
12 12 / 2011
Didn’t sleep well last night (again, shocker). But I’m not going to let that stop me today!
-Chicken soup is in the crock pot for dinner
-Laundry is started
-Dishwasher is running
Off to a pretty good start, for a Monday! On the agenda today:
-Unfuck bathroom (completely…scrubbing and cleaning everything, not just organizing)
-Unfuck bedroom (same as above…even *gulp* vacuuming!)
-Finish up Christmas gifts for the family (maybe? I don’t know if my arms will hold up to this one or not, as there’s a lot of “shaking to mix” involved and my shoulder’s already unhappy with me.) I’ll definitely get SOME done, but I don’t know if I’ll finish.
That looks like a tiny list, I know, but the bathroom and bedroom are a MESS!! It’s pretty awful.
Oh, and I hemmed my curtains yesterday so I can turn on my baseboard heater now. I don’t think it’s making much of a difference, but at least I got it done and can stop feeling guilty about it!!
Power to the unfucking! Now, what to put on TV as I work?
You’re right. Harry Potter. It’s a no brainer. ;)
10 12 / 2011
07 12 / 2011
make copy of wedding pics
make DVD of wedding video for family
get christmas cards addressed
fix lighted candy cane so it lights
finish cat toys to donate
finish a bath pouf
Making a decent enough start. Got the pantry done and then did my kitchen cabinets while I was at it, because some of the stuff was kind of related. Whoops, just spotted a bag of Tostitos that didn’t make it out to the pantry yet…
Ok, they’re there now. Whew. I can do this!!
Unfucking my driver’s license tonight, too…or at least, getting my name changed, finally :P took forever with a social security card issue, but the BMV is open later than usual this evening so we get to go when Shawn gets off work - woohoo! I’ll be all official and stuff :D
Now, to the rest. Wish me luck!
02 12 / 2011
But it’s also Friday, so it’s not as bad as it could be ;)
Mile-long list of things to do today so that I can do CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS tomorrow! Yippee! Except we also have to fix the garage door, because the cable on it snapped. Argh. But hopefully that won’t take TOO long.
Anyway. Here’s to a lovely, productive, and fun Friday!