It's funny how things start to work a little better once you threaten to replace them. It's like they know. My lap top is still a pain to start but I only have to restart it like five or six times now, which is an improvement.
Michael got a job that requires him to wake up very early in the morning. He's been going to bed between 9 and 10 pm, which is just crazy to me but it's started to rub off on me and it's rare that I'm up past midnight now. Getting more sleep is definitely a good thing. I'm no longer struggling to stay awake as I drive home from work and I'm slightly more productive. The days seem longer and I feel like I have more time. Huh.
While I mop up the kitchen floor (before going in to work, OMG!) here are some articles you can read!
Designing Your Death Dossier- This is something Michael and I should tackle soon, though thinking about death kind of freaks him out. It's not exactly a pleasant topic of discussion for me as well.
Skirt Steak with Bloody Mary Tomato Salad- I haven't really cooked in over a month so I'm trying to get back into it. This seems like an easy recipe to get me started again.
Harm Yourself with These 5 Dangerous but Useful Cleaning Products- I found the comments more interesting than the article itself. Everyone just pretty much confirmed that I made the wrong decision in killing Mother Nature with Drano, especially since I have PVC pipes. Oops. I took Jamie's advice and got a drain cover in my shower.
DIY Idea: High Impact, Low Cost Wall Art!- It looks nice and it's probably easy to do. I can think of a many places in my house where I'd like to do something like that... But... All those those holes! If I ever decide to take it down (or if I mess it up) those holes are going to be a bitch to cover up.
Antique Store Wisdom: A Frank Look at Numbers- Yeah, it's not worth it for me to go into antique re-selling. Maybe I'll just hoard now and make it a side income job when I retire.
The DIY Stain Removal Infographic is a Quick Reference for Removing Common Stains- I love doing the laundry but I've never really gotten into stain removal. I just dump everything into the machine and hope it all comes out. If it doesn't, oh well, try and try again. If it really doesn't come out than it becomes a sleep shirt/trash.
5 Clever Uses for Toothpaste Secret- My mom taught me to polish silver with toothpaste.
Homophobic, Racist Craigslist Advertiser Bans Undesirables from Yard Sale- This crazy lady is from my town!
How Do I Sharpen a Kitchen Knife- You can get your knives sharpened for free during the month of October at Sur la Table. I got mine sharpened recently and OMG, I had forgotten how awesome sharp knives can be.
Before and After Shots of Joggers- Do French women not tie their hair while jogging?
Before & After: Hutch Makeover- I have a very um... wooden hutch that was gifted to me. I don't know where to put it because it looks very um... yeah. Anyway, something like this is a really cool idea though I don't know that I have the dedication needed to pull of a project like this. It's a lot of sanding and painting.
Grass-Fed Beef Better for You than Grain-Fed- So, recently, Michael and I decided to go to a very fancy butcher shop in Middleburg. We decided to buy a nice piece of organic, grain fed, locally raised, blah blah blah steak and have it for dinner. Yeah... $42 a lb! I kept staring at that sign like... I have to be seeing it it wrong... There's no way... Needless to say, we did not have steak that night.
How to Deal with Your Crazy Boss- I had a crazy boss once. She wasn't my direct manager but she made my job way harder than it had to be. I can't believe I stayed in that job as long as I did.
How to Get Rid of Drain Flies- Gross!!! First heard of them this year from a co-worker because we had these tiny flies flying around. We don't use the down stair bathroom very often but I make sure Michael runs the water in the shower for a few minutes every month and we've never had a problem with them... until recently. My sister came over with her kids and, while here, she was complaining having tiny flies around the house. I swear they smuggled some over because now I see them in my house.