Thursday, November 18, 2010

Bad Hair Season

I have been having the proverbial 'bad hair day' for about a week now. It's strange, because I just got a good haircut a couple of weeks ago, and I even dyed it, which will usually tame it into submission for at least a month. But every time I look in the mirror it's all frizz, pouf, and stringy-ness. There could be a few reasons for this (I haven't switched shampoos in a while, my blow-drying habits have changed slightly)but I choose to blame it on my number two nemesis: WINTER (my number one nemesis is laundry, in case you were wondering. I swear, those socks hide under the washer just to spite me!!).

I know most people don't think that winter exists here in Texas, and to other people, that might be true. But I was born and raised in the desert, and to me, any temperature below 50 degrees is Winter with a capital W!! Don't get me wrong, I was as happy to get through August as the next Texan, but why can't it just be lovely October or April all year?? I hate needing to wear a jacket, I hate having to wear tights, and I hate having my hair look like I just crawled out of the sewer! (Don't worry, I still wash my hair regularly, so it doesn't smell like I just crawled out of the sewer).

And in unrelated news, the Christmas tree is up!! No ornaments yet. At least that can wait until after Thanksgiving. I'm trying to pace myself!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

It's Beginning!

I have had Christmas fever for a few weeks now. I'm trying to restrain myself from putting up the tree (three more weeks, I can do this!!) and twinkly lights and putting fake snow on all the windows.

So I decided to decorate my blog instead. I went low key, for now. No pictures of snowmen or presents or trees, just a few color changes. Hopefully it will get me through to Thanksgiving until the real festivities start! I can't wait for Christmas cookies and parties, hot chocolate, holiday movies, and Christmas shopping!!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Cleaning Out The Fridge For Dummies

I couldn't sleep Friday night/Saturday morning. Sometimes I get bouts of insomnia, where I JUST. CAN'T. SLEEP. Very frustrating. Luckily, this past week was one of the laziest of my life, so there was plenty of housework to keep me occupied in the wee hours of the morning. I decided to get a jump start on everything, and at about 7, after doing two loads of laundry, cleaning the guest bathroom, and eating some candy, I decided the fridge needed to be cleaned out. Below are the steps for cleaning out a fridge. If you are a dummy. Like me.

1) This first step is very important. Do not, under any circumstances, keep your fridge clean. Do not wipe off sticky bottles before putting them in the fridge. Do not use your leftovers, let them sit sadly in the back of the fridge for a few months. When they are growing new food, you know it has almost been long enough. This is important because if your fridge does not get dirty, you cannot clean it, and you might as well stop reading now.

2) Sit on the floor in front of your open fridge, and take everything out. Try not to throw up when you open containers of three month old alfredo sauce or corn that seems to be growing a new life form. Cleaning your fridge during allergy season is especially helpful due to the stuffy nose. I even recommend waiting to clean out the fridge until you have a very bad head cold, if it helps.

3) Realize that sitting with the fridge door open for that long is a waste of electricity. Turn the fridge off.

4) Separate all the food into good and bad. Throw the bad away. Keep the good in a pile. If you fridge looks like mine, you will now have half a gallon of milk and some butter left in the good pile, and half of bag of very stinky trash…

5) Fill a bowl with warm soapy water. Wash off all the shelves. Bonus points if you take out the drawers and clean them too! Extra bonus points if you can identify the sticky goo under the vegetable drawer.

6) Put all the good food back. Give yourself a huge pat on the back.

7) Make a grocery list, now that you realize your fridge is completely empty (man cannot live on butter alone).

8) Go throughout your day feeling accomplished and thinking of how bright and shiny the inside of the fridge is.

9) The next morning, have a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Realize the milk is warm, even though you just got it out of the fridge… Remember that you forgot to turn the fridge BACK ON.

10) Be thankful there wasn’t actually food in there.

11) Vow to never clean the fridge again.