It fixed itself.
Thank the heavens it did though because nothing I was doing seemed to work.
New drivers? No.
Uninstalling and re-installing. Negative.
Software update? Sorry, try again!
Screaming and cursing? Well, maybe.
It certainly didn’t work yesterday.
But today it does.
I’m counting it; peace out #246.
I bought this Bliss fatgirlscrub from Sephora last year when I was a fat girl who needed scrub.
This year I’m a skinny girl who needs scrub and just can’t resist the pretty pink jar.
This super thick scrub doesn’t have an odor and scrubs away flaky skin like nobodies business.
It’s a bit pricy but that’s okay because an 8 ounce jar will get you through about 10 uses.
If you are a slacker who *gasp!* doesn’t exfoliate often and need to make it a resolution to remove dead skin like me, this cute little jar will last you a long time.
And that sort of makes the cost a little less painful.
Have you used this bliss product or have a different favorite exfoliator?
All right, so if you had a
day chance to read through my list of resolutions I am sure that you’ve noticed a lot of the items on my list seem to be pretty simple, anyone can do these things, why does she need to make this a resolution, type of tasks. Well, this entry is the perfect example of why such items appear on my list.
#229 Spackle walls, touch up paint
Again, who puts spackling on their list of resolutions? Me. I do. And I’ll tell you why.
I CANNOT hang things on my walls. Well, I couldn’t.
Now I can but let me tell you why I couldn’t first.
I couldn’t because I am a big dummy and never realized (until about 2 months ago) that are these certain, very special nails that are meant just for hanging pictures.
They are called picture hanging nails. WOW. Who would have thought it?
I didn’t think it and I certainly never thought it. Instead I just took what ever nail type things I could find.
Big fat nails, long skinny nails, screws.
ANYTHING I could find and wondered why I failed miserably at getting the damn things in the walls without putting huge holes throughout every stinking room in my house.
Seven years I’ve been a home owner.
Seven flipping years I’ve been putting holes in my walls.
I blamed the plaster walls. I blamed the hammer, the weather and the moon. It wasn’t me and my lack of common sense. It had to be the frames!
Anyway, I found my magical picture hanging nails by accident and believe me you, I will be hanging pictures everywhere now. But before I could hang anything up I had to repair the (lets get creative and call it wall customizing) holes that I had created.
What’s that? You don’t believe that I had that many holes in my walls?
Check this out:
It wasn’t painfully difficult even despite the issue with the paint but it took me almost a week to get ‘er done. So, as you can see it was an item for the list.
I realized yesterday that things could start to get out of control if I am going to get all of these things on my list done by December 31. Sure, I have been getting things crossed off but because I didn’t get the list up until the second week of January I missed two weeks worth of things to do.
I did some quick math and figured I would need to get 15 things done this weekend to get all caught up and hot dang if I haven’t been getting a lot of stuff done. I’m not sure I quite hit 15 but I put a dent in the sucker! I won’t be able to fit all of them in this post, so be prepared to get blasted with a few
million posts by nights end, but for this entry I am crossing off #297 Say Yes.
What the heck is she saying yes to, you ask? Don’t worry, I’ll tell you!
I am saying YES to joining the PostADay Challenge! I mean really, me and a 365 group… what could be more ideal?
So here is my entry into the challenge and stay tuned for the rest of the things I can happily scratch of off my list of 365 Resolutions 🙂
Here is a tip. Do NOT use Ralph Lauren paint. Sure, the colors are gorgeous and you might assume that because of such a reliable name it would be a good choice, but I am here to tell you it is not worth the money or frustration.
The paint easily scratches and peels and if you want to go touch up the paint a few years later forget about it. The flipping cans RUST out which will leak when you stir the can and/or cause the paint to dry out.
This has happened to me on more than one occasion. The last time I was mad then but it wasn’t so terrible because I was able to salvage the paint from the rusted can. I ended up pouring pretty much a full can of 35$ paint into various plastic containers and was able to save it for touch ups and small projects.
Unfortunately, this time I wasn’t so lucky. Today when I pulled out the can for my bedroom, the paint in the can that I purposely saved for touch ups is completely dried out and rusty.
I am really mad this time because I am only trying to paint the spots I spackled and I’m not even sure if the Home Depot sells Ralph Lauren anymore. I do still have the tag on the can with the color code still so I will bring that with me and hopefully I can get a match but what a waste of time and money.
If worse comes to worst I am sure I can order a sample packet off of the website but who the heck wants to waste money on something that they had thought ahead for?
grrr. Seriously, don’t waste your money. If you see a color you must have go to the pro’s and have them mix the color for you with a quality paint.
Got snow, cold weather or just a plain old craving for chocolate?
Do yourself and loved ones a favor and make this super easy and simply wonderful hot chocolate. It only takes 4 ingredients that I’m sure you have on hand, 5 minutes to mix together and a crock pot.
- 4 cups of milk
- 1/4 a cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3/8 cup of sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- Combine cocoa powder and sugar in crock pot
- Slowly whisk in milk
- Set crock pot to low for 4 hours or high 1.5 hours
- Before serving whisk in vanilla
- Enjoy the super rich hot chocolate with your favorite snow bunnies!
The original recipe I have for this is from Better Homes and Gardens Simple Slow Cooker Recipes and is doubled but I find it makes too much as it is very rich so I’ve cut it in half.
Note: Candy canes, whipped cream and or marshmallows are a wonderful addition to the hot chocolate, but are certainly not required.
Warning: Highly addictive!
#119 Make Hot Chocolate
I have no shame. Well, I do, but I can admit to my flaws.
The picture below is what my back door has looked like since Thanksgiving.
No, not this Thanksgiving.
The one before that.
Yes. For the past 14 months my kitchen has been decrepit, broken and very, very sad.
You see, I am guilty of drinking way too much, getting ridiculously angry and throwing a chair outside in a fit of fury. As a result Huz locked me out of the house when I was retrieving the chair from the patio. I suppose I didn’t like that so I then proceeded to punch the glass window. Enough times to break through and become the lucky (and well deserving) winner of 8 stitches to my wrist.
I have a photo of that too, but its pretty gross so I will spare you the gruesome visual.
Anyway, moving on.
I lived and learned from the experience but I believe, to serve as a reminder, the forces in the world just would not allow us to replace the window correctly let alone quickly.
Not that we didn’t try. Huz called his dad for help. They tried. Then they went to a store for help. They failed. So they tried other stores and finally ended up with the wrong glass. And that broke.
So last week a still determined Huz tried another different place and ordered another different type of glass.
How many flipping types of glass can there be anyway? Apparently, a lot.
Back to the story…
So, since I was home all day doing random bits of house things huz suggested that we try to put the latest and greatest piece of glass in the door and GUESS what?!
Wow, you are good!
SCORE! It was perfect! And it didn’t break!
Now, I didn’t do all the work (meaning any) but I did “help” by finding all the stupid nails he dropped a few
Oh, and I looked pretty while holding the glass in place as he muttered something under his breath about being blind and not able to see the nail holes.
Surely that counts for something, right?
I say YES! So, I’m crossing the bad karma #244 off of the list now!
PLEASE, do not think I actually think that curtain looks good. It’s not even a curtain; It was a “let’s see how creative I can get with a staple gun” kind of moment that turned epic failure. That happened to add to the sad look I had going on.
Hot Diggity Dog! I love it when things go good! Don’t you just love it when things go good? (insert annoying woooo-hoooo sounds here) This snow day is just getting better and better!
I can cross off another item on my list =) AND… it’s one of the best items that could get crossed off! Why one of the best, you say? Well, I’ll tell you why.
It’s because I had no control over this here task, #78 Get a Subscriber.
Oh, yeeeah, Baby! You heard right! I got my very own subscriber! (more annoying whooo-hoooo’s here, please!)
Thanks so much to Aubree at heckacool ! And from what I can tell, this girl is heckacool. I don’t just say this because she is my first subscriber but it seems we have a few things in common. She is a new blogger (like me) who seems to curse a lot (also, like me), might have an anger management issue (hello, be sure to read my next post) and has a list of resolutions for this year (like me, too!!) Her blog is pretty dang funny and totally worth checking out!
So, hop on over and check her out! And to you, Aubree, thanks so much for subscribing! You TOTALLY made this snow day THE best!!!
As I was failing miserably at getting to work this morning I got a text that they were opening the office two hours late. And to be careful driving.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t doing much driving. It was more like sitting in the car and moving an inch. every. other. minute. then sliding to a stop.
A two hour delay. Huh? Make it 4 and that would be about right.
After 30 minutes of being 3 blocks away from my house I gave up. I called in and said I wasn’t risking the drive; the girl I spoke with said I was smart. =)
So, what to do with a day trapped? Well, I started #229 but more on that later because I have a looooong way to go. I then proceeded to do what any other normal adult would do.
#214 Make a snow angel
Yes, I’m 32 and I played in the snow by myself.
I was having so much fun being
weird normal that I decided to (#208 ) make a snow ball, too. But then I thought it would be even better to make 6 snowballs and turn them into me and the huz snowpeople!
Why, yes! I do have beautiful eyelashes! It’s Dior Show.
Isn’t he so handsome?
How would you spend a snow day?