I'm a little on the frustrated side right now, nothing like waking up to a sea of ants in your kitchen and living room. If there is one thing I can't stand, it's ants....they honestly gross me out. Blech!
Anyway, ant problem taken care of, though I had to throw out a new bag of dog food that I just opened last night because it was infested with the ants. Waste of money.
So now I have a cup of coffee that is wavering between lukewarm and cold, and before I go warm it up, I figured I would get this post up.
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The Weather:::Hot! That's it....just Hot! Lots of promises of rain over the weekend and then more rain today and tomorrow but not a single cloud in sight and just plain, HOT. I can't tell you how much I dislike Arizona and miss a really good rain shower.
On my reading pile:::Nothing at the moment, have a few library books and a few to review but haven't really had the chance to get much reading done, maybe later today.
On my tv:::The new episode of Starlings
My Portuguese soap opera
On the menu for this week:::Still doing easy quick meals with the kids, though I really miss cooking for my husband.
Monday - Banana Pancakes
Tuesday - BLT Pitas
Wednesday - Tacos
Thursday - Pizza
Friday - Chili Dogs
Saturday - Clam Chowder
Sunday - Pepperoni & Mozzarella Crescent Rolls
On my to do list:::Laundry
What I am sewing, crocheting, knitting or creating:::Finished a few projects.
Have two potholders to make the backs for.
Little crochet boats
Work on my big beast of a ripple blanket
Homemaking Tips:::Keeping Your Sponge Clean
1. Dishwasher Put your sponge in the utensil compartment of your dishwasher for the entire wash and heat dry cycle. This should rid your sponge of 99.9998% of the germs.
2. Microwave For an even faster fix wet your sponge and squeeze and place in your microwave for two minutes with a cup of water. Some sponges have plastics that can melt so please put your sponge on a paper towel the first time you try this! This is my preferred method of cleaning my sponge as its fast and kills 99.9999% of the bacteria present on the sponge. (According to the WebMD!) Note: It can take up to five minutes to kill mold spores however you must make sure the sponge stays wet or it can be a fire hazard.
3. Bleach This is actually a statistically less effective way to clean your sponges but some people just don't feel something is clean if it hasn't been bleached, so if that's you here's the best way to bleach your sponge: Make a 10% bleach solution with HOT water. Soak your sponge between 5-10 minutes squeezing every so often to help the solution penetrate the sponge. (Please wear rubber gloves for this.) After soaking rinse thoroughly under running water. Be aware that this has been shown to kill less than 94% of the germs.
Looking around the house:::Smells like lavender vinegar right now....it's what I use to throw the ant scent off. I still have my vacuum out from battling the ants this morning. My coffee cup is sitting next to me and I just took a very nasty sip of cold coffee, GROSS.
House is clean, so not much to tidy up.
From the camera:::Pretty flowers
On my prayer list:::Friends and Family going through some hard times right now
Bible verse, Devotional:::Oh, to be like Him, tender and kind,
Gentle in spirit, lowly in mind;
More like to Jesus, day after day,
Filled with His Spirit now and alway. —Ellsworth