Wednesday, August 7

There's A Tea Kettle In My Bathroom // And A Few More Random Thoughts

(totally random photo for an equally random post)

The drain in our tub has been one of my pet peeves for the last 2.5 years. It gets clogged if I look at it wrong. So imagine what happens when, I don't know, I wash my hair?! Camillo shaves his face? I use anything to clean it? Yeah, I can't even clean the tub without the drain clogging. Geez, I'm going further with this than I planned to...Anyways, I googled 'homemade drano' and found out I wasn't crazy to think there was such a thing. Drano is expensive and using it multiple times a month probably isn't helping the pipe problem. Am I right? I followed these directions this morning, hoping for the best. I poured the baking soda down the drain, added the vinegar, and plugged it up so the potion would go down not come up. I waited 15 minutes and poured a kettle of boiling water into the tub. And guess what?! It worked! For like a minute. But a minute was long enough to scrub the tub with baking soda, rinse it out, and take a shower. I'll try the experiment again once I can get more baking soda and vinegar. I may or may not have gone a little nutty with it the first time, using a whole box/bottle. Think: mad scientist. So that's why there's a tea kettle in my bathroom.

Next on my random thought post: I've been trying to do more free writing this week. Do you remember doing that in school? It was, like, my favorite thing. I also googled 'writing prompts' to help get my brain going. I've started a new file on my computer and hope to fill it with pages of free writing. Just for me, or maybe to share. I've always loved to write and am excited to get connected with pen and paper (or, the keyboard) again. This blog is fun for me but sometimes I have things to write that maybe I wouldn't want to tell you. Or that don't really make sense to anyone else. I'm hoping that free writing will help me find my writing voice! See? Maybe that's one of those things that doesn't make sense...

I go through weird cycles of feeling claustrophobic in my house. Like, everything-has-to-go-or-I-might-suffocate-and-die. We have too much stuff! Not in the same way hoarders have too much stuff. I just tend to collect things and then am determined that I'll need it someday. Well, no more!! I'm ruthlessly purging our closets and drawers. While Camillo's gone. Don't tell him I said so but he keeps a lot of stuff, too. I guess he's kinda sentimental. But dang it, those frayed headphones are going in the trash if I have anything to say about it! Right next to the Goodwill box full of shoes I've sworn I'd wear. Since 2008.

A bunch of my friends are having babies. This is not an announcement. I'm just thinking about my pregnancy with Oliver and reminiscing a lot lately about his first weeks home. He's almost a year old, you guys. ONE YEAR OLD. 52 weeks. 365 days. And for those about to ask, he won't be getting a sibling 'til he's like, 6. So find someone else to bug about that. He would make a really good big brother though...

Speaking of brothers, one of mine had a birthday last month. Well, two of them did. Josiah turned 11 and Jordan turned 21! That makes me feel old. But I'm not. (notnotnot) I couldn't write a special post for Jordy on the 26th because we weren't connected to the internet. I owe you some dorky little kid pics and some mushy thoughts about how I'm glad you're my brother and blah blah, Jordan. So, wait for that.

Along the 'no internet' topic. We're hooked back up. Because God is good and my mom's best friend works at Comcast (hi, Rhonda)! We didn't get any special treatment or family discounts, but she was able to rework our (years) old package so that it can be cheaper while still getting the services we need really enjoy having. Plus, we cut out some extra stuff we didn't even know we were paying for. That made me feel a little irresponsible. But whatever, super long story. I'm thanking God for lightening a really heavy burden that came along in a little white Comcast envelope.

I have a lot more things I'd like to share in regards to how God is taking care of us through this season. But I'll save that for another post because this one is already long and awkward.

Happy Hump Day! (dude, watch the camel video I posted this morning)


  1. The drain thing really works though sometimes it does need another treatment...I use that for my shower!! And how did Jordan become 21???? Wow!!

    1. I felt so much better knowing I'd used a homemade cleaner! I always wonder what Drano is doing when I pour it down. Never again! I can't believe my little bro is 21, either. Crazy!

  2. I feel like I have too much stuff too. I really need to find a way to organize everything better

    1. It's hard to be organized isn't it?! There's got to be a better way!! ;)


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