Thursday, May 31, 2007

Ignore the upside-down cushion...

and check out the inverted cat. She has been power-hogging my fav chair for days now and I've decided that I'm going to stop being so accommodating. There are an estimated ('cuz I'm not counting attic furniture) six beds, three sofas, and three other cushy chairs... oops... and an ottoman in this domicile for her royal fuzziness to lounge upon. So, listen up, Fancy Lucy Poofart LaSalle Snickers Becher... you'd better just haul your furry behind outta there if you see my caboose looming large on the horizon. I'm not kidding. Cute only mashes so far down, then I have to start hanging out at the grocery store for another free cat.



Lookie here... Bill fixed the washer. He had a difficult time finding the 'spare part' he needed to trip the loose switch, but in the end he stuck with the tried and true 'jam it and swear' technique which continues to have amazing results. It sure beats having to shell out for another new 'appliance' right now, what with the mower eating it's own belts and my (ick-ick-ick) oral surgery on (ugh, ack, arrgh) Monday. Okay, now I feel sick. I'm going to go knit, because Maddie's making dinner... it's out of a box. Tres chic, non?

3 comments:

Annalea said...

Be glad you don't have a front-loader. This kind of repair just doesn't happen on those.

On your way to the oral surgeon, stop by home depot or a nursery and get yourself a couple of aloe vera plants. (And make sure they're "Aloe Vera", not Aloe barbadensis or just Aloe.) Then stop by a health food store and get some cut & sifted dried comfrey leaf & a tea ball. DH had oral surgery twice shortly after we were married, and the second time I made him comfrey tea and aloe infusion. Night and day difference. No pain meds needed that second time, and the oral surgeon said he had never seen anyone heal that quickly before. (And he had gray hair.)

Comfrey tea: 1 t. dry leaf per 8oz boiled water. Steep for 15 min. & strain. Add honey or lemon, if you like. Swish it around in your mouth as you sip it. Comfrey reduces swelling and speeds healing like you wouldn't believe. It has been used by the native Americans for at least a few hundred years, and I've personally imbibed more than 50 gallons of it myself.

Aloe infusion: 1 t. gel squeezed from a leaf per 1 c. cool water (preferably filtered). Stir until dissolved. Swish a few teaspoons of the solution around in your mouth three or more times a day, and then swallow it. Will keep in the fridge for two days. The Romans carried potted aloe plants around with them during war (which was pretty much all the time) because of aloe's ability to soothe & heal wounds. It's great stuff.

Hope this helps, and good luck with your surgery!

Dragonfly said...

I have no useful advice for the oral surger, but wish you luck on Monday. And you got an "OH Cute Kitty!" out of me.

Megan H. said...

I can't believe you posted a photo of an upside down cushion! If you think that's embarrassing, you should see my couch that the dogs ate...