Friday, August 21, 2009

Friday Fragments

Mrs. 4444 hosts Friday Fragments each week. It's a great excuse to get all those little snippets that gather in the brain and don't seem enough for one post but together they can make one fun blog post! I'm so happy I finally remembered to get my post up before Sunday! :)

Goodness - last night was such a fun night of TV. It was three and a half hours of Project Runway on Lifetime. What a joy to have that back on again. The best thing was that I recorded it on the DVR, so I watched all three shows sans commercials :)

I'm so happy that I know my limits with my husband. We installed a floor in one of my rental condos last weekend and the last thing to finish up that room was to install new bi-fold doors on the laundry closet. The old doors were so ragged. The were a nightmare of splinters on every surface and couldn't be dusted easily. My husband HATES to install bi-fold doors and has such a hard time with them that I decided to hire my friend/contractor Dan - he helped with our flip house last summer. It took him 2 hours and about 6 trips out to the truck to hack the doors down with a skillsaw & make them fit. Nothing in those condos are square and it's frustrating beyond belief. I would have been seriously considering evil things if it were my husband and I working on those doors. Dan charged me $50 for two hours of pure insanity trying to get those doors installed, but he hardly said a single word about the door issues. We talked about his kids and vacations and his new truck and stuff. And when we were done I wasn't angry with my husband. Totally worth the $50!

Cat with Hat

My husband put his beach hat on our little bench the other day and ever since then Mocha communes with the hat each day. She normally doesn't give too hoots about this bench.

Ok, here's an embarrassing fragment, but I have to share. I get this maddening itch on my rear end every so often. To relieve the pain and itch, I put a little neosporin on a q-tip and rub it on the spot. The itch usually comes on in the middle of the night, of course, so I'm half asleep while doing this little process. The last time it happened I felt absolutely NO relief. In fact, it was really stinging. It was stinging so much that I knew I did something wrong. I looked at my neosporin and realized that I had used my travel tube of baking soda toothpaste with peroxide! Something that funny just has to be shared!

There are more participants in Friday Fragments over at Mrs. 4444's blog - Half Past Kissing Time. Some of the fragments are so funny - so run over and read some of them for a great start to your weekend.


Mrs4444 said...

Omigosh! That's really funny, Kristin. It almost beats jalapeno juice (from washed hands!) on the you-know-what! And your kitty is so cute, buddying-up to that hat.

That's a pretty good tip for a happy marriage. I just might apply that idea to the basement-cleaning chore he's been putting off for a year. :)

Sara Elizabeth Bonds said...

That is so funny about the toothpaste!!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

What a great idea to hire Dan the Man to put in the doors - that was $50 well spent! :)

WAY too funny about the toothpaste instead of Neosporin!!

Your cat is beautiful - isn't it funny how they seem so curious about hats? :)

Happy FF! :)

Caution Flag said...

I am considering the same marriage-saving solution for a project here.

Hope your backside recovered quickly for that little mistake. Thanks for the laugh. It was really needed this morning.

Sue said...

Ha! Funny about your "toothpaste incident". I am surprised you didn't wake up thinking, "this will be a great post!"

Ruth Ann said...

Goodness that is way too funny! And yes, $50 is definitely worth not fighting with your husband! And that is too funny about the toothpaste! If you want a little tip on what I use and I swear that it works on the hospital each time after I had the kids they game me this bottle of "Dermoplast-pain relieving spray" it has aloe and menthol in in....and I swear it works miracles! It's for pain and itch, but you can just use it for itch and it gives instant relief! I made sure I took a bottle home with me when I left the hospital and I still occassionally use it!

brainella said...

Neosporin is an amazing thing, but maybe the peroxide will permanently disable the itch! :-)

"J" said...

LOL - OMG!!! Great post and I love the Cat In the Hat photo!!!! =) Tooooooooooooo CUTE!!!!

You just made me think about something we need to do!!! Put up a door in our washroom!!! =( UGH!!!! We need to divide it off from the kitchen!!!

What the heck - we are moving - why worry with it?!?!? LOL

Unknown Mami said...

First off, thank you for the laugh about your bum and the toothpaste.

Also, $50 so worth it!!!

Karen MEG said...

Ouch with the toothpaste! Too funny, wonder if that would get rid of the itch permanently!
Great fragments!

Lori E said...

You know of course this could have been far, far worse.
You could have brushed your teeth with the Neosporin.

Kris said...

Wow. I can honestly say I've never put toothpaste on my rear. Too funny lol.

Stacey said...

Sounds like your friend Dan was a lifesaver! Pure brilliance on your part!

The not Neosporin was funny! And you're quite brave for sharing! :-)

Happy Friday!

mub said...

I'd say that 50$ was well spent! I am realizing that with a few things, it's just better not to try to do them together with my husband. We both end up cross and it just isn't worth it!

I hope you don't mistake the toothpaste for the neosporin again, it certainly sounds uncomfortable *L*