Wednesday, February 22, 2023

The Wednesday Hodgepodge

Miracles of miracles!  It has been wayyyy tooooo loooong since I participated in the Wednesday HP.  But, I'm so glad to be back with it today and perhaps this will be the start to more participation on my part.

1. What do you find is the most boring part of your life at the moment? 

Oh, my, this is a hard one as I truly do not know of a thing that is boring in my life at the moment.  I try to keep myself from getting bored and I suppose it has worked thus far. ~grin~ 

2. February 22nd is George Washington's birthday. You'll find his face on the US $1 bill. What's the last thing you bought for roughly $1.00? (.94 €/ .83 £)

I make it a point to go by our local Dollar Tree every 2-3 weeks.  The key word in the question is "roughly."  After Covid the Dollar Tree raised it prices to $1.25, so I'm saying that is roughly a dollar.  I find more treasures in this store, bubble mailing envelopes, fabulous Hallmark greeting cards, freezer containers and the list goes on and on.  I have never left without a bag in my hand of items that cost "roughly" $1.00.

3. Is it ever okay to tell a 'little white lie'? Explain.

For me, the only place for a "little white lie" is perhaps if it involves a surprise for someone.  Otherwise, that little white lie can grow into a big black lie faster than "quick can get ready" and that is NOT good.  Truth always wins but, sadly,  I'm afraid that doesn't mean much in today's society.  Some just call it "stretching the truth" but it is technically called a LIE. 

4. What's the last thing you 'chopped'? Cherry pie, chocolate covered cherries, a bowl of cherries, cherry vanilla ice cream, maraschino cherries, a cherry lifesaver...your favorite cherry flavored something? 

We had gourmet chili dogs the other evening and I chopped up some purple onion for mine.

I am not a huge fan of cherries but there is a pie that I occasionally make that is called Pink Fluff and it is made with cherry pie filling and it is great summer dessert and I love it.  That would be about it for me and cherries. I know, weird!

5. Describe yourself with three words using your first, middle, and last initials. 

L - laugher

D - dedicated

C - compassionate

6. Insert your own random thought here. 

I am going to make this as brief as I can but all of you need to know about this wonderful honey.  About a year and a half ago my nail tech (she's Vietnamese and I've know she and her husband for 25 years) asked me if I knew of a wound care clinic that her husband might go to locally.  He had injured his ankle over 20 years ago and from time to time the skin will break through and become infected.  This particular time the infection had gotten very bad and they were very concerned and looking for professional help.  I did a little calling around and referred them to a wound clinic in Monroe as our local one had closed it's doors temporarily.  When he went the nurses treated his wound with the exact Manuka honey pictured above, wrapped it and every 2 days they retreated it and within 2 weeks his ankle was completely well.  I made a mental note and she sent me the link for it in case I should ever have a need.  Well, my Daddy developed a sore on his little finger back in September . I put some antibiotic ointment and a bandaid on it to no avail. I took him to the Dr. in November and he got a big antibiotic shot, two very strong antibiotics and antibiotic ointment. Can I just say, enough antibiotics to choke a horse! Fast forward to a month later and Dr. prescribed another antibiotic, still did not heal.  The wound would get better but it would quickly get bad again.  I was at my wits end at the beginning of this month and I knew that wound therapy was the next step and I knew Daddy did not want to do that but I knew that something had to be done and QUICKLY!  Duh! one day it just dawned on me, Manuka Honey!!!! I got a small jar and might I add it is VERY expensive.  I began treating it 10 days ago, covering the wound (about the size of a dime) with a good amount of the honey, placing a piece of Saran wrap over it (otherwise the guaze would stick to the wound) and wrapping it in guaze and then a semi-waterproof surgical tape. I changed it everyday and on the 3rd day I knew that we were on to something.  At the end of a week it was well on it way to healing and I started just dapping a bit of the honey on the wound and just covering it with a bandaid. I put the bandaid loosely over the wound so it can get air and dry out.  I  do believe by this weeks end that it will no longer need any treatment.  Now, there are all kinds of Manuka honey but just know that it is NOT all created equal.  The one pictured above is the one the wound care center used because of its specific properties.  If you need further proof, Google it and you can read for days about all the amazing healing properties of it.  Okay, that's my story and perhaps it will be beneficial for you down the road. You can thank me later. ~smile~

Happy mid-week!

Monday, February 6, 2023

February - Prime Purchases

And, it's already February folks! And, it's Prime Purchase time.  Remember, it's now the first Monday of the month instead of the first Tuesday.  I hope you will enjoy this months review.


If you have been hanging out around here very long then you are well aware that I am a SUCKER for great cleaning products, gadgets and tools.  Well, let me tell you, this cordless mop is the "bees knees!" It is NOT a steam mop, just a regular spinning wet mop.  It is so easy to use and cleans unbelievably.  You can mix cleansers with the water before you pour it in the top if you so desire.  I use 1/3 cleanser and 2/3 water.  The edges of the soft pads get under the toe-kicks and the edges of the baseboards.  It runs about 45 minutes on 1 charge which is plenty of time for mopping the floors that are mopped weekly.  It has a LED light that shines on the floor in front of the mop.  I have so enjoyed having it and wish I had had something like this when we had small children. 


I have heard so much about Dryer Balls that I decided I would give them a whirl.  I haven't fully decided if I think they are worth using or not.  I've been using them about 2 weeks and not sure that I notice quicker drying time or not.  But, they are simple enough to use so I plan to continue throwing 3-4 of them in with each load.  They sure can't hurt anything. 

LED  CORDLESS  LAMP!  I have a really big/huge round mirror on a stand that I got to replace my lighted makeup mirror.  I needed a bigger mirror and I couldn't find one that was lighted to my satisfaction.  So, I found this light and it works perfectly with the mirror.  It's cordless and I just bend it where it shines right into the mirror.  It has a really bright setting and that's the one I use.  I charge it every 5-7 days  with the USB port/plug that came with it.  It could be used in a lot  of other places as well.  The base is so small and takes up such a little space.  You just might need one of these!



Hubby has used one of these for years and years.  They wear out after a few years and he gets a new one.  This is his newest one.  If you have a husband and kids, this might be a nice addition outside your backdoor.  Just sayin' 


Ladies, this is a cute, cute top! While it is a tunic, it is not big and flowy, which I do NOT like.  The sleeves, and the snaps add such a nice touch to what would otherwise be a plain sweatshirt.  I ordered a small and it fits nicely with plenty of length.  It comes in several colors.


I love a nylon handbag because all the weight is in what you put in it.  And, believe you me, I carry a whole lotta stuff in my purse so I do not want a heavy handbag.  Grant it, there are so many beautiful leather handbags but most of them weigh 3-5 pounds before you even put anything in them.  I found this and, while it is not the quality of a Baggallini nylon purse,  it is still very nice and about one third the cost.  It's the perfect size for me, lots of pockets and a divider.  And, it comes in some great colors. 


Okay, gals, this is the cutest sweater!  I love Valentines and have had a good time wearing this.  It's very casual, so just throw it on with some jeans and then wait for the compliments.  I would have preferred it to be at least three quarter sleeve, but you can just throw on a denim jacket with it on a cooler day.


I like to always have a supply of to go, disposable coffee cups.  I prefer them if I'm going to take a cup with me.  These are very substantial and have a sleeve to keep your hand from getting to hot and a nice lid.  And, they are very attractive!


I have had a Tens unit for years but it has wires and is a whole lot of trouble to use.  I mean, I guess I didn't think it was that much trouble until I got this new wireless one.  Goodness! it's controlled by an app on my phone and there are so many settings.  I don't use it all that often but if I have a lower back ache, this will take care of it in about 30 minutes.  



I really am trying hard to limit the "stuff" I am buying, no joke!  But, these were so cute and so inexpensive that I yielded to the temptation.  Plus, I had my Pokeno group last week and I used these to decorate the table where we played and placed Valentine decor on top of each one.

Well, that's it for February and what an array of items.  I keep thinking that one day I will get back to regular blogging but it just hasn't happened.  I do enjoy sharing my Prime Purchases and I'm thinking I need to do a "favorites" post one day soon as well.  In the meantime I hope you saw something on today's post to add to your cart.  Have a great February and go have yourself an amazing week!