Writer’s Block…a bad place to be

I know I have been absent.  It is not because I haven’t had time to blog.  I have had a couple of days that were not too full this week.  To be honest it is because I have been suffering from a horrible case of writer’s block.

I have not been “inspired” to write about anything.  Sometimes I think I should carry around a little recorder in case I get an idea.  I used to have one, but I loaned it out to someone who had that very same idea, and it never made it home.  And since I don’t want to buy another one, I suppose that idea is out.  I do carry my phone with me almost everywhere I go, and I suppose I could look for a mini recorder app.  I am sure that would work just as well.

I did try to get some help for my writers block, so I put it on Facebook and asked for suggestions.  I got two responses.  One asking if I had tried the new Brownie Brittle?  She knows I have been trying to eat organic and watch my calories lately. Maybe she anted me to do a review?  ;-P  And another saying I could talk about why there are mosquitoes, etc.  To be honest, I have to say I am not sure what purpose mosquitoes have in the world?  Cockroaches either.  I know there are many bugs that have many valuable contributions.  Such as ladybugs, mayflys, silk worms.  The list goes on and on.  But mosquitoes?

So now I am going to put it out there to the rest of you.  Is there a topic that interests you?  Something you think I should write about?  Lat me know.  Unblock me!!!


What I do to make my stinky boys smell better



Many of you have been reading my blog posts for awhile.  Some of you may have stumbled on my blog from anther blog, or Facebook or BlogHer, or The Next Family.  If you are a repeat viewer, thank you!

For those of you who are new to my blog, you need to know that I live with three boys.  Three teenaged boys.  Three smelly teenaged boys!

I mean I love my boys, but have any of you all ever hung out with teenaged boys for any length of time?  They have their own specific scent.  Some people have their own names for this scent.  I call it “Boy Funk”.  They just smell funky….

They wear deodorant, and they shower daily (most of the time), but if I want to smell them clean and fresh I only have a small window of opportunity, then IT sets in…..Boy Funk…

The worst is when they have been camping with Boy Scouts with no shower facilities.  I have to roll the windows down on the ride home. Even in the dead of winter! What i really try to do is get my honey Bluebell to pick them up and then I don’t even have to smell them until they have arrived home and showered…hee hee

Truly, I thought I was doomed to spend eternity (or at least until they graduate and move out) living with Boy Funk.  Then an amazing thing happened!  I went to the grocery store and needed a new bottle of fabric softener.  My favorite is original Downy in the blue bottle, so into my cart it went.  Attached to the neck of the bottle was a little bag of a new product called Downy Unstopables.I had never seen this product before and was intrigued. It wasn’t laundry day, so I put it aside until Saturday when the boys wash their clothes.  I taught my boys how to wash their clothes when they were 14 and they know that Saturday is their day to wash.

The Downy Unstopables are not a fabric softener, they are an in wash scent booster.  They go directly into the washer and are safe for all colors and fabrics.  When Saturday came around and it was time for the boys to wash their clothes I had a brilliant idea.  I “hung out” with them when they were washing their clothes, and slipped some Downy Unstopables into the washer when they walked out of the laundry room.

WOW!  What a difference!  I was actually able to be around them more!  I mean, their clothes always smelled good after being washed because we use Downy Fabric Softener.  But when those Unstopables were added to the washer it made the fresh scent last SO much longer.  You have to understand how amazing this is!  My boys don’t use drawers or a closet for their clothes. Their clean clothes usually end up strewn around their rooms.  On dressers, chairs, the floor, pretty much any surface can have clothes on it.  Their clothes smelled fresh even after they had been on the floor!  THAT is amazing to me!

Since that free little bag of Downy Unstopables entered my house, this product has become a staple, and is used by all of us! Both the Wash Fresh Scent and the Wash Lush scent smell awesome!  This is a product that I think would be great in any household, whether you have stinky boys or not!  It is definitely wonderful to take clothes out of drawers or off hangers and have them smell as fresh as if they had just been washed! From now on it is Downy Unstopables for my house!

You can buy this amazing product at any store, but you can also buy it online at the Proctor and Gamble e-Store.  In fact, if you purchase this and other wonderful P&G products such as CoverGirl, Olay, Old Spice deodorants and body wash (a favorite in my house), Pampers, and even Iams pet food the P&G e-Store is offering some great deals for you!

15% off on a first-time order from a new customer, using promo code: A9Z-MN5-KY3-ISA

Free Shipping on orders over $25

Free Samples with every order.

Those are amazing deals!  Definitely check them out at the P&G e-Store!

NaBloPoMo comes to a close

Today is November 30th.  The day that NaBloPoMo comes to a close.  This is my third year participating in NaBloPoMo or National Blog Posting Month.  I also did the most posting this year. I will admit that I have never posted EVERY day in any of the three years I have participated.  However, this year I did the best, only missing three days.

So I am ready to move on to December.  Lots to do.  High school swim meets, Hanukkah lights to light, Christmas trees to trim, egg nog to drink, cookies to bake, and presents to wrap! One of my favorite times of the year!

It is a bittersweet month for me as it is also the 2nd anniversary of my fathers death.  He had a stroke on Christmas day 2010, and died in the early hours of the morning on December 26th.

So we leave November behind and roll into December, and I promise I will continue to try to post often.  🙂