March 10, 2009

PERKY!

I am having kind of a perky, excited kind of day. MANY REASONS.

1. I ordered about one (1) million dollars' worth of reusable pads and now I am VERY KEEN to try them out and to tell you what I think of them. (Yes, I will warn you before I start to tell you so you have a chance to avert your eyes. Hello, male college friends! Hello, Dad! Hello, squeamish girls!)

2. On this post about cloth napkins and napkin rings, my friend Maureen commented that she'd found some great clearance napkin rings at Kohl's, and that she WOULD have bought ME some except she wanted them all for HERSELF. So, I don't know, it depends on how you define "friend," but I count "giving the heads-up on an obscure shopping thing even if she DOESN'T SHARE," and I went to Kohl's this weekend and bought not one, not two, not three, not four, not AND SO ON napkin rings, but TWENTY-TWO napkin rings for 39 cents each down from $3.99 each, and $3.99 is a ridiculous price for a single napkin ring but WHATEVS because 39 cents is perfect. So now I am SWIMMING in napkin rings and I suppose you might be wondering why I would need 22 of them for my family of 7, but HELLO, I might suddenly CHANGE PERSONALITIES and start throwing HUGE DINNER PARTIES. And maybe someday we really will have the Dreamy Dreamy Dream House and I'll need napkin rings for everybody! Actually, it's because I bought one of each kind for our household, and then I bought duplicates to send out whenever I send out cloth napkins in the future, in case I do that. Plus, OKAY FINE I got caught up in the excitement. 39 cents!




3. I won my first Want Not contest, and notice how I use the word "first" like I'm planning on winning many, many more. (I totally AM planning that.) I won five coupons for free tubs of "decorator" Clorox wipes, which is TOTALLY AWS because my kids' teachers are always begging for Clorox wipes and then I go and look at the price and I'm like "Whoa," so instead I buy the tissues and the hand soap they also beg for, but it'll be nice to send in the expensive stuff for a change. PLUS I am getting a reusable tote, and I totally love reusable totes, and I am also getting an APRON, and the apron MATCHES the tote, so I am going to be totally stylin while doing my shopping.

4. I am having So! Much! Fun! doing a care package swap with Lisa of It's Pretty Okay. Lisa lives in JAPAN, so there was no frocking way I was mailing a package all the way there (it's like $50 to mail a SMALL package that weighs less than a CAT) (not that I'd mail a cat, even though I have extras), but it turns out that because she's in a military family I could use the APO/FPO flat rate box which lets you ship a nice satisfyingly big box for less than twelve dollars. To JAPAN!! So Lisa and I are exchanging surprise care packages, and I am feeling all happy about it. It was fun putting together a package, and it will be fun RECEIVING a package. Lisa and I both struggled with some Package Performance Anxiety ("What if she hates this? What if she's sorry she ever agreed to do this??"), but we overcame it and went instead for the THIS IS SO FUN! attitude.

5. Amazing Trips (a TRIPLET blog, not a travel blog as I assumed the first time I saw it a couple of years ago) (and by the way, in child math, triplets are twice as many children as twins) is doing a raffle for a KitchenAid mixer. I just entered and OOOOOO I WANT TO WIN SO BAD. I love love love my KitchenAid mixer, but the other day Edward pulled it down off the counter (!!!) and luckily for Edward's head it fell not on Edward's head but on its speed lever, but that was kind of unlucky for the speed lever. Also, the whole thing is out of alignment now and doesn't mix like it used to. And also-also, it's white, and I want pink or light blue or maybe spring green. So I'm tempted not to tell you about the raffle, because the fewer people who enter, the better chance I have of winning. But my chances are so slim anyway I LOVE YOU SOOOO MUCH, I'm telling you about it anyway.

6. Two and a half cups of coffee. So far.

22 comments:

Anonymous said...

two cups of the variety pictured the other day? just checking :) ~Jenny in MD

Nowheymama said...

1. I can't wait to hear about the pads! I'm serious!

2. My cloth napkin package arrived yesterday and I LOVE IT. I will post about it soon. Thank you!

3. Thanks for the Want Not link!

4. Sounds like fun!

5. I thought the same thing about Jen's blog. We're totally twins!

6. 1 cup so far.

7. You crack me up.

Kim said...

Great. Now I want to go look for napkin rings.

d e v a n said...

Oooh, so many interesting things!!!

Jess said...

I do not see a purple napkin ring. Now how am I supposed to come to the dreamy dream house?

Bring A. Torch said...

Oh man! Mayhap you can get your KitchenAid repaired? And since it is white, maybe you could affix some decals and make it a Cow-chenAid?

Kristine said...

I don't think I could live without my kitchen aid mixer. I think if it was broken I would be digging in couch cushions and begging on the corner for money to replace is ASAP. You are so strong.

C C Donna said...

Napkin Rings....napkins, washable napkins.....yikes! You sure did slid from one subject to another smoothly. Does your father avert his eyes when you discuss this stuff?

I do love the napkin rings. I would have bought them all...just to make sure I had the right color for the right event..and to allow my kids to pick their color. They love that. Do you have a sewing machine? You can easily make napkins...errrr...the ones you use at the table....

Dr. Maureen said...

Ahem, what Swistle has conveniently left out is that there were ONLY FOUR napkin rings at my Kohl's. Not the bonanza that was at hers. Four! That's all! There are soon to be four people in my family! Harumph.

Swistle said...

Four, twenty-two, whatevs. *waves hand dismissively* Little details.

Oh, and Maureen! You never told me which ones you got! Do they match any of mine?

thefrontroom said...

Swistle I love it when you drink lots of coffe. you are awesome.

napkin rings make good toys too if you thread them on a scarf or something.

fun fun

Anonymous said...

am I the only one giggling picturing Swistle shopping in an apron with matching tote?

Kathy said...

LOL @ child math!

Dr. Maureen said...

I took some photos today, but my computer's internet connection is messed up so I can't post them tonight. But none are the same. However, you WILL get to see how well four of the napkins match my kitchen curtains!

Tina G said...

OH Swistle, It was such fun reading your post, because I was NOT feeling quite so perky after being home with one dreadfully miserable sick child (yes, I said ONE)for two missed school days, but now- I am. Thanks for the smiles :^)

The Amazing Trips said...

Ah, thanks Swistle! Tonight my husband made a batch of O'Henry's following the recipe I posted the other day > and I think he undercooked them. So if you do venture to make them, I'd try cooking them for 12 minutes as opposed to 10.

Lucky for Edward the KA didn't fall on his head. I'm pretty sure that'd leave a mark...

Heather said...

I owe you a great big thank you for your entry about sanitary pads because I was sitting in my study reading blogs while eating breakfast and my husband came in and said 'what are you reading?' "Oh I'm reading about reusable sanitary pads and diva cups" The look on his face was PRICELESS and gave me a really good laugh. Then later at the gym my personal trainer (a woman) was chatting to me about periods and the gym owner (a man) joined in and then I got to regail them about the morning's happenings and gross out ANOTHER man. Ahh, such a happy start to my day!

Swati said...

Of COURSE! Napkin rings at 39 cents - I would have bought as many as possible too even if I didn't need them. You never know what they might do double duty as, someday. Kids can always find uses you never imagined for such mundane things... Good luck with the other contest, and great winning the Want not one :)

Shelly said...

Best things about this post:
"(it's like $50 to mail a SMALL package that weighs less than a CAT) (not that I'd mail a cat, even though I have extras)

"luckily for Edward's head it fell not on Edward's head but on its speed lever, but that was kind of unlucky for the speed lever."

And child math. Brilliant!

Kristine S. said...

Have you gone to the Kitchen Aid website and asked a customer service person about repairing the KA? From what I understand, they really stand behind their products, and maybe willing to fix it for you.

Jenni said...

i am so getting on this cloth napkin bandwagon. i mean, i already do so much laundry, whats another load? and, they are cute. and green.

Sarah said...

All I have to say is that Kohl's clearance truly RAWKS. Love it!

Enjoy entertaining with your new snazzy napkin rings.