We've been in Minneapolis this weekend for Christmas and but for the minor 6-plus hour delay on the way in, we've had a wonderful time. Songs were sung, babies were bounced, toddlers entertained, and much food and drink consumed. Only one uncle meowed like a cat on the floor during caroling!
I may need to treat posting here more like social media, since I just don't post on Facebook much. I do occasionally do a thing on Instagram but now and again I prefer to have some words.
I don't have many words today, other than despite the grossness of the weather, I managed to get to and from a yoga class in TriBeCa without too much hassle. I assume the snow will be gone by the end of the day.
For the time being, I'm ignoring that I've not posted in nearly a year. A lot has happened and maybe someday I'll have my shit enough together that I can concurrently write my nonsense and work.
It's always a pleasure at 6:15am, awaking to the sounds of "HUURURRRRCK!! CCHCH! AACH!" emanating from beneath the bed, accompanied by the stench of barf that can only come from an exclusively wet-stinky-food diet. I have asserted my superiority over The Barf by discovering the secret to removing the stain and smell from (at least our) light rug.
- Remove extra barf with paper towel. Be brave, and hold your breath.
- Dump on Bio-Kleen Bac-out. Be liberal, dump away. Think of the stink. Think of the children.
- Meanwhile, mix 1 tbps oxygen bleach in about 3 cups of HOT water.
- Bust out your favorite microfiber cloth (maybe a sponge or other rag would work, but why don't you have microfiber?) and dip in the oxygen bleach and water mixture.
- Approach the barf. Don't let it see you coming, for you will lose the element of surprise.
- Dip, wipe, dip, wipe. Make sure it gets a little damp, or the oxygen bleach can't do magic for you.
- Watch barf disappear in short order. Commence victory dance.
This technique also works on days-old barf stains. Because sometimes other techniques don't work as well. Or you got distracted mid-cleanup by shiny things and the internet. Use this method and love your cat (and rug) more.
I hate the smell of store-bought sunscreen. Once it gets on your towel and swim suit and clothes, there is no amount of washing that will get rid of that smell. Plus, I hear tell that the chemical filters in most sunscreens aren't so terribly good for you. Therefore, in an effort to be less chemical-y and nicer to the environment and my nose, I decided to make a homemade physical barrier version with zinc oxide.Read More