Wednesday, March 18, 2009


Here's a few things I've been meaning to post:

Blog Roll Changes
I updated "My Peeps" list with the new Blogger "blog list" feature. To be honest, it's not really new anymore. I resisted making the change for a couple reasons but finally realized that I was being a Luddite. Now, the blog with the most recent update will appear at the top of the list. (That means Allyson and Angela will always be at the bottom of the list, but I'm hoping that dubious distinction prompts them to post something.)

I wrote a while back about my Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner. After 2 or 3 weeks, the shower looks great. I have cleaned the tub part, but I only have to do that every other week as opposed to every week.

The Scrubbing Bubbles Automatic Shower Cleaner starter kit is around $15 and I have coupons for $5 off. If you want a coupon, let me know and I will mail or bring one to you.

I also have free samples of Palmolive pure + clear dish soap and $1 off coupons. The dish soap sells in the store for around $2.99.

This dish soap is biodegradable, has no unnecessary chemicals, dyes or heavy fragrances.

My favorite part about this dish soap is the pretty container. It is definitely something that would look stylish sitting on my kitchen counter, if I kept stuff on my kitchen counter.

So if you want samples and/or coupons, they're yours.

Here's what I've been reading:

Starclimber by Kenneth Oppel - Wow! A great conclusion to a very exciting YA trilogy. Lots of action, great characters, an a sweet little romance on the side.

The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon, by Richard Zimler - OK, I get the symbolism and am impressed by this authentic story of Jews in Lisbon in 1506, but holy cow, the filth and disease kind of grossed me out. (Not to mention the people-acting-like-animals-in-heat element that reared it's ugly head a few too many times for me.) The 1500's must have really stunk.

Audrey Wait! by Robin Benway - This was a fun, quick YA read about a girl whose break-up with her rock band boyfriend and his subsequent hit song based on their break-up casts an unwanted spotlight on her life.

Dandelion Fire by ND Wilson - Sequel to 100 Cupboards which I found confusing, and not just because it had been over a year since I read the first book. In this story about cupboards which are portals to other worlds, I found myself a little lost more than once and wasn't even 100% sure about a few small details by the end of the book.


Our Family said...

I got Airborn, started it, stopped reading because I thought it would make such a great read-aloud, and never picked it up again except to dust and to feel guilty that I haven't been actually able to do the reading-aloud because of never-ending illness! In the mean time, Katie picked it up and finished it last night. She loved it! So I am now scrapping the read-aloud idea and just reading it for my own pleasure!! I look forward to the whole trilogy.

Debbie said...

I didn't realize the last book was out already!! Woo Hoo! Too bad I had my foot frozen today at the dermatologist, because I'd go to the library RIGHT now and get it!!! I can't walk :( It HURTS!

Stephanie F. said...

I just have to thank you for reminding me of that church movie. I probably would've never thought of that one again. My husband and I actually both kind of agree on Jonah. Betsy said it's too common for us. Although the only one she knows is yours and I think one of the octuplets is Jonah :)