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Monday, October 20, 2008

A Frugal Hint

If your kids or grandkids want to go skating and you don't have the money to take them just sprinkle some eye glass cleaner on the kitchen floor and swoosh it around with a mop. Instant skating rink. This afternoon John shook me awake from a deep sleep to tell me he had a mess on the kitchen floor and he didn't know how to clean it up. As I walked into the kitchen I found myself slipping and sliding around the table, under the table and grasping each chair as I sailed by. He had used the mop without getting clean water each time and was just smearing the eye glass cleaner into every corner Thank goodness for a faucet near the back door. It took many buckets of clear water to mop up all that slicky eye glass cleaner. Happy Monday.

19 comments:

Missie said...

LOL! What a way to start your day!

MISSY said...

I bet you were so aggravated with him! It's almost Tuesday Ms. Paula. *M*

Barbara said...

I'm thankful you didn't suffer a bad fall! I know my kids love to skate in their socks on the linoleum floor.

Donna said...

Men; you gotta love 'em.

Janie said...

Awww gee! Sounds like something my hubby would do. Like a bull in a china closet!! lol Glad you did not get hurt. Janie

Linda said...

Glad you didn't fall! When I was first married I had this great idea of using Pledge on the linoleum with the same effect. Whoosh!

Ora said...

I take it by your posting that you were not ready to go "skating"??? LOL..didn't think so...isn't it sweet how men try to help...but!!??!! guess it is the thought that counts...hope John helped with the buckets etc...what a way to start the day!!!! hugs and God Bless...Ora in KY

garnett109 said...

John should patent it as a homemade skating rink! LOL!

sober white women said...

That is to funny. When my sister and I were growing up we would take furniture polish and spray each others bedroom floors down. Then you walk in and fall on your butt! We were so mean to each other.
Kelli

Kelly said...

Yes, but you found this skating rink idea the hard way..by testing it out first hand! Glad you didnt fall and hurt yourself! Definitely a Monday thing.

Joyce said...

John is a crack up. Not the best way to start the day huh?. I'm glad you didn't break anything Paula. MEN!!!
Hugs, Joyce

Jean said...

Glad you didn't take a fall. take care, jean

Tabby said...

Oh No that is not the way to start the day! Im glad you did not get hurt slipping and falling everywhere!

Lisa said...

I can just see you skating around the kitchen Pauline. Reminds me of the time Nick gave one of our former pet cats a ride on the dust mop. She used to love riding around on that dust mop. LOL. Hugs,
Lisa

Martha said...

Yikes Paula - I'm sure that was just great for your back! I'm glad you didn't really hurt yourself! MEN - ugh!!

Beth said...

Sounds kind of fun! Glad you didn't take a tumble, though!

Alice said...

OH MY!!! I think I would still be mopping him off the floor!!! So glad you didn't fall. Maybe he'll bring you breakfast in bed :)......alice

Carlene Noggle said...

I AM SORRY PAULA.I CAN'T HELP BUT LAUGH THINKING OF YOU SLIDING AROUND THAT TABLE!!!! LOL BUT I AM GLAD THAT YOU DIDN'T HURT YOURSELF...HOW IS JOHN???? ;-)
LOVE YA,
CARLENE

Lisa said...

Haha, that paints a funny picture, as long as you didn't take a spill of course. I have already cleaned the kitchen cupboards with a spray cleaner that misted onto the floor and made the floor so slippery the animals could barely walk on it, they would slide across the floor.