I just can't wait to fill the dishwasher!
OH! And I really wish y'all would stop emailing me---I want to go mop the floor!
Comon, haven't any of YOU ever had that euphoria that accompanies the recent purchase of a new product? A new little piece of modernization? The "New and Improved" version of something?
For guys, it seems to be the latest techno-advances: XBox, iPod, powertool of some sort. But for the housewife, that illustrious "Queen of The Castle", pure bliss CAN come in a bottle.
A bottle of Triple Action Electrosol with Jet-Dry, that is. (What? Did you think I was thinking of something else?)
Oooooooohhhhh.....I cannot WAIT to see my glasses after using THIS stuff!
I'm dead serious! It's very exciting!
Because there's nothing that irritates more than knowing that you've washed those glasses, and yet your visitors would never know by the plethora of spots displayed on them. That's downright embarrassing. That induces apologies and mortification.
I refuse to apologize ANY MORE!
My peace and sense of refinement are worth the $2 more added to my grocery bill every month.
And I dare say that domestic satisfaction in the form of "Tide with A Touch of Downy" is a WHOLE LOT cheaper than ANY power tool Chris decides to bring home.
You know, there comes a point where frugality must be put in it's place. What's the point in saving $5 a month in laundry detergent, when you'll just have to wash those clothes a second time in order to get them clean? OK, it's not like I have to rewash every load, but the kids get their stuff pretty dirty sometimes. They could USE a good double scrubbing with the stuff I used to use. And it's not that the stuff was that bad, it's just that it wasn't good enough.
Maybe I'm just picky.
But take into account the floors. Why in the world would I be satisfied with floors that look dingy AFTER I've mopped them? Hello? Like I don't have anything better to do than mop all day long?
And I don't particularly care for baby wipes that break apart when I'm changing a dirty diaper, no matter how much I saved on them.
No thank you!
The same goes for paper towels, shampoo, and garbage bags (even Chris is picky about those!). Do I like spending an extra 50 cents on conditioner? Not exactly. My grocery bill is not exactly what you'd call "a minor household expense". Yet, I am starting to see the reasoning behind quality products. This is not to say that some generic brands aren't worthwhile--they are.
I mean, do you really think that Walmart has it's own lightbulb factory?
And no, they don't have their own dairy farms either.
Which means that the generic brands are nothing more than a different sticker.
Yes! And price sticker too!
But last I knew, Walmart doesn't have their own clothes detergent. And if they do, I highly doubt it's made by Proctor and Gamble.
So, needless to say ladies, men aren't the only ones who have the corner of the techno market. I dare say that I've become pretty techno-logical myself.
Except my type of gadgetry keep the men clean.
Well, theirs just make a lot of noise