Originally Posted by vydalea
Maia: so glad you are safe and sound. Was thinking of you yesterday... how is M? I know he had some things he was working out with... disability maybe?? I hope you have a fun, relaxing visit....and Happy Anniversary, right??
Must mop, though. Some of you add herbs/ oils right and perhaps an incantation? Anyonecare to shate what do you use??
M is good. He still hasn't heard about disability, and we all know the first claim gets denied. He's 2mo behind in rent. His landlord is considering letting him do work exchange. I hope it works out. M is very talented at being a jack of all trades, and his landlord has 110 properties. AND, M has lived here for 7-1/2 years, so landlord knows M is a good tenant.
Our visit is good. We are still having issues with...playing...but we're trying to work around it. I know he loves me utterly. He is as baffled and upset about it as I am. But we're finding other ways to have fun. It's not remotely the same, but...sigh. It is what it is.
I add oils to my mopping but I don't do incantations...maybe I should. I have a swiffer wet jet and my friend showed me how to make a homemade concoction for it. You keep the original bottle the chemical stuff came in, after you use up the chemical stuff. Then, if you notice, the cap has a kind of rubber part that depresses when the swiffer releases the liquid as you press the button. I have this turkey injector thingy, like a giant hypodermic, that I slide down by the side of the rubber part. You slip the needle in down the side of the rubber part, then you can fill the bottle with the homemade solution. All I do is fill a beer pitcher with water, then put about 10 drops each of about 10 essential oils, and mop with that.
I don't remember all 10 oils, but some of them are: Geranium, Rose, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Tea Tree. Hmm....Lemon, Orange. Y'all will have to wait till I get back to hear the other ones!
There's about about a foot and a half of snow here. M's car is plowed in. And he doesn't have a shovel. I called the store up the street, and they don't have any, and aren't getting more in...because in their opinion, the season is over. In MA??? In March? Are you kidding me? So we're waiting on M's dd and her...I don't know what they are. Ex DH and boyfriend, both of whom live with her, her mother, and her 10yo ds (I know-- don't ask), to come over and shovel us out. It's sunny and 45*ish now, just gorgeous out.