I know, that might be hard to believe about me! However, the past few days I have been out 3 times - my boys are not happy about it though :(
Last Friday was my splurge party so I was out visiting with fellow mom's until 1 am. We have lots of fun and have a nice comfortable group were we can vent about whatever as well as compare notes on our kids. Plus we get $300 once a year to indulge on ourselves. A great plan as far as I'm concerned. Mine went to a full day at the spa just before Christmas with one of my oldest and best friends, Cathy. We celebrated our 30th birthdays together (mine was the previous year and here's in Dec). She moved home after being in BC for 7 years, me very happy!
Then on Tuesday, Shana, a member of our splurge group who also hosted Friday, held a Norwex party. Norwex sells evironmentally friendly cleaning products, which of course interest me. I am not really an environmentalist but I recycle and try to reduce our waste. However, we use disposable diapers so for me to say I am an environmentalist would be hipocritical to say the least. I already had some of the products, wet and dry mop, enviro cloth, window cloth, and the dryer balls. I really like my mop on our new laminate flooring, it's like vacuuming only much less hassle. And I can wash the floor in about 5 min with no soap what so ever. A must with Kamden in the house (he's a messy eater to put it mildly :-) ). I also use the window cloth to clean the windows, mirrors etc, where ever Kamden has left "paw prints" as Jack calls them. It requires only a little water so there's no windex with ammonia in the air or paper towels to throw out. However, after being at the party, I have a new exuberance for the enviro cloths. They apparently pick up 99% of bacteria and other icky stuff off any surface they wipe. All you need to do is wet it, wring it out and start cleaning. So yesterday, I started in the kitchen and wiped all the counters, the table (I always do this but with a dish cloth that probably just spreads all the gross stuff around plus I have to bleach them because they get very icky!) and I wiped out the kitchen sink. All with only water. The sink sparkled like it does after I use Vim with bleach and the counters had never looked so clean.
Then I washed the floor (with my mop) and moved on to the bathrooms. I used the enviro cloth to clean the counters, the mirror (then polished with window cloth) and the tub. No soap. No chemical smell that we all think of as smelling clean. Everything sparkled. I didn't use the cloth on the toilet because while they say that it absorbs whatever it picks up and doesn't spread it to the next surface you wipe, I just couldn't do it. I used toilet cleaner and my toilet brush for now until I get my new toilet brush from Norse that comes with it's own disambiguate in the holder that apparently lasts for well over a year.
Let's just say that it was a good thing I had to leave the party early because the bill would have been even higher! The hostess was a good sell simply by using stories of how she had used all the products. She even cleaned butter and baseline off a window with the envier cloth and window cloths. Very cool, let's see windex and a paper towel do that in two wipes!
Wow, you'd think I liked cleaning the way I went on and on. You can wake up now, I'm done!
Then last night, Cathy (who I met skating many, many, many years ago - we tried to figure it out but kept coming up with a number that seemed too high for either of our liking because it aged us more than we liked) and I went to Stars on Ice. It was FANTASTIC! Kurt Browing is still King and Elvis was such high energy. Plus our fave's Jamie Sale and David Pelletier. Not to mention Jeff Buttle, Joannie Rochette and a host of others. It was humorous, full of energy and just down right entertaining. Cathy and I cannot remember why we chose not to go to World's on Calgary this past March. I think it had something to do with her being in university but somehow that doesn't seem like such an important reason now. I know it was but....
Thanks for the great Christmas gift Cathy, I owe you big time!
So that's my very lively social life this month. Next outing will be INXS at the end of May with my handsome husband.