Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wednesday Woo-Try-Something-New-Hoo

I can find nothing to Woo-Woo except the fact that I am alive and kicking today. I feel like doo-doo instead of Woo-Hoo ;0(

I am excited for Chris Dean of Life Your Way! for getting her first feature of her post A Seussian Tragedy on BlogHer and on Bonbon Break as well! I'm beyond thrilled for her and will post her links to the supporting blogs when they go live so you, my fellow supporters, can go give her some love. We all know the clicks on a blog featuring our work count - each and every precious one ;0)

I also want to say holla to my top followers and say that the list hasn't changed in weeks, so I'm going to hold off on posting it again until it changes. Good thing, too, because Blogger won't let me upload a picture today anyway. Grrr! Nevertheless, get your name on the leader board by interacting! Every comment puts you closer to being a permanent force. You'll be the Luke Skywalker of Everyday Underwear, like Kelly Hashway! The force is strong with that one.

I've been so busy and feeling poorly on top of it lately and my writing has suffered immensely! I miss it, grieve it, and long to get back to it. Alas, I have not had the time and when I do have the time, the energy is zapped from me completely and I fall into nap-attack mode. I literally can't keep my eyes open. It's like narcolepsy, but more annoying since I haven't been diagnosed with narcolepsy.

So I'm doing something new today and posting within a Woo-Hoo. Let's rock this thing...

I tried home made laundry soap recently. I wasn't going to, but everybody else was doing it! I felt so pressured! I felt like I was the only one in the world who wasn't saving tons of money and stretching her Suzie Homemaker muscles.

Result: I came. I saw. I have since returned to store bought. I'm not a bit sorry. I have to honestly say, that stuff sucked! I believe I even used the version off the Duggar site, and you would think they would know what they were doing. Maybe it works for some, but it failed miserably for me.

For one thing, it wouldn't stay in the dispenser in the washing machine. It would go right through when I'd put it in - drained right out! So I either had to hurry up and fill it quick right before I started the load or put it directly in the wash. Frustrating, especially with my front-loader.

I also had to use twice the amount called for. And still, my clothes never smelled clean. They began taking on a hue of dinge as time went on and they just looked horrible!

Also, whether it was related or not, I developed my mystery rash during that time and when I went to the dermatologist for my allergy testing, she told me they have a lot of people coming in who are reacting to the home made laundry soap. It only had three ingredients - Fels Naptha Soap, Borax, and Super Washing Soda - dissolved/heated in water.

"Oooh, natural ;0)" I thought.
"Wonderful!" I thought.
"What could it hurt?" I thought.

Well, that's what I get for thinking!

I'm still not sure what caused my rash, but who knows, it could have been the laundry soap. It could have been a million things, but according to the very expensive doctoring experience, I have an irritant reaction to nickel and Balsam of Peru (stupid Peruvian Balsams... ?) and it was contact dermatitis, which I still think is a crock, but that is another series of blog posts all together.

I did not even have the energy to try another version of home made laundry soap. I just went back to my old standard; the cheap, but effective, Purex. Hallelujah. My clothes sing hallelujah! I sing hallelujah! Order is restored and my clothes look, smell, and feel clean again. I will not leave you again, Purex. I betrayed you once, but I hereby pledge my allegiance to you.

Woo-Hoo to you, Purex. Woo-Hoo to you, my friend.


  1. Haha, a terrific Purex commercial. I hope you're feeling better real soon Cindy! Is the rash stress related? Well, I'm with ya on not feeling super Woo-Hoo today, we'll try again next week. There's nothing like the smell of clean laundry and without the scent what's the point in even washing them? LOL

  2. I love the smell of clean laundry. And yes, the rash could be stress related, but I am not sure yet. I am going through the process of elimination, you know. Time will tell, I hope.

  3. Yikes! Not a rash! Grrrrrrrrrrrrrr..... Hope you get it under control soon!

  4. Glad I only got as far as saving up the containers to do it - never got around to it! You've got me smilin' again - thanks.

  5. I had a mysterious rash outbreak, the dermo tried hard to figure out what it was, but in the end gave me some cream and it went away. Oh well... hope you are feeling better Cindy!!

  6. Ah, you mentioned me. :D I had a weird rash on my leg the other day. I suspect it may have been poison ivy, but the weird thing is that I didn't think I was allergic to it. Yet there was some where I walked my dog so I think I had a mild reaction to it. Maybe it's just weird rash time? LOL

  7. Um, I think my comment was just eaten. I don't know where it went. Oh well, here's the gist of it again.
    I had a weird rash on my leg the other week. I suspect it was poison ivy, but the weird thing is I didn't think I was allergic to it. But there was poison ivy where I walk my dog so I think I had a mild reaction to it. That or maybe it's just strange rash season? LOL

  8. Oh yeah, I forgot about strange rash season! Well, that's the problem, ha ha.

  9. Well as crazy as it sounds, my dog gets allergies that leave rashes on her stomach. Weird, right? We have no idea what she's allergic to but it happens every summer. So maybe this really is rash season. :)

  10. Awww, poor pup! Our mini-weenie gets seasonal allergies right along with the rest of us and she sneezes her little floppy ears off! It's funny, but I feel sorry for her also because she will literally sneeze like 20 times in a row. I'll have to tape it sometime and exploit her on YouTube! LOL! The vet told us we could give her children's allergy medicine.

  11. Aw, poor little thing! I'd totally watch the YouTube video though. ;)

  12. Cindy, I gave you an award on my blog.

  13. Hi Cind, another woo hoo from me! I've awarded you the Sisterhood of the World bloggers award and the inspirational bloggers award!

  14. Aw, thanks Lisa! That makes my day. I am having a rough one!