Remember that bleach and ammonia don't mix. Remember that urine has ammonia in it. Therefore, remember NOT to clean the cat pan with bleach! It produces scary fizzing that immediately reminds you that you should never mix bleach with ammonia and causes you to run 'round the house opening all the windows. *rolleyes*
Last night John got kicked *really* hard in the back at sparring. D'oh! (Not by me!) His ribs are SORE. Things are always a bit more brutal when we spar to 2 points. Everyone's a little edgier and kicks a little harder - myself included. It just does something to us, mentally. Strangely, no one adopted the "sunshine and rainbows" approach that I suggested, but I did get a good laugh from everyone ;o) I don't know why I'm always so nervous about sparring - well, yes, I do. It's fear of not doing my best - of having an "off" night. It's never fear of the other person, but of not living up to my own standards. I always have a blast once I get out there, but I'm always nervous right up until the "She jak!" (begin)
After swimming we all headed over here and made fresh rolls today. For ours we used Boston lettuce, rice noodles, grated carrot, pickled ginger, chives and cucumber. The dipping sauce was soy sauce and sesame oil. Usually there's peanut butter and ketchup in the sauce, too, but I didn't want to get the peanut butter out while my friend's son was there since he's allergic to it. They were YUMMY!!
My friend brought over cookies, and I had to confess to my giving-up of chocolate for Lent to explain why I was breaking out all my chips and handing them to Mollusc. I think I did get one by accident. D'oh! I'm reminded of Kitkat's lasagne incident. :oP She had also put dried cherries in them and they were REALLY good!
After supper tonight, Sluggie made this:
Can you tell what it is? It's an Oreo with NINE middles!!!! Woo hoo!! Truly a girl after my own heart. ;o)
Thanks to Faltenin, I've been playing with Cryptic Crosswords. That's what I needed, Fal; another time-stealer. :oP
I got my check for my naughty poem today. (yeehaw!!!!) It will be up on the site for the month of June. I asked that it be published under my penname, since I write for kids under my real name. I'll try to remember to post a link when it goes up.
Other Notes to Self:
Note to Self #1
Note to Self #2