Sunday Glory

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Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for You are close beside me.

Psalm 23:4

Gail

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Furry Soap? Really????

Back in the 1960s when my sisters and I were growing up, there was a popular bath product called Fuzzy Wuzzy Bath Soap.

Any baby boomers out there who remember Fuzzy Wuzzy soap?

Well, I remember it well because my mother used to buy it.  My sisters and I begged her for it.  It was a soap marketed just for children.  I think at first it came in a bear shape only but then later they made it in various animal shapes. The soap was in a box which resembled a circus wagon with cage bars and wrapped in plastic.  Once the soap was removed from the plastic package, it grew fur!  There was also a toy surprise inside the soap.

 

I remember the box saying it would start growing fur overnight but mine always took a little longer than that…. maybe 3 days or so.  As a kid, I loved the soap when it first came out of the package, but once it started growing the “fur,” it disgusted me.  I don’t remember ever getting to the toy inside because I couldn’t bring myself to finish the fuzzy soap!

The question over the years?  What exactly was this strange fur that grew on the soap?  There were different theories.  One was that it was a mold spore.  Yikes!

It looked like some sort of whitish green fungal growth to me.  The box description is sort of vague and calls it a “safe cosmetic ingredient.”

Here’s a video about Fuzzy Wuzzy soap.

Another theory was that the soap was a harmless form of crystallization called “Efflorescence.”  Who knows.

I don’t know what it was but I do wonder if we WERE  actually playing with a soap covered in fungus or mold spores?  Ewww.

Good grief…. how did the children of the 1960s ever survive?  No car seats, seat belts, or bike helmets.  And our mothers maybe, just maybe bought us fungus forming soap to bathe and play with!

Gail ♥  

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Have You Cleaned Out Your Refrigerator Today?

I guess I’ve heard it all.  I was laying in bed early this morning and I heard on the radio that November 15th is National Clean Out Your Refrigerator Day.  Have you ever heard of such?  I haven’t.

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I laughed.  I usually clean my refrigerator out the week before Thanksgiving anyway.  A couple of months ago, I gave mine a thorough emptying and wipe down with  disinfectant, took out drawers and shelves and washed them in the sink.  I threw a lot of food out.  And yes, some of that food that had been pushed to the back was unidentifiable.

So today I just tidied mine up a little and threw a few things out.  I probably do need to pull it out to see how scary it is behind and under it and vacuum the coils but I’ll have to wait for a day when hubby is available to help with that.  They have a national day for everything don’t they?

Gail

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Things I’m Loving These Days

Coffee Pod Holder

I love this K-cup holder.  I found that all my coffee pod boxes were taking up a little too much room in my pantry and this solved that problem.  It’s sturdy and holds up to two dozen pods.  I need to do some rearranging and come up with some sort of coffee nook but for now it’s siting on the kitchen counter next to the coffee maker.  I stumbled across it in a Miles Kimball catalog.

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Private Selection® Chocolate Mint K-cup coffee

Though I love chocolate and mint, I really didn’t think I’d like the combination in coffee.  But I was wrong.  It’s delicious!  I came across this in Kroger’s one day but haven’t found it anywhere else.  Not sure if it’s a seasonal thing or one of those “for a limited time only” products, but it’s not easy to find.

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This is Us– Season Two

I missed just about all of Season Two on TV and so yes, I’m WAY behind.  I had to watch all of Season One again to refresh my memory on names, etc., so I’ve just started Season two.  Hubby watched Season One but he’s bailing on Season 2 and said the constant going back and forth from past to present and present to past is driving him nuts.

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Top Flight Notebooks with Colored Paper

I love these notebooks with the colored notebook paper!  They’re college ruled and the paper comes in colored sections of pink, green orange, and yellow.  It’s perfect for making out to-do lists or journaling.  I’ve always loved colored notebook paper.  Back in the 70s when colored notebook paper was somewhat of a fad, I remember having teachers who wouldn’t allow us to use anything but white notebook paper.  Many teachers put a ban on the colored notebook or filler paper.  I guess I’m rebelling in my old age!

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Autumn Plush Blanket with Cats and Pumpkins

I got this at Ross Dress for Less for around $14.  I can’t believe how soft and warm it is!  Hubby threw it over his legs when he was watching TV last night and said the same thing.  Dakota and Nugget seem to be getting attached to it too, especially today as it’s been quite rainy, windy, and cold.  When I get on the couch at night to watch This is Us, I usually have a cat or two on me!

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Blue Glass Pumpkins

These are so popular this year.  There’s one in the photo above, in case you missed it.  They came from Marshall’s.  It’s hard to photograph it in its true blue color but it’s simply beautiful.

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Happy Fall!

Gail

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Sunday Glory

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The idea of a spiritual heart transplant is a vivid image to me;

once you have the heart of somebody else inside you, then that 

heart is there. Jesus’ heart is inside me, and my heart is gone.

So if God were to place a stethoscope against my chest, 

he would hear the heart of Jesus Christ beating.

Max Lucado

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Supermarket Flowers

Supermarket Flowers is a song of bereavement.  Ed Sheeran wrote this song as a personal tribute to his late grandmother.  Many people think the song was written about Ed’s mom.  It was written from his mom’s point of view, rather than about her.  He wasn’t going to include it on his Divide album but at his grandmother’s  funeral, his grandfather asked him to put it on there.

What a beautiful, angelic song.

I took the supermarket flowers from the windowsill
I threw the day old tea from the cup
Packed up the photo album Matthew had made
Memories of a life that’s been loved
Took the get well soon cards and stuffed animals
Poured the old ginger beer down the sink
Dad always told me, “don’t you cry when you’re down”
But mum, there’s a tear every time that I blink
Oh I’m in pieces, it’s tearing me up, but I know
A heart that’s broke is a heart that’s been loved
So I’ll sing Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
When I fell down you’d be there holding me up
Spread your wings as you go
And when God takes you back we’ll say Hallelujah
You’re home
I fluffed the pillows, made the beds, stacked the chairs up
Folded your nightgowns neatly in a case
John says he’d drive then put his hand on my cheek
And wiped a tear from the side of my face
I hope that I see the world as you did cause I know
A life with love is a life that’s been lived
So I’ll sing Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
When I fell down you’d be there holding me up
Spread your wings as you go
And when God takes you back we’ll say Hallelujah
You’re home
Hallelujah
You were an angel in the shape of my mum
You got to see the person that I have become
Spread your wings
And I know that when God took you back he said Hallelujah
You’re home
Gail 
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Sunday Glory

You Say– Lauren Daigle

I keep fighting voices in my mind that say I’m not enough
Every single lie that tells me I will never measure up
Am I more than just the sum of every high and every low?
Remind me once again just who I am, because I need to know (ooh oh)

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe

The only thing that matters now is everything You think of me
In You I find my worth, in You I find my identity, (ooh oh)

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
And You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh, I believe

Taking all I have and now I’m laying it at Your feet
You have every failure God, and You’ll have every victory, (ooh oh)

You say I am loved when I can’t feel a thing
You say I am strong when I think I am weak
You say I am held when I am falling short
When I don’t belong, oh You say that I am Yours
And I believe (I), oh I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
I believe

Oh I believe (I), yes I believe (I)
What You say of me (I)
Oh I believe (oh)

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