Can I just say...

Monday, October 08, 2012
this has to be one of the best purchases I've made in a while! Now I am sure I am not the only person to say they don't like to iron - but here's how much I don't like to iron. My daughter saw the ironing board the other day behind the door in the laundry room & actually asked me what it was!! I'm not kidding! I HATE ironing! Lots of fabric softener and pulling it out of the dryer while it's still smoking are my secret!

BUT, that won't always remedy the wrinkles & after my niece told me how wonderful her garment steamer was (and b/c I've been wanting one forever) I finally gave up and got my own! This thing is uh-maze-ing! Not only does it get all the wrinkles out of the easy stuff - ruffles, it works on ruffles!! And the itty bitty shorts of my little people that always get rolled up on the ends - it works awesome on those, too!
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And it's small, folds up even smaller, has a retractable cord, and wheels to make it even easier to move around!

Man, I sound like a commercial - no, I didn't get compensated for this in any way - I just got a new toy and wanted to share!

Oh, the watermarks? Ya noticed, huh? Yeah, well - decided it was time for that, too. I don't know if I really like it yet - maybe if I change it around a bit. I tried it out on a few more pics - see if it grows on me.
The kids (and the adults) have been taking advantage of this wonderful cool snap we've got going on right now - been lots of playing outside lately!

And my boy made his own fashion statement today in his daddy's boots and shorts - yep, those belonged to Michael!!
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Much better than the ensemble Emma had him in last night - though even then he had on his boots!
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I've really enjoyed being out of the office since last Tuesday - even though a couple of the days were in a class. It's been a nice change of pace. I'm also going back during a sad time - a coworker passed away this morning. He had been battling cancer for over a year. My boss called me this afternoon to let me know. I don't really know how the rest of the week is going to go for everyone. He was only 51 with two teenage children. Makes me just want to bring my babies into our bed and hold them as long as I can. It's strange, but it just doesn't feel like it's real - I guess b/c I have been out of the office this past week and b/c he has been on leave for a while. I had just texted him last Thursday to let him know I was thinking about it and he usually answers. Now I know he had taken a turn, which is why I hadn't heard back from him.

I hate cancer...