Friday, June 26, 2009

Friday Fodder

Isn't it crazy how you still remember all the lyrics to every single Michael Jackson song, even if you haven't heard them in YEARS? Or is that just me?

And I best remember Farrah Fawcett from that movie TV movie Small Sacrifices that was based on the book by Ann Rule. Remember how the Duran Duran song "Hungry Like the Wolf" was playing on the radio when she killed her children?

And of course, Ed McMahon. 2 words: Star Search.

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Middle is sick. Fighting off some sort of virus. His temperature hovers around 100-101 degrees when he's not sufficiently dosed with Motrin. We've had 2 pretty sleepless nights now with him. (The good news: No nighttime accidents because he's been up frequently.) But how is it that he's sick when SCHOOL IS OVER??? Where are these germs coming from?

Eldest is getting a special treat on Monday in that he's flying to Baltimore with Hubby to attend a Sox game there. Luxury box seats. Hubby is flying for business. They happened to have an extra ticket, so Eldest was graciously invited. I have been harping at him to STAY AWAY from his brother so he doesn't catch 'da fevah.

This morning after I checked Middle's temp, Eldest said, "I wanna see it." Silly me, I assumed he just wanted to read the numbers on the thermometer. So I went about my business getting some medicine to give to Middle. Next thing I knew, I heard a beep and then Eldest announced, "Mine is 98!" OF COURSE he had stuck the germ-ridden thermometer directly into his own mouth. Of course.

On Wednesday after we told Eldest that as a special treat he would be flying to Baltimore with Daddy, he carelessly knocked a glass of (my) red wine off of the coffee table and onto our dark blue carpet. Google told me I should blot it and then use a 3-1 mixture of baking soda and water to treat it and then vacuum it up. Did that. Didn't work so much. The stain still looks AWFUL.

Halp?

14 comments:

Gretchen said...

I have spilled so many glasses of red wine, it was officially banned from Casa de Princess (who keeps moving the table???) until I discovered mother's NEW little helper: Wine Away. Works like a charm!

Jenni Jiggety said...

I want to go to the Sox game in Baltimore! How cool is that?

Would Resolve work, maybe?

Jaime said...

Get some Resolve foam stuff...red can..around 3 or 4 bucks! It works on EVERYTHING!!! I go through about 2 cans a week because I love how clean my bedroom smells after I use it. I spray it all over my carpet and then vaccuum it all up...gong to go do it right now lol!

Martha said...

Such a shame, sniff, sniff, to waste your lovely red wine.
Good luck with the stain removal. Club soda might help??

Michele Renee said...

Jaime above is funny! My hubs and boys are out of town and I have done nothing in terms of cleaning. I am going to do that right before they get home.
I forgot that Farrah was in Small Sacrifices. I read that book and then saw it. I really loved her in The Burning Bed.
It was a sad day yesterday and I am sad for their children.

Amy said...

Club soda or Oxyclean carpet cleaner. Try those.

Cool trip for Eldest!!

Allison said...

Two entertainment Icons in one day....very sad. I will always remember MJ's Thriller and Billy Jean days and try to forget the child molesting and babies dangled over balcony days.

Pricilla said...

I am sorry the kids are sick. And in summer.

Can't help with the wine...sorry

Annie Duncan said...

Try using white wine to get the red wine out. I used it white upholstery once and it seemed to do the trick. And if it doesn't, at least you can drink the rest of the bottle and not care so much about the stain :)

I am jealous of eldest! I want to go to Boston for a Sox game!

karen said...

Wine Away or Oxyclean - WA is faster and generally on hand here, since it isn't regularly tossed into the laundry and we really don't spill that much wine (why waste?).

Maranatha said...

Lovely, insert germy thermometer in mouth. Fan-freakin-tabulous.

Anonymous said...

go to a pet store and get Enzyme pet stain remover. There are little enzymes that live in there and eat anything that is food or protein related. spray it on and it will be gone in an hour or so. And then you will have little drunk enzymes living on your carpet. It works on everything - blood, any food stain, we even use it for stains on clothes. I don't know why they do not advertise it for more purposes than just pet stains.

Jules said...

use some oxiclean and water mixed, spray it on the spot, let it sit for a few minutes then blot it up!!!

Night Owl Mama said...

Funny the things you remember about famous stars. I can't believe now that there is in 1 month. Hope the oldest doesn't get that especially heading out for a Sox game on MOnday.

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