I'm a Believer!


So I'm trying to get back to writing with more regularity.

I'm failing miserably, but I'm trying.

Mostly because my mind blanks on topics to write about.

I could write about the stack of bills in the bedroom that occupy a great portion of my mind or I could write about mountain of boxes that occupy my garage.

Or I could write about all the things that change when you take three people from two different households and put them into one.  And to top that, how to do so in a way that sets a good example for an impressionable little one.

But all of that has really been an easy transition.  Certainly much easier than I expected.

However, the one bad thing I've discovered in having two males in the household is that there are now twice as many water rings and water stains on the wooden furniture throughout the house.

Which has driven Mama absolutely nuts.

Until last night.

It all started when I moved a treasure map off of my beautiful wooden table that had been placed there the night before.

When I moved it, I discovered that the map had been quite wet when it was laid there.

As evidenced by the giant water stain on the top of my dark-wood table.

So I attempted to bite my tongue and got out the furniture polish, which we all know does absolutely nothing against water stains.  But I tried anyway.

And then I fumed and went to the computer.

Ahhh, what was life like before the Internet?

How did people solve their problems before this marvelous invention?

Because I would never have magically just had the thought "Hmmmm, maybe if I spread olive oil on my wood table and then let it soak in for a while before following it up with furniture polish (I used my Old English for Dark Wood) maybe those water stains will just magically disappear AND give my table the ultra-shiny appearance that I have a sheet of polished glass on top of it!"

But that's what the Internet told me to do.

And that's what I did.

And that's how it worked out!

And now I don't have to be that woman who follows everyone throughout the house with coasters!

Hurray for the Internet!  Now if it would just solve the problem of the month-long-cough-that-won't-go-away or the too-much-month-at-the-end-of-the-money issues!
Ashley Wife & Mom

Ashley is a thirty-something wife and mother of two boys. She enjoys spending time with her family, as well as reading and decorating their home. Her blogging adventures began in 2006 as a single mother and have carried on through marriage and a new life with a husband, a ten-year-old, and an infant.