Wednesday, February 11, 2009

A great drink! and A Fire Waiting To Happen

Shhh....I actually went to Starbucks twice today and technically had three drinks! Noelle and I went this morning since I had about an hour to kill between dropping Adam at school and going into work for an hour. Noelle had a screaming fit at breakfast so hadn't yet eaten anything and it was about 8:15 already. I brought her some breakfast along and we sat for a while. Me with my Grande Mocha and Old Fashioned Glazed Donut (I am in LOVE with their Donuts at Starbucks!) and Noelle with her crispy rice bar, fruit leather, and milk. I kinda felt mean eating a donut in front of her but I kept it in the bag and she never even noticed I was eating it. She could not have a donut because she is off both wheat and dairy for the next few weeks still, I was not just being mean. Then, after nap time we needed to run to Target for juice for Adam's v-day party Thursday. I thought it would be nice to take snack with us and sit and relax at Starbucks. You know, I really think it's great business practice to have Starbucks in all the Targets now, but I hate that it is so darn accessible!! I was feeling very dehydrated so I wanted to try a cold tea drink. I got this iced passion tea lemonade thing. It was SOOO GOOD!! Both of the kids liked it too, see I'm a nice mommy who shares! LOL Then the lady told me how they do refills on the same visit for half the price. How could I possibly pass that up? I didn't! It really was good, I almost think I like it better than the coffee. Okay maybe not THAT much, but very close. For you Starbucks junkies like me, you have got to try it.

When I started this post tonight it was about 7 pm and all I really wanted to write about was Starbucks Iced Tea. Then I went to switch the laundry over. I have been needing to run the dryer twice the last couple of days to get our clothes dry so I decided to check the lint trap. Keep in mind that I knew there couldn't be much in there, J and I both clean it after every load. Sure enough barely anything there. But as I went to put the trap back in I noticed that it wasn't going down in it all the way. So I pulled the trap back out and looked down in the hole. It looked a little built up so I grabbed a chopstick, it was the only thing I could think of that would fit down in there, and began trying to pull the lint out. Well let me tell ya, it just kept coming and coming. It was nasty!! Sure explained why the dryer was so inefficient! It was like a rat's nest, I can't believe it never caught fire. I finally unscrewed the cover because I just wasn't satisfied that I couldn't get all of it out. I ended up vacuuming out about half as much again as I had already pulled out (so the picture only shows about 2/3 of what came out of it). It will be very interesting to see if the dryer runs any better now. If we ever get a used dryer in any way you can bet I will be cleaning it well or just hiring one of those vent companies. Charlotte's handy tip of the day is: Clean you dryer vents regularly!

1 comment:

  1. I love Starbucks, especially passion tea ;)
    I don't get the lemonade one though. I get an iced venti passion tea with 4 pumps classic syrup and 2 pumps raspberry. YUM!!!
    They are SO refreshing.


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