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Friday, December 18, 2015

Cuteness Overload

If you haven't been to a preschool program or recital, I suggest you go to one. Well, only if you know a kid in the show, otherwise you would look a little creepy. 

These things are beyond cute--starting with the kids waving to their families as soon as they get on stage. And if the cuteness wasn't enough, there are always moments of comic relief. Like the little boy who kept clapping and the girl next to him who put her hands over his to stop him. And the little boy who kept dancing and the girl next to him who kept telling him to stop. (These little girls are bossy!) 

And here is Gus who did not get in trouble with the adorable little girl next to him. Their class sang "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" and "The Waiting Song." 

I'm sorry you didn't get to see the cuteness explosion in person, but here are some pictures and yes, even videos! 

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Dyson Diva

I have been a loyal Dyson customer for seven years, ever since Thea told me about the Dyson DC15 

I still have that one and I use it on carpets and rugs but a couple of years ago, at the suggestion of Granny Jo, I also invested in a cordless Dyson. 

Both of these tools are life-changing! The cordless is great for hardwood floors and tile and can transform into a dust buster for the car. It pivots in a way that makes it easy to get under furniture and around corners. 

Ah, it is glorious! 

But it sort of fell apart on me when we moved here. Hold on. That doesn't mean there is anything wrong with it and I still ADORE my Dysons. It was user error. This little strip of material started to come off and I decided to just toss it. What did I need that little strip for anyway? 

Well, apparently I did need it. It kept the vacuum from scratching up the floors. So then I had to suffer through vacuuming with those hair-collecting sticky pads Frank puts on everything. It was like declawing a cat--my beloved Dyson became practically useless in attacking dust and crumbs. And it wouldn't work when it went backwards. 

And another reason it is not Dyson's fault--they probably didn't intend for me to use it five times a day for three years. 

We felt like we got our money's worth out of it so we decided it was time to replace it. We found a deal at Target, ordered it online and it arrived yesterday. Frank immediately put it together and let me take it for a test drive. Gus tried to grab it from me and I screamed, "NO!! THIS IS MOMMY'S NEW TOY!!" 

Y'all, I didn't think I could love anything more than the DC15 and then I didn't think I could love anything more than the cordless Dyson. But this, new and improved cordless Dyson is UNBELIEVABLE. It works on the carpet too! I vacuumed the basement stairs with ease and then I ended up vacuuming the entire basement. I sucked up two dead roaches! 

I told Frank, "This thing is the bomb!" 

Oh, and I am keeping the other two Dysons--DC15 works better on rugs and the old cordless Dyson is in our laundry room upstairs so I can suck up the hair in my bathroom more regularly. (It's like tumbleweeds in there!) 

And did you see that my new Dyson is pink? 

I love the color and I hope it might just repel the boys. 

Merry Christmas to me! #DysonDivaForever