We have off white ceramic tile in our kitchen, mud room and bathrooms. Over the years the grout had started to appear rather grubby and no commercial cleaning solution helped that grubbiness. Not long ago I noticed a recipe on Facebook for grout cleaner with a before and after photo--what the heck, the recipe contained common ingredients I had on hand. It consisted of 7 cups of water--and I thought hot water would work better. The next ingredient was 1/2 cup baking soda--do you know what happens when you dump baking soda into hot water--a mess is what happens--I had the container sitting in the sink so no harm was done. One-third cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of vinegar completed the recipe.
Crawling around on my hands and knees with a squirt bottle of this stuff and a brush made for clean grout and one exhausted me! It was amazing how well this stuff worked!
Yesterday we headed to Billings--I had two medical appointments. For about three years I've had what I call a cranky hip. It bothers me most when sitting in a car for long periods of time and especially if Emmi is in my lap. About two years ago I saw an orthopedic surgeon who diagnosed me with bursitis--well, exactly how long does bursitis last??? The hip pain wakes me in the night and is just annoying. So, I decided to give the medical community another shot and ended up seeing the orthopedic surgeon's physicians assistant (PA)--a delightful, young, personable young woman. She didn't think I had bursitis, took some more x-rays and thinks I have some kind of muscle/joint strain. I received a cortisone injection (which she performed causing me very little discomfort), an anti-inflammatory med., and a Medrol dose pack. Last night I slept through the night for the first time in ages!
My other appointment was just a bone density scan. A wonderful lunch at Jake's, stops at Costco and Wal Mart and we were heading home. Michael did his Harbor Freight run while I was seeing doctors. Emmi kept Nat company.
There are sure lots of disgruntled Microsoft Live Writer users out there and I am one of them but have decided to just put it in prespective. It was and is a free program. My blog is my journal for friends and family to read. I enjoy the fact that others in the far flung world of blogging read what I have written but seriously--it's my journal. As Sue from The MoHo And Other Traveling Tales said, it's also searchable which is important. I have stacks of journals from pre-blogging years and it's a pain trying to find something in one of those books.
More rain equals more mud around here but today the sun came out at times. The photos show how green all this rain has made our little neck of the woods!