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Today I decide to be the cool mom and surprise my kids with a run to dairy queen and their favorite library in a neighboring town. I also figured I'd throw in a stop to my favorite consignment shop- because after all I am thrifty mama too. I went to get the stroller out of the trunk of my car and was unepectedly greeted with gooey orange slimy nastiness filling the trunk of my car. What could this mystery liquid be? Well as I began removing other items from my trunk I found a totally disintegrated can o' orange juice. I began to piece together how this went down. Obviously an errant can of frozen orange juice strayed from it's highly quality walmart plastic shopping bag on the journey home from the store Friday. It hid steathily and undisturbed under the Arrow map of Metro Boston where it was subsequently smashed by a laundry basket full of supplies that I hauled to a baby shower Saturday. Due to this bodily trauma it began to leak it's precious contents all over the trunk of my van. Where it would remain permeating the crevices of the trunk bed until Tuesday morning when it was discovered in a parking lot by me unsuspected smart mama. I performed basic triage with the help of dry wipes and a box of Kleenex and a spare diaper somehow ( not a day to leave the wet wipes at home!). When I finished I had to perform triage on my own sticky self in the Homegoods bathroom!No I did not take pictures- some things are too graphic to be shared- we try to keep it family friendly here! Thankfully my van has a plastic bed liner and although this task clearly falls on my husbands side of the marital contract which is all things: dirty, heavy, sweaty, smelly, or generally gross but this was an emergent situation, it could not wait. So here is me power washing out the bed liner.
Find of the Day: For our resident hornets-- a trash can full of sticky OJ concentrate coated paper towels!
Quote of the day- "No wonder it smelled funny in here!"ss#1
Lucky Winners of the Day: Our friends Chris and Laura who had previously reserved our van for an airport pickup run- Who recieve the complimentary OJ fresh scent- usually I charge extra for aromatherapy.
1. a hose to clean with
2. the smell of mint brownies (and my son suggesting we use them as an air freshener)
3. bargain finds