Thursday, May 7, 2009

Oh the smell....

~hellooooo and my freshly bleached hair...pardon the style, I just clipped it back out of my eyes..but you get the idea..~

Sometimes it's the littlest things that lift our spirits and make us feel like we can make it through another day. Well, this week I want to give credit where credit us due....

BLEACH!!! Yes, bleach. Oh, how I love the rolls off my tongue like honey from a honeycomb. It trickles through my mouth and produces the most glorious sound...bleeeeeeachhhhh. Mmmm....what a sound.

Before I expound, I must let you in on a little secret. Every 6 months or so, I like to change up my laundry detergent. Why, you ask? Well, I hate doing laundry. It is the worst of all chores in my book. The folding, the ironing, the putting away...ughhh! (who am i kidding? like I really iron..haha!)

When I just can't take the arduous laundry task any longer, I rush to the nearest Target or Wal-Mart and buy a brand new bottle of laundry detergent. Just the new smell alone, gets me in the groove again. I LOVE the way a brand new bottle of laundry detergent smells. I think we get desensitized to our old detergent smell, and therefore loose all love for it.

Well, last Sunday I brought home a bottle of Tide with Bleach Alternative. This came highly recommended from several friends. I almost choked on my chewing gum when I saw the price for this product. $11.99??? Are you kidding me??? Who buys this stuff? It must be liquid gold!

I washed my first load that night. As the load finished the rinse cycle, I slowly opened the lid to the washer. The most aromatic smell rose to my nostrils, as I ever so gently inhaled. Ahhhh....bleach...fresh bleachy soap smell. Is there anything better?

Well, 8 loads of laundry later, I am still enjoying this providential product. I know, I know, it will soon get old and I will move on to another detergent. But, in the meantime I will enjoy my little bottle of liquid gold.

Did I mention that today was my "hair day"? Only my favorite day of the whole entire month!! As I am sitting in the chair watching Allison artfully and skillfully put each piece of foil in my hair, I breathe that sweet smell again.

"I LOVE that smell...i LOVE it", I tell her.

"Oh, I am so sorry, it is so strong. I apologize for the smell." Allison says.

"Oh, Allison, sweetie, I was serious. I LOVE that smell. It makes me very happy," I grin like a Cheshire cat as I tell her.

"You're serious??" asks Allison.

"Yes, and Yes!" I exclaim..probably a little to excitedly.

So, my hair girl thinks I am a nut case. Oh well. Maybe I am.

still high on bleach,



Rebekah Hudgins said...

I am totally with you, lady! The smell of bleach ROCKS. Especially when it means Summer has arrived and you're due for a bright, perky do! YAY!

I have had the same conversation with my hair girl, no kidding!

Tide with Bleach Alternative is beyond incredible. No spot cleaning around here, just Tide and it does the job. My theory is you save on all of the spot cleaners and just use the real thing. It takes out chocolate! wow. I love your idea of using a different detergent to switch it up. (We use Purex free for our colors, which saves a ton- it is really reasonably priced.)

Feeling your bleach love to the farthest extremes,


Mary said...

Seriously, who's cuter than YOU!?! No one!

Love your hair, can't wait to see it live in the a.m.


Tracey said...

In case you didn't know.... I love you! I love to do laundry just to smell it!! It makes me feel like I'm doing a good job as wife and mother!!

Your hair is looking good too!


Laurie from GA said...

Your hair is looking cute!!! Secret -- When I do laundry, I like to drape a warm towel around me while I fold! Freakish, I know, but I love it and now the kids like it as well!

Happy Mothers Day!