clean washing

Happy Thanksgiving!
  • So, I’m hosting Thanksgiving dinner this year. I came home early and I’m baking pies and doing laundry. I should be cleaning carpets, dusting, cleaning the bathroom, and washing the good dishes, but guess what I’m not doing?
  • Yes, I’m having beers. And listening to liberal shows on SiriusXM Progress. And contemplating gifts to give for the upcoming December 25th Retail Holiday. That’s what happens with the collapse of morality. December 25th is officially a business holiday. No more of this Merry whatever shit…and don’t blame me, it’s the evangelicals that don’t have a problem supporting horrendous, previously immoral behavior that have convinced me.
  • With my current mood, I don’t anticipate the upcoming holidays to be quite so spectacular. I just hope I have the good sense to keep the drinking to a minimum and to enjoy my family and friends.
  • I purchased a refurbed Canon PowerShot G5X recently and while I’m loving having a lightweight point-and-shoot with powerful features, I discovered that I’m taking lots of upside-down video snippets of my feet and streets as I wander. Yes, the video recording button is poorly placed, especially for these bumbling fingers. I promise to upload something soon, just for the amusement factor!
  • I desperately wanted to keep this post positive, but with all of the sexual assault and abuse allegations, the pending loss of Net Neutrality, the pervert Roy Moore running loose, and 45 toilet-tweeting his typical unhinged and clueless bullshit…well, that’s not so easy to do. Maybe after the election in 2018.
  • Finally, I’m thankful that I’m gainfully employed, I have great (new) healthcare and treatment for my RA, I’m closing in on retirement, have a great supportive sister and family, have a fantastic hobby that continues to excite me, and I have a platform to share it all.
  • Happy Thanksgiving to all of my followers and rebloggers. I’ve stopped logging all of the activity on my photos, but for my skill level I’d say the support has been damn amazing. Thanks again, everyone.

Friend: …you’re going to wash that jacket afterwards, right?

me, shoveling deer teeth straight off the ground and into my pocket, with no intentions on washing said jacket: yeeeeeesssss?

Crystals: Color and Use

The best way to work with crystals magickally, is to simply carry them in your pocket or touch them. You can also wear them as jewelry as a single crystal or combined with other complimentary crystals on places such as: over your heart or at your wrists, etc, to disburse the energies throughout the body. 


Cleansing Crystals

Many people often handle the crystals before they are bought by you, so aligning and cleansing them is recommended for purest energy. 

Crystal Alignment Meditation

  1. Stand before your crystals and close your eyes and focus on the moment
  2. Take three slow breaths: inhale to the count of four, hold for count of four, and exhale for count of four, and then hold for another four counts
  3. State firmly in your mind “My spirit vibrates in harmony with (insert crystal type here)” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017). 
  4. Continue to mentally recite the chant until you feel an energetic shift in yourself 
  5. Open your eyes and start to feel the crystals before you
  6. Hold them, touch them
  7. The crystal that is right for you will feel like its humming in your hand–the sensation of your energy and the crystal energy aligning 

Boosting Crystal Power with a Simple Cleansing Ritual

  • Materials:
    • Your crystals
    • Bowl of soapy water
    • Sea salt (in small bowl)
    • Bowl of cold water
  • Ritual:
    • Take all the crystals and put them in the bowl of soapy water. Use your hands to rub them clean
    • Chant as you wash clean: “Water, cleanse and clean. Remove the negative unseen” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017).
    • When the crystals feel lighter, individually place them in the bowl of salt. The salt will ground them in your energy and their energy, and remove any remaining energy
    • Next, dip them in the bowl of cold water to rinse off the salt, but keep the energetic process. As you remove them from the cold water, say “By the water, no more negativity. By the water, blessed be” (Robbins & Bedell, 2017)
    • Your crystals are now blessed and cleansed and ready for use



Color Associations

  • White: Pure spirit, innocence, blank slate (any purpose)
  • Red: Love, life, sex, romance, power, element of fire
  • Orange: Success, memory, gaining energy 
  • Green: Money, fertility, success, growth, life-earth element
  • Blue: Healing, peace, dream work 
  • Gold: Money, success, Sun God
  • Yellow: Success, luck, element of air
  • Silver: Intuition, money, psychic ability, Moon Goddess
  • Purple: Intuition, psychic energy, mental focus, spirituality 
  • Black: Protection, grounding, strength 

Magickal Associations

  • Amethyst: Dreams, healing, psychic ability, peace, love, protection against thieves, courage, happiness
  • Aventurine: Mental focus and psychic ability, eyesight, gambling and general luck, money, peace, healing
  • Bloodstone: Healing, victory, courage, success in legal matters and business, wealth
  • Carnelian: Peace, relief from depression
  • Citrine: Success, protection, anti-nightmare, psychic ability
  • Clear Quartz: Boosts any other crystals or herbs, spirituality, protection, healing, psychic ability, power
  • Diamond: Spirituality, reconciliation, help with sexual dysfunction, protection, courage, peace, love, healing, strength 
  • Emerald: Love, money, mental focus and psychic ability, protection, exorcism, eyesight
  • Fluorite: Mental focus and psychic ability
  • Garnet: Healing, protection, strength 
  • Hematite: Grounding, healing, divination
  • Iron Pyrite (Fool’s Gold): Money, divination, luck
  • Jadeite: Love, healing, longevity, wisdom, protection, prosperity, money
  • Jet: Protection, anti-nightmare, luck, divination, health
  • Labradorite: Peace of mind, peace, happiness, tranquility, relaxation
  • Lapis Lazuli: Healing, joy, love, fidelity, psychic ability, protection, courage
  • Malachite: Power, protection, love, peace, business success
  • Moonstone: Love, divination, psychic ability, gardening, youth, protection, dieting, Moon Goddess
  • Moss Agate: Gardening, riches, happiness, long life, fertility
  • Red Jasper: Protection against poison and negativity, curing fevers, healing, beauty, grace
  • Rose Quartz: Love, open-heart chakra, peace, happiness
  • Ruby: Wealth, protection, power, joy, anti-nightmare
  • Smoky Quartz: Grounding, relief from depression
  • Sunstone: Protection, energy, health, sexual energy, Sun God
  • Tigereye: Money, prosperity, courage, energy, luck, divination 

Medical Associations

  • Amethyst: Relieves arthritis, asthma, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia, and stress; improves circulation 
  • Amber: Relieves asthma, constipation, and headaches; boosts energy
  • Aventurine: Relieves anxiety and fatigue, boosts immunity
  • Bloodstone: Improves circulation, relieves fatigue, boosts immunity
  • Carnelian: Relives arthritis and fatigue, improves circulation, aids concentration, aids fertility, boosts energy 
  • Citrine: Relieves constipation, improves digestion 
  • Clear Quartz: Aids concentration, boosts energy, immunity, and the properties and strength of all other crystals
  • Diamond: Relieves anxiety and depression, purifies, cleanses, regulates hormones
  • Emerald: Relieves asthma, detoxifies, cleanses, boosts immunity, relieves headaches
  • Fluorite: Relieves arthritis, aids concentration (note: do not use in an elixir or crystal water) 
  • Garnet: Relieves arthritis and depression, improves circulation, aids fertility 
  • Hematite: Relieves anxiety, arthritis, headaches, and insomnia; improves circulation; aids sleep
  • Iron Pyrite (Fool’s Gold): Relieves asthma, improves digestion
  • Jadeite: Relieves depression, balances the nervous system
  • Jet: Relieves headaches and depression
  • Labradorite: Improves digestion, relieves stress
  • Lapis Lazuli: Relieves depression, headaches, insomnia, and stress; boosts immunity
  • Malachite: Relieves asthma, boosts immunity (note: do not use in an elixir or crystal water)
  • Moonstone: Relieves anxiety, aids fertility
  • Moss Agate: Relieves depression, boosts immunity
  • Red Jasper: Improves circulation, aids concentration, relieves constipation
  • Rose Quartz: Relieves anxiety, headaches, and stress: aids fertility 
  • Ruby: Improves circulation, relieves constipation 
  • Smoky Quartz: Relieves anxiety, stress, and headaches
  • Sunstone: Relieves depression and fatigue 
  • Tigereye: Relieves anxiety, asthma, and depression

Crystal Water

This is an energetic healing-water prepared in a glass or jar, with the correct combination of crystals. To make your water:

  • Place the crystals in the bottom of the glass or jar
  • Set outside in the sun, or by a sunny window
  • Let sit for 2-8 hours
  • Once done, strain the water into a clean glass and store
  • Dosage is 2-3 drops in a glass of water or juice 3-4 times daily 

Note: Some crystals have metallic components and may contain iron or other substances that you should not drink or touch. These minerals include malachite, azurite, fluorite, jet, sulfur, serpentine, tigereye, tiger iron, and turquoise. To still obtain the crystal water energies from these crystals, you should use the No-Touch Method.

No-Touch Method

What you will need

  • Small bowl 
  • Large bowl
  • Crystals
  • Water
  • Bottle or jar
  1. Place the crystals in the small bowl
  2. Place the smaller bowl within the larger bowl
  3. Fill the larger bowl with enough water that the water level is above the height of the crystal(s) in the smaller bowl (BUT DOES NOT OVERFLOW INTO THE SMALL BOWL) 
  4. Place the bowls outside in the sun or on a sunny window for 2-8 hours
  5. Bottle the water from the larger bowl and store
  6. Usage and dosage is the same as above

Recipes 

  • Anxiety Relief: Amethyst, rose quartz, moonstone
  • Arthritis Relief: Carnelian, garnet, hematite
  • Asthma Relief: Amethyst, iron pyrite, tigereye
  • Constipation Relief: Citrine, red jasper
  • Depression Relief: Garnet, jadeite, lapis lazuli, sunstone, moss agate
  • Digestive Relief: Citrine, iron pyrite, labradorite, energy boost, carnelian, clear quartz
  • Fatigue Relief: Aventurine, carnelian, sunstone
  • Fertility: Carnelian, garnet, moonstone, rose quartz
  • Headache Relief: Clear quartz, hematite, lapis lazuli, rose quartz
  • Immunity Boost: Aventurine, bloodstone, clear quartz, lapis lazuli
  • Improve Circulation: Bloodstone, hematite
  • Improve Concentration: Carnelian, clear quartz, red jasper
  • Insomnia Relief: Amethyst, hematite, lapis lazuli
  • Stress Relief: Lapis lazuli, smoky quartz, rose quartz 

Source 

Robbins, Shawn, and Bedell, Charity. The Good Witch’s Guide. New York: Sterling Ethos, 2017. Print.

Not cleaning your room for six months and then hyperfocusing and cleaning it perfectly (including washing the walls) at 2:00 in the morning is ADHD culture.

Vocabulary prompts for your target language

Wondering what vocab to learn? Are you curious whether your vocabulary is varied enough?

Here are some of the topics you might want to expand in your target language:

  • life and death (eg. stages of life, vocabulary for funeral)
  • family (members of family, family tree)
  • appearance (parts of the body, clothes, verbs of movement, fashion, diets, hairdressing)
  • character (eg. adjectives describing character, personality types, temperaments, emotions, feelings of love, hate, interest etc.)
  • health & sport (eg. parts of the body, diseases, going to the doctor, going to pharmacy, types of accidents, maintaining healthy lifestyle, fitness, gym, cosmetics, going shopping, mental health, sports, olimpics)
  • hobby and holidays (eg. activities of free time, night life, types of holidays in your country or in your target language’s country, active and passive way of spending free time, friends, games)
  • art (painting, drawing, films, literature)
  • house (eg. types of houses, living in a city, on a countryside, different types of rooms at home, neighbors, garden, chemicals for cleaning, activities like cleaning floors, washing the dishes, moving out, renovation)
  • food (eg. types of food, preparing dishes, traditional meals, writing a recipe, healthy foods, eating out) 
  • media (eg. TV, press, internet, news, types of presenters, types of programs, social media, ads)
  • technology (eg. types of jobs in IT industry, computer, phone, internet)
  • travel (eg. types of vacations, days off, business trips, places to go, travel agency, types of tourism, monuments, summertime, nature, names of countries, weather, plants and animals, foreign languages)
  • work & school (eg. professions, looking for a job, job interview, office work, dream jobs, balancing professional life with private, jobs in politics, being a celebrity, summer jobs, business, time management, subjects at school, stages of education)
  • society (eg. culture, social rules, savoir-vivre, law, government, idols, crimes, terrorism, wars, politics, religions, casework, classes in society, race discrimination)

Originally posted by dailyvocab

You can add your own suggestions by sending them to me so that I expanded that list or by reblogging.

I hope this helps someone!

lonely is not the right word anymore. maybe what i’m talking about is quiet. sitting in my own space and letting my mind be curious again. i fill my time now with beautiful books and poetry. i fill the bath tub up and wash away my sins and the sins of old lovers. i’m becoming clean again. my freshly washed sheets only smelling like me. this is what okay feels like, this is what i have needed. 

Here’s more of my “I’m avoiding college work” work. 

Classic Lara is the best Lara. Just sayin’

How to Clean Your Plushie (Step-by-Step) Tutorial

If you want to see Shu san take a shower, then you have to read this post!

Want to have a clean plushie to cuddle and smooch with? But too scared to wash it because you do not know the proper way to do it?

This is the post you need! The easiest way to wash your plushie with something you already have at home~

If your plushie is not really dirty, it just has a little bit of hair and dust, I recommend you to use Lint Roller (or use Lint Roller first, then wash it with water.)

All right, you plushie starts smell~ You think it’s time to wash it since you might own it for 2 years~ Then here are the steps:

Things you need:

1)      Tide or other Detergents

2)      A Cup

3)      Used Tooth Brush (so the brush is soft enough)

4)      A Washing Bowl


To pour a little bit of Tide in a cup


Add some water, stir with Tide, now you have your Cleaning Solution 


Use tooth brush dips some Cleaning Solution to brush your plushie


Make sure Hold the plushie’s Head with your hand because the Head will be the heaviest (Like you wash a real baby~)


Under the faucet, turn to the Cold Water, lightly brush off the Cleaning Solution

(Cold Water can prevent damage)


In the Washing Bowl, put in some Cold Water, then place the plushie in to the water


Lightly squeeze the plushie, so the extra Cleaning Solution inside the plushie can be squeezed out.

(Sorry Shu’s handsome face LOL)


Clean and empty the Washing Bowl, Lightly squeeze out the water inside the plushie



Shu finished shower. This is what happened, Shu plushie turned to Hot Shu after shower.JK


Put the plushie on the towel, wipe dry the plushie


Place a plastic bag on the table, put the plushie on the plastic bag


Recommend to put the plushie near the window so it can air dry faster!! (You have to wait 2~3 days)

But do not put it directly to the sun light (Sorry the photo looks like I place it directly to the sun light, but i did not!)

Change position every 5hrs or everyday so all the parts can be dried


So yes! This is the final result!!! Shu looks the same and nothing is damaged~

Do you guys think he is cleaner? OW<

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wildliferescuebc House Sparrow washing time! This one came to us covered in glue from a sticky trap someone laid out to catch bugs. Unfortunately this is something we’ve seen all too often this summer. Please consider alternative methods to bug control than to go with these sticky traps, which tend to also stick innocent birds and bats. Luckily this one is doing well after receiving care at Wildlife Rescue, but not all will be able to come to us!

I’m currently feeling super into cleancore/bath time stuff… Sooo, I made this littlespace bath time moodboard!

~Prince Nova ✨

*None of these pictures belong to me, I found them all on google images!*

Sun Through the Houses

This is a very basic and simplified version of the Sun in each of the 12 houses. Later, I’ll make a more in-depth list of what you’re like if you have an Aries Sun, etc. in each house! And of course, this is my interpretations, other people may disagree!!

The Sun is where you want to be different than everyone else. It’s where you want to shine, and is a key part of who you need to be to be happy. This is something you have an affect on!! If it says you enjoy volunteering, for example, you will not be destined to volunteer in soup kitchens and the like. You will need to take the initiative to do this, and you will find yourself happier!!

Sun in 1st House
- You like looking good and dressing up
- You are aware of yourself and your needs; probably do buy books from the self-help section
- You like to stay in shape
- You have a big personality, people find themselves drawn to you
- You stick by the rules you have in life; strong set of morals

Sun in 2nd House
- You want to be rich, and probably famous as well!
- Your charisma and natural leadership will help you further your career
- You don’t need to rely on others for your self-worth
- You are quite possessive

Sun in 3rd House
- You value communication
- You’re a tech person (lucky)
- You like to make new friends and get along well with neighbours, family, heck even the man standing behind you at the grocery store!
- You’re very intelligent, or want to be perceived as being smart
- You see each individual tree for what it is, rather than the whole forest
- You always have the newest tea; a gossiper

Sun in 4th House
- You like have a showy house
- You probably blog parenting tips, or read parenting books and pass the knowledge on to everyone you talk to
- You aspire to be the best parent, or to be your children’s best friend

Sun in 5th House
- Similar to the 4th house, you want a good relationship with your children
- You tend to be very creative
- You aren’t afraid to do what you love, despite what others may think of it
- Your love affairs can be quite intense and fast-paced
- You can be risky and impulsive; gambling is fun, but be careful

Sun in 6th House
- You like trying out new diets and always have a gym membership, even if you rarely go
- Your health should be very well!
- You find enjoyment in even the most mundane tasks, like cleaning or washing windows
- You enjoy volunteer work 
- You have divine hygiene

Sun in 7th House
- You are good at personal relationships
- Everyone you talk to feels special 
- Your relationships are intense, including the negative ones
- In marriage, you and your partner typically get along wonderfully and are great at communicating and cooperating with each other

Sun in 8th House
- You have a fascination with death, whether that be your own or others
- You will come into inheritance, or marry someone with a large amount of money
- Sex with you is intense, you give it everything you have, wanting to be the best partner your lover has had
- You will suffer from great loss, and if you allow it, it can teach you how to grow and heal

Sun in 9th House
- You are very intelligent and aware of the world and how it works
- If you’re religious, you are devoted
- You have strong morals
- You love to travel
- Your dreams tend to have more meaning than the usual person’s
- You may not have a lot of knowledge, but you have a very deep understanding of what you do know

Sun in 10th House
- You want to be known
- You are probably involved in your community and enjoy politics
- You have a very positive and powerful reputation
- Fame means more to you than money
- Your public face is quite different than your private face

Sun in 11th House
- You have many, many “friends”, but may not feel like you are actually close with others
- Quantity trumps quality, in your opinion
- You have very big dreams and wishes for your future
- You are also quite aware of yourself

Sun in 12th House
- You want to understand the unknown
- You are probably very involved in the occult, astrology, or something similar
- You are more likely to suffer from severe mental health
- You tend to be caught up in your own thoughts
- You may be a philosopher, with lots of self-reflection
- You have many romantic affairs, sometimes at the same time as each other