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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Bathroom Secretary

We are getting ready for yet another little adventure.

This time, we are driving to visit my family in New Mexico. So, the day before the trip is always a crazy conglomeration of laundry piles, unwrapped gifts (birthday parties to attend), half-packed suit-cases and the like, not to mention a very messy house. A house which needs to be cleaned before the house-sitter comes, otherwise it's just too embarrassing.

I asked Cali to follow me around the house with a pad and a pen and write down everything I said that needed to be done (I am NOTHING without a list when it comes to chores).

So far so good.

Until I went to look over the list:


Clean dog hair from floor

vacuum stairs

pack Toilet Trees


Ohhhhhhh, I get it....toiletries......Toilet Trees.

Well, I still have much to do...but I thought it would be a good idea to remind the rest of you heading anywhere sometime soon to remember to pack your Toilet Trees.

(I am picturing that hideous Charmin commercial with the bears in the woods....and the not strong enough toilet paper....sorry, that's just tooooooo much bear bathroom info!!)



Myrna Foster said...

I'm packing tomorrow. I'll have to remember those Toilet Trees. ;o)

Have a great trip!

Stephanie Perkins said...


Sorry. That deserved all caps. I really despise those bears. Those little squares of paper stuck to their furry buttcheeks make me want to vomitus. And the cutsey voices on top of it! BLECH!!

But . . . have a good trip! :) And Toilet Trees = adorable (and non-bearlike).

storyqueen said...

Myrna-Or, you could just stop along the way,you know...and create your own toilet trees....

Steph-I KNOW!! RIGHT??? Everytime I see one of those commercials I just think, "This is just soooo wrong on soooo many different levels."
And if I were a bear, I would be very offended.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, that is so cute! :)

Anonymous said...

So cute! Toilet Trees. Have to tell my family about that one. : )

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

That stopped me as I envisioned some contraption holding bowl brushes or whatever. Too funny! I don't think I'll ever say toiletries again without laughing.
Have a super time in NM.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hey, where will you be in NM? I'm having a big book launch party next Friday, the 23rd in Los Lunas! You are totally invited to come! Cajun food, music, etc.

Amy Tate said...

Shelley, Toilet Trees sounds like something from one of Amelia Bedelia's books, lol! I love it! Have a wonderful trip.

Anne Spollen said...

Remember Amelia Bedelia and how she did things like that with words? That's a really good one.

Have a great time in New Mexico!

storyqueen said...

Corey-It was cute until we were in the middle of nowhere and I had to pee.....but I made myself wait.

Susanne-I hope neither you nor your family ever need one!

Tricia-NM was great...and HOT! (But plenty of toilets.)

Kimberly-Darn. I am already back home! I would have loved to come to your launch. (I would have brought jambalaya...I make a mean jambalaya.)

Amy-Yes! Amelia Bedelia Goes Horribly Borribly Wrong!

Anne-You and Amy were on the same wave length. (I can just see her packing toilet trees.....)

Lydia Kang said...

That is so funny! Toilet Trees. That needs to go next to the Under Where.

Janet Johnson said...

LOVE it. :) Kids are the best.

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Well, dern! I want to try your jambalaya!