Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Dollar Tree Fail

How bad can foam rollers be from the Dollar Tree? Pretty bad. A blogger friend gave me foam rollers in a case, bought at a thrift store. They were great and had a nice plastic, zippered storage bag. Well, they are gone as is my curling iron. Needing a bit of oomph for my hair at the least possible price, I spent $1 on DT fam rollers. Don't do it. One end is supposed to unlatch, not both ends of the plastic that hooks onto both ends of the foam.

Last Friday, I was so ill, I had Tommy take me to the doctor. As usual lately, I staggered in and had to be wheeled out, UTI. I feel like I am getting worse. Tomorrow, I will find out about the culture. I was given a shot and prescription.

Today, I had business in Cullman, so went to take-out lunch and brought home another for dinner. I picked up info from doctor and had other business.

The free lunch was wonderful--baked chicken tenders in balsamic tomato sauce and topped with mozzarella cheese, green bean casserole with water chestnuts, whole baked sweet potato, roll, brown sugar and cinnamon for the sweet potato and another butter for the roll, As usual, we took it to the park, and sat facing the lake. We are both looking forward to the same thing for dinner.

I went to a food bank and came home with a huge package of frozen chicken thighs and frozen sausage patties. Even though we will have the box dinners. I will cook the thighs tonight and freeze most of them for Tommy and leave two out for two nights.

Next week, we go to the farm to get Beauregard sweet potatoes. I hate I cannot eat the skin anymore.

I have trouble sleeping here. Last night, I got to sleep at 4 am and had to get up at 8 am. Several nights, I have heard noises. Sunday night, I got up, took my $1 flashlight and came down the hall. The living room where Tommy sleeps was closed. I opened the door and there he was in his underwear, holding a belt and a plastic bag and had just closed the front door. "WHAT are you doing?" He had just come in from smoking. I knew I heard noises at night.

His house cracks the strangest cracks I ever heard. Remember. I lived in an old creaky house. This is worse. One day, I told him I heard something near the house and it was not my imagination, something moving about. It seems two dogs in the next fenced yard play at night. Thankfully, they don't yip and bark at each other.

I need a sound machine again. I had had mine or at least 30 years, just white noise. The quiet here disturbs my sleep. But, I cannot afford another. Pooh!

The curling iron is a necessity right now since I have a big even coming up and would like a little oomph to my hair. I curl it but am happy my hair just turns, no curls...lol.

Have you been disappointed by DT items that are so simple and should work out? Consider I bought house shoes that were a bust!

10 comments:

  1. Yes I have purchased those and returned them. Junk!

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  2. Any chance of finding a fan on clearance this time of year? That's my preferred white noise.

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    1. Angie, I thought of that, but the dust being pushed round would cause me problems. He has one here.

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  3. hi, PP. UTI, dropped bladders and frequent urination run in my family. i once had a painful UTI for an entire summer! i read online that anti-biotics make the situation chronic, and that taking D-mannose, 3, 3 times a day, with AZO tablets for pain finally got rid of it in about a week. they can be ordered online, and they were a lifesaver. wish you much love, luck, and fun, marianne :>)

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    1. Marianne,
      No dropped bladder or anyhphysical thing. I have no pain, if you can believe that. I will check out the other. Thanks. I need fun right now and a bit of luck.

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  4. I have never been to the Dollar tree - I did not know they sold curlers good or bad.

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    1. Urspo,
      I have been sorely disappointed with the store.

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  5. hi PP. if you get youtube on your phone, they have hours of ASM sounds, rain, fires, white noise... could be used with headphones, buds, and plug in the charger, for endless relaxation. just a thought, if housemate has cable, you probably can. best wishes, marianne :>)

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    1. mariane,
      phone stolen. But it was a good thought. Thanks.

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