Books and Lysol and Progress

I’ve been reading a very fascinating series right now.  The first book is called Outlander by Diana Gabaldon and I am now on the second book called Dragonfly in Amber.  I’m really enjoying this series even though the books are like 5 000 000 pages long.

Anyway, I read this part last night that described babies so well so I thought I’d share it with you.  Her descriptions were bang on.

“when you hold a child to your breast to nurse, the curve of the little head echoes exactly the curve of the breast it suckles, as though this new person truly mirrors the flesh from which it sprang.

“Babies are soft.  Anyone looking at them can see the tender, fragile skin and know it for the rose-leaf softness that invites a finger’s touch.  But when you live with them and love them, you feel the softness going inward, the round-cheeked flesh wobbly as custard, the boneless splay of the tiny hands.  Their joints are melted rubber, and even when you kiss them hard, in the passion of loving their existence, your lips sink down and seem never to find bone.  Holding them against you, they melt and mold, as though they might at any moment flow back into your body.”

I love that!

Anyway, if you’re looking for a good read, I’d recommend these books.  They’re wonderful.

I have a question to ask, completely off topic.

There’s this new commercial that’s warning us of all the germs inside our toilet bowls and even down the pipes.  They introduce this fabulous new Lysol cleaner that’s going to kill all of the germs in your toilet and the ones that are hiding inside the pipes.

So here’s my question: Am I missing another important use for my toilet other than it’s obvious function of human waste removal?  Should I be pre-soaking my laundry in there?  Perhaps scrubbing my potatoes?

I don’t know, last I checked we just went poo and pee in the toilet but now I’m worried I’m not keeping up with the trends of the other purposes.  Because really, if it was just meant for our feces then we really WOULDN’T need to kill all the germs in it would we?  Wouldn’t the germs come back with the next poop?  Why are germs so scary anyway?

Please let me know so I can make another massive company richer by giving into their fear mongering, add more pollution to our waters and put more chemicals in my poor children’s bodies.

(k that as meant to be funny but then it got serious…oops) K I totally Just sent that rant to Lysol ha ha ha.

I’m updating my weight loss progress page because I’m actually making progress so check it out!


  1. My only thought with this would be if (which happened to me today with Jacob) a child decided to play in the toilet with, let’s say, their toothbrush. That would be the only reason I could think of for killing all the germs.

  2. Ugh. I hate toilet bowl cleaner. It’s always such a conundrum on how to clean it. I like that the lysol does a good job and it looks clean, but I know that I am doing the environment a fair amount of harm by using it. There is a norwex cleaner that I like and that also does a good job, but it’s a “system”, and it’s kind of expensive. I’m not a fan of expensive. I’ll have to check my “green” section of my Save On.

  3. Commercials… how I love to complain about commercials. Like the cellulite commercials. Look at how fantastic it works, la de flippin da. You can’t take 90 pound models with NO cellulite to begin with and say look how well our product works! AAAH that makes me SO mad. LMAO about soaking laundry and washing potatoes in the toilet. You bring up a gooooood point my dear. 🙂

  4. If toilet bowl water doesn’t kill my cats, or any dog that I’m aware of, then I’m not going to worry about it. Babies love the toilet bowl too, but I’ve never heard of one dying from it. Sheesh, first it deodorant soap (“don’t you wish everyone did?”), and then deodorant douches, and antibacterial body wash, etc. It’s nice that we discovered where bad odors come from, but we don’t have to kill all bacteria, or eliminate all odors.

  5. I hardly bother to fill the dog’s water bowl any more, because he far prefers the toilet water. I use nothing but a scrub brush in my toilet, and my dog is still alive. Love those commercials.

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