sleeping suds~

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I know it's an old wives tale and I've heard it before ... but yesterday morning my son comes over and say's he's heard of something and I just HAVE to try it out.  He said it'll give me the most restful sleep ever.  Guaranteed to take away my fibromyalgia pain and leg cramps ... and it also makes you relaxed even if you don't have leg cramps.  Sleeping with a bar of soap twisted into the bottom bed sheet by my feet.

Well ... guess what?

This morning I woke up ...

feeling about the same as any other morning ...

with one exception ~

My feet smell like soap!!

Some people swear by this remedy.  I even went over to Snopes to check it out.  You can read the article for yourself.

What else, besides sweet smelly feet going on around here?  Not much.

I must say though I was a bit frustrated this morning when I got up.  You see ... Dear Hubby and I have been really watching what we eat and have been going for walks every day trying to shed some weight and get back on track.  We both eat the very same thing ... and every morning and evening we test our blood sugar and blood pressures and he is ALWAYS getting a better reading than I am.

I'm pouting :(

... it's not fair that men can metabolize foods so much better than women... and lose weight so much easier.  What's up with that?  I think it has something to do with their penis ... that's my story ... and I'm sticking with it.

Just what it is?????? ... I haven't figured that out yet; but I know they have been blessed with a secret weapon ... and sworn to secrecy ... and have this alliance against us women ... and ... and ... and ...  some days that man of mine can be sooooooooooo frustrating and irritating when it comes to anything competitive ... like losing weight at the same time as I am ... and I really don't remember him ever caring before about what we ate ...  no ... I take that back ... he just cares more now than before because he knows that I care ... I'm losing my mind and don't even make sense anymore ... and ... and ... and ... see how frustrated he has me ... now I stutter when I type.  Damn penis.

I need to go take a nap with a bar of soap.

Until next time...
So it goes in my neck of the woods.


  1. You are too funny, Mel. Re: Soap in the bed -- it needs to be Ivory Soap... at least 2 bars, unwrapped. Old wives' tale or not, it works for me for leg cramps. I put them at the foot of the bed under the bottom sheet.

  2. I too have heard the soap must be a certain brand so I'll defer to Pat-Ark. above. :)

    You're a hoot... And damn those men...

  3. soap, huh?
    anything's worth a try.....maybe a bar on your pillow too.

  4. Never heard of the soap thing before but found it interesting none the less. And as for the 'penis' thing, I agree it must have it's advantages - like when you're out in the middle of a boat and have to go pee for example. But my question for God will be "Why did you design a mans penis to look so much like a turkey neck?" That's my story and I'm sticking to it! lol
    AND remember Mel, your toning up and muscle weighs more than adipose tissue. (fat)
    'love & hugs from afar'

  5. RE: Pat ... must be the brand. I used only one bar and it was Ocean Mist scented Zest ~ my feet do really smell good though. lol

    RE: Texwisgirl ... you calling me an owl? lol

    RE: Dar ... soap on my pillow? what? to clean up my mouth? I'm bad. I know.

    RE: Cher ... men peeing out of boats should be illegal! and a turkey's neck? Now who's the hoot! Yes ... you can tell we're related ... you're an owl too. lol

  6. Mel you make my day. I enjoy reading your blog. I've also heard about the soap and it has to be a certain kind. I haven't tried it, but I have tried drinking Certa and grape juice and it work for me. I got so tired of drinking grape juice so I'm off of it for now. Hope you have a nice day.

  7. How funny, Mel.... There's a new Reba McEntire song out called "IF I were a BOY"..... Have you heard it?????

    I've heard of using IVORY soap at the bottom of the bed or leg cramps... I tried it once and it didn't work for me either.... Oh Well.. Old Wives Tales usually do work.


  8. Well I've never heard about the soap things before! I just take potassium for leg cramps.

    D would always lose weight faster than I too. Can be discouraging all right! But he did have more to lose!!!

  9. What could I add to this? lol I'll just stick to my Bio-Freeze and put a folded blanket on top of my legs.

  10. I know a few people who do the soap trick and swear by it. I haven't tried it and don't think I will.

  11. I had heard this before but since I don't get cramps, I hadn't tried it yet. If I do-- whom do I believe. You say no, Pat says yes. What to do?
    The penis has a lot of handy uses but don't think it works for weight loss. It is those big ole muscles men have that burn calories even when they sit still. Rats.
    Funny post.

  12. You know Mel, I was just reading an article the other day about MSG sensitivity mimicking Fibro symptoms as well as intensifying pain, fatigue and other problems with those with fibro. Might be something to look into. Just a thought. If nothing else, at least your feets will be fresh in the morning with the soap bars, whatever the flavor. ;)

  13. Humm, I have never heard of the soap before. I wouldn't pay much attention to snoops. I have lost confidence in them. I have read that they are not truthful anymore.
    This entry is so funny. It makes you feel better just laughing LOL. I sleep with my socks on and extra cover over my feet and legs. They have done better about those cramps in my feet and legs this winter from doing that. When they get cold man the cramping and drawing start in.
    Have a good evening and have hubby smell your feet. Maybe that would work on the weight loss.

  14. This would not post last night at the motor home, had to wait until I got ahold of this powerful hospital system, then it refused to allow xxx rated stuff.. hahahaha

    Okay, as a certified male, owning that part of the anatomy, Sherry would say 'more a chicken neck' hahahaha.
    So from that you probably should tie a cake of ivory around the p------- Oh forget it, Slim don't want to smell like Ivory soap.

    Forget it all girl, you have me so discombubolated I don't know what it is that I am saying.

    EArlier I was sitting here minding my own business on a forum enjoying myself and Sherry is going crazy, 'you have got to read Mel'. You stirred the hornet's nest, and Cher didn't help much..

    Knock this x-rated blogging off. hahahaha

    Love from across one of the big ponds.

    Jack & Sherry on the road.