My musings occur on the weekends because I have no idea where the time goes during the week. What can I say? I’m just so popular (with my one-year-old) I never have any free time. To muse. Or blog. Or do my hair. Speaking of one-year olds…I can’t believe how big my “baby” is getting. Over the last few weeks, she seems like such a … Continue reading Weekend Musings
So here’s a gross one for you. I used to work with a lady who I’d occasionally run into in the ladies room. (No, that’s not quite the end of that story.) I started noticing that she’d “wash” her hands by simply turning on the water for a split second, wetting her hands, then walking out. Ok, and she dried them, too. How totally gross … Continue reading Germ Momster Called and She Said to Wash Your Hands
I’m still heeeeeeere! We had a busy month of October. Miss Avery turned one, and we celebrated with a birthday party for her. We were super-occupied with stuff around the house and various work commitments, and I’m suddenly in charge of the newsletter for the mom’s group I joined (someone asked me to take it over on the very first day I joined), so I’ve … Continue reading Thankful October is Over!
I just learned of a cool new application designed by Real Simple, 350.org, and Seventh Generation that lets you “walk” through a virtual house and get tips in every room on ways to green your clean. Yeah, that’s right – “Green Your Clean”! I just made that up, but I think it fits with the goal of the app and with the priorities of a … Continue reading The Cleanhouse Challenge–Green your Clean!
Temps here have finally dropped….like a rock. We went from 80 one day, to 39 the next! This morning we woke up to a tiny bit of snow, and we’re expecting more this weekend. We usually get an October snowstorm, so it’s not entirely unexpected. As long as we remember to shut off the sprinkler system and drain it this evening, we’ll be just fine … Continue reading Fall Around Here
Where does the time go? This week has just *flown* by, and it’s already Friday tomorrow. We’ve had a couple days of fall-appropriate temperatures, and it’s been SO nice. 80 degree days past about mid-September make me cranky. Once fall officially hits, I’m ready for overcast skies and cool breezes cartwheeling the colorful leaves past the window while we watch football. Watching football inside while … Continue reading It’s Thursday Already?
Here I am again, into a new month with a new meal plan! I’m dedicated to cutting our food bill while also avoiding the “what should we do for dinner” dance each evening. Here’s a quick update. This month, I planned for 16 meals. I’ve been to the grocery store once, Wal-Mart once, and Walgreens once. I’ve spent a total of $242 and there’s nothing … Continue reading Cutting Food Costs: The Price Book