Weekend plans

It’s getting close to evening time, and I’ve only gotten so far as to plan out tonight’s dinner (hamburgers, hot dogs and macaroni & cheese, for those of you that are curious). Sigh. I’m trying so hard to stay on top of things, but like a bride who can’t pick the perfect bridesmaid dress, I just can’t seem to get on top and then STAY on top of things. It seems like I’m constantly plugging up multiple leaks. I have one work situation completely covered, yet I’m drowning in another. Argh.

So, weekend plans: pool (maybe), visit to family member’s house (definitely), trip to an outdoor garden (definitely), and then Sunday… hopefully nothing on that day! :D

03
Jun 2011
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It smells a little funky in here.

I really need to freshen up my house. Last night I swept and mopped the kitchen floor, and this morning I vacuumed the carpets, cleaned both bathrooms, clipped all five cats’ nails and gave them tapeworm tablets, and bathed both dogs (WHEW!), but I could still go for some new scents in the place. One thing I really want to do is scrub the hell out of my carpets, but I can’t do that until a certain family situation is resolved (one more week!). In the meantime, I suppose I’ll dust, and then break out the Woodwick candles. They add a nice scent and ambiance to the place no matter what time of year it is. :)

03
Jun 2011
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Do you watch Hoarders?

I watch Hoarders and Hoarding: Buried Alive. Both are shows, documentary-style, that take viewers into the homes and lives of actual hoarders. Some of the houses remind me a lot of my mother’s house; all of the people make me want to smack them for allowing their laziness and depression to spiral out of control to the point where their five bedroom McMansions have teensy little paths, and the clean-up crews uncover everything from unopened boxes of aircraft parts supplies to homeless men camping in their backyards.

And more often than not, after watching one of these shows I am struck with the irrepressible urge to go clean my own house!

03
Jun 2011
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Yay, it’s FRIDAY!

I l♥ve Fridays. How about you? Of course, Fridays kind of blow because I tend to rush around tending to tasks that I didn’t get to earlier in the week, but still… Friday means we’ve finally come to an end of another insane week, and I have two days of relaxation ahead of me. Although with two kids, plus three other family members living in our house right now, I don’t know how much relaxation I’ll truly get. :/

03
Jun 2011
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Eco-friendly menstrual periods

I’ve had my menstrual cycle since a month after I turned twelve years old. From that point until last fall, a few months after I turned 26, I used a combination of tampons and pads. Then I discovered Lunapads, and haven’t looked back in terms of a choice between disposable and washable pads. They are SO comfy. Plus they’re cute! Also, I’m now using a DivaCup instead of tampons. It was a little strange to get used to at first, but now I think I have the rhythm down. And yes, there is a bit of investment involved with switching to cloth, it’s well worth it (kind of like how custom engagement rings are well worth it — hint hint, nudge nudge!).

While I’m by no means a tree-hugger or anything close to a hippie, it’s nice to do my part for the environment by making small changes. I cloth diapered both of my children, and now here I am with washable & reusable period products!

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Jun 2011
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