Wow, 12 days since my last post. I'm not busy and life isn't full. We are just living in the slow lane. So let's see...some thoughts,
We extended our lease for another year on the house we are living in. We were sure the owners would raise our rent but they didn't. I'm super happy about this.
In preparation for the owner coming to the house we spent all day Saturday cleaning house. Everything is clean, organized and fresh.
We are having a few sunny days here in rainy Seattle. The windows are open, the kids are playing (and fighting) outside. It is like my house is twice the size.
I try and purchase a good quality toy or art supply for the kids every month. Some months I spend a little more than others. Last month, I found this adorable wooden forklift for Silas at the Goodwill for $1. He loves it. (Yes, that is the sun shining.) For next month, I've ordered a set of silk scarves from Beneath the Rowan Tree. The scarves we now have have served us well but I've been longing for these soft silk scarves for some time. I am looking forward to adding them to our collection of toys.
I started taking a Yoga class at the YMCA. The children go to the wonderful childcare area and I have an hour (and a half) break. I didn't really think it would amount to much but I am getting quite a workout and feel very peaceful after having a break from Cate and Si. I run 5 days a week but the yoga is giving me a very different feeling.
I'm almost embarrassed to admit that I've never used vinegar to clean until now. We have this terrible black granite tile counter top. The fingerprints and cloudy grim were driving me crazy until one day I tried hot water and vinegar. I soak the towel and wipe the surface and the countertops are clean and clear. I am so happy about this. If you are interested Simple Frugal Green Co-op (love this blog) has a recent post worth reading 20 Household Uses for Vinegar.
I have given up the microwave which we only really used to pop corn in a brown paper bag. I read this post and realized I can still make popcorn. Marybeth makes it sound so easy.