Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Catching Up with the Hippie

Before I give an update, I feel it is my duty to confess a secret. Yes, a secret.  I am one of those people. You know the kind. You might call them granola-loving. Or tree-hugging.  At least, to some degree I am.  Why am I confessing this now? Because I feel it's in your best interests to know that I make my own laundry detergent.

If this is is something you want to know how to do, too, head on over to the Thriving Home blog today, where I'm guest posting about my detergent-making skills. Then come on back over here and read the rest of this post. Or comment about how I'm a complete nerd. :)

Back to non-hippie life...

This having Monday off thing...I could get used to it. I guess I should, anyway:). I mean, after Kids Club ends it will be pretty routine for me. I feel like I get so much done. Do you know who is at Target on Monday at 10am? Or Hy-Vee? About 3 moms. That's it. It's a whole new world for me.  Last week I went to Old Navy on Monday with a good friend and her daughter and we had run of the store. We could run and throw balls everywhere and bounce bouncy balls down the aisle. Did I mention my friend has a two year old daughter? No? Well, it makes more sense now I bet. Or maybe you just thought I liked bouncy balls. You wouldn't be all wrong.

We had a busy weekend with family. My darling, way-too-young-to-graduate cousin graduated.  In darling red heels and a bedazzled cap, I should mention.  So we celebrated and enjoyed time with extended family. My grandma stayed with us for the festivities so we had a lovely Mother's Day brunch with my favorite octogenarian (lest you think I am playing favorites, she is my only living grandparent who qualifies as an octogenarian:)).  I also feel I should give a shout out to my mom, who I missed dearly on Mother's Day. No worries, though, my brother rode his motorcycle to visit her and give our love. And he only ran out of gas once:). I know they all had a great time, just like we did here, but it was bittersweet that we couldn't be together.

All that to say yesterday was a good day for rest. I did lunch with a friend. I did lunch. I am serious when I say life just didn't used to look like this. We ran a few errands to quiet stores and I caught up on some work emails. And then? I read a book. Outside. In the sunshine. Oh what a blessing.

Now here's the thing: I have a resolution to finish books this month. I've started about 8 books in the past 3 months and have only finished one. Well, I finished another one yesterday. But then I started another one, too, so there was no gain. Ugh. I don't know why I have such issues finishing books but I promise you I am going to finish books in the month of May. It's going to happen. But probably not today.

And so, I am off to work to try not to feel quite as overwhelmed as I do at the present and learn as much as possible before my predecessor says adieu. And tonight? I'm making more laundry detergent, of course:).


  1. I make my laundry detergent too! That store-bought stuff is OUTRAGEOUSLY overpriced!

  2. Reanna, apparently there are a bunch of us but none of us talk about it. And yes, I agree, the pre made stuff is WAY expensive for seemingly no reason.

  3. Where have you been my blogging friend?? Hope everything is ok!!

    1. I'm here!! Just struggling to keep up with the new job. I'll be back soon:)