Three for Friday

What a week. I had plans for a 3 for Thursday post but somehow Thursday slipped past! But today is the last day of May and I have three things to share.

For the last 6 weeks I have been eating Pegan. I thought it would be hard (I have missed bacon) but this is great salad weather so it has been easy to fill my plate with lots of veggies. To jazz it up a bit I signed up for a three meal box from Purple Carrot. Similar to the cleaning product box, I could easily pick up these ingredients at the store but sometimes it is fun to try something new.

A comment this week led me to The Lazy Genius. I found all sorts of good stuff to read about home keeping. I downloaded a few podcast episodes and look forward to listening frequently. I hear her Change Your Life Chicken is amazing too. I will be trying that when I start adding chicken to our meal rotation again.

And finally, Michelle is going to encourage us to find a little quiet this summer. Be sure to visit this post to learn more.

Happy Friday and hello June!

Unraveled Wednesday

Morning knitting. Doesn’t happen too often but it felt like the right way to start my day (one where I woke up too early and could not get back to sleep). I am just a wee bit into my Junegrass sweater. I got about 8 rows in and saw that my increases were not working so I unraveled and restarted. I have tried to use this yarn on another project but it needs to be something simple and feel like it is working now.

I finished this book over the weekend and it has given me much to ponder. I just looked at my library holds and there are some good titles coming my way later this week.

Off to see how Kat and friends are unraveling today. Happy Wednesday!

Rest, lovely rest

I had a lovely four day weekend with plenty of time to rest and play. And the time at work just flew today. Imagine my surprise when I walked to the mailbox and found a happy, squishy envelope. I laughed out loud when I found this beautiful wooden REST piece inside. I laughed because I realized that I completely forgot that today is the last Tuesday of May. I had completely forgotten to put up a one word link party!

I am here to tell you that rest is showing up for me. I am sleeping well, finding time to read and journal – very restful endeavors. There are two restful projects on my knitting needles. Yes, life here, with the school year winding down and summer peeking in at us, life is pretty good.

How about your word? Hopefully some of you will be able to link up with us.

Sometimes Monday

is a good day for cleaning up. The sun is out, the laundry is on the line, and the afternoon stretches ahead without obligations.

One of my goals is to get on top of the housework. I am not very good at household chores. I do what needs to be done and ignore the corners. But I have a little party coming up in June and I decided to start tackling some of those corners so I won’t need to clean the whole house on the day before the gathering.

In addition to developing better cleaning routines, I have been wanting to try more environmentally friendly (less toxic) cleaners. A few weeks ago I gave this company a try. Many of the products are available in my local stores but it was fun to browse and order knowing there were “free” gifts involved. I love the Bon Ami and the walnut sponge. The glass bottle with silicone sleeve is also very nice (I may order a few more so I can have one in each bathroom). I’m not crazy about the scent of the Method cleaner but it doesn’t leave any residue which is a good thing.

Do you have favorite cleaning supplies? Or tips on housework? I’m off to check out some tips and lists on this site. And then, I’m thinking a book and in iced coffee will be in order.