Saturday, September 27, 2008

Rainy Saturday

This whole not-having-a-camera thing is really killing me, but I'll share anyway! I hit the Salvation Army yesterday for some professional clothes, but found more antiques than clothes. Then my little sister and I headed out for a visit to the flea market this morning but it was closed due to rain. Flood watch...whatever. We were Wicked hungry though so we stopped at a diner and found Nancy Jean's Attick, which ironically was located in the restaurant's Basement. But I digress...
We found more antique-y stuff and got to "scratch" that thrift-shopping itch!
Now I'm setting up to make tomato sauce from 7 lbs of tomatoes we picked up down the road. Seriously. I love getting my food from "the farm down the road."
So, while my tomato sauce cooks down, I'll fill you in...I found an old mixer! It's in about ten different pieces, but otherwise it's just like the one my mom used to have. Then of course, is the Theodore Haviland serving bowl and platter. Couldn't find the name of the pattern, or number, but it was definitely one of the french-made ones. I also found a Maddock tea cup and saucer which I matched up to their stamp used in 1927; a missmatched Royal Albert tea cup and saucer, and a teeny tiny Thomas vase, of Germany; two white divided oval Glassbake bowls; and a bunch of other cool stuff.
now, where to put it all...Sounds like it's time for a yard sale!

Friday, September 26, 2008

More Laundry Detergent recipes

Disclaimer: I love love love Jen's Homemade laundry detergent recipe! It's effective, inexpensive, and makes me feel great for doing both at the same time! But it requires forethought. Which I really don't do well. Even as I watch the last of the detergent get mixed into the last load of laundry...
So I desperately looked for another option...and found TipNut's list of 10 different recipes! I want to try #10 which incorporates vinegar...and yes - it turns into a powdery form eventually. Check it out...

Homemade automatic dishwasher detergent!

Mrs. Dani comes through for us once again! Here is her wicked easy recipe for dishwasher detergent!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I have so much to say and it seems like it's all floating up there in my brain and I can't organize my thoughts.
I'm unemployed and searching for a job. I was hoping to have this week off, and start a job next week. Doesn't look like that will be a problem. Except the starting the job next week! I don't do well without structure and I haven't thought much about building structure into my day since I'm "home." Yesterday was a lost day. Tuesday I had a couple appointments to build my day around, but I'm floundering a bit here now.

So my question is, do you work from home, or stay home, or whatever you want to call it...are you home full time...or even part time...and what do you do to build structure and routine into your day...?

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

I'm back!

I forgot to post last week about how long I'd be away, but I'm back and have so much to say! Tuesday was my last day at work, I had an interesting counseling session, and Wednesday we left for Dover, Delaware for another NASCAR weekend! Monday night we got home and I slept slept slept!
This morning I got up and went for screening for the National Marrow Donor Program. Nine or ten years ago, before we were married, my hubby's roommate donated bone marrow to a toddler who had a terminal illness. Through his experience, he became involved in local bone marrow donation events. My hubby and I attended one of the "bone marrow drives" where we gave a small amount of blood for type screening. Fast forward to last friday, I got a phone call out of the blue from the marrow donor program. Apparently I'm a potential match for a young man with leukemia. I still may not be enough of a match to help this young man. Only 1 in 12 of donors who get to this stage of screening go on to acutally be enough of a match to donate. BUT I won't know for another 2 months...
And this afternoon I have an interview.
Big doin's.
So sorry about the long absence, but big updates to come...