Wow, life just gets busier and busier... literally every day. Things keep moving and some of it I will share in time, but meanwhile life goes on at home. We continue to eat breakfast, lunch, dinner and lots of snacks as well as pick up and drop off kids, get our homework done (this includes me by the way), do the chores that are priority and still try to spend time together. Oh yeah, and work and sports and classes and all that other stuff going on.
I am happy to stay put at home for once today and I look around my house feeling happy with what we've got and what we are doing here. I only get one day a week at home, if I'm lucky, so I like to savor it.
One thing that I've made routine around here is ditching the dryer. For a while that involved hauling the laundry outside and hanging it on the line (which I love to do actually) but I just got fed up with the rain always happening after I hung the laundry and then left to go to work or run an errand... only to come home to clothes that were even more wet than when I hung them up. What a waste, especially if the only option at that point is to use the dryer, which will end up using even more energy because the clothes are extra wet at that point.
So I went to a locally owned hardware store and bought a super awesome wooden jumbo drying rack. I had a small one before that didn't hold a whole load of laundry, but with the additional super awesome jumbo rack, I can easily do 2 loads of laundry and hang them in my living room and still avoid the use of the energy sucking dryer.
This will be even more fantastic once we start having fires in our fireplace because the clothes will dry super fast. And for big things like sheets, I just hang them on the curtain rod in the bathroom.
One other little random saving secret that I wanted to share, for those bacon lovers out there: I save all of my bacon grease.
Ok, that's all I've got for now. I've already made my butter for the week so now I'm off to study and organize a fundraiser! Oh yeah, and fold the laundry...