Friday, February 13, 2009

Another Day In the Life Of...

Wow, the weather has been absolutely gorgeous this week! I've hung my wash out to dry every day, and it smells SO GOOD when I get it in!! Since I'm using homemade laundry soap - which doesn't have any smell to it whatsoever - it's nice to have laundry that smells so fresh and "yummy"!! Another nice thing about the nicer weather is that the heatpump hasn't been running nearly as much, so I'm looking forwards to a much lower electric bill next month :)

Daniel left for work about 8:30 this morning, and I'm really hoping that he will have something to do most of the day. If so, that means he'll have worked just a little over 2 days this week. Yesterday he went and did one job and came back. Just this morning I was thinking about not doing a grocery shopping trip next week, and I think that with my egg, butter and milk stockpile, we'd make it just fine and never notice it. It will be my luck that they'll be giving away cheese or meat or something though and I'll feel a "need" to go.

We're still tossing around the different possibilities for extra income. For instance, Daniel could work for his dad's lawn care business on Saturdays, but he doesn't like doing that about as much as I don't like working. Plus it drives his allergies WILD in the spring time, which is right around the corner. But we have found an allergy pill that works for him, so it wouldn't be too bad. The plus to that, though, is that it wouldn't be nearly the commitment that my going back to the bank would be. It's not like they'd hire him and he'd have to work every single Saturday for the rest of his life. He could work "as needed" on our end of things. Maybe it's mean, but I'm encouraging him to ask about it. I don't know if he will or not. We shall see. For now I'm still praying and trusting that the Lord will provide, He knows exactly what our needs and wants are.

On to other more normal things, I get to make a cake today! Another baby shower cake, this one will be chocolate, thank goodness. Something about white/yellow cake and me just don't get along nearly as well as chocolate.

I also want to make Pioneer Woman's Chocolate Pie for our Valentine's Dinner dessert :) Otherwise our dinner will not be anything too exciting - turkey thigh, mashed potatoes, green beans, and who knows... we might pull out a little wine to go with it all :) Last week I used a gift card and got this to give Daniel. I also got this, but I haven't started it yet. I was so excited because I had enough "punches" on my store card to get 20% off my purchase, and I was able to get both items and only had to pay $.18! I was so happy! I know this is going to be a good addition to our household :)

And today is the day to clean the bathroom. I h.a.t.e cleaning bathrooms. I don't know what it is, but I'd almost rather do anything else but clean the bathroom. It's not even the "gross" factor, I just don't like cleaning them. It's probably the fact that there's so many little places that you have to contort yourself into a pretzel in order to clean them. Don't fence me in! And the tub!! Whoever designed the bathtub never considered what it would take to clean one. Can I get an amen?

Ok, I must get offa here and get to work. I have the bed made. Check. I have eaten breakfast. Check. I am dressed. Check. Only three things that I can cross off my list. That means there's alot more to do yet!! But I need to get a cake made and in the oven first. See ya later!!


A family at our Wits End... said... [Reply to comment]

I hear you on the chocolate cake... it's not worth eating (or making) if it isn't chocolate! Oh! and just wait until you are pregnant and trying to bend over a bath tub to clean it! GRRR!!!

Maria D. said... [Reply to comment]

Amen on the tubs! That has been my least favorite chore forever! I've found that baking soda does a really good job of cutting through the grime.

That chocolate pie looks divine. My DH told me he wanted a gooey chocolate cake of some sort, so that's what we'll be having. Maybe next year, I'll make the pie!

Sally said... [Reply to comment]

Ah, ahh, wait until you have little kids to bathe regularly in the bathtub! Let me tell ya, you build up muscles you didn't know you had!

I too don't like cleaning the hard-to-get-to areas of the bathroom, and my least favorite things to clean is the shower walls. But, I get it done by 'n' by.

I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's day down there. We are still reeling with colds, dripping mucus, sneezing clouds, coughing goobers, feeling miserable at times and I am sure exuding enough viral load to infect the whole county. So, that's how un-cheerful I am feeling this evening. And, I still have work yet to do!