Friday, October 2, 2009

friday {hello!}

Since I'm not too adept at writing full-blown blog posts, I'll stick to what's working best for me right now--quick snippets, observations, and such. Here's the Friday edition:

*I'm thankful for cool autumn weather. And fuzzy socks. And the packet of hot chocolate, sitting next to me on my desk.

*We ordered new windows for the house yesterday. {Holy cow.} I find it ironic that we can drop hundreds {and hundreds} of dollars on windows without thinking twice, and yet I gripe and groan over whether to buy a $2 cup of coffee.

*To continue the fall theme... does anyone else have an itch to buy tons of wooly sweaters, chunky scarves, and slouchy boots? I do... but I won't be going on a shopping spree anytime soon {see previous *}.

*Chicago didn't get the 2016 Olympics. I think this is a good thing.

*Yesterday, my amazing friend Sarah gave me the most delicious cup of tea I've had in a long, long time {you can check out the flavor here}. Sarah has expanded my culinary horizons in a bazillion ways {without her, I would have never tried edamame!}, and I highly recommend her cooking blog.
{Ok. Now I'm hungry...}

*Speaking of awesome blogs... click here for another one. {Joy is my cousin's cousin. I traveled across Europe with her. She is incredible, and so is her writing. Would you tell her to write a book already? I've told her a few times before, but she just won't listen...} This is one of my favorites. And this one. And this one... {But they are all really good.}

*Anticipating a busy, full weekend: dinner tonight with some of my very favorite people {hi Grandma!}, dog-sitting while my parents are on vacation {hi Sugar!}, and lots of errands, cleaning, painting, and editing.

*I bought another white piece of furniture--this time, a creamy, cozy armchair. My mom keeps telling me that in our house, there will either be really clean children... or really frazzled parents with giant bottles of stain remover hidden under the coffee table.

Happy weekend :)


Chick Hatchers said...

Go ahead and invest in Shaklee's Basic H2. It's all natural and super-concentrated, so you dilute it in various amounts of water for cleaning just about anything - counters, windows, greasey stove tops, etc. I use the "de-greaser" dilution for many fabric stains. I even tipped a pan of pasta on my living room carpet and it (Basic H2) took the red sauce spot out very nicely. (Holly is a Shaklee person, if you want to look into this further.)

If you ever have dried nail polish on carpet, that's a different story: windex, shaving cream, and water. I have no idea who discovered this, but it worked.

Yep, mom's are wise (not necessarily me - I'm still learning). But YOURS sounds very wise! Invest in some furniture covers for the next 10 years!

The Ordinary Vegetarian said...

Well hello to you, friday!

Thanks for the sweet shout out ;)

marcia tumminaro said...

all i can say is...SLIPCOVERS!!! if you can take it off and throw it in the's a life-saver/stain-saver/sanity-saver!!