Tuesday, April 12, 2016

5 Things I'm Digging {Part 1}


1. Iced water with drops of lemon oil

As in, essential oils.

That could elicit 3 possible responses from you:

-Essential what??
-{eye roll} If she starts selling oils, I'm never reading this blog again (read in your best Valley Girl voice) 
-Lemme know if you want to buy more and I'll add you to my next order! (spirit hands!!)

Whatever camp you're in, all I have to say is that my 75 year old German friend, Ilse, had us over for lunch and served me a glass of water with lemon drops and it was refreshing. I later mentioned to her that I might order some from my sister in law (Suits side) and dontcha' know, the next day Kent brought lemon oil home from church via Miss Ilse. I don't know if the lemon is supposed to do crazy impressive things like keep cataracts at bay or help my bone marrow. I'm a fan because it spruces up lame ol' water and helps me drink more of it.

*Warning: The oil made my Tumbler foggy and I think it's permanent.


2. Mommy's Night Out

With Kent's  schedule, I try to have a few hours away each week. My day was Wednesday morning for awhile, but then we started pumping iron at the Y together. I found that when I tried another morning, I had conflicting thoughts (Dork alert) "Do I shower and get gussied up just to go to the Walmart Market and buy milk? If I go in sweat pants with greasy hair, surely I'll see 6 people that I know from church. Should I even go? Kent's gone tonight so maybe I should just sit around with him" SEE? Just typing that (and you reading it) makes us both want to run headlong into a tree.

INSERT Mommy's Night Out. I leave right after dinner on Tuesday night and by the end of the day I'm ready to leave my precious angel babies. I'm wearing something presentable because I got gussied up earlier in the morning for Story Time at the library. I come home to a blessedly quiet house, having skipped clean up time and the bed time routine. Peace, love and a few hours alone.

3. A Decorated mantel 

I took a few years off from decorating for the "in-betweens" like, Spring/Summer. As children invaded came, the task of digging through my hot Florida garage to find Valentine's decorations was too much to bear so I even skimped on holiday decor, but I'm back at it! I find geeky joy in pulling things from around the house to create a seasonal look and with my 14 month old camping out on the living room end table, the mantle is all I've got left!

4. Laundry on Thursdayish

This is a small change. I used to do laundry early in the week- even Sunday night- and the clean clothes kept me company on the sofa for the entire week for a couple of days. Recently I've done laundry on Thursdayish during Kent's days off and they are folded and put away right away quicker. The end.


5. Eating outside

The sounds, the air, the way the sun hits the grass as dusk descends, the food that's dropped on the concrete instead of the kitchen floor. Yes please.


2 comments:

  1. Drink your lemon water in a glass cup. The essential oils might damage the plastic ones. Yes...I am one of those essential oilers but not to an annoying level ;)

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  2. ahh I didn't know you were an oil lover! :) Yes, my plastic tumbler is ruined.. live and learn!

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