Not a total flunky

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365 in 2011, a set on Flickr.

At the first of the year, I started a 365 project. That is to take (and post) a picture a day for 2011. I’ve finally uploaded all that I have to flickr and while I haven’t taken one each day I’ve done pretty well. It’s really fun for me look back on the year thus far. In fact, I’m thinking I might have them all printed in a mini-book of some sort once we’re on to 2012.  You can click on the “365 in 2011” link above to see them all.

I also set the goal of reading 52 books this year.

Let’s just say, I’m a little behind.

I’ve read 17 and am half way through number 18. If my counting is correct, we’re on week 30 of this year. I’m hoping that all of the plane time in my future will help me catch up.  Some of my traveling is alone or with Jeff so that may actually happen though I’m sure our long trip will be filled with keeping kids busy.

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Not a total flunky

2:3651:3653:3654:3655:3656:365
8:3659:36510:36511:36512:36513:365
14:36515:36516:36518:36519:36521:365
23:36522:36524:36525:36528:36529:365
365 in 2011, a set on Flickr.

At the first of the year, I started a 365 project. That is to take (and post) a picture a day for 2011. I've finally uploaded all that I have to flickr and while I haven't taken one each day I've done pretty well. It's really fun for me look back on the year thus far. In fact, I'm thinking I might have them all printed in a mini-book of some sort once we're on to 2012.  You can click on the "365 in 2011" link above to see them all.
I also set the goal of reading 52 books this year.
Let's just say, I'm a little behind.
I've read 17 and am half way through number 18. If my counting is correct, we're on week 30 of this year. I'm hoping that all of the plane time in my future will help me catch up.  Some of my traveling is alone or with Jeff so that may actually happen though I'm sure our long trip will be filled with keeping kids busy.

On the Line

Eye hook

On the line

Drying

Load two

I have been wanting to put up a clothesline for a long time. This weekend I finally bit the bullet. Yes, we move in two months but I figure better late than never. Besides, we’ll likely use a clothesline in Italy so I might as well get used to it.

So far, I love it. Though I did run into an issue last night as I left clothes on the line while we were at friends’ for dinner. One of our evening summer storms came through and brought rain with it. Oh, well. A second rinse never hurt.

Our dryer takes forever so I’ve been able to wash and line dry 4 loads in less time than it would have taken had I used our dryer inside. Less energy use and faster dry times is a win-win in my book.

Out the window

One of my favorite things is that I can see both the clothes line and chickens from my (very dirty) kitchen window. It makes me smile every time.

I thought I’d pass on a few favorite clothesline links in case you’re thinking about taking the plunge.

How to Hang Laundry on the Line by Mommy Coddle

Line Drying Tips from Beauty that Moves

I’m on a hiatus from homemade laundry soap but the recipe I do use is from Soule Mama here.

On the Line

Eye hook
On the line
Drying
Load two
I have been wanting to put up a clothesline for a long time. This weekend I finally bit the bullet. Yes, we move in two months but I figure better late than never. Besides, we'll likely use a clothesline in Italy so I might as well get used to it.
So far, I love it. Though I did run into an issue last night as I left clothes on the line while we were at friends' for dinner. One of our evening summer storms came through and brought rain with it. Oh, well. A second rinse never hurt.
Our dryer takes forever so I've been able to wash and line dry 4 loads in less time than it would have taken had I used our dryer inside. Less energy use and faster dry times is a win-win in my book.
Out the window
One of my favorite things is that I can see both the clothes line and chickens from my (very dirty) kitchen window. It makes me smile every time.
I thought I'd pass on a few favorite clothesline links in case you're thinking about taking the plunge.
How to Hang Laundry on the Line by Mommy Coddle
Line Drying Tips from Beauty that Moves
I'm on a hiatus from homemade laundry soap but the recipe I do use is from Soule Mama here.

This morning

Morning coffee

Dill

Last lettuce

Girls in the morning

Tomatoes

Early morning sun

In previous summers, I’ve spent most mornings with my coffee watering the garden.  This year, we’ve had rain nearly every evening which makes early morning watering unnecessary.  I realized as I poured my coffee this morning that I missed those quiet moments in the cool air starting a new day.

So, out I went.  The cool, damp grass felt great on my bare feet.  The fresh air hit my face and peace swept over me.

I took a few minutes to let the chickens out and enjoy the garden growth (which is stunted due to crazy hail storms).

A few minutes was all I got before “mama” rang from inside.  Duty called but I felt refreshed and renewed.

I think I’ll head back to the garden tomorrow morning.

 

 

 

This morning

Morning coffee
Dill
Last lettuce
Girls in the morning
Tomatoes
Early morning sun
In previous summers, I've spent most mornings with my coffee watering the garden.  This year, we've had rain nearly every evening which makes early morning watering unnecessary.  I realized as I poured my coffee this morning that I missed those quiet moments in the cool air starting a new day.
So, out I went.  The cool, damp grass felt great on my bare feet.  The fresh air hit my face and peace swept over me.
I took a few minutes to let the chickens out and enjoy the garden growth (which is stunted due to crazy hail storms).
A few minutes was all I got before "mama" rang from inside.  Duty called but I felt refreshed and renewed.
I think I'll head back to the garden tomorrow morning.