This past week was nice overall, but not groundbreaking.
I hung the laundry out on the line, took my time doing so, and genuinely enjoyed it. The line stays in the shade until about 11am, so it’s motivation to get laundry done before that point. I have a method to how I put clothes in the hamper now – large things on the bottom, small on top, so I know what’s coming to hang. And the same goes for taking it down – I can pair socks while I’m taking them down, fold towels and pants as I put them in the hamper, so once I’m inside I just have to put things away instead of sort all of the laundry again.
I had been saving some fabric to make handkerchiefs, but realized I probably wouldn’t have a chance to do so until Labor Day weekend. I have no problem waiting, and will probably still use the fabric in that manner, but I went ahead and ordered a set to tide be over until then. They weren’t expensive, and it saves me from buying a box of tissues in the meantime. I don’t even use tissues that much, but it will be nice to have the hankerchiefs instead.
I packed my lunch in my glass containers every day. I pre-prepared some chicken strips early in the week and divided them up after they were cooked, so all I had to do was add some fresh fruit to the other compartments and my lunch was made every day. My son is still using his plastic bento boxes and seems to get enough to eat from what I pack in there. I help out during lunchtime in his class thrice a week so I can kind of push him to eat instead of talk during that time!
I splurged and bought a new coffeemaker with a timer, so I can wake up to fresh brewed coffee (and hopefully get out of bed without hitting snooze). I am taking my “old” coffeemaker to work since I have plenty of counter space for it in my room. I also bought two reusable filters, one for each machine. I used to have one, but I don’t know what happened to it – I’ve been using the brown recycled filters for about a year now. Oh well, problem solved for now! It will help cut down on mess, also – especially for the machine at work.