Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tackle it Tuesday

 
 Most every morning you'd find me set to tasks of lunches.
Dove gets stirred and given her Iron then let to rest a few more moments. It has to be given on an empty tummy.
Then its lunches to make of course. Recently after much frustration I asked the kids to give me a list of the things that they would want packet in their lunches. Thus hoping to end the ever stream of wasted prepared lunches.

 
 Likewise each morn I lay out the supplements and medications for the children and I then set them beside the plates at the table. Omega -3 is a very important thing to give kids especially children who have special needs. Even as well as we eat the additions really do help. After much trial and error I have found that if they eat them you win win so thus the sweets aka supplements. The dha the least favored so they take it first.

 
 Laundry has piled up over the holiday weekend being as on Friday I ran out of laundry soap.
So I made another batch. Each batch is over $40. savings. It cost me $2 for all of it.
1/2 cup borax, 1/2 cup washing soda and a bar of laundry soap.
This is a huge yearly savings!
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 Add the grated bar soap to a quart or two of water melt over low heat and then add to a bucket of hot tap water add the powders and stir. Bottle and remember what is liquid now will become congealed in the bottles over two hours or so so leave a bit of head room to shake and or add water at time of use.
No need for fabric softner by the way the soda softens the water. Cool stuff gals!
 
 After first load yesterday the front yard called for the dead heading of the iris and the little bit of weeding while the weeds are small.
I found the neighbors cacti in full bloom again and had to capture the once a year event.
So beautiful and the bees are just a dust with the pollen.
 
 On to the gardens and the watering, folding of cold covers, making a new compost in the garden area.
That is a huge borrage plant and the pollinators just love it.
Tomatoes are on the plants now
 
seed gathering of kale was also added to the french marigold collection I tossed around the tomato plants. After another gathering of seeds to dry the marigold will also get tossed around any root veggie bed to guard from the nematodes that like to eat the root crop.
 

Kale seed.

The night was spent at the allergist for Dash and I. Dash is good just have to add to his allergy care.
I am haveing the 4th bout of what appears to be pneumonia in a row sense January.
So over night Dash needed breathing treatments twice and I slid out of bed so I could sit on the floor outside the lab door in a hospital corridor. First in line for a fasting blood draw for the sleep study to test iron and b's, and the allergist for the immune response factor. Got there at 6:15 for the 7 am door opening. I was first in line. the computer was down so 7 people went ahead of me while they had to manually look up the odd test that the allergist requested. Good thing some folk still know how to use a book. HAHA

I got back to the house 5 minutes before the walk to the bus stop said fair well to my husband walked the kids to the stop and then came in and started on the laundry. 
So my last tackle was to just sit here and hour to rest.

There will be load literally of laundry and other misc tasks to do today as I try to both take it easy and get things done at the same time on very little sleep. 

Dash was better this morning when I got home.
The little kid just had to get bit in the heal so to speak and fell into the temptation of drinking MILK to be like his buddies at school yesterday. So Mom got to stay up all night helping him to breath!
Oh those lessons that must be learned. 
Good thing I had his back.

6 comments:

Susie said...

I can't believe you make your own laundry detergent! That is awesome:-)

Denise said...

Great tackle.

Mimi said...

Hi Donetta!!!!!
Yes, the earth did shake on Sunday!!!Easter Sunday the resurrection DAY!!!!Praise God for signs!!!!!Then a big earthquake today in Indonesia, I think God is talking, and we better be listening!!!!I love those cacti!!!So pretty!!!Don;t you love gummy vitamins!!!!It works here too!!!!
OK, now that laudry soap, that has me inspired!!!!!I think I want to give that a try!!!!!I hate buying those kinds of things, feels like such a waste of MONEY$$$$$$
So I am going to try that!!!!ANd let you know and I will pass on your blog info for others to try it!!!!
Hugs,
jamie

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

love the photos...and gonna have to try that laundry soap that U make...and hoping the tests that U did help U...and hope U feel better soon too! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Alex said...

Love homemade laundry detergent! I make a powdered version that only uses about a tablespoon per average load. No waiting for it and my laundry ends up smelling like Irish Spring! :)

Lisa in Texas = ) said...

It is unbelievable that the 1/2 cup of each of the powders and the bar of soap makes that much laundry Detergant. That is awesome! What kind of bar soap do you use - I don't know if I have seen a pink one before?
This is something I just might have to try.
Thanks for sharing,

Lisa :o)

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