Sunday, March 09, 2014
Jennifer 12:56 PM
Friday, March 07, 2014
Tonight I walked in twilight. :)
Jennifer 9:12 PM
Thursday, March 06, 2014
eBay auctions will begin on the weekend. I really wanted to post some this week, but I keep running out of daylight for pictures, so I will post this weekend and maybe even schedule auctions to run during the week as well. It might be worthwhile to do that, since I have very little "extra" time during the week.
Jennifer 6:56 PM
Wednesday, March 05, 2014
After some thought, and thoroughly enjoying the walks I have taken before Lent, I have decided that instead of only walking on nice days, I will walk rain or shine... and only do something different if the weather is truly against me (like another ice or snowstorm) or if I get home too late to walk.
The upcoming time change should help with that, at least.
Jennifer 2:38 PM
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
I saw a link to this on Facebook last night (if you google, you'll come up with the originator, since I'm typing this on my phone, linking's not always easy.)
Basically, the idea is that you remove 40 bags in 40 days starting tomorrow, March 5th, through April 18th, a concentrated decluttering effort. Bags could be defined as anything you'd like, even singular items.
This works well for me, because I have a large stack of stuff to put on eBay, and the first Burlington within that timeline as well! So I will be participating.
Since this winter has been so snowy and nasty, I haven't posted any auctions on eBay, which I really need to do so I can pay off the remaining credit card and personal debt and move forward with all of this. So, onward!
Jennifer 9:51 AM
Monday, March 03, 2014
It's time, I think, to use less cans. I've been buying canned beans for years, and only occasionally cooking dried beans, but in truth, that's laziness more than convenience.
The majority of my garbage is cans.
Dried beans can last for years without issue, and I have multiple ways to cook them. I can even cook more than I need and freeze the remainders. Also, since they usually come in bags, there's less waste.
This year, once the Endless Winter ends and I can start thinking about my garden, I will also work towards lessening my reliance on canned diced tomatoes. I may still buy tomato paste, since its kind of a pain to make, but maybe not. We'll see.
But right now, I'll be concentrating on beans.
Jennifer 6:42 PM
Sunday, March 02, 2014
Today, in the midst of yet another ice/snow storm, I baked a loaf of bread from a new bread book; it was a phenomenally simple overnight bread. And it turned out fabulously.
I'm also attempting to convert my Oatmeal Sunflower Seed (or Oatmeal Nut bread (this time it's pecans) into sourdough. This is my go-to every day breakfast bread. So far so good; two loaves are in their final rising stage right now. We'll see how it turns out.
Jennifer 3:02 PM