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Right now, I am…

-planning to make some yogurt. And zucchini bread. Probably the chocolate variety.

-a little behind on things around the house, mostly because we’ve been at the pool a lot this week.

-glad that we’ve been able to go swimming a lot, even if I am behind on housework.

-delighted that we’ve been having fairly regular pool visits with Mr. FG because the kids have a lot of fun when he comes along. And of course, I like having him there, seeing as he’s my best friend and all. 🙂

-anxious to show you a little something I did with some old picture frames. But I need to take pictures first!

-hoping Lisey likes her new pair of cut-offs as much as Sonia likes hers (Sonia’s been wearing them nonstop.)

-happy that cut-offs let me easily salvage pairs of holey jeans (no knee-patch sewing necessary).

-thinking about what to do with all the cut-off jean legs I now have. I could make bags like I did before….

-wishing I had everyone’s schoolbooks ordered. I do have Sonia and Zoe mostly taken care of, at least.

remembering again how much I hate auctions on ebay. I really prefer buying things for a set price. It’s so much less time-consuming.

-thankful that I can do most of my school shopping on instead of ebay. Yay for set prices!

-planning (hoping?) to get some more decluttering done this week.

-relieved that the wrist exercises I’ve been doing have mostly taken care of my pain. I was worried I was going to have to take a little break from blogging (mousing especially was causing pain).

-delighted that my trip to the library and to the local store were waste free. The library receipt will get shredded and composted since it’s not thermal paper (thermal paper has BPA in it), the library books went into cloth bags, and the chicken from the local store went into a pyrex container, which I carried in a cloth bag.

-looking forward to digging into the new America’s Test Kitchen cookbook I received this week (it’s a quick cooking cookbook.)

-thinking, as always, about how best to balance all the different roles I play, and how to live my life in a way that reflects the priorities I espouse.


If you feel so inclined, you can do a little “right now…” post in the comments. It’s fun…give it a try!


Today’s 365 post: This is called an egg.

Joshua’s 365 post: Keys (this was not at all what I expected when I clicked on the post!)

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Katy @ Purposely Frugal

Friday 10th of August 2012

Right now I am reading one of my favorite blogs :) while sitting in a hotel eating a hot pocket...I know that's not very healthy or frugal, but I figure it's cheaper than going out to eat.

Economies of kale

Thursday 9th of August 2012

Sounds like fun :) Right now I am...

Eating homemade raisin bread and wondering why I used to be so scared of baking with yeast.

Waiting for the vanilla beans I bought on eBay to arrive.

Reading my new (to me) 1972 cookbook and loving the sections on jam/relish/baking.

Seeing pantry moths for the first time all winter when I hoped I'd gotten rid of them all.

Preparing for my classes next week, teaching third year uni students for the first time.


Thursday 9th of August 2012

Listening... To my-neighbor-the-preacher cut his grass, at 8:20 pm and nearly dark. Don't blame him for waiting until this late, temperature is still in the 90's I'm sure.

Thinking...about the red velvet cheesecake I'm making for my nephew's birthday party tomorrow night...the cheesecake layer and the two red velvet layers are made, leaving only the cream cheese frosting and assembly for tomorrow after work.

Wishing....I had a solution to my sisters health problems, and that she could thoroughly enjoy her son's birthday party tomorrow night, like she used to.

Hoping...for a good day at work tomorrow, "good" meaning "busy", as I am a dog groomer and August is a notoriously slow month for starting expenses and all.

Agreeing...with Kristen about eBay auctions. Have only done the Buy it Now option for a long time now. Hate having to keep up with the bidding. I always click the Buy it Now filter before I even scroll through the category I chose.

Thankful...for the eight bell peppers and three pounds of okra I got from our veterinarian's garden. Cooked half the okra with onion, garlic, bacon and diced tomatoes, and it went well with oven fried chicken and brown rice.


Thursday 9th of August 2012

I am...... Relaxing in a gorgeous beachfront condo that I rented at a HUGE discount simply by waiting until a few hours before check in and calling the rental agency and asking for deals on unrented properties. I turned down the first offer they gave me, and then they gave me one that fit our budget! Yay! My small rent bets them receiving nothing at all, so it was a win-win, but not for the faint of heart. We were almost to the beach before lodging was secured!

Loving watching our sons play in the sand and ocean. Giggles abound.

Excited that we were able to take this awesome vacation and stay on budget!


Thursday 9th of August 2012

-we are canning 13 pts of salsa - canned 7 pts hot peppers earlier - loving how well my kids are playing together - wishing they would be this innocent, loving, and unjaded their whole lives -hoping for more rain this afternoon.

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