Monday, February 8, 2016

New Feature and Food (And Curtains)

Monday mornings I'm always inspired to do a project around the house.  Sunday is my rest day and by the time it's over, boredom begins to set in.  The best thing on my Sundays is Downton Abbey.  Oh my, I love that show.  I have two seasons on DVD, but I'll have to get the whole series because I will watch it repeatedly.

This morning's project was scrubbing down the powder room.  I pay more attention to this bathroom because I have four grandchildren that use it and I don't want them to catch any germs in my home.  The baseboards and floor were cleaned with a solution of bleach.  The sink and toilet also received the bleach treatment.  Walls were wiped down and clean towels were hung.  All ready for little hands.

Do you remember the curtains that were ordered from Penny's?  They were in the mailbox and since my daughter was stopping by I asked her to hang them for me.  I opened the package and to my surprise there were two different color panels.  Two!  The packing slip was correct and the product was incorrect.   So now I have to go to Penny's and fix the solution.  I actually paid for shipping to my home so I didn't have to wait until I could get to the store.

I'm not sure if you can see the difference in color as well
as I can in real time.  One panel is ivory and the
other one is brown.

A few weeks ago a friend gave me a bowl of her chili.  It was so yummy I asked for the recipe on facebook.  A reply never came so I just took it she didn't want to share.  So I went on a mission to see if I could make it.  Another friend gave me her recipe and it was good, but not what I was looking for.  C was visiting with the chili friend and begged her for the recipe because I was driving everyone crazy about the recipe.  Come to find out, she never saw the message and is writing the recipe for me.
That recipe had five kinds of beans in it and was packed with protein, not to mention chocolate.  No wonder I liked it so much.

There's one more helping of the chili I made on Friday.  That'll
be my dinner tonight.  Anxiously waiting for THE recipe.

WORD of the WEEK

El-bow grease:  Hard physical work, especially polishing and cleaning.  (Something to think about!)  Definitely a calorie burner!


  1. You wrote about scrubbing your bathroom. That reminds me of a question that I would like to ask you. It´s about household waste and how this is sorted. How many bins do you have and how often are they picked up? We have 3 bins for different waste. (There could be a 4th
    one for households who have no opportunity for composting. This bin is for kitchen waste.)
    One bin is for paper stuff only, one is for plastics (wrappings etc.) and the third is for
    the rest. There is also a container in the village for glass in different colors that you
    can use anytime. So I have 4 different containers in our kitchen. Maybe it´s similar in the US.

  2. Well I am happy to say that ihsve Google comments sorted now so my comments will be posted, I feel awful that I was commenting and thinking that they were published!!! Apologies Angie. How annoying re your curtains !! I love Dowton Abbey and I am looking forwards to the new and final season. Yes I will think about your new word of the week , my house sure needs a bit of it. X

  3. I have been getting comments from you. Check back to see if all of them have posted. There is a continuing saga with the curtains which I will post about, with a good outcome. Thanks for commenting and stay safe.

  4. The process in the USA is similar, but we have two bins. All recycled material goes in one bin. That includes cans, paper, and glass. The other bin is for everything else. You can put food in the garbage, but a high percentage of homes have electric garbage disposals set under the sink. The drain can be used to rid the sink of water or food goes in there and an electric motor chews it up and sends it to the sewer waste disposal plant. I compost most of my waste for the garden that I keep in a covered bin in the yard. I hope this answers your question. If not, please feel free to ask more questions.