I took a trip to the dollar store to check out the new products. There wasn't much I was impressed with. I did pick up tissues, parchment paper, moth balls, wet floor wipes and a sanding block.
I worked on three small projects, as well. I hung a small shelf I bought a few years ago in the laundry room to bring a bit of comfort in the small space. It was the perfect place to showcase the candles Carolyn gave me for Mother's Day. Our family believes in supporting small home based businesses so Carolyn put our standard to practice. She chose the soy candles from Stone Cottage Customs. They use small reusable canning jars and wood wicks that sizzle when lit. The essential oil infused soy burns evenly with little carbon emission. So I'm a happy girl.
I also scrubbed down the laundry room before I hung the shelf. To add more of a comfortable feel I placed bleach in a small clear bottle (It'll be used before it can break down.) along with a candle and the yarn basket. I shopped my home for a small rug, too. Since this room is off of the back hall, the candle is a nice addition to provide a clean smelling area. Putting items on the fryer works for me because I don't have a lot of laundry and can use just the washer top to fold clothes. I realize this wouldn't work for those readers who have families to care for. I know when I had kids at home our laundry was in the basement. There were plenty of times that we had to go down the steps to find clean clothes piled up on the dryer or on hangers on the small line.
The last project I worked on was setting up a garden table I purchased on amazon. A friend told me they were available and I saw a glimmer of hope to be able to garden this year. I had pots to use even though you are able to put soil directly in the table. It was sad to think I couldn't get my hands dirty in soil any longer, but I figured it was just a part of life I would have to accept. I now have beans, paisley, cucumbers, and lettuce planted. I have one pot left that will house a lavender plant once I purchase one.
|Look at the bean plant my grandson |
planted in March. I have a number
of beans on it. I planted two more
in the same pot.
I wanted to show you how large the blackberries have grown even with the cool weather.
|Today I noticed the plant is over the|
six foot fence.