ethical theories paper

today i woke up with one goal. to finish my ethical theories paper. one goal for the day. not too hard. so this is what i did.

i made the bed.

i swept.

i dusted.

i did the dishes.

i sat for far to long on the computer – looking up everything but ethical theories of social work.

and then i made popcorn – cause every paper must be done with a snack.

my popcorn is almost done and i still haven’t started my paper.

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my new laundry friend

i’ve had this container of borax under my sink for at least six months.  i had heard it was a good natural cleaner – but had no idea what to use it for. so i did a little research the other day and found that it is a natural, safe,  laundry booster and cleaning agent.

i tried it out the other day. i put 1/2 cup in my laundry (with my soap). it worked. it really does make my whites whiter, and my colours brighter.  or it made me think they were anyway.

and if you want to learn more about borax here are a few sites to check out…

green living tips

what is borax

healthy green living

20 mule team borax

happy laundry day.

 

 

yogurt.

i’ve been trying to make our own yogurt and bread  this year.  with school and work i decided i may not have time for too many extra’s in the kitchen – but these two are easy so i’ve committed to try to keep them in stock.

it’s really so easy. here is a little breakdown.

you need a pot to hold your milk.

4 cups of milk (i use 1% because that is what we drink)

you need a thermometer (a meat one will do)

and you need this stuff  Yogurmet (found in the organic section at Superstore)

you then take 4 cups of milk and heat it on your stove til 180 degrees (i stir mine maybe twice in the time it takes just to make sure it doesn’t burn – not labour intensive at all)

then you take that milk off the burner and let it cool til 108 degrees (it takes maybe 10-15 minutes)

then you take a small cup mix the Yougurmet with a little milk until it disolves

stir the mixture into your large pot of milk and then take that milk and stick it into a jar or glass container

wrap it in a towel. put the light  on in your oven (it provides the right amount of warmth to incubate the milk) and voila…  in 7ish hours you will have yogurt.   easy or what.

if you are one that uses your oven more than once a week you may want to look into a yogurt maker – basically does the same thing as an oven but fits on your counter.

i’ve seen quite a few at thrift stores (or kijiji) – so don’t get suckered into a new one!

happy yogurt making.

 

merry late christmas to me.

they came. and i love them.

for christmas i ordered Padraig slippers from the Better Good.  When my nephew was born I bought him a pair and to be honest i was a little jealous of this small childs slippers.

they are soft. and made by someone’s hands. and look so pretty. and feel like i have a teddy bear under my feel and nice cozy sweater around  my feet.

here they are…

by the end of this post i want you to feel as if your feet are happy in my slippers.

feel the soft, coziness of the sheepskin caring for the bottem of your feet

feel the traction and protection the leather sole gives you as you move from place to place

feel the beauty of hand spun, hand dyed wool surrounding your feet – water proof yet breathable

i hope your feet are happy. mine are.

 

and now we are here.

much has happened since the last post.

i went to california. saw inspiring gardens and sights. enjoyed my cutest nephews first birthday. had fun at a wedding(s). visited the most famous ‘tinker town’. held my precious niece minutes after birth. enjoyed a week of relaxation complete with canoeing and biking.

and then came fall. we moved. we love it. and so here is a little of our life now. we study. we work. we have fun with friends. we (i) crochet. we enjoy our new home. we walk to get groceries. we walk to school. we walk to the coffee shop nearby. we love it.

and so this is where we are now. much has happened and much will come. and hopefully more blogging will come. time to stop stalking others blogs and make a little creative space of my own… so here’s to the new year and creativity.