I’m going to work on reducing the use of paper towels in the kitchen. I’ll still use paper towels to cook bacon on in the microwave. That’s just the best way to cook it as far as this house is concerned. DH has a few t-shirts in rough shape, so I cut one up into 5 decent sized rectangles and zig zagged the edges. That’s what I’m going to get in the habit of using for washing mirrors and windows, and all of the other cleaning chores that the paper towels currently do. I’d like to piece together cotton scraps to make a bread cloth of sorts for covering bread to thaw in the microwave. Those paper towels always get re-used, but I want to form a new habit. As I start to get into the habit of grabbing the cloth, I’ll make more old shirts into “paper” towels. There are cute patterns on the web where people have put snaps on what they make so it can still go on your current paper towel holder. That’s more time and work than I care to invest at this point in the project. Maybe later to make it easier for the family.
I can’t believe it’s the end of July. I feel so far behind on home school prep. I do have the grammar assignments all set for the year, but there are a lot of other things which need finishing/planning/printing/you name it. Today I printed out a workbook which takes kids through the novel writing process. I’m hoping that it will be a fun way to approach writing this year. Writing is really difficult for my daughter, yet is so important to school.
We went to the lake for the first time this summer. My son got his long arm cast off last week and is now wearing a splint. Life is so much easier now! At first, he held his arm still while swimming, but it didn’t take long for him to forget and use it fairly normally. I’m sure it’s good exercise for that arm!
The fair is coming up in a couple of weeks and DD’s entry form is turned in. This whole process is new to us. It must have been funny to the old hands watching me drive around the fairgrounds trying to find the pig barn! We’ve never even been to the fair before (we’ve been in town for 12 years). We’ll see how everything goes.