Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Baking ~ Cocoa Mochas ~ Deep Cleaning
After a trip to the library, I was back home baking yesterday.
I was blessed with overly ripe bananas, so first I made banana bread (using my canned applesauce). While that was baking, I mixed ingredients for the next item - chewy granola bars. Lunch packings are now re-stocked.
The girls have invented a new hot beverage - Cocoa Mochas. They mix homemade hot chocolate in with brewed organic black coffee. I have not tried it yet, but they say it is good.
My "Five Minutes for Me" was spent doing some cross-stitch. I was literally in my jammies and cozied up cross-stitching around 5:00pm. It was dark, damp, drizzling, and cold out. It felt like winter. However, after Hubby came in the room and started laughing at me (for quitting work early), the sun happened to come out. I literally changed gears and we moved the bed from the wall, pulled containers out, dusted and swept.
We still have that thing that starts with "c" - carpet. A very nasty deep carpet that sucks in the dust, dog and cat hair in it. Every fall we clean, and clean, and talk about how we'll rip it out one day (when we have the time, ha ha!).
I joked that we were on a treasure hunt, and we'll find things we forgot we had. We did. Hubby found reading glasses. I found my old briefcase, which I used to tote back and forth to my career choice, in high heels, hose, and suits. Speaking of "totes" I found a tote filled with tote bags. I also found a purse I didn't remember having. I ended up sorting out my stash, and two empty totes were put in the garage.
My briefcase is going to the thrift, along with many tote bags. I also had old typewriter cartridges, and correction tape. It filled one entire box. The last time we moved, I gave away my old electric typewriter. Maybe I should have kept it. Hubby and I had a laugh about that. Today, I shampoo in there, which could take me a few days to finish.
Update on Hubby's sister: she talked to him on the phone, and the hospital cannot not find what is causing the pain. They will be releasing her to a facility soon (I think), until she can go home.
Either my keyboard is failing on me now, or it needs new batteries. It's driving me nuts. It's very slow today.
Sun is up. Off to work. Have a good Tuesday.