Thursday, January 24th, 2013


Shopping, Scheming, Cooking, Walking – Typical Thursday Fare

Despite the fact that I never (ever) get done everything that I want to on my days off from work, the rare day does roll along where I do so much (or at least enjoy what I’m doing so much) that I don’t care.

Today has been one of those days.

Here’s a bit of what I’ve been up to:

- Organizing Scheming

Although I didn’t make any real headway into any one organizing project today, I did continue my thought process on all of the various areas I’m dealing with. I set out today looking for two very particular items; one, I found:

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Well, okay, I wasn’t looking for exactly this. But I was looking for some way to hold 4-5 binders neatly on my desk. This will definitely do the trick, and I found it for $8 at a local recycling center. Also, I think it looks pretty cool. (And it’s not dirty, just wet. That’s a trick of the light. I will still probably give it a good cleaning, though.)

The other item was a clear plastic shoe organizer, but not one that I intended to use for shoes… I’ve ended up deciding that may not be exactly what I’m actually looking for, but I have other ideas. Stay tuned.

- DIY Makeup Scheming

Have you noticed how expensive makeup is? If you wear it, and you buy good makeup, you probably have. Have you also noticed how many scary ingredients are in it, even (and perhaps especially) the so-called “natural” mineral makeup brands? I have noticed both, for some time now, but felt like there was nothing I could do about it unless I wanted to stop wearing makeup altogether (which, silly as it is, I don’t).

Anyway, I did some furious googling today, and several hours later have pieced together what I hope will be a workable recipe for foundation; I’m going to try it out in a couple of weeks and let you know how it goes.

- Walking the dog

So this actually isn’t normal Thursday fare, which is why it’s noteworthy. I’m ashamed to say that I do not walk Otis with the frequency he deserves, and that’s a topic for a whole other post really, but suffice to say: today we went on a walk. Hooray!

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- Cooking

Among other things, tonight we are making this coconut milk ice cream recipe, and if you have an ice cream maker, you should too! We tried it last week and it was simply wonderful.

Hope all of you had a good Thursday as well!

Posted on Thursday, January 24th, 2013 at 5:17 pm.
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