Super Laundry Sauce

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I have been on a homemade laundry detergent kick lately, because face it, it’s a crapload cheaper than even the Costco laundry detergent. I’ve made liquid laundry soap in the past and liked it just fine. I also recently made another powder laundry detergent which we’ve liked just fine (side note, I used the yellow Purex Crystals in mine because I liked the smell way better). I decided on a whim to make the Super Laundry Sauce despite having nearly half of my Purex mix left.


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Oh hey there!

I am SO behind this week now. Monday I started the week with the house caught up, lots of baking bread, and feeling like I would conquer this week. Tuesday after making some bread I got a phone call from my mom saying they were just about to my house. I forgot they were going to be in town! Crap! So Tuesday afternoon was spent with Sophia and my parents. I’m not complaining because my parents leave in 11 days to move to Ecuador.

While my mom and I were waiting in the atrium of the Montessori school for Nola to get out of class Nola’s teacher approached me about chaperoning the field trip the next day. I agreed. That night Nola had soccer practice, and it was our end of season party.

Wednesday morning was spent at a pumpkin patch. The afternoon I took Sophia to a few thrift stores to mill about that are right around the corner from the school. I need to save gas, because the van is a gas hog. Wednesday afternoon Sophia had soccer practice.

Thursday morning I agreed to help Nola’s teacher get her address book in Outlook cleaned up and cross referenced with what she has on file to ensure parents are getting the e-mails. Before I even got started on that it was discovered that one of the class rats had died. There was questions, theories, crying, and concern by the teacher as to what should be done. I did though get to see how the teacher and her aid dealt with such things on the fly. Montessori is far different from traditional school to begin with, and to see how something so sensitive was handled was very interesting. I milled around Savers a bit, and treated myself to lunch before getting Sophia. After that we needed to hit up WinCo to get apples for her apple tasting on Friday, and I got all my paperwork in to the Girl Scout office so I can start a troop. I also had PTO meeting that night. Looking back Thursday was a day of pure crazy.

Friday morning was the “Second Cup of Coffee” with the principal of the school, and after that I came home, got the PTO stuff e-mailed to Nola’s teacher (did I mention I’m the PTO class representative, because I am). Then I went to Target to get my free Lindor Truffles (go like them on Facebook and look for the giveaway coupon to print!), and while I was there I picked up the flyers for the Target Debit card to put at the front desk of the school. 5% off, and 1% back to the school of your choice, can’t beat that!

Saturday was the last 2 soccer games of my soccer coaching career, because I have no intentions of doing it again to be honest. I think starting up and maintaining a Girl Scout troop will be more than enough for me from here out. There was also an event at the school for the PTO I attended as a “vendor”. I put out some photography business related stuff and ran a ring toss. Then we came home and had movie night. Popcorn, root beer floats, Monsters Inc., and a Hot Pocket each.

Today I need to get caught up. Laundry, dishes, sweeping, moping, dusting, and using the chicken that has been thawed out for 2 days now. This weeks Baking Bucket List hasn’t been done. I think I’ll likely combine it with another week or two. I still need to order vanilla beans, and my mom has requested a pecan pie for the train portion of their move to Ecuador. So pecan pie on week 11 will switch places with apple pie on week 4 (which is when I think I’ll do vanilla bean ice cream).

I have other things planned too that will be keeping me busy for awhile. Trying to make things easier in the long run means putting some time and effort in now, and of course my life wouldn’t be normal right now without chaos. 😉

Throwing in the flag!

It’s Tuesday and I QUIT!

I knew that I’d taken on a lot, but hey, I’m a mom.  It’s sort of in the job description, right?  Soccer camp – which requires quite a lot of running around on my part since Sophia is only half day, and Nola is full day.  Soccer practices – every day but Friday this week.  I have to wash soccer uniforms every night since Sophia only has one pair of shorts that fit really well, and well, I don’t want sweaty soccer gear laying around my house.  The shin guards and cleats are odoriferous enough on their own.  O_o

Here is where I admit that I could not possibly do this without David.  The last two days have proven that the little things help SO much.  He’s made sandwiches the last 2 nights, started the dishwasher (I forgot for a solid 36 hours, bowl and spoon status was hitting critical), helping Sophia get her shin guards/socks/cleats on in the morning … and even making dinner last night.

Just thinking about the last 2 days makes me tired.  Only 2 more left, and then Friday will seem easy.  This weekend I don’t know if I should be productive, or just relax the entire weekend.  All I know is this is already the longest week ever, and I only have one weekend in the next 2 months that will not be totally crazy, and as luck would have it – my birthday lands on that weekend!

I’m off to bed, and will update with somewhat relevant material soon.  Maybe.  If I make it through the week.  😉