Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Knock Knock!

That is me knocking on wood. I don't know if I should say it out loud or not but we are finally disease free. After 4 weeks of somebody being sick with the flu or some type of ailment we are all healthy. After a two day laundry hiatus we are back in the groove of normal life today. We made it to the bank and to the store and the laundry it almost caught up. There is something so comforting about routine.

The new budget is going well. Now I am really going to try to stick to an all cash system. The other day a credit card offer came in the mail Lula asked if she could play shopping with the fake card they mail with it. Ouch! They are way to observant. I tried to tell her that we use debit cards not credit card but it flew right over her head. So no better way to teach than by example so we'll try.

I'm trying to become more "crunchy". I bought a three piece set of cast iron frying pans from JCPenney ($11.99) to replace my non stick pans that they are now saying are cancer causing. But what isn't cancer causing these days. I definitely is a process to rid the house of that stuff. The baby is in cloth diapers about 90% of the time. I was very glad last month to have a package of disposables in the closet when the flu hit though, let me tell ya there is only so much time for laundry in a day. Next I hope to switch our soaps and such to the crunch side. The kids already use the crunchy soap and toothpaste. I have one bottle of Mr. Clean in the house and when that is gone it is gone. During the diseases I read the back of the bottle and you have to let that stuff sit for 10 minutes for it to kill anything besides your ability to breathe so it is out of here. I will just use rubbing alcohol on the door knobs and such when we need too. Vinegar, baking soda, borax and lemon juice will take a full time roll. I try to never use bleach but I did on the insane amount of bedding I had to wash during the flu epidemic over here. Now if I could just ban all plastic toys from our house life would be bliss.

Hope you have a wonderful day!!!!


Sarah said...

I'm so glad you are all feeling better. Seems like someone is always sick here too.

Caleb (5) got a credit card offer in the mail from our credit union. I wrote them a letter about my disgust, and they sent an apology letter to all of the members.

I use vinegar alot in cleaning. I do like my softscrub with bleach though. I always wondered if anyone actually waited the full 10 minutes to disinfect.who has time for that?

Sharon said...

I am so glad you are all feeling better finally!

Ambry has also gotten mail although not from a credit card. It was some kind of opinion/survey company who wanted her input. A 4 year old's? Crazy!

I did not know that about the disinfect time. I can not believe that. Looks like I will also have to rethink my cleaning products.