Vinegar and baking soda are great fun for making fizzy reaction for the kids to play with, but I somehow doubt that the chemical reaction does much of anything to the surface on which it is occurring. Maybe I’m wrong, but that’s what my experience and basic knowledge of chemistry tells me. … More How (and why) to clean your oven
I wrote this post in February 2019 but was promptly sidetracked by kitchen upgrades. Painting that window opened a can of worms. Then the faucet broke and had to be replaced; which meant it was a good time to sand down the counter-top; and then paint the ugly drop ceiling, and then replace the flooring, and the baseboards…. … More Harpooning Glaciers
Seeing other people feeling joy, forgiveness, and growing into more freedom brings me happiness. Witnessing people cooperate and help each other with compassion, kindness, and grace; and being on that team brings me joy. … More Ruminating on Happiness
I believe what makes me so extraordinarily careful (fearful) is that I am gifted with an imagination which can generate the most vivid and gory outcomes for almost any given situation in less than one second. And instead of visualizing the positive, hoped-for outcome, I focus on the one which my mind serves up to me on a silver platter. … More Fear less.
To say that the contributions of a homemaker are a luxury represents a complete misunderstanding of what a homemaker is. … More Everyone needs a home. Every home needs homemaking.
Maybe graying hair and sagging skin indicate a life transition to becoming a guide to the youth instead of competition to it. … More Longboob