And forget not that the earth delights to feel your bare feet and the winds long to play with your hair. ~ Kahlil Gibran

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Aimless meanderings of a troubled mind

This be homemade baby food. Yes, I know it looks like urp in a bowl, but it is really mixed vegetables. Of course, baby doesn't really LIKE vegetables at this point, she much prefers fruits. A sweet tooth already, what am I going to do?

We just got approved to move into an apt. on the first floor. Yay! The best part is we will be on the back of the building, so there will be a lot less noise. I will also not have to carry groceries up two flights of stairs. The down side is that we will have neighbors on all sides. Right now we are in the corner with a stairway between us and anyone else. I think it is a fair trade. I will also be able to save HUGE amounts of $$ by hauling laundry over to my folks' place, rather than paying to do it here. I can then hang my clothes on a real clothes line, saving energy and $$!
I am excited for the opportunity to do a whole home purge. The new apt is slighly smaller, so that will be my excuse to hubby when I am trying to get rid of things. My how he loves to hold onto everything!

On the other hand, I have recently been reminded of how usefull it can be to hold onto everything in your life. I was looking to make some changes over at my folks' place the other day, and as I was listing off the things I needed to buy to my dad, he walked from garage to shed, pulling out each thing from my list and asking if that was "close enough" to what I needed. Bless that man! Everything I needed could be salvaged from other projects he has done over the years. At least he has the space for it.


e4 said...

Cool homemade baby food.

Another good thing about your apartment not being on the end should be lower heating & cooling costs. Absorb some of your neighbor's climate-controlled air instead of the outside air...

barefoot gardener said...


You are so right about the heating/cooling thing. Last year we had the a/c on for 7 months before it cooled down up here enough to turn it off. I am friends with the gal who presently lives in the apt we are going to move into, and last year she had her air on only about 3 weeks out of the whole year. BIG difference!