My sister just told me that I could be using white distilled vinegar instead of liquid fabric softener in my washing machine that works just as well as any fabric softener around. I thought she had fallen off of her rocker at first but then I decided to go ahead and give it a try and lo and behold she was right. Now how cool is that? It is much cheaper and is better for the machine!
I really like the new led lights that my son put on his dad’s truck for him today. I’m so glad that he his finally starting to show some interest in spending more time around here with his dad rather than running around town with his friends playing their very loud, outrageous music and having their sound activated lights that at times really gets my head a pounding. I never used to be so sensitive to certain lights. I am even noticing that I’m having a harder time driving at night. The oncoming headlights are getting harder for me to stay on the road.
The weather has been delightful and they both have been getting a good amount of things taken care of around here this past week. Now if only I could get them to help weed and harvest the garden so I could get that under control. I really want it done by the middle of October.
Last week I discovered a discussion board about parenting. The very interesting part of the board is that the users are separated geographically, with one board for parents in New York City an another board for parents in San Francisco. Evidently, plans have been made to bring on more cities in the near future.
In the meantime, it is amazing to read the different attitudes between parents on the two coasts. This is beyond mommy blogging and quite an introspective on mothering differences. And, of course, I have opinions on several of the topics, so I have made a few tentative posts to see if my thoughts are received well or will I be flamed for my opinions?
I have always been a dirt magnet for as long as I can remember. It used to drive my mother crazy with all the clean up that required when I was around and involved. And as far as clothes go, I gave up on wearing anything white decades ago because that is just asking for trouble where I am concerned. I have ruined more clothes in my life time that anybody has a right to for goodness sake.
Since I am not what you would call a girly girl and enjoy getting my hands dirty I have had to learn how to clean myself up along with all the other messes that always seem to make where ever I go, sigh…..One thing that I have learned to try and stay away from is grease since it can be a real pain to deal with in so many areas. I love that WD-40 has come out with a No Mess Pen that you can carry in your purse or pocket. As you know trying to remove grease can be tricky.
Not many people have the privilege of doing what they love day in and day out but thankfully I do. I am a full time family counselor and get to help people solve life’s problems – it’s a great career to have. When I went to school back in the 80s I thought I’d be an attorney or many even an accountant but somehow just fell into counseling and have never looked back.
I really love being in my office. There are so many people that have an office window that just looks right into another window and/or building while mine has a great view of a garden and there’s lots of natural light. I consider myself truly blessed for this small piece of nature during a busy work day in an office environment. As a consummate professional, my office has a secretary and even offers wireless Internet service to all of my customers so they can get online while they’re waiting on their appointment. There’s nothing I wouldn’t do to make my patients more comfortable and I know they appreciate the extra thought. I love helping people any way I can and if making my patients feel more at home here is helpful to them, I’ll do anything I can. Who knew counseling would be so rewarding?