I’ve had a great Saturday so far! After finishing my organic distillation prelab, I braved the yard and wheeled out the mower. The front yard went really well, but during my first path through the back yard the mower came to a halt. But thanks to Karl’s insightfulness in one of my favorite movies, Slingblade, I knew what to do:
I realized I was out of gas. Then the dilemma turned to figuring out where we keep the gas and how to put it in. But thankfully my brain was tuned up from Organic chem and I figured it out. I was kind of scared I would start a fire, but thankfully there were no flames.
After the lawn was mowed (took me just over an hour) I decided to continue working and clean the house. But first I jogged (about a mile) to Harris Teeter to get some cleaning supplies: OrangeGlo for the floors, Pledge for the furniture and some Mrs. Meyers concentrated lemon verbana cleaner. I’ve never used Pledge before, but wow does this stuff work well! The wood stuff definitely looks better, but the real golden shiner is our stainless steel stuff: trash can, toaster, coffee maker – they are all SO shiny!! After Pledging, I cleaned the floors. The Mrs. Meyers is awesome too. I HATE buying new countertop spray and wasting plastic each time, but I haven’t found a brand that has a refill and prefer to use a real cleaner instead of just vinegar and water. I’ve been using 7th Generation Kitchen Cleaner but when I saw this Mrs. Meyers and smelled it, I decided this was perfect. The solution is concentrated so you only have to use 2 tbsp per 32 oz spray bottle. This should last me a looong time. By the time I finished cleaning the kitchen I’d be working for almost 3 hours and decided it was time for a shower and lunch!
My Kinda Lunch
While at HT I picked up some kale, as I was having a craving for kale chips.
Plus a snack platter of a leftover pear, leftover banana half (with PB), HUGE grapes that we found at EarthFare, carrot (with PB!), and crackers.
And a peach Chobani. I hadn’t had the peach flavor before and it is my new favorite (besides plain). Just like oatmeal, the strawberries and blueberries seem to slightly water down the thick greek yogurt. But not the peaches! Topped with a little GoLean Crunch.
Kath Eats Gadget
Those of you who use iGoogle as your homepage, I figured out how to get a Kath Eats RSS gadget! All you have to do is paste this link into your browser and it should add the gadget to your iGoogle page. Let me know if it works.
While I was working this morning listening to classical music this song came on:
Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity, The Planets Suite by Gustav Holst
If immediately recognized it and went to my station to find out the title. But after some Wikipedia etc. searching I can’t figure out what movie/event I know it from. Go to the 3:00 mark of the song and see if you recognize it too. I feel like it’s some movie I’ve seen recently? I LOVE the tune!
Karen just called and she’s bringing over some leftover wine from last night 😳 The husband is bringing home something to cook for dinner from EarthFare, so I better get cracking so I can enjoy the evening. Oh, and I rented Definitely , Maybe from the RedBox at HT, so that should be fun too!
Hooray for a clean house and yard!