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Monday, November 02, 2015

One year has passed ....

Hello :)
September 19th was the day that one hear had passed since Reggie passed away. Yeah, I have not posted a while again,lol.

So what's been going on? Apart from still missing Reggie I am concentrating on myself. Job with a lot of overtime, lots of hobbies and interests, and now that I'm not moving (again) replacing some things in my flat.
September the pump on my washing machine died a death, so out with the old , in with the new. 1600 spin speed and the laundry is almost dry when it comes out. Fantastic !

Then October a new sofa. Loving it ...and the cats agree....

 Yeah, keeping it covered with a blanked to protect it.I want it to look good and last a long time ! I'm also armed with a water pistol to teach them that this is NOT a new scratch pad ,lol. They don't like me very much at those times ;)

And I learned a lesson .... back ups on discs are not that safe as I thought ! I started going through a pile of discs with resources and designs to copy them to my external drive.....only to find out that discs slowly seem to degrade over the years , and the laptop cannot read some of the files anymore. So I'm ending up with a lot less on that 2 terra bite drive than I thought I would. What annoys me most is that the disc with Christmas resources seems to have the most files that have corrupted and are unreadable.

But.... I actually tried designing a little. And glad to see I have not forgotten all my skills. Still, I am a bit rusty ,lol.
This is what I have so far. I really like the Scandinavian primitive rustic style and colors in the moment.
What else?
I have a pet hate against chemicals in our food, our care products etc. So I try to make a lot f things myself.....and saving money in the process apart from it being more healthy.

A few days ago I made my own laundry soap. Just Castile soap, borax, soda crystals and essential oil for a nice smell. Costs me less than a third of what I would pay in the shop for a bottle.
In the end I had two full bottles and it only took me 15-20 minutes to make.

If you wanna have a go here is the link to the instructions
http://www.mrshappyhomemaker.com/homemade-liquid-laundry-detergent-plus-a-free-printable-label/

Give it a try :)
That's all for now. I have to do some grocery shopping , so 'till next post when I can hopefully give you a freebie link as well ....

Snowy 

4 comments:

Edna B said...

It's nice to see you back blogging. And yes, I learned that wicked lesson about the discs too. The hardest part was losing so many photos and a lot of our music collection.

Your new sofa looks nice and very comfy. I keep thinking that I would like a new sofa, but there's nothing wrong with the old one so I guess that's not going to happen for a while. Sighhhh, ah well.

It's time for me to see what's for lunch. Pogo has been hinting for a while now that he is hungry. You have a Blessed New Year my friend. Hugs, Edna B.

smiekeltje said...

Hi sweetie!
Good to hear from you!
Time goes quick hey? I am happy you go on with your life, but I understand you still miss Reggie, You always will, but he;s in your heart, and will stay there.
Your new sofa looks lovely, and I smiled when I saw the blankets for protection. We do the same LOL. All to please our cats ROFL.
Also happy for you you still have your job. Hold on to it with both hands, cause times are difficult nowadays.
would you believe I am a non-smoker now for about 5 1/2 months now? Sometimes for a moment I have a slight difficulty with it, but I am happy with it. It saves a lot of money and is good for my helath, ROFL.
Till next time, naughty girl!
Hugs
Kyra

Edna B said...

Pogo and I want to wish you a Merry Christmas and a Fabulous New Year. Hugs, Edna B.

Edna B said...

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to you. Hugs, Edna B.