Monday, April 7, 2008

Full Calendar Already?

So I guess this is technically a good thing, but I just scheduled some things for MAY already. Me. The gal who doesn't check weather reports because I live day to day. Much to my mother's dismay, I haven't get taken the plunge to update an online calendar so she can know what's going on and we can coordinate things (which WOULD help with communication and planning for our business - yes, I get that and I want to believe that it would be easy to do!). Maybe that should be my goal for the week - put things on a Google calendar. Are you proud, Mom? It is going to happen!

Seriously, folks, I've gone from being a stay-at-home mom of two with a calendar loaded with playgroups and doctor appointments to an almost full-fledged business woman! I'm looking at my day planner (really, a planner - my college friends are laughing now - can you hear them?!) and there is AT LEAST one (some weeks have more!) non-kid related event listed for the next 4 weeks. And tomorrow is so packed with good things a brewin' that I even have a babysitter hired for my daughter in the morning and have a crock pot dinner planned to lighten the load. I think I'll go look in the mirror to make sure I'm still me!

One more note on the bamboo sheets, since everyone got excited about them yesterday (and just thinking about them makes me want to change the sheets early so we can have ours back on the bed!) . . . the ones from Target are a good deal cheaper than what many places sell them for - because they're only 250 thread count - which doesn't mean they aren't any good, but I thought I should mention the difference for any of you researching mavens out there. We got our sheets of heavenly goodness from JCPenney.com when they were half off (I try not to pay full price for anything, if I can help it!) - I think they're more in the 400 thread count range (they seem way softer than the sample we touched at Target yesterday).

Oh, and my GREEN EFFORTS report for the day:

I'm banning paper napkins/paper towels from the dinner table. We're going with cloth. I read in the relatively new Body + Soul magazine about cutting up old flannel shirts to make napkins, which I thought was a nifty idea. Unfortunately, the old flannels went OUT with loads of stuff when I first started my cleaing frenzy a few months ago and I didn't read the article until last week. BUT, on our Target trip the other day, we did find a pack of 6 flour sack dish towels (30x30 each - that's BIG!) that I'm going to cut into four napkins. That's 24 napkins for $6. Not too shabby! I figure that will get us from one laundry day to the next. :)

7 comments:

J~Mom said...

Those are fantastic green tips!! I really never thought of the napkins...will look into it!

Glad your day planner is getting full...that is a good thing, right?

sarah said...

How about a new book - Girls Going Green! Keep up the good work!

Jess said...

Hmmm, the napkins are something I hadn't thought of previously. Good thought with cloth.

Good luck with your busy schedule!

Jess said...

I like the dish towel to napkins idea!

D10 said...

I know all about busy schedules, however I am one who 95% of the time likes to be doing something! You'll have to let us know how you like the bamboo sheets. I am going to check them out.

Michelle said...

That is a really good idea about using cloth napkins. We have a bunch of them, but we don't use them much - you may have prompted me to ditch the paper, though!

Shamrock said...

Nice job on the google calendar. You will love the email you get each mornng with your list of the days events!! :)