My grandma would have been 102 years old yesterday. My mom would have been 62 last week. I sure do miss them.
I'm stuck under a baby again. She's a trickster - waking 15 minutes before the end of nap time, demanding food, and then promptly passing out on my arm after eating. We are now 35 minutes past the end of naptime and counting. It is actually quite thrilling to have her oversleep after two really bad sleep days and nights.
What else? I'm totally obsessed with the drought. I really hope it rains soon.
In the meantime, I am obsessing and working on my water conservation. I'm pretty sure no one actually wants to indulge in as much fixating on this topic as I am doing, but whatever. Hobbies.
Luckily, our appliances are pretty new/efficient. Today, I measured the bathtub so I could learn how many gallons it takes for me to have a bath.
And I learned the answer is "too many" or "as many as you need for at least two weeks of showers". Boo.
I'm still trying to work out how I might schedule a trip to the bathhouse around the baby's schedule and also is it irresponsible to go there under the circumstances?
What about Baby and Me swim "lessons"? Are those okay or wasteful right now? Obviously it is good and practical to learn to swim and I regard it as a necessary life skill, but I am pretty sure we have a few years before lessons would accomplish anything other than indulging my love of a natatorium and, you know, quality time together.
My husband is going to be so excited when I put a stock pot under every faucet and then insist we use that to flush the toilet. But other than my "if we eat a lot more takeout and compost/ recycle the containers, we would use less water washing dishes" idea (voted down by all members of the household, including me), I'm at a bit of a loss as to where I'm gonna find 20% to reduce.
Awareness is bound to bring our usage down a bit too, I hope. So far, I have managed to stop myself from looking at the water meter constantly, which I think shows a real mastery of my impulses.
OH! As though anyone is reading here without my cultivating an audience... If you accidentally burnt a plastic bag from the grocery store bulk bins to the outside of your best one gallon, stainless soup pot, how would you clean it off?
And does anyone have a favorite canister set for dry goods? I had a baby and suddenly a lot of my groceries are coming out of those bins and the plastic bags are not great.