It was a beautiful weekend. In the high 50’s and low to mid 60’s. Just beautiful. I took the weekend off. OK. I did laundry and vacuumed and emptied the dishwasher and went to the library to get a book and tax forms. But, essentially, I took the weekend off. Oh, I did go to the grocery store and church Sunday morning. I went to the grocery store because Rachel has me hooked on making my very own laundry detergent. Her (I’m not really sure it’s actually hers)recipe is dead simple and works. Really works. But, I ran out of Fels Napthas soap. My Mom used to put it in a coffee can on the stove and add a bit of water and cook the bar of soap into a disgusting goo. The stuff took the hide off a rhinoceros, so it was great for spotting kid’s clothes. Anyway, I stopped at the grocery store for my Fels Naptha and, after church, came home and grated the bar and added one cup of washing soda and one cup of borax. Stuff works great. I use 4 tablespoons at a time, but I have a large capacity washing machine. And, it is quite a bit less expensive (with no fillers) than anything else on the market. The only problem I have with it is the smell. It is quite intense. I’m thinking about ways to alter the scent a bit. I’ll report back when I figure it out.
Another blurry picture from the camera of KWP,too. I hate when the sedum moves, don’t you? Anyway, this is the beginnings of our Autumn Joy sedum. I adore this plant because the flowers turn a beautiful bronze in the fall. We have had bees die while extracting nectar because this is one of the few plants that continues to bloom until frost. It’s a bizarre picture to walk out on a chilly late fall morning and find bees on the flowers of the sedum, dead from the cold.
There are no knitting pics today. I spent my weekend knitting edging on PurplePi. Peanut came by on Friday night and asked when I was going to be done with it. I told her at least 10-15 more rows. I’m thinking I’ll want more. I just keep plugging along. When it’s complete, I’ll be tickled to death, but she’s kept me company for so long now, I’m not sure I can give her up. Yeah, right;–)
And, to start the week out right, how about the Grateful Dead and “Good Lovin”. It takes 2 and a half minutes for the music to start.
Have a terrific Monday!!!!!!