My log for yesterday (hopefully the one for today will be posted tonight):
== the day was == quite busy with day-to-day activities; we went to the post-office, did some shopping, in the afternoon I could tend to my garden a bit, just before the thunder and rain set in. It was a good day, actually. Also a wee bit sad as it was the last day here for one of the children I look after - hopefully he will return to us very soon when his Mom has found new employment.
== we made == laundry soap! Yes, for the very first time. My son was doing the grating bit and I mixed all the ingredients together. It was fun! And I already washed a load. The washing feels a bit different than usually. I thought next time I might do a rinse cycle with vinegar as I do with my hair after washing it with baking soda (Natrium). It works wonders for my hair - so it should also for the washing. :-)
== the kids == had a great time converting their room into a giant den. Later they built a kind of slide for somersaults and jumps and all that with matresses. In the afternoon I took Amelie to her friend and Jamie and I had a relaxing time in the garden. He did a lot of thinking about this and that, asking me questions whilst picking strawberries and
== I listened to == nothing in particular
== I read == a bit in the Agatha Christy thriller I borrowed from the library.
== in the kitchen == homemade bread, lots of different berries, salad-greens and wild herbs from the garden, radish-greens & chard with garlic over maccaroni, some home-made cookies to nibble.
== thoughts & plans == I am looking for a way to get more organized in my head. I do write lists and they help me a lot to stay focused. But I have a problem with making decisions. Right now I have a lot of ideas: ways to make money, creative projects, ideas for writing, things I want to make, things I want to try, ... sometimes all of this is swirling around in my head, a little bit like butterflies, each one with a beautiful, inticing colour - I don't know which one to catch. Is there a good system to find out what is the best thing to do next? Somehow I end up doing nothing when I have so many possibilities. I would be happy for any suggestions! :-)
== Pictures of the day ==
= a quiet breakfast =
= grating soap =
= from the garden =
= White-Chocolate & Cranberry Cookies =