Normal service has been resumed
Thank you once again for your lovely comments after my post yesterday. I did feel very sorry for myself but although I woke up still aching this morning, I’ve felt better as the day has gone on and I’d say I’m pretty much back to my usual self now.
It’s also been interesting reading your comments to see how we’ve all reacted differently to the Covid vaccination – some feeling nothing at all, some like me and poorly for a short while and others seem to have had the full hit – I hope everybody is feel well now!
I haven’t really done much today. My husband, lovely man that he is, bought me some tulips and a cinnamon swirl when he was out this afternoon. I’ve watched a few videos on YouTube, put some washing in the machine, eaten some leftover pizza (me not feeling very well is an excuse for the girls to order pizza for dinner, apparently) and realised that one of my tidying up decisions last week may not have been my finest move.
I was getting fed up of things being piled on my little desk in my study – mostly by me now, I have to say, after I grumbled that other people’s post and junk (other people in the family, that is, not passers-by 😀 ) was being dumped on my desk – there were balls of yarn, bank statements that needed filing, leaflets that needed to be read, a couple of project bags … I had the bright idea of sweeping it all off the desk and into a box on the floor which cleared my desk off beautifully and it’s so nice to work on that cleared space.
Unfortunately, the lobbing-it-all-int0-a-box method of tidying up is not one that I can recommend as now I can’t find anything (mostly notably my Mermaid’s Tail sock which needs a heel). I think tomorrow’s job is going to be clearing out the box.
Oh, I’ve changed the head on our dishwashing brush today. I told you I was taking it easy! Last year, I bought a new brush with a replaceable head and having changed it a couple of times, I needed to buy some more. I have to say that this has been one of our better plastic-free changes. I bought some toilet brushes at the same time and they haven’t worked out so well – they went mushy quite quickly and I’d find bristles stuck to the sides of the toilet – but this dishwash brush is great! It’s a really simple system …
you buy the whole brush to start off with and then just buy the heads in the future.
The metal part of the brush comes out of the handle so that you can slide the head out …
and slot in the new one. Ta-dah! The head is made from wood and tampico bristle so that will go into the kindling box to start the fire when it’s dried out. No waste!
They’re made by a company called Eco Living and I bought these replacement heads from an online shop called Friendly Turtle (not an affiliate link).
I’m really pleased that I bought this, it does feel like we’ve made a bit of a difference by not having a plastic brush in the kitchen. Small things, but every small thing helps.
I’ve ended up being a bit later in posting this than I intended to be so I’ll stop here and chat to you again tomorrow … see you then!