Okay so that's a dumb title but meh... LOL I did some grouting today :) Only about 1/4 or 1/5 laundry but still. Pleased with it and if I can get some more done then the shelves can go up in the laundry tonight. The grout isn't toxic to smell, it's good 'hands and knees' work (gets Baby in the right position) and will bring the laundry to completion quicker. I hope. I wore gloves as well and it's water cleanup so... and the bonus is, grouting is a good way to keep your mind off intermittent contractions.
I had to laugh coz you know when you have your hands dirty the phone rings? I thought mm I'll just have mixed up a new batch of grout and my waters will break or something... or they'll darn well break all over the grout I just put DOWN! haha. Anyway, pic of my grouting efforts - hard to see eh - click to make it bigger.
Also a pic of our summer sink - generally speaking this is all we need to water the garden in the back yard... not bad really. Also, when you do it this way, you use less water at the sink because you're the one that's carting it out the back, not the plumbing carting it off somewhere else. This bowl catches the water from washing hands, rinsing dishes, rinsing veges or a glass or two. Admittedly we don't always do it but in the height of summer when it's been scorching for yonks and you just think all you have to do is 'turn on a tap'... well it gets you right on to conserving it...
While I'm here, our cherry tom haul grows every day - we pick them a day or so early and let them ripen in the cupboard in a dish. Haven't had a bug problem yet. The marks on the toms are just from a rough wash outside - we rinsed them before we used them esp since we'd just put a heap more manure into the garden. When I made dinner last night we used all our own toms and still had some to spare. Also, these are the feral spuds that Brooke pulled up the other day [yet to add pic] - we didn't want them in that spot but let them go for a while to see how they'd do and considering they were pulled up early they did orright I think. Also, the other night we did a simple dinner - corn on the cob 66c each with a little butter, plus salad (lettuce and toms home grown, bulk purchase carrot, bulk purch cucumber, home grown spring onions, bought Aus company baby beets) with some grated cheese, and boiled egg... (soon to be receiving eggs from a chooky friend in exchange for vege etc)... fairly healthy meal, and quite economical too.
Also finished bottling up vanilla essence form the beans we got via coop a while ago - 2 bottles of vodka later - for the essence NOT for me! thanks to M for organising the bottle coop *thumbs up*. Our big bottle we did in November last year is a lovely dark colour and smells beee-u-tiful! Thassal from me - avagoodone!