It was great to have a weekend off! I don’t always have weekends off and when I do I love it! But Keith had to work… the whole weekend! He didn’t just work the weekend he had to double shift, so, he was not around at all. Still not quite used to this! He used to be a Monday through Friday kind of guy. NO LONGER!
I had a huge list of things I wanted to accomplish. Of course. I really wanted to clean my house, do yard work, and tie up a few loose ends such as make appointments and pay bills
I had a look around my yard. I saw that I have a few tomatoes starting to grow. Reminder to self… buy epsom salts! I need the salt to place around the tomato plants! I did this in my old house when I had a bigger garden and the magnesium in the epsom salts helped my tomatoes get really healthy and no dreaded blight!
My kale plants aren’t doing much of anything. The seeds I planted have not sprouted yet and I’m not sure they will. The small plants I bought and planted are just surviving. Next year I will make this a priority! Because I hate wasting this prime location!
I did do some weeding, cleaned up the doggy poop, and then I found a huge ant nest!
So for the next hour I was consumed by making the best ant killer I could. Last year we had ants at the front of the house and I made the same concoction of borax, sugar and water. It really did the trick and that ant problem was solved. I’m trying it again here. I poured some of the syrupy mix into yogurt container lids, caps from drink bottles and I soaked some cotton pads in the mix. I placed all of these in the area with all the ants. I’ll let you know how it works.
I bought some new sunscreen. Keith has been using a mineral based sunscreen and he prefers this. I just finished the La Roche-Posay one which is a chemical based one. I really liked it, but, I thought I would give the mineral based one a try. I hope the ones that I bought will work well when we go on our next road trip and keep us from burning, plus I want them to not leave me looking like I have zinc all over my face, and it needs to work under my makeup. I’ll let you know if either of these are worth repurchasing!
I had a headache that wouldn’t quit on Saturday, so, thinking it was a lack of coffee type of headache (because I barely had a cup in the morning) I made myself a vegan iced vanilla latte. They are super easy to make and taste great! Sadly though it didn’t get rid of my headache. I don’t think it was a dehydration headache either, because, I’ve been drinking copious amounts of water in preparation for doing the Grouse Grind today with my sister again. With all this warm weather the last thing I want to be is dehydrated prior to the climb. I need every possible advantage to get myself up those 5 million steps!
Have a great week and if you get overheated give this vegan iced vanilla latte recipe a try!
Talk to you soon,
- 1/2 cup strong coffee (let coffee cool before adding to a glass)
- 1 cup of unsweetened vanilla almond milk
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/2 - 1 tsp maple syrup adjust for taste *optional*
- Add all ingredients into tall glass filled with ice and stir
- Adjust coffee and almond milk quantities to your taste.
- Sip and enjoy!