Brave Bites

I am normally pretty leery around expired food, but something unusual has happened: I have eggs in my refrigerator with a “sell by” date of January 13, and not only have I not thrown them out, but I have actually eaten some.

It’s so weird! I made scrambled eggs with ham and cheese. My only precaution was to smell the eggs as I cracked them open. I figured that if something smelled strange, I’d get rid of it, but they were fine, so I ate them.

I still have four eggs left.  Will I eat them all?

I still have four eggs left. Will I eat them all?

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One Response to Brave Bites

  1. Lauren says:

    Wow! I am impressed! I had some sketchy eggs last weekend, too. When you crack them, if they spread out in a watery way they are old, that these eggs were pretty dang watery. You are smart to smell them.

    I hope this story ends well! 🙂

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Seasoned Towels

My favorite towels are ones that I got from IKEA. I’ve had them for quite a while. Lately, they’ve felt less soft – even kind of scratchy. Even more lately, they have smelled bad. I wash them with hot water and dry them on high heat, but they still smell kind of mildew-like. Yuck.

I went online looking for a solution. The most common suggestion is to use vinegar in the washing machine. The claim is that the towels have a buildup of detergent and fabric softener on them, and that is allowing bacteria to grow, and that the vinegar will strip it all off.

I tried it.

The preliminary results are good, but it’s only been a couple of days. We’ll see…

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Rain and Sun

We have continued to get a lot of rain. It made our field trip yesterday a bit more complicated. Normally, we would just have walked to the concert hall to see the youth symphony. Yesterday, we sort of had to do a shuttle system. It all worked out though, and the concert was great!

As an added bonus, all the clouds in the sky have made for amazing sunsets. Last night, the entire western sky was a bright orange color. I wish I had a wide-angle lens or something so I could have showed it. It was unreal.

I did at least go over to the beach for a picture so I could remember. Sorry for another sunset picture. I seem to be becoming obsessed with sunsets.

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Guerrilla Gardening

We were off of school yesterday for Presidents Day. I spent much of the day relaxing, but I did go to school for a little gardening.

I grew some crownflower trees from seed, and I’ve been meaning to plant the four seedlings that survived the onslaught of monarch caterpillars that decimated my crop.

There were also some plumeria trees cuttings that someone brought for the band rummage sale. They’ve been sitting in a water bucket outside of the church for three weeks. I finally put them in the ground.

There’s a strip of land next to our property that is overgrown and scrubby-looking. It was the perfect spot to plant a few trees.

If they survive, these sticks will turn into trees.

If they survive, these sticks will turn into trees.

If you look really closely, you can see it.

If you look really closely, you can see it.

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Relaxing at Work

I worked at school yesterday. I spent most of the day there, because I wasted a lot of time just sitting there. That’s kind of what I do on Sundays. Did I say this already? I’ve been feeling like I’m telling people the same stories a lot lately.

Anyway, I used to be sad about spending so much time at school, but now I just consider the “wasted” time there as part of my relaxation time. Then I’m not sad, I’m just relaxed. I usually get all the stuff done I need to. Yesterday was no exception.

Now I can enjoy today for the day off it is. Nice!

I watched The Mummy Returns when I got home.

I watched The Mummy Returns when I got home.

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