Oh the humanity!! I keep stopping in here and reading your stories and laughing---SO much! If you haven't already, just go read a few, you'll see what I'm talking about. Thanks, good peeps of the earth. We are smiling again. And keep those stories coming--I'll announce the winner of the book give-away Wednesday the day before Thanksgiving.
Speaking of turkey day, are you ready? It's coming up fast and Sarah's birthday is smack dab in the middle of it too. Busy, busy... We're planning a small gathering here again this year, so time to clean my house and start making pies. Pronto!
Unrelated: I keep running across recipes and testimonies in favor of homemade laundry detergent and finally got around to making some and testing it out this weekend. I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised by all accounts. I started out with a small batch: one bar castile soap (this is Dr. Bonner's above), 1 box baking soda, and 2 cups Borax. I took liberties of adding a few drops of lavender oil. Then I used one tiny ladle-full (about 2 T.) to wash a full load of white towels, and they came out beautifully. If you're interested, there are dozens of other recipes out on the Internet--just do a search for: homemade laundry detergent; and be prepared to be amazed.