Random Bits on a Friday


– reports from first grade are favorable. In fact, I’ve been told that first grade is fun. A new earlier bedtime – 7:00! – seems to be working.

SIGG has admitted to using BPA in the lining of their water bottles but to make it right they are now offering a voluntary exchange program — for new eco-liner lined bottles — but you have to pay the shipping. We took our bottles back to our local Whole Foods and they exchanged them for us for free. I’m not sure if they are all doing this but it’s worth trying to save the shipping.


– I’ve been thinking about the differences between Harvest and Autumn as we prepare our box for the seasons round exchange. Leaves, for example, are not very harvest-y even though they epitomize autumn. Pears — and hopefully an apple too — are harvest worthy.

– Work has resumed on the fabric scraps. I now have 44 red log cabin squares completed. Working through the red scraps has given me some ideas about how to move the process along more quickly. I also seem to have gotten over my wariness of my rotary cutter. I didn’t really mention it here but I severely cut my finger with my rotary cutter in July. Needless to say I’ve been a little gun-shy but now I wear the cutting glove and make sure I take my time.

Peach Salsa

– Our community yard sale is this weekend and I need to find some really cheap furniture. My dining room is beginning to look like a fall-out shelter with all the canned food. The canning is good, the storage situation is bad and getting a little out of control.

– Four lunches were packed this week and all silverware, containers, lids, and napkins made it back home. The biggest hit was hard-boiled bantam eggs because they are so small. Apparently other first graders were amazed. There has been no mention of buying lunch — or what they call lunch — and I’m hoping it stays that way.

– Have a great weekend everyone!


6 Responses to “Random Bits on a Friday”

  1. 1 emily September 11, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    we’ve also had positive feedback on first grade. phew. argh to the sigg people. i’ll have to take mine to rei and see if they’ll do the same. (and glad you’re back at the rotary cutter. i found myself cringing today as i was slicing onions with the knife i was using at the time of my accident – and that was many many months ago.)

  2. 2 martha September 12, 2009 at 6:36 am

    our sigg bottles look like they went through a war they are so dented. I wonder if they will still take them back?
    the cutting glove is such a good idea.

  3. 3 Liz September 12, 2009 at 9:41 am

    I’m glad to hear they are willing to exchange the bottles – but I think they should cove the shipping. There are some people who wouldn’t have bought them if they had known…

  4. 4 erin September 13, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    i’m glad the first grade report is good! and that the lunches are working out. we are taking lunch 4 days a week and buying 1 day. it seems to work out pretty well for them and me (i like the day off ;))

  5. 5 melissa f. September 13, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    did you bring in the bottles with the tops or without? i’m guessing i just send in the bottles, but they don’t specify.

    i want all new furniture. everything. and a new house. don’t suppose they had any of those at the garage sales…

  6. 6 melissa bridgman September 13, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    our lunches are also going well. so far the favorite thing is the peach leather.
    Now I’m a little glad that I didn’t buy the SIGGs because I am too cheap. I got klean kanteens instead- I don’t think they have any sort of liner at all. But I should go research that. . .

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