– 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.
– 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!