The past few days have been a little crazy.
The Scouts are doing their chicken BBQ next weekend, so I am making about 300 Scouts Honor Rolls. I have the fourth batch (out of five) rising as I type.
On Saturday, I spent most of the day in the kitchen: chocolate muffins, 8 pints of cranberry orange sauce, candied orange peel, baked pumpkin, two pies, and five loaves of pumpkin bread. We had corn dogs for dinner (an emergency meal from the freezer)!
But the baking frenzy continued Monday with bread and cookies, and another pumpkin in the oven (not a metaphor).
I think there is something about fall that fires up my inner baker (and canner). I've done two batches of pear butter, one pear syrup, and an apple butter so far, and I haven't even started the jams yet.
Mondays and Fridays are our regular laundry days, but I thought we could squeeze in changing sheets. Usually I schedule that on a different day, but I figured it would be fine, just 5 loads instead of our usual 3. I had forgotten that our heavier winter clothing pushes us to 4 loads. And that I needed to help kids with closet cleaning.
Then, when the sheets were off the beds, I started to wonder how often we were supposed to wash the allergy covers. The internet consensus is: twice a year, spring and fall. But if we were doing the allergy covers, we should probably do the blankets to prevent cross contamination.
Taking Microbiology has made my life harder in some ways, but it really has helped with managing the dust allergies around here!
Each kid, when they were born, was given (by some very dear friends) a wonderful furry (twin sized) blanket which they all still use and love. The label said it would last forever as long as you didn't use heat on them. This appears to be true, but it means they all need to be washed in the morning so that they can air dry during the day...
It was one of those projects that looks like it will fit into your schedule.
I'm so grateful we have two sets of laundry machines! And a Kitchen Aid!
And I'm going to sit down now!