Thursday, December 07, 2006

Friday-Eve

Tomorrow is co-op day.

Way-hey-hey it's [not] an ordinary day and it's all your state of mind. . .

I love the co-op. It's filled with fascinating things that cost less (usually) than you'd expect and are good for you. Last time I got some uber cute little "delicate squash" which were delicious. I kept some seeds to plant in the Spring. We'll see what happens.

I'm fascinated by ECOFriendly cleansers. Don't ask me why. I'm always convinced that each one will be better than the last, and I have to admit that they all smell lovely and make me feel better about actually cleaning things. I am especially drawn to the uber expensive ones (like $10 a bottle) which you then dilute with a drastic amount of water (1/4 t cleanser to 16 oz water) because then you can tell yourself that they are really quite affordable. Even though you did drop $10 on one bottle. I really ogled them a lot last time. I think I'm going to buy one tomorrow.

Of course, I already have Trader Joe's Zen Cleaning spray, and Mrs. Meyers (delectable) all purpose lavender cleaning solution (one of those dilutable things), so why do I need Shaklee's everything cleanser or ECOver's toilet cleaner? I don't know. I just need them. I know that they will be the magic pill that makes my home sparkle like that of someone who actually gives a damn about cleaning.

I'm also psyched because my new undewear was great for class and sparring. And also not ugly. This is really quite something, believe me.

14 comments:

Logophile said...

Earth friendly cleaners and panties that rock?
What a life!

Jay said...

I don't know of co-ops but am quite fond of farmer's markets where delicate squash and other such delicacies are often found, including all kinds of green products and home-made solutions. Sadly, most close up shop for the winter (well, who can blame them?) and I have to go all the way downtown (3 trains!) to the big market for such pleasures.


p.s. Love the shot of your banister - such drama with the lights!s

cindra said...

Okay, the squashes were lovely, but you really have an orifice, twatlike thing going on over here lately. Not that I mind, but you know, it was much less blatant than the George Lucas one.

I love the co-op too. So many choices. Remember you can always fall back on the peppermint castile that is so inexpensive and good for many uses. Might dry you out in the winter though. It does me. But i do love the tingle. Have a great time smelling, fondling and reading ingredients! Don't forget to look in the area with the "distressed" produce that goes for next to nothing and really isn't too distressed at all.

kitkat said...

A great pair of undies can really make or break your day. Yesterday, mine kept traveling, and it annoyed the crap out of me. I can't exactly pick it out in front of a classroom.

Candace said...

Logo - It is indeed. Blessed are they who buy Ecofriendly cleaning products, for they shall never get wedgies. ^_^

Jay - supposedly there are Farmer's Markets somewhere around here. (also seasonal) I really need to figure out where, because I love Farmer's Markets. 3 Trains! Yow!

Sin-dra - it's sort of a bonus picture - orofice AND melon-like shapes.

Oh, and I do love me some peppermint castile. :) Ours isn't big enough for distressed produce, you just pick from the table of pre-ordered stuff and there's another small table of leftovers or extras. But we do have a thing with 2 shelves of 30% off and 2 shelves of free. I got free cornbread mix the last two times. Wheee!

Kitkat - I hate traveling pants! It would suck not to be able to pick them out. I suggest that next time you throw a book at the back of the room, and when everyone turns to look, give those undies a good yank! Of course, if it happens a lot, you might go through a lot of books. In that case, I suggest a chalkboard eraser. ^_^

Egan said...

I love my running briefs. If there anything like your sparring shorts then they must be hot.

Toby said...

Like Jay, all I have is the Farmer's Market. Luckily mine is within walking distance, but just like her's, it's only around for about 5 months. It starts sometime in April and ends sometime in October.

On the other hand, on Monday, my mom gave me some super duper awesome oregano from the co-op in LaCrosse.

Candace said...

Egan, I'm pretty sure they're nothing alike. Show me and I will tell you.

Toby - They have a co-op in LaCrosse? Cool! We almost ended up in Winona (MN) right across the river from LaCrosse. It's a depressingly small place with no bookstores. You have to drive over to LaCrosse to find a Borders.

Slade said...

LOVE co-ops and farmer's markets! There is no better place to get veggies and fruits!

Are you serious about lending me that book? I'd Love it! Birthing kinda scares me right now...

Candace said...

Slade, I'm totally serious, but you can just HAVE the book. It's a spare copy I bought and have hanging around. Turns out my sister is never going to have babies, so if you want it, it's yours! :)

Candace said...

Email me your addy if you want it:

milkmaidenster at gmail dot com

:)

tshsmom said...

I LOVE natural cleaning products! Especially in the winter, when cleaning fumes get trapped in the house.

Don't be scared Slade. Labor pains are nothing more than intense menstrual cramps. "Old Wives" tend to make the process sound horrific.

Winters said...

Multi-functional pants are to be treasured, C, particularily if they are as aesthetically pleasing as they are practical.

I implore you, do make certain they are never stolen or stashed in a tree, or some other such place.

Egan said...

they're just the same... photo to follow