Well, someones birthday was pretty awesome. I cooked a super yummy breakfast, we enjoyed a day at the beach, and topped it off with a macrobiotic potluck that night. (Sasa has a great recipe coming soon!) Happy Birthday Sasa!! We love you!!
The little one and I are big fans of elderberry syrup during the cold winter months. Our budget is really tight right now and elderberry syrup is expensive. I stumbled across this video on youtube and decided to make our own. So one afternoon we got all the ingredients and made our own little batch. I have to say, next time I will just use ginger. The cloves and cinnamon give it a "potpourri" kind of taste. But it was very easy to make and I have almost a pound of elderberries left, so there will be many more batches!
I try not to take many pictures of the rug that covers two-thirds of our first floor. It was here when we bought the house and scared to find out what was underneath it, we just left it. There were other pressing things needing to be done (like, um, a shower...). So the rug, now covered with stains, making it look sort of polka-dotted, got pushed back on our list for over two years now.
Sasa can tell you it's been a constant source of agony for me. The stains staring at me in the face everyday, the constant vacuuming, the dog and cat hair woven into it...but in the last couple of months I've made peace. Then yesterday, Sasa announced he was going to rip it up. Well, okay then. No rug is better than a rug I have to make peace with.
So he ripped and ripped some more. We found the usual crazy linoleum underneath (yes there were masks involved and plastic on the doorways), and then under that there was wood. Wood in good shape. Hooray! So the wood is staying, and after we save up to refinish it (likely in the summer) it will sit as is, with some area rugs on top.
The little one had the best time mopping. Actually, she's mopped the kitchen, the bathroom, her bedroom, and the playroom in the last two days. She's a cleaning machine I tell you!
And now, the living room is next. Enjoy your weekend everyone! I'll be back next week with some super exciting news! (No, I'm not pregnant...)