OK. That's out of the way
Also, I'm thinking about doing a giveaway. I've got two mousepads I'm making, an eight by eight inch square and a six by eight inch rectangle. It would be nice to give them to a couple people and have them try them out. I'm really loving the one I made for myself. In order to finish, I need to get some more supplies, though. Hopefully I'll get some volunteers to be guinea pigs. Which I think are really cute. I mean, actual guinea pigs. Have you seen those things? They are super cute. Hedgehogs, too. Super super cute.
I think that's going to be my next post. I'm trying out more and more complicated things in the kitchen as well as having other things to do doing the day (like forgetting that I don't have certain ingredients and having to run to the store to get things, etc.) and I'm getting into some weird time crunches. Thankfully, dinnertime is fluid so I don't absolutely have to be done at a certain time. But it would be nice to be able to space things out so that I'm not so fussed with getting things done. Part of the problem is I don't know how long certain things take. Like, I want to do some homemade personal veggie pizzas today. How long is the frozen homemade pizza dough going to take to thaw? I took it out early in the morning (for me, about 8 a.m.) so I don't now if it's going to thaw too early and then it will rise too much and, oh boy, what's going to happen? But the only way to find out is to try something. Plus, what about the veggies? I want to pre-cook them, especially the onions, I want them nice and caramelized. When should I start that? How long does that take? The peppers? Things are getting complicated. I am hoping to have some tips for you on that by next time.
I'm talking about life, not necessarily your closet.
I've noticed lately a lot of subscription services. A lot of stuff wants you to buy their product, but in order to get it, you have to have it delivered on a regular basis. What started out as a way to try new and different things is becoming a lifestyle. For me, it's too much clutter. Too many boxes. Too much stuff. The more I can do myself, just buy something I can use over and over again and not have to depend on a service that may not be around in a few years, the better. If you can buy a nice reusable bottle and throw some fruit, ice cubes and water in it, why do you need a water flavoring subscription delivered all the time? That's a lot of packaging, even if they do try to reduce the amount of packaging they use. And I'm talking about a lot of packaging for just one person -- how many people are using this service? How much packaging is that? Even if it's biodegradable, that's a lot of trash. I've decided, for myself, that I want to stop relying on things that often change, whether they change price, change their terms, or disappear completely. I think it's time for subscription services to go back to what they should be instead of a lifestyle. Reduce, reuse, recycle. Remember that? Am I dating myself?
Well, that's it for today. I'm trying another loaf of sourdough, seeing if I can complete a nice loaf in just one day. It's quite warm here now, so bulk rise shouldn't take too long. Wish me luck! This will be my third loaf. The first was bird food. The second got half eaten, and then the rest cut into croutons. Perhaps this will finally be a proper slice cutting loaf.
Ciao until next week. See what you can reduce! Simplify! Have a good week, guys.
(btw, sorry if there's a lot of grammar and spelling errors in this post, I'll go back and proofread later. :) )