Doing: ... Swiffering the floor as I do each morning. I packed away my Swiffer when I ran out of the disposable cloths, as I was trying to reduce the number of disposable items I purchase (and therefore reduce the waste I generate). I used a broom instead, but I missed the Swiffer! A good bristle broom is great, but with an indoor cat who sheds a lot of hair and two long-haired dogs, I sweep up a lot of pet hair each morning and the broom tends to just fluff it about.
I knew you could make your own reusable Swiffer pads, as I'd seen them on the 'net, but I hadn't gotten around to looking at patterns. Finally one day the hair got to me and I resurrected the Swiffer - and remembered the old flannelette nappies I'd been cutting up for reusing in something else. I grabbed out a swatch and whacked it on the Swiffer to try out - and Hey, Presto! A new, reusable Swiffer pad.
As you can see, it works just as effectively as the disposable ones - at least I think so anyway. Once again, I can Swiffer out the pet-hair bunnies from under the cupboards and fridge where I couldn't reach with a broom (and they breed under there, let me tell you!).
Making: The beginnings of Bircher muesli for tomorrow's breakfast.
Hummus and vegie sticks for afternoon tea.
In the Garden: Harvesting snow peas. Pulling out the cherry tomato that over-wintered in the vegie garden. Trying to decide if the broccoli seedlings I planted out the other day have succumbed to damping off (they have fallen over and look a bit ill). Discovering that something inside my greenhouse is eating my seedlings - argh!! It decimated my strawberry spinach and ground cherries, ate two of my squash seedlings completely and had started on the tatsoi. I couldn't find any snails, slugs or caterpillars, so it looks like the culprit made good it's escape :-( Let's hope it doesn't come back to eat the rest of them!
Dinner: Kanga bangas (kangaroo sausages) in hot dog buns with homemade coleslaw.
Contemplating: Which seeds to plant into seedlings trays over the weekend...