So Craig and I BOTH had the WHOLE DAY OFF! Can you believe it? I’m back to work tomorrow for my very first day shift in the ICU since June – I’ve only been on night shift since then! We will see how getting up early goes!
This morning we had a family meeting – we all “brain stormed” everything that we wanted to get done today.
I wanted to get laundry done, I wanted to roller skate, I had a few technical things I need to do for my mom’s youtube channel (I’m her tech gal when it comes to youtube – I really enjoy it!). Craig wanted to work in the garage as a family and he wanted to do some paint touching up in the living/dining room.
I had an entire mountain of laundry to tackle and I also wanted to wash our sheets. I have heard of this “laundry stripping” but have never tried it. I decided to test it out with Craig’s jeans that have been looking pretty dingy lately. Of course it doesn’t bother Craig but it bothers me. I made some modifications to the recipe but I did about 1/4 cup of each of these in a HOT bathtub:
I let the jeans soak for about 6 hours, please keep in mind, these are all already clean/washed jeans, jeans that have been worn and washed dozens of times. Check out these results:
GROSS. So I then threw the jeans in the wash on regular so hopefully things will brighten up. Is it the dye from the jeans? Possibly. But I do think it pulled a ton of dirt and build up too.
There is the original recipe if you’re interested – or just google “stripping laundry.”
Anyway, so while the boys were napping I went skating – I found a nice smooth street a few blocks from my house – I can easily skate there. I worked on skating backwards and I’m now working on turns/spins. I absolutely LOVE my Sure Grip – Boardwalk Roller Skates from Volitian Skate Company – an IOWA Roller Skate store. I skate everywhere – in my kitchen, in my garage, on walking trails, on bike paths, I LOVE SKATING!
I am working So. Dang. Hard. On spins in the garage. I was just finishing up, feeling super accomplished with my practice, and I biffed it – HARD. So Carver jumped on for moral support.
Craig is working on building barns for the nieces and nephews, the boys played on our little slide and trampoline and fixed on their ride on toys while I skated around and around – working on my spins and turns and footwork. Boy, I really break a sweat skating! I so enjoy it. I can’t state that enough.
Do I fall? Yes. Several times per skate. Do I get hurt? Yes. DO I keep going? YOU BET! Even the best fall down sometimes.
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