In this week’s blog, you will find some general helpful hints and tips.
I have changed the name to Catt’s place and given the site a whole new look, the other name felt too cumbersome to me, maybe to you too! I hope you like the changes. The page features a photo I took on O’ahu at the Lyon Arboretum in Manoa Valley, Honolulu. I love to loose myself in this photo, I thought you might like to also. The blog has categories now titled General, Flowers and Food so it’ll be easy to search and find a particular topic.
Change is a constant, isn’t it? The more we become familiar with change, the easier time we will have during the changes that happen in life. Change is after all one thing we can count on happening, all the time! Become familiar with it, cozy up to it, love it and you can have a good time expecting the unexpected. I have discovered that in life when we are not taking charge of a change that is needed, when we’ve ignored that inner voice, the Universe will make the change happen and sometimes that can be rough. It’s best to listen to that inside voice called intuition or your gut feeling, and do what is necessary. Change is usually for the better. It may take some time to realize it, however we can be pretty certain it’s for our inner growth. So let’s all embrace the changes that come to us.
As I am opening the wooden drawers on my dresser and they don’t slide easily, I take a dry bar of soap and rub it along the bottom sides of each drawer, it’ll then slide effortlessly.
When I am sweeping and I don’t have a dustpan handy, I will take a sheet of newspaper, or paper towel, any sheet of paper will do, and I will wet the edge of the paper and smooth it onto the floor surface and sweep the dust onto the sheet of paper!
I’m expecting people for a party and I want to stockpile ice cubes. As they are ready, I will place them into a paper bag and roll the top closed then put them into the freezer. This way they won’t stick together. Sometimes I will freeze edible flowers or herbs into the ice cubes, maybe some lemon or orange juice, depending on what I am serving for drinks.
When I have been working hard and my muscles are achy, I will fill a dishpan with water, ankle deep as hot as I can stand it and add two cups of baking soda, stirring to dissolve. I then soak my feet for at least 20 minutes. This will break up the lactic acid that builds up in the muscles, and It will bring relief to the whole body.
I love the new look on the blog and the photos are exquisite. Thank you for your helpful tips and encouragement.
I am very much enjoying your stories and wisdom! Thank for creating this blog to share your beautiful self with us. 🙂
Love you my sister in law. Your blog is beautiful and I enjoy reading about your wise tips. Are some of them carried down from your mother?
Love what you write about changes. They are hard to accept at the moment but as time passes, you can clearly see why they were needed.
Thank you Mia, I’m glad you like it. I’m sure some tips came from Mom, though I don’t remember specifically and perhaps from the Ancestors! I love you too.
Loving the new look, i really look 4ward to reading your blogs, sometimes learning something new and other times reaffirming or reminding me of something i knew, but had forgotten over the years. For example, my dad use to love soaking his feet in hot water, usually in an old enameled bowl while he watched the telly! I know he added something to the water, quite possibly baking soda, but he always remarked how great it made him feel, so thank you for that memory .. I will try it for sure ❤
I love that memory of your Dad that was evoked, by your reading the blog!