"We are what we believe we are."
C.S. Lewis

Monday, January 29, 2018

Mop Philosophy Monday

 Today I'll be making a list of chores and tasks to accomplish in... February, now that January is nearly gone.
I'd really hoped to get more things done this month, I have some files to tackle, some areas of the house to organize, and my home office is looking a little confused.  That's fine, it's just time for a new list... onwards and upwards!

I made a big batch of granola yesterday and it filled the house with the lovely scent of ginger and toasting oats.
It was actually a fairly basic recipe for granola: I toasted oats with sliced almonds, and a teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon, after covering them with a mixture of maples syrup and grapeseed oil.
 Once they were through their toasting process in the 300 oven, I returned the mixture to the bowl and added in about a cup and a half of hemp hearts and the same amount of raisins.
 These hemp heart seed things are quite the nutritional powerhouses.  I'm trying to make sure we eat them every day, either sprinkled on a protein smoothie, or a pureed soup at lunch, or in a granola such as this recipe.  You can read about their nutritional qualities here.
 I started reading this Swedish Death Cleaning book yesterday and I'm nearly finished, I shall report back with a full review tomorrow.
Let's just say it's the sort of book I love: it's about organizing, letting go of objects, the meaning of those objects, all told from the point of view of a lovely Swedish lady "between 80 and 100 years old".
Hope your Monday goes well with tasks and chores crossed off your lists!
xoxDani

15 comments:

  1. Swedish Death Cleaning! It sounds frightening yet also exactly what my house needs. I await your review.

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    1. SD and Vava, can't wait to discuss it. My hubs was horrified I was reading a book with this title. It does sound a bit harsh I have to admit! xx

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  2. WE all NEED to do THAT or START LABELING THINGS!!!!!!!!

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    1. Contessa she talks about labelling things and the little notes her mother left on things, giving her directions. It's very interesting, and very matter-of-fact! xx

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  3. Good morning. I am a big fan of writing the stories behind the stuff and then saying goodbye. Hope you have a wonderful day - I just read the most beautiful, breathtaking and genuine memoir by Canadian poet Lorna Crozier called Small Beneath the Sky. Off to teach - have a wonderful day. Anna26x

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    1. Anna thanks I'll read that! The Swedish Death Cleaning lady would like your approach! Have a good day teaching xx

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  4. That Swedish Death Cleaning book sounds like one I need to read. Is it worth buying or should I just borrow from the library?

    slf

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    1. slf definitely just get it from the library, it's quite short, to the point and plainly written. My hubs finds the title terrifying! xx

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  5. I read an article on that book, my mum has been clearing out for about 20 years, we are both such non sentimental, non hoarders, hubs is a whole other type of human being who'd cling to the dirt on his shoes given a chance!

    Tabitha

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    1. Tabs so funny because the author acknowledges that men are terrible are giving things up! Your hubs is not alone. xx

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  6. That book sounds like a winner. Let us know your thoughts!

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    1. Jen you'd like it, review up on today's post xx

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    1. Hostess I bet your library has it. It's an easy read and I really loved the writing style of the author, she's very gentle and she cracked me up too. xx

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