Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Camping Clean!

The Bag Lady is all about re-purposing and re-using things, and loves coming up with unique and interesting ideas - it keeps her mind active. (Well, it keeps what's left of her mind active.... she has been decidedly distracted lately, and keeps marching purposefully into a room, then standing in the center of said room, gazing around, wondering why she went there. Sigh)

She is considering going camping sometime this summer, and was almost ready to discard an empty Downy container when she realized it just might come in handy. So she rinsed it out and set about thinking up an efficient "wash-station". (This part of the procedure definitely took a lot of time, considering her current state of mindlessness.)

First, she spray-painted it black. Her reasoning is that if it sits in the full sun, the black paint will heat the water (and it does!) making it much more pleasant than washing in cold water.

Then came the hardest part.... she gave a lot of thought (when she remembered it) to how best to set up her wash station, and finally came up with these items...

And set up her wash-station.

Now, if she could just remember where it was she wanted to go camping..... and remember to take it with her!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Thunder on the Right (and, quite frankly, the left, too)

Not sure what keeps the Bag Lady so busy that she can only manage to post once a month, but there you have it.... she must be either living a lot in the real world, or doesn't have the imagination to come up with anything interesting to blog about. (and that is as far as we are going in that direction!)

She put a garden in this year, as always, but it is quite a bit smaller than it used to be. And, if it keeps raining like it has been for most of the month of June, it will drown! There have been a few sunny breaks between bouts of rain and thunderstorms, but not many!

And, finally, here's a picture for you. The Princess in her new "thundershirt" that the Bag Lady made for her. She didn't want her picture taken, for some reason, so hid under the coffee table. The angle makes her look a little disproportionate. Her head really isn't twice as large as her body.