Sorry for my extended absence, I’ve been a little distracted the last couple of weeks. My son had to have his adenoids removed and tubes put back into his ears. So the last few weeks have seen Dr. Visits, antibiotics, and of course, surgery. Not to mention the rush to figure out how to pay for said surgery, and I have my family to thank for that. I’m happy to say that my little man came out of surgery like a champ. He didn’t shed a single tear when he came out of anesthesia, and he never complained once about any pain, though I still gave him Ibuprofen regularly just in case.
A few months ago I made some all-purpose cleanser, but I wanted to thoroughly test it before boasting about it. This is not a quick solution for when you need to clean the bathroom but are out of Scrubbing Bubbles, but it is crazy simple to make. Here’s the list of ingredients:
Citrus peels (I used orange) Vinegar
That’s it. It doesn’t get any easier than that. Put the peels in a mason jar and fill it with vinegar. Seal the jar and let it sit for a month to six weeks.
The picture on the left is the vinegar and orange peels after six weeks. I put a coffee filter in a strainer, and put the strainer in a funnel in order to strain it into the spray bottle. It was so pungent that I actually split it into two spray bottles and filled them the rest of the way up with water. It is an excellent cleanser. It cuts through grease in the kitchen, cuts through grime in the bathroom, and even cleans the bathroom mirror without leaving streaks. Awesome!
I’ve been trying to keep up with my new year’s resolution, but it’s been tough with everything going on…not to mention that jogging in the morning is hard to do when it’s cold outside. I have kept up with my short morning workout. On Pinterest it was called a six minute workout, but it doesn’t take me six minutes to do it. I assume that means that I’m supposed to keep doing it for six minutes, but I’ll tell you, it is seriously intense.
The workout is listed below:
15 squats (be sure to keep your weight on your heels and your abs tight) 15 push ups 30 second plank (support your upper body with your elbows, lower body with toes, and use your ab muscles to keep your body straight) 30 bicycle crunches
That’s it, that’s the workout, but I can feel that little workout for the rest of the day. And it takes so little time that even I have a hard time finding an excuse not to do it!