When The Cat’s Away, The Mice Will . . . Clean and Run Errands

by Katy on September 6, 2012 · 10 comments

Yesterday was the first day of school for Portland students, which for us mothers meant an entire day, (sunny, no less!) to frolic amongst the wildflowers while spinning in circles singing along to Joni Mitchell songs.

Or . . .

It meant a day to take a fire hose to the house and run errands.

Guess which one I did?

I guess tomorrow will have to be my day for spinning in circles while listening to Joni Mitchell. Now, does anyone know where can I find a field of wildflowers?

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen September 6, 2012 at 7:33 am

Katy, please describe this store for me. Don’t have this in my area. Have read you mentioning the products you use from here, though.


Katy September 6, 2012 at 1:52 pm

Bob’s Red Mill sells grain products, bulk food, as well as beans, etc. Their store also has a restaurant and misc kitchen items. It’s super awesome and I love very muchly.



Madeline September 6, 2012 at 7:47 am

Sunshine and no kids?? WOO HOO!!!!!!

PS: I love to clean my house to MOTOWN!

Enjoy a great wonderful day to yourself Katy!! Dust and dishes always wait for ya !


Abbe September 6, 2012 at 8:06 am

Bob’s Red Mill Store!? *jealous*


Annie September 6, 2012 at 9:19 am

Picking raspberries in my backyard makes me happy!


marianne September 6, 2012 at 9:43 am
Katy September 6, 2012 at 1:50 pm

Nope. It was more ” Just choose a shirt already, you’re going to be late for school!”



Jo H. September 6, 2012 at 7:00 pm

I do remember those days.) Cleaning was always the first thing I did too, followed closely by a trip to the second-hand clothing store to dig to my heart’s content 🙂


LadyLelan September 7, 2012 at 1:19 am


(Sunflower field express delivery – you’re welcome)



Linda in Indiana September 7, 2012 at 4:01 am

So Jealous…we only have very limited access to Bob’s Red Mill here. Good stuff!
Glad you didn’t sit home are go into withdrawal when the boys returned to the books:)


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