Busy Day = Short Blog

by Katy on April 26, 2010 · 13 comments

My day started with a 4:46 A.M. phone telling me to not to come to work. (Apparently, today was not a popular day to have a baby. A rarity on a Monday, which usually has a lot of scheduled procedures.) Most of my co-workers hate to be “called off,” but I secretly love it. Not only is it a bonus day off, but I’ve usually just taken care of all the detailed housework before a work day, so there’s never any laundry, grocery shopping or generalized upkeep to do.

Which meant I could work on those chores that actually get me ahead, rather than the treading water stuff like laundry, grocery shopping and generalized upkeep.

I had a great day spiffing up the yard, scrubbing down the bathroom, donating yet more stuff to Goodwill, fixing up our guest bedroom, (the bed had broken and it was as if the rest of the room had simply given up) and catching up on my reading. Because yes, I put “read book” on my to-do list. I really feel like I made forward progress, which makes me happy.

I have a highly social day planned for tomorrow, (two, count ’em two Katy play dates!) and I wanted the house to look nice.

See you tomorrow Non-Consumerinos. Maybe then I’ll have better stuff to write about.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

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

P.S. The above photo is me holding Ashley English’s Homemade Living: Canning and Preserving Book. It’s totally irrelevant, but Ashley is my friend’s wife, and her book is great!

{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl April 27, 2010 at 2:20 am

I hope I look as young as you do when I have teenagers, Katy!

(actually, that’s going to happen to me in 2+ years. Ack!!!)


BarbS April 27, 2010 at 5:52 am

I LOVE LOVE LOVE those few days when I make “forward progress” rather than just treading water. Thanks for sharing your day.

And Kristen, I’m here to tell you, with the exception of slightly darker hair than shows in the photo above, Katy looks exactly like she did when SHE was a teenager. (Never mind having teenagers of her own.)

Much love to you, Katy.


Katy April 27, 2010 at 8:29 am


*Heart* you.



Kristen@TheFrugalGirl April 28, 2010 at 2:40 am

Oh dear. This doesn’t bode well for me because I think I look older now than I did in 1996, when I graduated from high school. lol


Laurie April 27, 2010 at 6:38 am

Hoping you’ll share tips and how to’s on canning and preserving.


Katy April 27, 2010 at 6:50 am


This book is great for beginners, you should put it on hold at the library!



Ashley English April 27, 2010 at 7:00 am

Hope you enjoy it! I’d love to hear your feedback once you’re done!


Katy April 27, 2010 at 8:30 am


I am done, and I’m totally inspired to do some canning this year. I’ve made jams and applesauce in years past, but not for a few years. This year may be the one!

I really liked your book, or I wouldn’t be plugging it here.



Hiptobeme April 27, 2010 at 8:07 am

I just finished my last quart of peaches from last summer’s canning foray!


Marie-Josée April 27, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Enjoy your play dates Katy. Glad you thoroughly enjoyed your unexpected day off.


bobcat April 28, 2010 at 12:37 pm

i too am a rn. our uniforms are not provided like yours are. the questions is how many scrubs do you think a person needs. i noticed my jackets are getting to look faded. i always want to be more minimal. thanks


Katy April 28, 2010 at 12:52 pm

It’s hard to say how many scrubs you need to buy, as I don’t know your schedule. Scrubs cannot be worn more than once, and I don’t wear a scrub jacket as I circulate in the OR, and I they get in the way for me anyway.

Talk to your co-workers and see what they say.

Good luck!



atsquared April 29, 2010 at 9:21 am

Gasp! I didn’t know Kate Jacobs had another book out! Going to reserve it from the library right now! (Sorry… totally unrelated… I just noticed it under “What I’m Reading”.)


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