3 Things by Alice Currah, Savory Sweet Life
I’m turning 39 years old in a few months and I decided last year that I am getting too old to worry about the non-essentials in life.
Assuming I have at least another (hopefully) 39 years of life to go, I want the second half of my life to be one of love, joy, and peace to its fullest.
This means I’ve been in the process of letting go of toxic relationships, saying no to more things instead of ALWAYS saying yes, and learning to be content with my life journey instead of looking enviously at the journey others are on.
I have already begun the process of comparing myself to others less and less, and instead pursuing love and adventure. Even now I’m already planning a few goals for when I turn 40.
Embracing mid-life and beyond means knowing the best is still yet to come.
Fruit flies are disgusting.
They suck out every ounce of joy in the kitchen when they make their presence known in the warm weather months. One amazing tip I found on the internet years ago is a fruit fly trap that really works:
1. Add about 10 drops of liquid dish detergent and ¼ cup of apple cider vinegar to a Mason jar or glass drinking cup.
2. Turn the kitchen faucet on with full water pressure and fill the glass with water with one inch remaining from the rim. The water should be sudsy at the top.
3. Tightly place plastic wrap on top of the glass and secure it with a rubber band. Poke several holes over the plastic and set the glass near the kitchen sink and leave it there.
The flies are attracted to the scent of the cider vinegar and crawl into the glass via the holes, but are not smart enough to crawl their way out. As hours and days go by, you’ll find less fruit flies in your kitchen and more of them in the cup at the bottom of the glass.
Voila, fruit fly problem solved.
Recently, I decided my kids needed accountability when it came to abiding by time limits on our iPad.
The Kaboom App Timer helps parents set a certain amount of play time on their iPad or iPod and a rest time period before their child can play again.
This way my kids and I can agree to a time period — and when it’s over, it’s over. The battle over when play time is up is decided by the I-Pad itself and I don’t have to be the “bad” time keeper anymore.
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