No more ice packs!

Just saw this today so I have to share. I haven’t purchased one yet, but I definitely will!

This product is ingenious. If you’re a parent or caretaker of a small child you are familiar with ice packs, blue ice, reusable gel packs, and all means of keeping milk or food cold while out of the house.

The freezable lunchbag!

During our vacations has been especially difficult because I don’t want to have a bulky cooler on the plane, and I want to pack as much food as I can into the cooler bag so I only bring one ice pack. With this product it looks like I can pack as much food & drink as possible without having to make room for the big ice pack that lasts the longest.

More positives?
* Freeze a little drink container of tea in the bag, it’ll be nice and slushy for you by lunch time.
* You won’t forget the ice pack since the whole bag is the ice pack.
* Earth friendly solutions are having items that you can re-use, and help you remember to pack your own lunch, for a long period of time.
PackIt website


Glassical Music

We’re back! After 2 weeks in California I am ready to get back into the groove of our life at home. While I prep the photos of the patio garden, take a look at this musician Carrie shared with me. It made me laugh because we spent one evening ardently arranging my wine glasses into a glass harp — just to play the theme song from Doctor Zhivago, “Somewhere My Love” (or “Lara’s Song”)! We had another piece that we started but I can’t think of what it was… All I know is that we were SO excited when someone came home so that we could share our magnificent musical feat. It is a LOT of fun, so if you’re looking for something to pass the time or to entertain your guests, try a glass harp challenge.

By the way, the Toccata and Fugue in D Minor is the video I first saw. It is over 7 minutes long so you can leave it playing, or just check out the first few minutes to understand the brilliant musicality of Robert Tiso (search “roberttiso” on YouTube). He has other familiar pieces uploaded so you can listen to your heart’s delight.