Something I haven’t seen any posts on yet (I’m sure they’re out there though) are about keeping stim toys clean.
I’m not an expert but this is how we clean toys and materials in the preschool where I work and how I clean mine at home.
Hard plastics (such as tangles): Hot soapy water and a cloth. Dry well.
Soft plastics, silicone, rubber, metals, wood: Damp soft cloth and a little soap. Use a clean damp cloth to clean any soap residue. Objects with holes such as rubber ducks can go mouldy so dry well.
Soft things that cannot be submerged (pom pom keyrings, stress balls, weighted blankets etc): spot clean with a damp cloth. Keep hands clean when using and avoid these toys as outside stim toys when possible.
Pacifiers and similiar chewing stim toys: rest in boiling water to sterilise before use and use hot soapy water to clean after each use.
Soft toys and fabrics: wash in laundry as directed on products’ labels. If they have rattles inside you can sometimes put them into a net laundry bag or a pillowcase in a normal laundry wash (some may require spot cleaning only).
You can use diluted bleach or other sterilising cleaner (such as those for baby bottles and toys) every few weeks to kill germs.
When using slime, kinetic sand and other toys (such as beanbags) that cannot be cleaned, try to wash your hands before and after you use them and keep them in an air-tight container.
I always carry around baby wipes and hand sanitizer to keep my hands and tangles clean when I’m outside.
Amaram: “Old friend, it’s been too long.” Dalinar: “Too long by far. I’m glad you finally made your way here, after years of promises. I heard you’ve even found yourself a Shardblade.” Amaram: “Yes. Taken from an assassin who dared try to kill me on the field of battle.” Kaladin:
What do ppl think about Grell’s wish to have children? It’s only brought up once in the books and I wondered what everyone’s thoughts are on whether it’s a genuine desire that fed into Grell’s involvement in the Ripper murders or whether it was only a sly tactic to gain Angelina’s trust?
I always wonder about this- I can’t decide what I think- so I’d like to hear any thoughts! (Pls message them to me, I do not understand how to respond to comments on posts D:)
The toughest thing to explain to people is that weird place where chronic fatigue and brain fog intersect; where you’re so far gone that physical and mental energy are both being drawn from the same well, and the well is dry.
When you’ve been on your feet and your muscles are screaming they can’t do anymore, and someone asks you a question and it’s more than you can muster to even open your mouth and make a sound. When critical thinking is the same as running a marathon and you can’t remember what you’re doing so you walk into a wall. It all just blends together until your brain and your body both feel like useless mush.
Look, if you don’t believe that climate change is real, there’s probably not a whole lot we’re going to say in the next couple of paragraphs that will change your mind (although you’ll no doubt read it anyway to try to refute us in the comments, so thanks for that). If you don’t want to take responsibility for the state of the planet, that’s on you. The rest of us are going to talk about our options.
The fallout from this is anywhere you care to look. Yes, California’s epic drought has improved, and is now “terrible” instead of “calamitous,” but did you know New England is also currently in a drought? Dry wells, thirsty residents, and massive amounts of dead fish – so all the fun parts of the Bible, then. Another fun factoid: In 2010, New Orleans had 13 nights when the temperature didn’t drop below 80 degrees Fahrenheit. This year, it was 43. Combined with the fact that about one-third of New Orleans’ population doesn’t have air conditioning, that alone could have been one of the biggest missed stories of the year, considering the misery it caused.
This is my generic vegan grocery shopping template-it’s perfect if you live in a colder climate like myself and you’re wanting to eat cheaply as a vegan!🌱😊
a constant supply of starches, whole grains, beans and legumes at home. These
are the fundamental base of my diet-they’re cheap, nutritious and widely
available in most places. I stock up on oats, pasta, potatoes, dark wholemeal
breads, noodles, sweet potatoes, brown rice and buy them in bulk/on sale. I’d
recommend buying lentils/beans in bulk as well in dry weight as opposed to
canned, try to vary the lentils, beans and pulses you use-aim to get beans and
lentils in an array of shapes, sizes and colours for multifarious nutrition. I try to go for dark grains over white!
frozen not fresh-frozen vegetables and fruits are just as nutritious but
often significantly cheaper than buying them fresh-I like to get frozen berries,
peas, corn, spinach, string beans, if you’re eating a lot of the surface area
of your produce if you can afford it, go organic.
Produce Section: Here I try to switch up what I buy- I’ll often get apples,
bananas, avocados, oranges, carrots, kiwi fruit, tomatoes, capsicum, cucumber,
onions, eggplant, apricots, parsnips, whatever’s in season. I’ll also always
get some dark leafy/collard/cruciferous greens (kale, broccoli, cabbage,
brussel sprouts, cauliflower) to make sure I’m getting enough calcium and other
important micronutrients and vitamins.
and nut butters/seeds/dried fruit-I’ll switch this up a bit also, normally
buying these products in bulk/when they’re discounted. I’ll often get almonds,
cashews, peanut butter, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, tahini, flaxseeds, sesame
seeds, walnuts and dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, dried figs, dates, dried
prunes, sometimes dried mango. I don’t use margarine or olive oil in my cooking often because I’d rather eat foods in their whole food form and get the fats from
there, (in saying this I’m definitely not against using oils/margarines that
are palm oil free).
usually buy some tofu/tempeh, and if I’m too lazy to make my own haha I’ll buy
soy/almond/coconut milks when they’re on sale. I’ll make sure to eat sushi nori/buy
some seaweed to get some form of the DHA form of omega 3 fatty acids.
This is all I can really think of at the moment, sometimes I’ll buy some vegan junk food or vegan substitutes-like fake meats, yoghurts, ice cream etc but I don’t often crave foods like these :)
Some people were also asking if I take any
supplements-apart from a vitamin D supplement in winter I don’t, I’m easily
getting enough zinc, iron, calcium, omega 3 fatty acids etc. through the way I
am eating but I get my blood tested every 6 months to make sure I’m on top of
my nutrition and I’d recommend if you’re transitioning to veganism, you do too. For B12 I’ll either get that through nutritional yeast,
marmite or I’ll buy plant milks that are fortified with it 👍