Illness, new windows, and a link

22 Nov

Well my daughter had to come home from school early since she caught a bad intestinal bug poor kid missed a few days of school.

We also got new windows in the house we are renting.   Wow what a difference not much air leaking, and it makes us warmer.  Yea!  No more having to wear a light jacket during the day to stay warm even after layering up and no more having to wear a hat to bed  to try and stay warm.

Here is a link for a free movie that is really great to watch.  http://origins.well.org/movie/.

Halloween is over, the votes are in, and now the stress begins

11 Nov

The holidays are almost here and that means STRESS for most people and the start of holiday shopping where most folks accumulate more than they may need or want.

Here are a few ideas to help you keep your sanity.

New American Dream has great ideas regarding the holidays at http://www.newdream.org/

A bit more extreme but, equally good ideas for the holidays is Adbusters and their campaign to buy nothing on black friday https://www.adbusters.org/campaigns/bndwith a few added links at the bottom for certificates to give to family and friends.

If you do need to buy gifts or just want to give gifts then a few suggestions are consumables like cookies, cakes, breads, etc.  You could also do a recipe in a jar and just give the “dry” ingredients.  Cook a meal for someone (it doesnt have to be fancy I promise).  If you are a “crafty” person you could make something for someone on your list from hand crafted items like a knitted hat, to soap, bath bombs,  or whatever strikes your fancy.  There are many links on the web for help.   You could also give experience gifts like movie tickets, museum memberships, concert tickets, or tickets to a play or whatever.  Last but, not least there is always hard core cash or even a gift certificate or card.

Remember it is the thought that counts and “Maybe Chirstmas doesnt come from a store”  The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

This is a stressful time of year for everyone so please try to be kind to yourself and those around you (yes even the idiot that cut you off and flipped you the bird he/she maybe under even more stress than you are).

Scary

7 Nov

A couple of days ago.  I took my daughter to see my mom.  We went out to lunch and then I left my daughter at my moms thankfully.

Then as I am driving I am noticing a bit of a hard time stopping my car.  So I pull over on a side road.   I try calling my husband to let him know that the brake light is on and I doubly make sure that the emergency brake is off.  Cant get in touch with him so I call my father in law he says to take it to a place that does brakes and that it should be ok to drive.  So I decide to forgo getting my errand done.  I thankfully went a back way with slower speeds.  I could barely stop after doing 35 mph.   Thankfully no one decided to pull out in front of me.  This was not a very smart plan.  I had to get the bakes fixed and a tie rod as well. It was not cheap but, we did get a bit of a break since a lot was under warranty.  It was a very scary moment for me and  I am very glad no one was injured or that my daughter was in the car.  It turns out that the brake fluid was completely gone since the master cylinder decided to give up.  I told my husband to remind me to never do that again and to have the darn car towed.   He was surprised that I did not have that done.

The reason why is because it seems that whenever the sh*@ hits the fan for me I can never get in touch with him.  I finally got in touch with him to let him know what was going on after they had already pulled the car back to take a look at it.  Lesson learned.

Halloween and Vote

4 Nov

20141031_103323 This is me for Halloween I decided to dress as Charlie Chaplin.  Hope you like it.  Most of it I already had.  The tie and hat were recent purchases.  I had a blast channeling Mr. Chaplin.

I hope most folks in the US remembered to fall back one hour.  I personally forgot and am thankful that my daughter is off from school Monday and Tuesday.

Just wanted to remind folks to get out and vote.

Pictures worth sharing in my opinion

29 Oct

20141028_06271420141028_074805This is just the sunrise for this morning and I thought it was beautiful everything had a bit of purple cast to it.

The picture posted above is of my sweetness.  Today was crazy hair and mustache so I drew with makeup a Charlie Chaplin style mustache.  You might want to argue it is a Hitler type mustache as well but, that was not my intent.   I love the  mustache style of Charlie Chaplin and wish it would come back in style but, most folks fear doing it for fear of being ridiculed or worse.

dirt and company love

28 Oct

Well folks I finally got my bulbs planted for next year and it feels good to actually do something constructive and know that you will reap the rewards with pretty flowers next spring or fall.   Plus you cant go wrong with a little bit of playing in the dirt.   I also got this past weekend for $1 a beautiful pretty purple pansy.   I love pansys.  So I transplanted it out into the yard today in 80 degree weather weird and wacky that it is so warm.  Not to fear we will be dropping down again into the upper 50s if I recall correctly.

I also want to say that  I completely love Hipsters for Sisters.  I had ordered a different bag and the snap kept coming undone at the worst possible times.  I had, had the bag for awhile but, emailed them with the issue and they said to go ahead and send it back to be either fixed or replaced and I even got the cost of sending the bag back to them refunded to me.  I gotta say I love the customer service they put service back into a company.  They even fixed it on a Sunday a Sunday when most folks are finding much better things to do with their time.    I absolutely love, love this company for not only their quality products but, the service as well.

Pre Halloween

22 Oct

20141018_143533In the spirit of my favorite holiday my daughter decided to make this.   Enjoy the simplicity of this costume ok it may just be a bag over the head but, it is still fun to cut a few eye holes and enjoy.

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