If you’ve read my blog for very long, you know I love free stuff from Craigslist. And that the stuff I get for free isn’t typical at all. Ready to hear my latest find? I answered an ad that was written something like this: Wanted – someone to come to our store and pick up… Read More More free stuff from Craigslist
How do you picture yourself? In your mind’s eye, how do you look? Does what you envision match what you see in the mirror? My husband is a sociologist (pursuing his PhD), and a lot of things that his classmates talk about includes how people see themselves and others. A lot of the world’s problems… Read More On body image and beauty
After a short hiatus to visit relatives in Kentucky, I’m back blogging. One of the things I’m working on is trying to find a really good theme for the design of this blog. That’s not as easy as I thought It would be! The tagline for my blog is “removing rectangles from my life one… Read More Experimenting here…
OK, this is a long-overdue post about Philippine foods. The strange ones, at least. Nobody cares about plain chicken, you can get that anywhere. 🙂 The first strange food I tried was Ube Ice Cream. I admit I looked askance at it when this dish of vivid purple ice cream was set in front of… Read More Purple ice cream? Made from yams?
Yikes! I don’t mind snakes, but the sheer numbers we found today is a little alarming. Thankfully they are small enough that they likely just hatched, and they will be moving along to find their own hunting ground in the VERY near future. (Makes me wonder where the nest was… I think I’ll be looking for… Read More Snakes in the yard!
Selling fireworks was exhausting! I was so tired after my 10 days or so of selling them that I didn’t even set mine off until the 8th. I got to try Ground Bloomflowers, which are pretty cool, they spin on the ground and make a pyramid shape of fire that changes color. Gyro Blooms do… Read More Fireworks, when the selling is over
Selling fireworks is fun. Dealing with people who purchase fireworks – not so much. My church does a fundraiser every year by selling fireworks. We price our fireworks lower than anyone else, and sell a BOATLOAD of them. Sparklers, fountains, spinners, snakes, smoke balls, poppers, you name it. Even Uncle Sam hats! Over the two-week… Read More Selling fireworks, and applying it to backyard farming
It is NOT easy to find a housesitter when you have 29 animals to take care of. On the one hand, regular pet sitters are often overwhelmed by those numbers, and don’t wish to deal with the issues that livestock type animals can bring. On the other hand, farm sitters can charge too much, and… Read More Finding a housesitter
After Friday’s post about my black and white cat impersonating a chameleon on my blanket, I was reminded about an email I sent to a friend back in November about that same cat. I’ve copied it here with a few edits for clarity. I’m sure you’ll appreciate it as much as my friend did: I… Read More Ohhhh, I did a dumb thing
Some pictures for your entertainment.