Just random stuff
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Mowed the acre the other day with a flat tire on "Jack." Yes, my riding mower has a name. Ds named him when he was just about 3. So Jack's doctor came today and fixed the tire and brought back an old weed whacker that was saved from the landfill. Thank goodness, because the newer models are lacking in power and the batteries don't keep their charge. What a HUGE waste.
Been totally kicking some errand butt lately. I have tried to keep all of my reminders on my phone, but I'm old school and prefer a notebook and pen. It works for me.
In other posts I mentioned wanting to learn to sew. I do not have anyone to teach me, so I will teach myself. I've subscribed to some suggested blogs, (thank you ladies), and bought some patterns. I have muslin, since I'm a quilter, and I'll make the patterns with the muslin, before cutting my fabric.
I'm still crocheting for charity with a local church. (it isn't my church, but the ladies are fun to fellowship with and we donate to various local places and we're STILL waiting for the color selection for the Special Olympic scarves.) I have a few projects to complete before I begin my sewing projects.
One of my other goals this summer is not to have so many projects going on at once. And let me tell you~ my summer to do list is growing by the nano second! So I'll need to stay focused to get them all accomplished.
I was really hoping to have a lovely summer vacation, but with the economy in the toilet and no relief in sight; okay, there's a glimmer of prospect in november, but you have to really squint to see it. Anyway, ds and I are planning on attending a Jane Austen festival. Not so girly-girl, there will be a gentleman's duel, fencing demonstration and bare knuckle fighting! Sounds like something a boy would like. =)
On more a more serious topic, I have friends that are dealing with some health issues. All, but one are obese and none eat well. We are newly friends and they question me weekly about what I eat or don't eat. Now today I received prayer requests for one of the family members for some serious health problems that the doctors cannot seem to diagnose. Ugh! And obviously if they can't diagnose it, they can't treat it. So they're supposed to run more tests. The whole family is stressed out on multiple levels and that doesn't help the health issue either. What a vicious cycle.
Does anyone have any information on short circuit in the heart?
Has anyone noticed how our society is dealing with major health issues compared to 20 years ago? And these health issues are man made. They are a by product of the garbage we are shoving into our bodies. Just as e coli is a by product of the corn we force feed bovine. Okay, I'm not even going there.
On another completely random topic, a robin built a nest on a window ledge of my breakfast area. she laid four eggs. Three hatched, but there's now only two birds in the nest. Don't know what happened to the third. The unhatched egg is still in the nest too. I don't think it will hatch. The mom is away from the nest. I find this interesting. I don't know where she goes when she's gone.
Need to come up with some Memorial Day plans. What is everyone doing?