When you’re smiling

It is always nice to be greeted with a smile when you walk into a room.

Just maybe not from your curtain rod.

It seems our cat’s weekly scaling of the various peaks of mount curtain proved too much for the curtain rod. The brackets were the first to go then the rod bent under Zim’s weight as he tightrope walked to the other side.

We have a new rod and brackets up. I just wish the screws used an Allen wrench instead of a Phillip’s or flathead screwdriver for such a tight space.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

The only thing better than the words ‘paid vacation’ are ‘all-expenses-paid vacation’ preferably not by you.

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Vegging out

No, this isn’t about vegetables. This is about that time after work and before bedtime that is spent unwinding from the day.

I’m talking about TV time.

Sure, I do the walk thing, and the exercise thing, and the cooking dinner/washing dishes thing, but the time that is left.

Lately, the Hubbinator and I have been bingewatching House Hunters (in most of its incarnations), Ghost Adventurers, Nadiya Bakes, Dream Home Makeover, Murder in the Heartland, Doctor Who, and The Golden Girls.

What is your guilty pleasure?

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Filling the well

There are times, lots of times, when it is time to unplug and disconnect from the television and reconnect with the silence/pseudo silence in your head.

For me, I enjoy working with my hands. And while most of the time was spent wrangling grass from the garden, I did manage to follow some tutorials and make some jewelry.

The Scooby Doo necklace has mood beads on it, which are usually blue or green. I don’t remember what that means, but I do love them and might have to buy more of them.

This is the pattern for the bracelet but I broke one of the red beads and had to remove a line.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Sometimes when I pray, Hell gets one soul closer to being full, and the world gets one step closer to the zombie apocalypse.

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All good things must end

And so it came to pass that we had to make the hardest decision that a pet owner ever makes. We decided to put our Bear to sleep.

He was 17.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Valentine’s Day Cards

The last weekend I spent creating Valentine’s Day cards for family and friends.

Working on each one, I realized I need to acquire new card making skills. But time was short, and the post office was overwhelmed and slow delivering mail. I decided to wait a bit before expanding my repertoire.

Here are the cards that I made. Finding the stamp that said Happy Valentine’s Day was the hardest.

And I am not going to talk about trying a stencil.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

A bare wrist tells no time, except maybe when it is a hair to a freckle.

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Creative Roots

I sometimes wonder why I am not as creative as I used to be. Time, I know, plays a big constraint. After all, spending hours at work, then coming home to the business of living, doesn’t leave much time for anything else.

Then again, I don’t think it is time at all. I do spend 2 hours a night watching Netflix, Acorn, Amazon, PBS, and Hulu.

Perhaps, it is because I can just purchase an item for less than I can make it. After all, if you have the discretionary cash why not save time and energy and buy something ready to go?

Or maybe that’s not it at all.

Maybe creativity is like a muscle–you use it or the talent begins to atrophy. Problem is my talent for procrastination may be larger than my drive for creativity.

Either way, I think it’s time I spent more effort on being creative. Just not at work. I don’t fancy going to jail:D

Until next time, stay healthy.

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February’s Reading List

I am finally starting to read my son’s Christmas present to me. It is a scifi with a murderbot. Brings a tear to my eye to think about how well he knows me.

I finished reading, The Declaration of Independence and have now started on 6 Degrees.

What’s on your reading list this month?

Stay healthy.

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