Just a scratch

I am starting a new project and am debating whether or not to use an app. The app is free, so it isn’t a question of money.

It’s a question of that scratch.

You know the one, the scratch of pencil or ink across paper. Old school style comfort.

I have to admit, I love my technology and gadgets but I also love the feel of writing on paper. Yes, sometimes it’s cursive and other times it is printed, but the act itself is rather soothing.

So now, I am waiting as my brain decides which way to the project will begin.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Season of Comfort

Here in the Valley of the Sun, the last few days have been under 100F. Okay, it’s been 99F, but the mental effect has me cleaning my jackets for the cool weather to come.

And with cooler weather, it’s time to dust off the comfort food recipes.

The hubbinator and I enjoy a nice corned beef hash with a fried egg on top for dinner.

Now, I just have to wait until the kids go out, so I can make it just for the two of us.

What is your favorite comfort food?

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday fun fact

Sometimes the lyrics I make up to my favorite songs are very disturbing.

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Old School

My husband cooked himself some eggs for breakfast on Friday morning. Although not a newbie in the kitchen, I usually do most of the cooking with him assisting. He used a cooking spray on our pans which left stains on the steel.

In his normal tradition, he left the stained pan in the sink to soak over night, then over Saturday.

On Sunday, he still couldn’t get the stains off, so he used a variety of spray on cleaning products.

No joy.

The pan was left to soak on Sunday, and on Monday morning he let me know that he needed to borrow some of my baking soda to clean the pan tonight. He’d seen a video on YouTube and would be using that technique.

Now, baking season is soon upon us and I don’t really like sharing my baking stuff to clean with. So as soon as he went to work, I pulled out the Brillo pad and cleaned the pan:D

Sometimes, old school is fastest and best. Odd thing is, the pads were next to all the cleaning products he used:D

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Some work days I don’t want to work.

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My puppy

My puppy makes me a better person.

She is very dogged in making sure I walk her at the appointed time. In fact, she is constantly on my heels until I get the leash. When the harness jingles, she assumes the downward dog position to make sure I stretch while putting the leash on her so I am limber.

Of course, she varies our pace during our walks to stopping to sniff and a near run to chase a leaf that looks tasty. These stints of cardio and resting helps to ensure I do not become too tired by the end of our walk where we usually do a little sprinkler dodging (me) and chasing (her).

She is also very kind to make sure I always carry a keepsake of her around (dog fur) by sitting on my clothes and likes to keep my memory in top form by stealing my socks and letting me remember if I selected a pair or if they’d been stolen.

And, of course, she is very mindful of my weight as she stares at me lovingly while I’m eating to remind me that I don’t have to clean my plate and that the leftovers need not be added to the trash.

Yes, indeed, my life is better thanks to my puppy.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Raingry—mad that others are getting rain while you aren’t. Exacerbated by prolonged drought and excessive heat.

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A Legend Dies

I caused quite a stir when I arrived at work in my new Honda Passport.

I had to give tours to coworkers and get quizzed on how the vehicle drove. And rather surprisingly, everyone knew it was mine even though no one saw me drive up.

It seems I was a bit of a legend at work. Driving around for 15 years in the Arizona heat without AC kept a lot of folks from complaining about driving around in the Arizona heat with AC. Go figure.

A couple even told their friends about their crazy boss who didn’t seem to mind the temperatures.

With the truck went the legend. Now, I wonder if the complaining with start.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Working on the weekend

After a long period of neglect, we decided it was time to work on revamping the pool house. We patched the drywall then sanded and patched again. Afterward, we cleared out the mess inside.

The toilet remained as it needed to be reinstalled, but eventually it too had to be moved.

Finished the painting. Including the ceiling.

Then we moved the flooring in to acclimate.

Dog noses and paw print because the dog wanted to help. Then onto laying the new vinyl floor.

Only got this far before I ran out of flooring. Two damaged boxes and two boxes backordered.

Not bad for a weeks worth of work.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Sometimes the ending ruins everything that came before.

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