Maker Monday

I received a few kits in the mail this weekend. The first was to make cards and the second was for a necklace and earrings.

I like how the turned out. How did you spend your weekend?

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Friday Fun Fact

There is no such thing as a loud meow to a deaf cat.

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There comes a time when you start talking to yourself. Not, as the meme goes, because you need an expert opinion, but because it is sometimes better to talk things through then to think them through.

The hubbinator talks to himself quite a bit. I usually end up hearing part of an intriguing conversation–where are you getting 10 grand from? Who died?

His conversations are sometimes better than the ones in my head.

But I digress.

Yesterday, the hubbinator overheard me say call 9-1-1. Naturally, he jumped up and rushed down the hall, ready to do battle. Who needs 9-1-1?

Apparently, he had heard the interesting bit that I had spoken. When I explained that my hero had just left her burning house but the villain had caught her (the Villian had said to the neighbor to call emergency services while he planned to suffocate her), the hubbinator was not impressed.

At least, I wasn’t talking to myself, but dictating a scene into my iPhone.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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One of those people

I think I have a problem. A big problem. I think that I am feeding my creative side but not nurturing it.

You see, I am buying the things to be creative, but I am not always doing the creative things.

So the things are accumulating, but the projects are not being finished or started.

Given that the possibilities are endless, but that the finished project is set, I can see where the first is far more appealing than the end.

But the end brings its own satisfaction, too.

I’ve encountered a lot of folks who want to write a book. I spent years in their company in writers groups–those people who dream of being a writer but never want to put in the work of writing. These are also the kind who watch how-to videos but never do the things they watch.

I never wanted to be one of those people.

And yet, here I am, dwelling in possibilities. Maybe I will just rest here until moving to the other side.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

The fun and games start when someone pokes out an eye.

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Guilty Pleasures

Now that the weather is warming up, it is time for us Phoenicians to stay inside. Below are some of the shows we will be watching while the weather outside is frightful:

House Hunters-Pretty much any of its iterations, but currently Caribbean and Renovation spin offs.

Ghost Adventures—because we find it funny as Zac tries to one up Aaron and the gang.

The Irregulars—a big fan of anything Sherlock Holmes, I’m still unsure if I enjoy this take but I do love the characters and its paranormal.

Good Bones—Love the pooh toilets.

Property Brothers Forever Home—I like the Brothers and it is nice to see something other than white kitchens.

Golden Girls—rewatching the series because it is funny

Missing—sometimes sad and confusing, but every once in a while there is a good ending.

Doctor Who—From 10 onward then we’ll go back and start at the real beginning when they become available to the regular public.

Balthazar—French crime show with a coroner and a police detective.

Brokenwood Mysteries—mysteries set in New Zealand

So what is on your watch list?

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Thank you!

Yesterday, the last of my immediate family received their full doses of the COVID vaccine.

A big thank you to those who worked hard to develop the vaccine.

A big thank you to those who worked to make sure those who received the vaccine were processed quickly and were on the spot in case anyone had a reaction.

A big thank you to those who offered up their business spaces to help distribute the vaccine.

We’re not in the clear yet, but we are moving closer.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

No alarm is necessary to wake up at your normal time on your day off.

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Don’t Banquette on it

The hubbinator and I subscribed to Discovery +. We readily admit that we did it to watch unlimited home renovation shows. That’s when we noticed a pattern. A horrible, horrible pattern.

Designers were building banquettes. Banquettes.

On purpose.

I grew up in the 70s. The hubbinator in the 60s. We are the youngest in our families, the ones who got stuck in the middle. The ones squished by older siblings. The ones that had to crawl under the table to get out.

The ones tortured by banquettes.

And now they are back.

A nemesis that we thought had been banished. Sent by others to torture a new generation.

Stay safe out there.

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Hot Lava

There is a game I learned as a child: Hot Lava. I know some others called it The Floor is Lava. Either way, the way you play is that you walk around the room without touching the floor. Which means you step on anything else to make it.

Just for fun, you can play tag while doing it.

Just don’t get caught by your parents for some reason they don’t like having their furniture walked on. Go figure.

It seems our cats likes to play the game too.

You see, we put our recycle bin on the floor, and where there is paper, there is Zim.

Recently, we ordered chimichangas from our favorite restaurant which was delivered in a paper bag.

Zim removed the bag from the recycle bin, then crawled inside and proceeded to chew and claw his way out. After there was a large enough hole to escape by, he decided to play Hot Lave whereby he jumped from the bag to a box we kept for him to the back of the sofa.

Round and round and round which is pretty loud at 3:30 in the morning.

Needless to say, at 4am I threw the bag in the garage and he moved on– to the cats only game of what can I push onto the floor now.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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