Friday Fun Fact

There are those who are organized and know where everything is.

There are those who appear disorganized but know where everything is.

There are those who organize then can’t find anything.

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Nobody’s Beesness

I’m not sure what started it. It could have been my daughters. Yeah, we’ll go with it was my daughters. They both love bees.

Naturally, I knew when I saw stuff with bees, I wanted to make a few cards featuring them. This is how far I am in the design that I stole from someone who used a kit I bought.

The bees will be cut out, a dashed line will be stamped on the card marking their flight path and golden honeycombs will be added.

It will be really cute once I am finished. In the meantime, I also bought a place setting for 8 in bee plates.

Apparently, I’m into bees beegtime. (sorry can’t help it)

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Summer Treats

The mercury is ticking up. It’s summertime. Time for something cold and sweet in the freezer.

When I was a kid, the purveyor of such treats was the ice cream man. He didn’t show up on our block often, but when he did it was the red, white, and blue rocket treat or a snowball.

I’ve always loved icees either in pushup pops or sleeves of plastic.

My parents were fans of the fudgsicle and rootbeer pops. Which I ate and enjoy.

But now, it is ice cream that takes up space in the freezer. Our choice is sundae cones and those almond chocolate coated goodness from Costco.

Of course, we try to supplement our ice cream with something more healthy like frozen fruit bars and the occasional throwback to popsicles. I try not to discriminate.

What frozen treat makes your summer?

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

There are a small number of Americans who believe the US government used mind-controlled dinosaurs to defeat the Germans in World War 1.

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This month’s reading

I am back to reading 2 books this month. The first is a cozy mystery with an apocalyptic twist.

The second is nonfiction by Ed Asner. I didn’t like his grouchy character on the Mary Tyler Moore show, but now I understand Mr. Grant a lot better.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Happy Memorial Day

Today, in the US, we honor and remember those veterans who are no longer with us. Raise a glass in remembrance and gratitude

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Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

There will always be those whose raise a glass to toast that you are toast.

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Obviously blind

I joined several card making kit clubs to learn new skills to make cards. I love learning new things. Even when those things make me feel like an idiot.

Last weekend, I was showing my mother some of my dragon horde, er, the kits I receive and lamented that one just sent 12 x 12 sheets of paper and other embellishments but no actual cards.

Now, this makes sense as you can use the papers to make scrapbooks, but I wanted a card kit, not a page kit. Still the kit came with instructions on how to make a card and a page, and as I explained it becomes easier to see possibilities once you have a foundation from options.

After she’d left, I poked around on the internet and found a lady who was showing card hacks with the kit that I had bought. Oddly enough, she was making cards by cutting up the 12 x 12 inch paper (card stock as it is called).

doh! Well, I didn’t make some cards and I learned a lot, including I can make my own cards. Go figure.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Something Weird

Friday morning we woke up at the usual time–0330. Sure, it was Friday and we were exhausted from the week, but when I went outside the early morning air just felt odd. Very odd. Heavy and hushed and like something was coming.

I mentioned it to the hubbinator who isn’t a morning person and just grunted as he made his breakfast.

Then we walked outside. He perked up a little bit. Yeah, it’s odd. Very odd.

We kissed goodbye and he drove away.

He figured out about a mile or two down the road why everything felt so odd–it sprinkled.

Like real water coming from the sky. It was enough to glue the dust to our windshields but didn’t touch the ground. Still it was rain.

Phoenix and Arizona are in their 21st year of drought. This year we are about 42% of our annual rainfall, which is usually 7 inches. The main reservoir feeding Central Arizona has a bathtub ring that can be seen from space. It has been at least 2 months since we had any rain. If I had known there was the possibility of getting rained on, I would have stood outside in the dark and waited.

I asked the hubbinator if he thought we’d see rain soon. Yeah, when we move out of the state.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Cats, cats, cats, cats

Our cats are amazing creatures. They are great at hiding until you mention treats. Behold, the morning feeding frenzy.

Gusgus isn’t being punished. He’s on a special diet, with special treats.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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