Friday Fun Fact

There is no one more attentive than a dog waiting for her walk.

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On Repeat

I don’t know about you but recently I’ve had a song stuck in my head. One song for weeks at a time.

Being an obsessive kind of person, I looked up the song and artist on YouTube and played the song. Again and again. And again.

I thought that would help. Instead, I know have all three verses and the chorus. So I downloaded the song and put it on my iPad.

It’s been going on all summer.

I’ve rotated between 3 songs—Different Drummer by Linda Ronstadt, Fire and Rain by James Taylor, and Brilliant Disguise by Bruce Springsteen.

The dog is getting sick of me singing them when I walk her in the morning.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Running out of Time

I cleaned out a shelf in my pantry the other day and nearly gave myself a heart attack. I found a big can of pumpkin nearing its expiration date.

That wouldn’t do. Not even a little.

Thankfully, it’s nearly baking season here in Phoenix. I know what some of you are thinking—why would there be a baking season?

The reason is simple—it’s wicked hot outside. I mean when the morning lows are in the high 80s and low 90s, the last thing most folks want to do it work up a sweat opening the oven door. Heck, we can do that just by opening up the front door and stepping outside.

Which means the season for baking is when the highs may be in the low 100s but the lows are high 70s. Translation sometime October or, if we’re lucky, late September.

So unless, I start cooking with a solar cooker, I’m going to be pushing that expiration date and praying that pumpkin can doesn’t swell.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Humans are part of the food chain. Which means humans are food.

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I’ve been seeing a lot of journaling videos come across my YouTube feed. I’ve even watched a few.

There’s been art journals, where you create mini works of art. Frankly, these stress me out. My creativity doesn’t work that way.

There are scrapbook journals which tend to have way to many flaps and pockets which means constantly removing them from their protective sheets to see everything.

Then there are the writing journals. You know, with prompt you scribble some random thoughts.

All I can think is that I would see them title Exhibit A.

Which leaves me in a bit of a dilemma—I’d like to make one but I don’t want to use it. Which is a little crazy kinda like my life. Ah, well, c’est la vie.

Until next time stay healthy.

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Maker Monday

Finally finished the 15 Christmas cards.

Not sure if I will make Halloween or fall cards.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Horchata is summer’s eggnog.

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Nearly gave myself a heart attack the other day. Sure there were great big Christmas in July celebrations at all my favorite crafty places, but then some folks started to release fall items.

Now, in my head, Halloween comes before fall. Fall things are Thanksgiving things. Maybe living in Phoenix the vast majority of my life has left me out of the whole fall starts in September thing, but I make no apologies for beginning my Halloween decorating in September, maybe August, rarely July, unless there’s a sale.

Either way, I ended up visiting my favorite small online businesses for paper crafting items. Fall themes filled the new release pages, but I managed to find a few Halloween items in the end.

Until next time, stay crafty:D

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oh no

Many of you may have heard of the saying—life happens when you make other plans.

I had planned a relaxing weekend chilling with Netflix, Tubi and Hulu.

Instead, I was locked out of my Amazon account which meant no fire stick. Also, no music and no kindle. It was quite irritating.

I needed to make an inquiry to find out what had happened, but that required that I log into my account. Yeah, there’s something wrong with that picture. Anyway, I managed to find the customer service number and the lady was kind enough to enter the inquiry for me.

Two days later, I got an email letting me know that amazon was looking into it and would get back to me within 24-48 business hours. Which made me think, does amazon work 8 or 10 hour days?

Anyway, I decided that would require at least a week so I hooked up my blue ray player to get Netflix and Hulu. Then my son borrowed my daughter’s Chromecast and I installed all the apps on my iPad.

I have to say there is something magical about casting, but I there was also a lot of buffering.

On a whim on Saturday, I decided to log onto my amazon account. Lo and behold, it worked.

So for now, all is right with the world.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Question for you

What movie do you think of when you see this? Final destination or Christmas vacation?

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