Independence Day

Once again, here in the US we are celebrating our Independence Day from Great Britain. In honor of those who believed that power should rest in the hands of the people, I give you my favorite memes:

After all, perspective matters.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Halfway there

Today is June 30th. We are halfway to New Year’s. More than halfway to Christmas.

And yet the real halfway point is on July 2nd. All I can say is February shorted the first half of the year. Must be why there is so many celebrations in the second half.

I am so looking forward to the cooler weather.

Maybe because, I have high hopes of finishing my current work in progress by the end of September. I would love to finish writing this book. Then again, that would mean I have to write every day.

So far, my work life is interfering.

But I live in hope, and maybe, just maybe I can find the energy to get the words on paper and finish.

The clock starts tomorrow.

Wish me luck. Until next time, stay healthy.

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See with your paws

This is Zim. He is completely deaf and half blind. He loves to see with his paws and his mouth. Which means everything gets touched and most things get bit.

Zim found that the lid of the coffee maker pops up when he touches it just right and bonus, there’s metal underneath that moves.

So every morning, he decides he wants to play with it before anyone gets coffee.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

Despite being at the same volume, music and tv are always loudest in the morning.

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Shredder Adjacent

In our house, most of our dirty dishes are set in the sink or on the counter next to the sink until it is time to load the dishwasher or wash the dirty pots and pans by hand. I know some folks who consider this odd, and want to know why the dirty dishes can’t be loaded into the dishwasher immediately or washed immediately. The usual reason is because, we don’t always unload the clean dishes as soon as the dishwasher finishes.

I can live with this dirty adjacent philosophy.

But I have to admit, I am kind of annoyed with the shredder adjacent extrapolation of the dishwasher adjacent practice.

I mean, really? Just turn it on and then insert paper into the shredder. My belief is that no one wants to have to empty a full shredder can, with its confetti that goes everywhere, so if they set it next to the shredder, they never have to empty the can.

Leaving me as the only one who does it. Which is how my husband usually is the only one emptying the dishwasher.

Well played.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Friday Fun Fact

You should always be amazed at how stupid and brilliant you can be.

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How often

How often do you challenge yourself? Not in your professional/career path. I’m talking about in your free time.

Things you do just for you?

My job is challenging–not just learning it, but dealing with the people involved in it. I am not a people person. Work leaves me drained.

And so I come home and veg on the couch until I can go to bed then get up to work and do it all over again.

So not cool.

On the weekends, I do a little better and manage to make some greeting cards and jewelry, although even that falls to the wayside more often than not.

Now, I think I should challenge myself to do one small thing, one thing that isn’t too difficult or require too much energy that I can do for the next 30 days until it becomes a habit.

I don’t know what that thing is yet, but I’ll give myself a week to do find something then start doing it. Hey, maybe that’s my first challenge. LOL

Until next time, stay healthy.

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Does it really matter

AT some point, usually when the thermometer hits 115F, it is just miserable. What is the point in saying that it is 2 degrees hotter or three degrees?

No one wants to be out in that temperature.

And yet, here we are, 115F+ for the next five days.

The only thing that would make it bearable (aside from AC) is if we were closing in on the temperature of spontaneous human combustion. Why? Because that would be cool.

Until next time, stay healthy.

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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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