A friend of Kimberly’s had one of these babys on their home and I had to take a couple photos. It’s a yellow garden orb-weaver. Supposedly not poisonous, but the sheer size is enough to frighten you to death! The whole thing was probably 3+ inches big.
A link to a very thoughtful post on life lessons and a must-read for everyone, particularly my older friends.
As I get closer to retirement, I see myself beginning to truly learn these very lessons and the post has moved the needle a little more. I suppose it’s confirmation of some sort. Now, while I agree that we learn these things too late in life, I feel that learning them is a slow and long process that can’t be truly sped up.
This quote included in the post really spoke to me:
“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.”
I found it odd that in the disposable K-cup world of Keurig, there isn’t a disposable cup (with lid) that works well. Most are too tall and the few that fit just don’t hold much coffee. My issue with using ceramic mugs is that my coffee gets cold too fast.
The other day I brought home my YETI Rambler Lowball 10 oz Stainless Steel Cup from work and it occurred to me that this just might fit in my Keurig K15 Compact coffee maker. Well, let’s just say that it’s a match made in heaven.
At first, I was disappointed that it didn’t fit with the lid on as I thought that would be a good way to store it. After further thought, however, I realized that if it did, there was a high probability that I would run the Keurig with the lid on the cup which would have ended in a mess. It’s a good thing it didn’t fit or I would have had to learn the hard way.
After a week of daily use, I’m extremely happy with this new discovery. I can now sip my morning coffee slowly and not worry about it getting cold!
I have literally spent weeks trying to fix a flooded brine tank in my Kenmore water softener. It took me a while to understand how the darn thing worked, but once I figured it out, my problem and, more importantly, the fix seemed obvious. NOTE: I’m pretty sure that most water softeners work very similarly, so even if you don’t have a Kenmore, the information here should be helpful. Read more
If you’ve never been to Texas, let me give you a brief overview of the freeway traffic system. Instead of freeways just being large roads without signals, Texas builds (usually) one-way “access roads” along each side which can themselves be several lanes wide. They also allow development along the shoulder of these access roads which means there are shopping centers, gas stations, restaurants, homes, driveways and other things all along them. Also, actual speeds on the access roads are often not much less than freeway speeds. Read more
My vacuum-insulated mug keeps my coffee hot most of the day with no electronics, but I gotta admit I’m intrigued. $129 is a bit steep and I wonder about longevity.
Interesting post on the topic of dry vs canned dog food.
In a nutshell:
- Canned: Healthier choice
- Dry: Cheaper and convenient. Oh, and not better for their teeth!
I’m a bit old fashion and still exchange Christmas cards with many people. I always send a photo card with a short half-page story of what went on the past year with a few small pictures. I like receiving them and don’t have the heart to just toss them when the season is done. I usually pack them up in in a manila envelope thinking that I’ll get nostalgic someday and revisit.
I’ve gone through this ritual for 37 years and have never once gone back and looked at the cards. It occurred to me that I should archive them by scanning. Yes! What an idea! I moved a couple years ago and and only had three years worth of cards, so I figured that was a doable amount to try my idea. Read more
I don’t know why I have so many of these, but this guy at the Wimberly Market Days makes them and I can’t resist buying them from him. I was going to buy a normal shelf to put them on, but found this unique shelf made of squares at Target. It had just enough places for all my clocks. I even had space for the battery-powered fake candles..It’s perfect! :-D
Never thought about what it takes to actually build an igloo but this is a pretty cool video of a guy doing just that! So where does the flat screen TV go??? ;-P