Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Microwave Oven Update

September makes a year since we unplugged our microwave and set it aside. I have probably used it a dozen times for no more that 15 minutes total. And I didn't think I'd last a week! It really has not been that hard to use the toaster over, crock pot, hot water pot, and of course the stove!

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Movie of Praying Manits

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Praying Mantis for info about them: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mantis

Approximately 2,200 species in nine families worldwide.

Eye-spitters is what we called them as kids. We had been told that if they spit in your eye you would go blind. We used to see them in North Florida often. One day we kids were standing around looking at one, from a distance. A man walked into the yard wanting daddy. He asked us what we were doing. We told him. He said, “I guess maybe they could make you blind if they could actually spit in your eye.” It sure made me feel rather silly.

Anyway, here is a photo I took of one today.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

My job

My job is finished. I am back home and am so happy. :) It is Saturday and I did not realize how tired I was, but being I did not have to clean things to prepare for Monday, when I got sleepy, I rested on the couch and took 2   30-minute naps. And could, do another without much effort! I did not realize just how much of a hold on our life it had made until yesterday morning when I noticed that I had not even put away the winter coats! Well, now maybe I can read some of your posts and contribute more. Take care.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

Identity Theft

Identity Theft is not fun. When it happens, you have to prove you are you. Watch the movie at the link below to help protect yourself. It can happen!!  We know.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Though I was in church most of my life and thought I was saved, 35 years ago today I asked Jesus to be my Savior. We are going out for some soul food today. Hopefully there will be enough for some take-out, also! Happy birthday #2 to me!!!!!!!!!!! I like it when my birthday falls on a Sunday or Wednesday!!

Newest butterfly photo

Taken a couple weeks ago. A co-worker brought it in on a plastic plate. It had got hit by a car and was almost gone. So, I thought I'd let it live on in a photo! :)  Thanks Tab.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Counting People

I did not know what all was involved with the work.  My job is still on, but looks like it will be done shortly. It is interesting and though I would like to quit and be back home, I do want to fiinish what I started and see the project well done.

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Cleaning House

I am in the middle of cleaning my house and need a break, so thought I'd say hello. I like for my house to be neat with no piles of stuff to be put away later, etc. But with working outside the home this spring and summer, every few weeks, I have to take a day and clear things out again. This morning, I looked at my kitchen and all the counters piled with clean dishes that needed to be put away (my husband tries so hard to help though he is working also off and on) and all I wanted to do was sit in the floor and give up!
But, I remembered about 20 years ago, going into a friend's house and she was in the same frame of mind. I looked around and said, "Forget about cleaning the house. Why don't you straighten and clean that table in the corner?" She did and later she came over and thanked me, telling  me her whole house was in order!! So, this morning I took that advice and focused on one corner of the kitchen. It is almost done now!
The reason it is getting cluttered is because I am so tired after work and I remember the quote I posted earlier and know I can only do so much so I sit and rest. After, the dishes are done and clothes are washed. :)
A couple weeks ago, we had a death in our family and relatives came for the funeral then afterwards we had friends from Missouri come to see us. The day before the death, we decided to rearrange our study. So, we took all the books, etc off the shelves and piled them on the guest bed. :) Well, they all got piled back in the study and for a 10 days everything just sat in a mess while 7 different sets of people used our guest room! Boy, that was a test for me to ignore what I could not change and focus on what needed to be done.
Now, I am sitting in my rearranged study typing this to you while I rest. But, it is time to get busy again. Maybe I can do a posting a little sooner next time!

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