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Saturday, November 11, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Urgent! Check Your Fire Extinguishers!!

Check your home fire extinguishers! Kidde is having a huge recall dating from now back to 1973. Yes, '73!!! They can either be clogged OR the nozzle can blow off at high force.
We had two Kidde fire extinguishers... BOTH are in the recall.

Below is the information telling which ones are bad.

Monday, September 25, 2017

Taking Time...

I'm taking another blog break... probably an internet break.  Don't know how long and at this point don't care.

It's time to heal.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Selection of Succulents

Still working on my fluffing my blogging mojo.  I am getting other stuff done around here, including a lot of good work in my studio.  Now is a lot of tweaking and setting up for decorating (things like getting the base coverings on container boxes and so on).

Yard work has stalled... when the temps were nice, it was pouring rain and then muddy.  Now that it's not raining it is hot and humid again.  

However, I have these beautiful succulents to show off.  They were at the produce auction and you had to buy the entire cart you see here.  No thanks (even tho the price was spectacular).  


We did come home with the little lovely.  The man who bought the the lot of them sold this one to me for $2.  Bargain!

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Create: Geisha ATC

Not feeling like much like writing so I'll show off an ATC I made.  She was the prototype for a series I was going to make for a swap.  Decided not to do the swap but I really like the card.

It is all hand drawn, with the geisha done on a separate piece of card stock.  She was cut out and attached to the background.  The written character is from a piece of scrapbook paper.  And the dragonfly is a brad.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Rambutan ... Don't Think I Can...

I like trying new foods; especially vegetables and fruits.  So when I saw this package at the local Wal-Mart I had to give it a go.

The packaging was silly...

...but what was inside was very intriguing.  It looked like an alien egg or something.  Since I'd never heard of it, I Googled "rambutan" to see just what I was supposed to do with it.  was a quite interesting!  Found out it is in the lychee family (you see those on Chinese buffets in the fruit area).

The hairy covering is called a 'rind' and it is soft yet firm.

You cut around it with a knife, then pop it open.

That is the last easy part of the process...

The white flesh is rubbery to the point of being difficult to cut.  Once it is finally open, the husk around the pit sticks to the fruit's flesh.

You're not supposed to eat this (the husk).

After much hacking, I had this left.  I was so DONE!

So Himself decided to try it...

They all ended up here...

Total waste of money.

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Fidgety Cat

On one of our recent trips to Nashville, I found these cool fidget spinners in one of our favorite ethnic restaurants.  I quickly selected the dragon wing spinner on the right and Himself picked the 'ship's wheel' on the left.

They are the best spinners I've seen.  Great iridescent color and well balanced; they spin a long time.

When we got home, I set mine on my bedside table.  Miss Persia was very interested and it didn't take long for her to come check it out.  She had played with one that Little Bird had so she knew what to do with it...