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See You Next Year

Posted on December 6, 2015 4:30 pm under General
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I am moving in a few days and am spending most of my time preparing. Needless to say, it will take me a little while to get settled again, not to mention that the holidays are rapidly approaching. So I have decided to take a break and will return on January 10th.

Hope you enjoy the holidays. Best wishes for the New Year.

Succintly Yours -Week 233

Posted on August 30, 2015 6:05 pm under General
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How low can you go?

Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words.Click For Details

Photo for week beginning Sunday, August 30th

Life has been super busy this week and I haven’t had a chance to get a new pic for you. So this week’s challenge will be to use a picture and word from a previous week. It can be one you haven’t done before or a new twist on one you have done. The word of the week will be whatever word was given for the picture you select.

Please be sure to include the week you selected along with the photo and word.

This shouldn’t be too difficult, since there are four years of pictures to choose from. Can’t wait to see what you do with this.



Keeping It Simple

Posted on July 17, 2015 9:25 pm under General
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“If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

I have mixed feelings about this quote. I recall some college courses, where brilliant professors left students in a confused daze before they were two minutes into a class. Understanding is a prerequisite, but those who can provide simple explanations have a gift that goes far beyond understanding. Read more »

A Bit Buggy

Posted on July 8, 2015 4:34 pm under General
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I’m no entomologist. I’m not fond of insects, despite any propoganda about their beneficial aspects. I used to think that lady bugs were rather cute. That’s until I saw the entire backside of my house covered in them. No matter how quickly we opened and shut the doors, they managed to make it inside. They settled at the top of the cathedral ceiling in our living room, knowing we’d never reach them up there. They’d wait until we were immersed in a good TV show, before making their final swan dives onto our unsuspecting heads.

The ladybugs are welcome guests in comparison to fleas we’ve seen this year. The vet said it was a bad year for fleas. Not so. They were obviously thriving. Even people without pets complained about them. A border collie and four cats compounded an already bad situation. Despite pricey flea medications, regular bathing and heavy duty insecticides, those pesky things managed to increase their number. Finally, a friend suggested sprinkling diatomaceous earth throughout the house. We were desperate enough to give it a try. The good news? Within an hour, we were sweeping dead fleas off the floor. The bad news? Three weeks later, we are still cleaning the powdery residue of the diatomaceous earth. Although we only sprinkled a light coat on the floor, it is everywhere. Ten minutes after vacuuming, the floors look dusty again. Even a wet mop failed to remove it. Not content with covering out floors, the stuff has settled on every flat surface as well.

Maybe it’s time to call in some professional cleaners. An old friend in North Carolina raves about The Other Woman house cleaning
services. A shame that’s not in our area. I’d love to give this mess to any other woman or guy, who could get rid of the stuff that got rid of the fleas.

Disconnect

Posted on June 19, 2015 3:31 pm under General
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When a four year old asked if I played computer games, I told him Solitaire was my favorite. He looked puzzled and said “What about Minecraft and Call of Duty?” I wasn’t so sure about the Duty one, but I have heard of Minecraft. It’s that incessant background noise I’ve been hearing for the last couple of year, when my granddaughter plays. She’s into designing modules too. I tried playing it once, but just couldn’t understand what all the excitement was about. I seemed to move around in circles, blocked by walls at every turn. I would have needed more lives than a cat to stay alive for ten minutes.

Give me Solitaire any day. No game station to lug around, no need to figure out if I should be using coaxial digital or rca cable. I click on my app, pick a game and play to my heart’s content. I may lose a few games, but Solitaire has never killed me. I am undoubtedly disconnected from modern gaming, but I’m content to be a dinosauar.