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Monday, September 8, 2008

Here we go again

I just found out that the knee surgury I had back in June did not hold. Or to be more precise, I fell while carrying a load of dirty clothes into the bedroom and I fell and broke a screw in my knee which is now floating around in the surrounding tissue and it REALLY hurts. So on September 22nd I... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, August 1, 2008

The Politics of Green

I am about fed up with the lip service being paid to "green technologies" by the presidential candidates as well as the current administration. They talk a good game about conservation and "researching the viability" of solar and wind power but they do nothing. These people will say anything to get... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Some Thrifty Ideas To Ponder

As you can see I have been busy uploading my novel "Do As Thou Will" to Blogit so I have been more than a little busy. But I could not let you all go with nothing here so I have gathered up so ideas to improve your life without lightening your wallet. Enjoy! Cheap Theater If you enjoy attending... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Apartment Complexes Dead Last In Biodiversity and Eco-consciousness

I cannot believe the apartment complex I live in. More and more I try to do what I can to protect the environment. We sort our recyclables and carry them nearly five miles rather than just letting it go to landfill. I save my compost scraps for a friend who has a large garden. I reuse everything I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Joy of Chores

Ok, no one likes chores but for me, being able to do them again is a sure sign that I am healing and will soon be back to better than normal. With my tiny kitchen I thought that would be the first thing that I would be able to work in, but I was wrong. My doctor would not let me bend my new joint... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Safety and the Modern Day Walker

This is one of those common sense posts that I thought I would never have to write. But after four days home and having other people "taking care of me", I think that it might be good not only for those who are having to relearn things in their own homes but as a primer for what not to do to help... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Getting Ready For the Big Day

God, I am making this surgury sound like an anneversary dinner or something but I have really been busy getting ready for it. Despite what you might think, th hardest part of getting ready for a knee replacement is cleaning house. Of course, you are not just cleaning house, you are really nesting. I... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Those little tips and hints

You find them everywhere, as the taglines of emails, in the margin inches of your penny pincher free paper, on pieces of yellowed newspaper slipped into your gramma's favorite cookbooks and even now, on numerous online websites devoted to those tasty little tidbits that help us save money, time, and... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Are We Really Going Green?

There has been a real wave of media on going green in conjunction with the recent earth day holiday, but are we, in our normal day to day life, green? I have blogged on this on numerous occaisions and will likely continue to do so. So how green are you? The following is a list of everyday things you... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, April 21, 2008

I finally get to show you the beads

Thank you Taps for the info about Photobucket. If you guys do not have a photobucket account go to http://photobucket.com/. Here are the beads I have made. I think I have the basics down now I just have to figure out how to make different shapes. These are the first beads I made that would actually... Sign in to see full entry.

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