Saturday, February 28, 2009

Saturday Doings .... Dejunking My Life

It's Saturday again. I honestly do not know where my days go. Since the nest is empty you would think I had tons of time on my hands. Maybe I spend too much time on this computer, yep, that's it.

My goal for this year was to 'get rid of' half of the stuff I own.

Mostly by giving special things to special people.

Another way is by sharing my things with a local thrift store here in town that operates on donations and what the store makes from the sale of the donations. I do not get a tax break but it's still good to take a bag full of things into the store that is not junk.

Passing things on to the kiddos. Since the last one is still in college and will need several things, I am saving certain items that will help set up his first apartment in about a year or so.

I am also selling some things on Ebay although I lost money with my last listings. Those darn fees. Everything I sell online goes to help my son pay his college expenses. I think I need to start a charity. Sigh.

I love doing crafts so my next project will be to open my craft store on Esty. This goal will use up supplies that I have had for years in hopes of creating 'someday'.

I went through my shoe stash. I disposed of shoes that are too beat up to wear. I donated shoes that are not comfortable.

I have posted 100 of my antique & vintage books on craigslist. I am selling 100 antique books for an offer. No takers yet.

Lastly, I am throwing away stuff that is broken, dried up, or cracked.

Dejunking is very freeing.

Friday, February 27, 2009

Spring List

These are things I like about Spring...


Warmer weather

Longer days

Birds are back

Flowers are blooming

Spring Break when the youngest son comes home for a week

Lightweight clothes

Driving with the moon roof opened

Simple but priceless.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Spring is Coming

The sun is out, bright and shiny. The daffodils are blooming. Spring is on the way. Spring is the best time of the year. I am glad I live in the South where there is little, if any, ice to deal with in the winter. I love snow but hate the ice that comes with it. Spring makes the air seem cleaner and everything is new again.

It's time to think about doing things different in life. This brings me to fingernails.

I have paper thin, soft fingernails. I love the look of artificial nails but since my nails are so thin, the beauty shop nails are very destructive to my real nails.

I found a product that is working pretty great. The name of it is Pink Sticker Nails petite sizes for small hands. The glue is already on the nail. There are 24 ! press on nails. Amazingly, these temporary nails have lasted two weeks for me!!! Other temporary nails only last a day or two. Really, no joke. Of course you have to use the same precautions as with the beauty shop nails but these are so cheap!!

At WM, only 3.50 +/- ; at Walgreen's 4.99. The cost....$91.00 PER YEAR +/-.

Beauty shop nails average $30 every two weeks if you are a faithful user or $780.00 a year!!

I know this varies from lady to lady and shop to shop but I'm using general numbers for the sake of simplicity.

Are you ready for this? TADA, that's a savings of $680.00 per year!!!!

I love my nails and I love the price!! I can afford this price!! IF I want the nails off, I use a drop of polish remover, the glue melts and the nail is off. No pain.

If you try this, be sure and trim your real nails all the same length because they will grow out to be the same length. Prep the nail by using a polish remover to clean any lotions or other things that might prevent the nail from sticking.

Give it a try. Save the extra nails, of course, and save the nails that you do not use from other packages. I leave them in the same plastic so the glue will be fresh.

I feel fancy and it's cheap.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Music on my blog....ahhhhh

I like the music on my blog. I leave it on for a long time just to hear it play over and over. Do you like it? Here is a pretty picture I took on vacation. Relax and enjoy. Or dance. It's up to you. Thanks for stopping and reading.

Not everything in life is a bummer...

This is a picture of our first grandbaby.
Life ... it happens.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Free Reports

Socialism in America ..... Nikita Khrushchev


“We can’t expect the American people to jump from Capitalism to Communism, but we can assist their elected leaders in giving them small doses of Socialism, until they awaken one day to find that they have Communism.”--Nikita Khrushchev

“The American people will never knowingly adopt Socialism. But under the name of ‘liberalism’ they will adopt every fragment of the Socialist program, until one day America will be a Socialist nation, without knowing how it happened.”--Norman Thomas (Socialist Party presidential candidate Norman Thomas, grandfather of Newsweek's Evan Thomas)

"Paying more taxes is the patriotic thing to do. We want to take money and put it back in the pocket of middle class."--Joe Biden, VP of USA

"I think when you spread the wealth around, it's good for everybody."--B H Obama, President of USA

Monday, February 16, 2009

Ex-Astronaut and Global Warming

SANTA FE, N.M. — Former astronaut Harrison Schmitt, who walked on the moon and once served New Mexico in the U.S. Senate, doesn't believe that humans are causing global warming.
"I don't think the human effect is significant compared to the natural effect," said Schmitt, who is among 70 skeptics scheduled to speak next month at the International Conference on Climate Change in New York.
Schmitt contends that scientists "are being intimidated" if they disagree with the idea that burning fossil fuels has increased carbon dioxide levels, temperatures and sea levels.
"They've seen too many of their colleagues lose grant funding when they haven't gone along with the so-called political consensus that we're in a human-caused global warming," Schmitt said.
Dan Williams, publisher with the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, which is hosting the climate change conference, said he invited Schmitt after reading about his resignation from The Planetary Society, a nonprofit dedicated to space exploration.
Schmitt resigned after the group blamed global warming on human activity.
In his resignation letter, the 74-year-old geologist argued that the "global warming scare is being used as a political tool to increase government control over American lives, incomes and decision-making."
Williams said Heartland is skeptical about the crisis that people are proclaiming in global warming.
"Not that the planet hasn't warmed. We know it has or we'd all still be in the Ice Age," he said. "But it has not reached a crisis proportion and, even among us skeptics, there's disagreement about how much man has been responsible for that warming."
Schmitt said historical documents indicate average temperatures have risen by 1 degree per century since around 1400 A.D., and the rise in carbon dioxide is because of the temperature rise.
Schmitt also said geological evidence indicates changes in sea level have been going on for thousands of years. He said smaller changes are related to changes in the elevation of land masses — for example, the Great Lakes are rising because the earth's crust is rebounding from being depressed by glaciers.
Schmitt, who grew up in Silver City and now lives in Albuquerque, has a science degree from the California Institute of Technology. He also studied geology at the University of Oslo in Norway and took a doctorate in geology from Harvard University in 1964.
In 1972, he was one of the last men to walk on the moon as part of the Apollo 17 mission.
Schmitt said he's heartened that the upcoming conference is made up of scientists who haven't been manipulated by politics.
Of the global warming debate, he said: "It's one of the few times you've seen a sizable portion of scientists who ought to be objective take a political position and it's coloring their objectivity."


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Hee Haw

Did you see what the 'stimulus' is really costing?

Stay tuned for a post and be prepared to drop your teeth.