From tools to toys

Have you ever played with “Shrinky Dinks?” You know what I’m writing about don’t you? Shrinky Dinks are pieces of plastic that you can color with markers, cut into shapes, and shrink them to 1/10th the original size by putting them in the oven for a few moments. I had forgotten all about those fun little “crafts” that I did as a kid until my hubby told me that he was thinking about buying some heatshrink supplies from He showed me the website, and that’s when I remembered the fun Shrinky Dink things I had done as a kid. I felt rather bad, too, that I never did any of those craft activities with my kids. I think that I didn’t realize that they were even still available for sale!

More kitchen accessories!!

By now, you know I always shop around before I buy. That’s good sometimes and it’s bad at other times. For example, wanting to “spruce up” our home, I decided to do a bit of redecorating the kitchen with some new accessories. I found a lot of kitchen accessories online and now I have to decide which items I want from which site. And how much am I willing to pay? One of the wine racks I found costs more, but sort of fits ‘me’ better, if you know what I’m saying.

I found a great pot rack to hang over the kitchen island that is just what I have been looking for. And a cute cutting board; it matches everything else beautifully. I’m telling you, online shopping is addictive to me. I love wood accents everywhere and especially in my kitchen. I even found an awesome spice rack that I can already picture sitting on my kitchen counter. Looks like I’m going to be a happy girl when all of these kitchen accessories are delivered! My kitchen is going to be gorgeous!!!!

Country casual weddings are trendy

My step-daughter Nicole has been planning a country-casual wedding over the past couple of months and she was telling my hubby that she was going to have the guests at the reception drinking out of mason jars. He was quite upset about that, saying that he didn’t want such a “low-class” wedding in the family. But I know that country casual weddings are very trendy right now, and I tried to calm him down. I don’t know if Nicole needs any burlap runners for wedding reception tables or not, but I found a website that sells them, so I emailed the link to her a few days ago. I know I’m not invited to the wedding, but I still try to be helpful whenever I can be.

I just hate bugs period

Even though the Listerine worked, I also felt that I needed to make sure that no termites ate my deck or house up. I found some really good termite control online. In fact what I got also protects wood from termites, mold, fungus and even ants. It’s called Boracare Natural Wood Preservative. Now I know I don’t have to worry about any of those things on my deck. I did get some  something just for termites that puts a barrier around my house. It’s called IMAXXPro 2F Insecticide.

I have seen what termites can do to a building because they got into my uncles shop. The floor was almost as soft as paper in spots before he realized they were eating his building up. Since it is a shop, there were all kinds of bugs in there. I hated to go in his shop until he sprayed it with Termidor SC Termiticide/ Insecticide. Now there aren’t even any spiders in there, and that suits me just fine! I just hate bugs period.

Gotta love this one!!

taxi (free clip art)

taxi (free clip art)

A passenger in a taxi leaned over to ask the driver a question and tapped him on the shoulder. The driver screamed, lost control of the cab, nearly hit a bus, drove up over the curb, and stopped just inches from a large plate-glass window.

For a few moments everything was silent in the cab, when the still shaking driver said, “I’m sorry but you scared the daylights out of me.”The frightened passenger apologized to the driver and said he didn’t realize a mere tap on the shoulder could frighten him so much.The driver replied, “No, no, I’m sorry, it’s entirely my fault. Today is my first day driving a cab. I’ve been driving a hearse for the last 25 years.”