Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Frankly, I'm still a bit out of ideas for the blog. I have all kinds of ideas for knitting projects though, so I'm going to focus on that for the rest of the week.  I really need to make a little extra cash. I'm tired of living paycheck to paycheck. And I have to pay the contractor for the siding and the gutters.  They seem to have done a really good job and everyone was really nice.  However, we still had customer service issues, so I'm not sure I recommend the company. Anyway, I need to get some stuff on etsy that people actually want to buy, I guess.  ;0)  And I also I have a couple baby gifts to make. I have one pregnant cousin (that I know of) and two old friends that are pregnant. Lots of stuff to work on.  Tallyhoe!  Be back on Monday hopefully.  Out.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Corn Sugar

I recently mentioned in a previous post that the makers of high fructose corn syrup want to change the name of their product, high fructose corn syrup, to corn sugar in a disgusting effort to make the unsuspecting public think their product is safe.  I follow a blog called The Ban of High Fructose Corn Syrup and they have put up a post over there with a link to a petition.  They describe their petition as "The First Global Campaign Against the Relabeling of HFCS to Corn Sugar".

Please sign the petition and do everything you can to remove high fructose corn syrup from your diet.  It's for the kids.  :0) 

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Molly's First Program

It is allergy season.  My posting will probably be more sporadic because of it, and because I've been watching The X-Files  all the way through on the Netflix via the Wii. (I never realized how many episodes there are.)  

Molly had her first program.  They just stood on the steps at the church and sang a few songs.  The little girl a couple people down from Molly kept at least one balled fist in her mouth through the entire thing.  I cropped her out of the picture just in case and since I don't know her. You'll have to trust me that she was cute.  Molly did very well though.  I was very proud.  

They also had a little art show before the program. Molly drew a picture of Ponyo for the occasion.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Good Morning All!

And so we begin another week.  Molly's very first program is today! I'll take pictures! 

Here is my latest creation. Check it out on etsy.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


Mike made his first batch of soap.  It's still drying, but I can't wait to try it.  We ended up with 42 bars.  It's not hard to do, but a bit complicated. If you'd like to try it yourself just Google "cold press soap recipes" and I'm sure you'll find some recipes.  If you'd like to buy some from a more experienced maker, I like  She makes very lovely soap.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


I am a bit inspired today.  I am so upset about this. I'm actually at a loss for words. I have an idea, why don't we change the name of tobacco to "inhaled stimulant."  Then no one will die of lung cancer.  I think it is morally reprehensible to trick people into buying something that is so bad for them.  It just isn't the same as sugar, and calling it "corn sugar" won't change that. And while I admit that I am not a doctor or a scientist, I came to this conclusion based on my own experience with it.  I encourage everyone to read labels and refuse to buy anything with HFCS in it, no matter what they call it. It is not the same as sugar.  

And frankly, I don't see why people in companies think it's okay to poison their customers, even if it is over a long period of time, just for money.  I guess since I never really had much money, I don't know what it's like to disregard the effects my actions might have on the lives of other people, even if it is only a possibility. 

I'm going to have a Penn and Teller kind of moment and say, "EFF YOU, IN THE EFFING NECK" producers of High Fructose Corn Syrup. 

Or maybe the soda companies, (and bread companies, etc.) could say, "Hey, you know what, maybe we should stop using it until we KNOW for SURE that it's not harming our customers."

Monday, September 13, 2010


I'm still having trouble with subject matter for the blog. The headaches really do make me a little brain dead. I can't think of a title again either.  I hope a little exercise, i.e. walking Molly to school everyday, will help my general health and sense of well being. Hopefully I will be inspired soon. I have got a few etsy items in the works.  I feel so absent minded and lazy.  (Shut up inner critic!)
Check out this blog.  It's pretty funny. 

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Still Uninspired

It's raining, and it might flash flood again.  Molly is watching Beavis and Butthead Do America  on the Netflix. I'm concerned.  She's not quite old enough to understand the irony.  Is there even irony? I can't remember now. Why did I like that show? I just can't remember. Anyway. I did find this encouraging, especially considering the hurricane situation going on right now.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back from a Short Blogging Vacation

I'm still not feeling especially inspired, but what the heck.  I did finish that book, A Spot of Bother.  I have to warn you, if you've decided to take my advice on reading it, that within the book is contained a scene involving scissors and lots of blood. I am a bit squeamish and it was hard to get through that part, otherwise though, it was a lovely read.  I am now trying to get through Colin Powell's autobiography.  It's not grabbing me in quite the same way.  And he wrote it in the mid nineties so it doesn't cover the Bush years.
We also got the Netflix.  You can get stuff through your Wii. So Molly now knows all about Hannah Montana and Spongebob Squarepants.  I've been watching a lot of the British comedy, As Time Goes By.  And Monk, but I have to wait for the DVDs to come in the mail to watch that. 
I got lots of things done over the long weekend, but I've still got lots left to go.  I'll get right on that. Tallyhoe!