I took a day off from the blog this week, I simply needed a no-technology day. I’ve finally gotten caught up with the work I was doing. Glad to have that project behind me and now I’m refreshed after a do-nothing day yesterday.
The ongoing saga of my ceiling is turning into everyone’s calendar of the weather. People are marking the number of below freezing days by how long it remains above my head. The laugh will be on them as we are expecting our first day of above freezing temps Saturday, a high of 36 is expected!!! But here’s where it will mess up my friends and family. Saturday is a weekend, and plumbers (when they work) charge double to work the weekend this plumber will not be here Saturday. By Sunday we will be back to below freezing for at least another week and a half I hear.
I have a shorter list again this week, but I found some real gems hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
- If I had to pick only one post to share with you it would be Mefurr’s about Possums. We forget that every living thing is here for a reason. I’ve grown up with possums and never knew most of this information.
- Think people invented upcycling and reusing? Nope it comes naturally as Jen showed us this week what can be made with old coat hangers and no hands.
- My friend Joy, Joyfully Green, has put together an online photography course to teach us how to take better pictures of nature. You can see her lovely photographs on her blog or at society 6
- David at the Good Human, has given us several free online sources to teach children of all ages about climate change.
Finding the right fit
- Do you enjoy taking quizzes? I used to complete everyone I spotted in magazines when I was younger. I forgot all about those quizzes until I spotted this quiz which helps you to see if your personality fits downsizing your home.
- Carmella and her family (with 3 boys) live in 665 sq ft. This week I saw her recently completed loft area which is now bedroom and study area for all 3 of her sons. If you ever wondered how to blend children’s personalities into one room you don’t want to miss this.
- Lessons come from some surprising places. This week I was spellbound by this young, barely teen, in his TED talk. Thanks, Alex for sharing this.
- I laughed all the way through this post by Live and Learn as she talked about her son taking everything apart to learn how they were made. I had one child just like that, oh the stories I could tell about him. But while I reminisced, and enjoyed myself, the reason I am sharing this here is to bring attention to what a thoughtful young man he became and how he found his calling in life.
Making do, DIY
- I found this story inspiring. Women from Japan who lost so much in the Tsunami are now making jewelry from shards of pottery broken in the quakes that followed. The examples are beautiful and it inspired me to look at broken objects differently.
- Mari shared some of the local fashions she recently saw. Now I almost didn’t read this one as I have no interest in the world of fashion and to tell the truth I can’t see myself wearing any of these…..except one crocheted item caught my interest and has been bugging me as to how I could make my own. I’m thinking some cotton t-shirt fabric (used of course) would make a good liner. What do you think?
- It’s been awhile since I included a bit of humor to my Friday post. Last Saturday I was exhausted, having a bad day and took a break from work hoping to clear my head when I spotted this from Eco-crap. It’s a short video of less than three minutes but it gave me my one good laugh of the day and helped me to finally solve the issues I had with work. Thanks, AV, I needed that.
Nature has no mercy at all. Nature says, “I’m going to snow. If you have on a bikini and no snowshoes, that’s tough. I am going to snow anyway.