I can finally show you the dresser I found several weeks ago. It comes with quite the story. I spotted this dresser and knew from a distance what I wanted to do with it. Here it is the day we brought it home.
Today I want to share some news that I find shocking and very frightening for all people of the world. It’s not my normal subject and I hope you will bear with me.
I have avoided writing anything about the Fukushima nuclear disaster, until today. At this time the rods are being removed one by one, something which could potentially have even more dire consequences for the country of Japan, and the world, if not handled properly. Something needs done,but no one knows exactly what.
The news of the sinking reactor site in Japan has brought out major concerns for those of us in the US as it is now under-reported that 100% of our nuclear plants are leaking radiation. That’s right, 100% of the nuclear plants in the US are leaking, yet nothing is being done about it.
Before I show you the simple fix I made to the latest find I want to thank each and every one of you for your well wishes as we had been in the path of the tornado activity and storms yesterday. My area, in Pennsylvania, escaped the worst of it with no real tornado activity. We have a few power lines down from the high winds and a lot of tree branches down as well. My son was without power still today, but that was the worst of it.
Last week I was excited to find a TV cabinet sitting in the hallway waiting for me to find. The maintenance men I spoke to have come through big time for me in my goal to reduce the amount of useable items from my town ending up in the landfill. Here is what I found.
I have this done so I am going to post it a bit early tonight. Our storm is intensifying but not to worry this area while we see tornadoes they rarely do much damage, a home or two but nothing like the mid-west sees. Thank you all for your wishes of safety. I live in a very solid building so I will be fine, although possibly without power.
I’m back with more gift ideas today. I hope you are well on your way to completing your shopping, or at least your gift list and setting your budget. If you are having trouble staying under budget I believe the following ideas may help you. First up:
For a Loved One
I am working on Monday’s Frugal Christmas I hope to have it up at the regular time, but should you check and not find it we are experiencing a wicked thunderstorm with winds exceeding 60 mph and are on alert for possible tornado activity. Already my power had gone out 3 times in the last hour. I will be fine, we are used to this and always have contingency plans. I just wanted to forewarn you I may lose internet access. I have a great selections of gifts that cost next to nothing, and some that cost nothing at all for you so I hope you will check it out. Lois
“We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures.” — Thornton Wilder
There are plenty of things to be thankful for all year, but November when we here in the US celebrate Thanksgiving is the perfect time to reflect on all that we have. The activities of summer and the harvests to put up between September and October can overwhelm us. But come November, things have slowed down and we again have that much-needed time to reflect on those things we are so fortunate to have.
Today I have another guest post for you, this one on a subject that many people, including myself, are affected by, Seasonal Affective Disorder also known as SAD. Tammy shows us that there are really two types, which I didn’t know, and how to treat them. The best part is you don’t have to resort to prescription medication to get relief.
This has been a strange week. We went from a breezy day with a drizzling rain to snow by dinner time piling up everywhere. Today we reached a high of 38 degrees but while that sounds cold the sun was bright allowing me to get a few things done outdoors with only a sweatshirt on. Once the sun goes down the temperatures drop quickly and I get to listen to the crunching of tires on the freezing snow. It’s one of those sounds you just can’t explain but for some reason I enjoy it. My flash wasn’t working when I tried to get a picture of it coming down but you can see the difference from just a few hours before this was taken when I headed to the store with a light rain spitting at me.
Wow horrible picture, sorry. We have a saying around here it goes: If you don’t like the weather wait 5 minutes. It may take a bit longer than 5 minutes but the weather does change quickly being so close to Lake Erie. With the people staying indoors more now the deer have been back to exploring the Little Cove. It’s nice to see them walking around enjoying the space, even if they do like to eat the plantings. The little ones have enjoyed catching the deer there when they stop to visit, okay even mom and dad like to see them. Our deer know we won’t hurt them and are not afraid of the cars pulling in, they watch them with some amusement. If you look closely at some of the pictures you may spot their prints. I wasn’t risking getting stuck in the snow to get a close-up picture.
I have worked hard this week to finish the dresser I found and my granddaughter claimed, then proceeded to tell me how it should be refinished. I’ll be able to show it to you the beginning of next week. It’s not at all what I pictured when I spotted it, but the look is growing on me.
Well, it’s Friday I know you are looking for your weekend reading material so here it is.
Last week I missed the weekly challenge as I was out-of-town visiting family and left the computer at home. It was nice to be unplugged for a few days. :-) To make up for my absence I am posting both last week’s and this week’s challenge today. Since I didn’t participate in the challenge last week I will be looking back to see if I did anything which fulfilled the challenge. I thought it might be nice to see how I measured up.
I never gave much thought to the subject of how I live my life while needing the assistance of a wheel chair to get around and do the things I do until I asked about it earlier today. I will try to share a bit about how, in fact, life works when you have these limitations. I have to warn you, I got a bit wordy with this one.