As a kid, I always heard that saying and didn’t get it. Well buddy do I ever get it now. Time just slips thru my fingers like grains of sand on the beach. I’m on Topamax now for migraine headaches, and it’s giving me some monster side effects. My doctor said they should subside within 2 months. Gee, thanks! Anyway, my thinking is a little jumbled, I’m a little clumsy on my feet, my speech a little slurred, and I’m still having the migraines. Every week I go up on the medication so I guess I will be “Dopamaxed” for a while.
Anyway, I’ve spent a good bit of time online looking a Facebook pages and looking at seeds for my garden and planning out what I’ll plan and where. Turns out MrB will not only be getting the cinder blocks and patio pavers to make paths in the yard, he’ll be getting some material he can build a fire pit with. I’m so excited, because in the 8 years that we’ve lived at this house, we’ve never made full use of the land that we own. It’s ours after all, we should be maximizing every square inch of it. A few seeds I have ordered online, and I’ve also found some generous people on Facebook groups who are sending me seeds for simply a SASE. I have quiet a few vegetable seeds that I need to check the viability on. I saw an article about placing the seed in a glass of water to test for viability. I may try that.
I found out that I can still do product reviews Amazon, so I’m going to continue to do that to a degree. I will not be participating in any of the pushy, extremist groups on Facebook who are mean. I don’t need that in my life. So I’m simply sticking with online groups that I’ve worked with, and had great results with. I started with a new company last week, and I was approved to review my first book. It’s all about aromatherapy, which I’m a little obsessed about right now anyway.
Last week was fairly quiet. My dad came to stay with me some. MrB had to work so I had company while he was at work. He took me to meet someone I had connected with on an amazing local program called Buy Nothing Project. BNP is a hyper-local group of people that create Facebook groups for their area and people only in that designated area can join. It is structured to feel very neighborly and pleasant. They ask that you use the terminology of Ask, Gift, and Gratitude. I had recently asked if anyone had any spare yarn to donate for my homeless hat effort. I hadn’t heard anything, when out of the blue, a guy wrote that his wife had cleaned out some of her stuff and had some yard to gift to me. I asked if I could meet him at a nearby local store the following day. My dad took me, and I received a box full of wonderful, beautiful yarn.
I was almost done with one hat I had been dragging my feet, so I went ahead and finish it. The man told me that his wife would be so excited if I could post some pictures of the hats that I made from the yarn she gifted to me. So I finished up the white hat, and got the new yarn on the loom.
My dad left on Friday afternoon when BJ got home from work. When he got home he showed me a plant he had gotten me. It turns out that some of the little houseplants we had gotten before were too finicky to take care of, and they were already dead/dying. So MrB brought home a prayer plant for me. I love them, and it came with a hanging basket. That was a nice little surprise.
We went to eat at Whole Foods to try something different. We got a new Whole Foods not too long ago, and last week was the first time we had been in it. MrB was boring and stuck with pizza. HaHa! I decided to get an Asian rice bowl. It was so good. It had brown rice, fried tofu, a bunch of diced veggies like carrots and cucumber, an Asian BBQ sauce (it was hot!) green onions, and sesame seeds. We sat at one of the tables in the eating area, and it had fresh flowers sitting there.
After eating, I talked MrB into taking me to JoAnn Fabrics. These evil doers send me 50% coupon text messages, and it’s just so wrong. I couldn’t get that scrubby yarn that I could use to make a kitchen sponge out of my head, so I picked some up. They had several colors, but I stuck with red. Then I decided I wanted to try some more yarn for the Zippy loom. I think I can make a scarf with it if I try really hard. We’ll see what happens.