Thursday, May 13, 2021

May This And That

1.) So. For 3 (4?) months our kitchen had many 'traffic jams' (shall we say). What with Tom's new healthier lifestyle (and creating yicky collagen potions, etc.) it seemed always he stood where I needed to and vice versa.

Maybe it's different at your house, but here? Solutions come slowly to our aging brains and I'm always choosing to forgive myself for that rather than remain frustrated.

Anyway, finally I thought to place Tom's most-used gadgets/groceries on one side of the kitchen and all of mine on the other.

Whew. No more traffic jams and kitchen peace is restored.

2.) Oh! Are you familiar with the Five Minute Crafts channel over at Youtube? The crafts I like best are the household problem-solving ones. Check them out! (They're also available at Roku. See below.)

Note: Young folks make these videos and oh wow! Often my brain can barely keep up.

3.) Upstairs, quite close to my dearly-loved closet room in fact, sits Daniel The Cat's two litter boxes.

Now, does that post a, er, smelly problem? Nope! Not at all, because for years I've used this miracle litter which smells like, well, nothing.

Highly, highly recommended for my fellow feline lovers. Lasts for ages (I use one-half of a 7 lb. bag in each litter box) and isn't expensive.

4.) Gee, the beginnings of hyper-inflation, right? Makes me grateful that I did that major stock-up last year. Now I just need a few items to add to my food/supplies collection in order to feel sufficiently prepared.

(And of course, as always, I hope you are into prepping ahead for your family's future needs. While you still can.)


6.) Rather than just watching Leave It To Beaver on the Roku channel, I finally checked-out what else they offer. Wow. Paradise for the nostalgic-tv-series-minded amongst us!

Also, you can watch online free(!) Just use that Roku link, above, and click on 'watch online' or 'free movies and tv'. Not everything will be available this way, ok, but it's a start if you're without the Roku

Here's just a sampling of what's available:

Touched By An Angel
Hart to Hart
Magnum P.I.
The Facts of Life
The Rockford Files
The Rifleman
Highway To Heaven
Petticoat Junction
The Real McCoys
Crossing Jordan
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
The Tonight Show (with Johnny Carson)
Beverly Hillbillies
Alias (not nostalgic, but we enjoy it)
Sue Thomas F.B.I.
Unsolved Mysteries
Five-Minute Crafts

... plus movies and other tv series. But be forewarned: there are commercial breaks, the can't-be-forwarded  type. ツ

7.) Our cafe around the corner? Lately Amy often posts at Facebook that she's sold all the scones or muffins or breakfast sandwiches. Hooray! More answers to years of prayer and especially wonderful to see in 2021.

Sowing seeds (money, prayer, time) into local eateries is one of Tom's and my favorite ways to obey God. No really, a blessing all-around!

8.) Truly, we get to know ourselves better when we're honest. heh. :

9.) Remember how the electricians left that big swath of dirt across our backyard lawn? Well, it's still there. 

But! Somehow, many bricks were leftover (long story) so I placed them atop a folded tarp behind our small lilac bush and now, oh my. That dead space for weeds is gone. I can place 10+ garden pots upon the bricks in that prime sunny real estate--hooray!

Truly it's the little things, right? (I would show you a picture, but the bricks (and pots) are still sitting wonky, so I can't take a picture of that, right?).  ツ So here's my Herb and Etc. Garden out front:

But anyway, the lesson is this: never give-up on finding solutions to make your life easier/more productive/peaceful. Most always they're there, but just hard--not impossible--to find!



Please remember: My posts are always about more than they appear to be. 


 "For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Pam said...

Debra, your posts bring me hope (and many smiles). When you talked about sharing your kitchen with Tom, I understand--completely. The little home we're fixing up has a teeny, dated kitchen. We've almost come to blows, especially if we're both in there before we've had our first cup of coffee in the morning. I like your idea about arranging "his and her" spaces. It's going to take at least 4 months before our new kitchen is finished. We're not enlarging the space, but we're opening it up more. Regardless, I'm going to try to work on giving each of us some space. Thanks!!

Betsy said...

Brilliant idea about the kitchen space. We seem to trip over each other more in this house than we did in the RV! I'm not sure why. We just got a new TV so I'll have to check if it has a ROku button. I'm so behind on comments. This week has been SO busy. I'm sure glad we've been able to get out and about to pick up things. If this had been last year it would have been much more difficult. In God's timing all is well, just busy. :-)

Debra said...

Thank-you much, Pam and Betsy! I loved that my kitchen idea inspired and helped you both. That's actually the main reason I write here: to inspire, encourage and help others and I so appreciate that you ladies so faithfully let me know when I've done that. Thank-you! Blessings, Debra