Showing posts from May, 2013


I have a huge list of blogs I'm following but so few of them ever post now.  So I'm doing a cull of all inactive blogs.  And I have no idea why I even feel the need to announce this since only a handful of people follow my blog and the people who aren't blogging now won't care if I delete them or not.  But there you have it, the insane need to post every mundane thing we do, that's a blogger.  Not that we don't make it wildly entertaining and interesting to read while we post.  A good writer can make pretty well anything sound interesting.

I'm not saying I'm a good writer though cause I'm already bored with this post and I'm the one writing it!  I'll be looking for new fascinating blogs to follow because I need my daily blog read to be at a certain length of time so my back can unkink from sleeping all night.  I find the best way to unkink is to sit at my straight back chair and read something for about 30 minutes or so.  The kink is because…


Camping has been on my mind lately.  Most likely because my younger sister gave me our old camping box.  My dad made a box to keep our dishes, cutlery and some pots and pans in.  This was way before the days of plastic tubs.  It has sections inside that let you put your dishes in and they stay put.  We camped with plastic dishes so breakage wasn't a problem.

My dad is an metallurgic engineer.  That means he works with the smelting of metals.  And he is one of those guys who can fix anything or build anything.  When we were kids we always went camping in the summer.  These trips usually involved a long car ride for some reason.  Having 4 kids in the car can make for a very long ride.  We had a station wagon and my dad devised a board that could sit at seat level and cover the leg space so you could lay down properly and sleep or you could raise it up and put the legs on and it was like a table so you could draw, read or eat while sitting on the seat. Not at all like today where eve…

Summer Has Hit

It's been a long time since I last posted.  Summer has come and it is hot!  We have been seeing temps in the low to mid 30'sC all week.  The husband is at work and hasn't been home.  I haven't been able to find the fans and the a/c isn't in the kitchen window yet.  That means it is nasty hot inside the house during the day.  You don't dare turn the oven on or do anything that may generate heat.

I always have great trouble adjusting to the abrupt change in temps we get here.  It goes from cool to hot in one day.  I swell up, my skin feels like it's on fire and I can't sleep.  That makes me cranky.  There is nowhere cool to sit or lay down to take a nap to make up for the lack of sleep at night.  I wish the heat didn't bother me so much but it does and nothing I can do to change that.  I just have to survive.

I've begged the husband to move us out of the hot zone or at least insulate the house properly so we don't have to suffer so much but he…