Monday, July 28, 2008
Sunday, July 27, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
"Maybe this wasn't such a good idea - looks a bit messy. And how do I know it's not going to taste yucky?"
"Mmm, not bad, you can leave it here awhile." "That was great! Let's do it all again every day!"
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
- In the middle ages you walked on the left side of the road so if an enemy approached you could draw your sword.
- In the 1700s, while hauling large loads of farm goods with wagon pulled by teams of horses, the driver had to sit on one of the horses. He sat on the left so he could hold his whip in his right hand. He wanted the other wagons to pass on his left so he could make sure the wheels of the other wagon didn't hit his.... so he drove on the right. You know Americans, bigger is better - the English had smaller wagons and they had seats! so no need to change sides.
- Napoleon enforced a keep right rule in the countries he occupied and most other countries stayed on the left. Things stayed the same in most of these countries even after Napoleon was no more. Bit of confusion in Austria because only part of the country was occupied so they did both until Hitler came along and said everyone on the right NOW!
- The United Kingdom controlled Australia and most of Africa so they drive on the left.
Well, that answers part of the question. But it leads to more.... Why do all boats, everywhere, drive on the right? Who said traffic lights should be red for stop, green for go, and yellow for hurry up the lights gonna change?
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
I found lots of links to computer programs for making lists. That wouldn't work for me - I really like crossing an item off the list, it just wouldn't be the same as clicking on an item to mark it done. Kind of like trying to slam a cell phone.
I found a blog just about lists... To-Do List! People send in their lists, any kind of list. Kind of wierd but I found myself reading some of them.
I found a blog ZenHabits with a list of tools to get things done. I got dizzy looking at all the tools needed to accomplish something but found the authors "about me" and list of accomplishments interesting. I also liked a quote he had at the top of the page...
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence then, is not an act, but a habit." Aristotle
So, an hour later and my to do list has only one item crossed off. That half an item has to be completely done to get crossed off. On my next "to do list" the first item needs to be STAY OFF THE INTERNET!!!! (for a while, anyway)
And Kudos to Sarah... she did a lot already today and she didn't even have a list... just a baby with plans!
Thursday, July 10, 2008
Tuesday, July 8, 2008
My strips are all cut and I'm ready to sew. I need to make 48 blocks like this one:
Monday, July 7, 2008
You say they are both sleeping? And how long is that going to go on? It's a highly overrated activity - I know, I've tried it. 'Course if you're on a boppy pillow after a meal cuddled against Mom, or leaning back against Dad, then I can see it. But just sleeping in a bed after the day has started... I don't get it.