Saturday, October 1, 2016

October's Movement

Another month has flown by, and well I find that it is time for me to set some new goals. Last month in my post Where Did It Go? I set my goals for the month of October. Let's see how I did with those goals.

My very first goal was to set a new exercise day. Yes, I did do this. The days have varied, but I have been exercising three days a week instead of two. Woohoo! It was an important goal. And I have found a short easy kickboxing workout that seems to be working for me.

The next thing I wanted to accomplish was to clean out that silverware drawer. It really was gross, but I did get it cleaned out. How does so much dirt accumulate in a drawer? But it is much better, and it is organized now.

I did plan out my garden as I stated I wanted to. I order some new bulbs for the garden that I am waiting on. So later this month I will be planting hyacinth bulbs. They are really beautiful flowers aren't they?

The next was to work more on my overall plan for my blog. I did that. It wasn't a huge step, but I did work on it. Once again something is better than nothing.

The month of September was a good month for me to complete goals. I completed the four goals I wanted to complete. But what should I do in the month of October?

Zentangles and Coloring

In the spring I met with some friends for the coloring and game club. With the upheaval in my work schedule that stopped. I could not meet with them. But I do miss the coloring. And in the past I have enjoyed zentangles. This month I will set aside a day out of the week to color and zentangle. I want it to be a day during the work week. That way I can have some extra relaxation time during the week.

Get New Eyeglasses

I have needed new eyeglasses for quite a while. There has either not been enough money or there has not been enough time. This month I will get those glasses.

Plant Those Bulbs

Yes, I ordered bulbs now I have to make sure they get planted. I will get that accomplished this month. I have some that I want to put in containers so I have to make sure that I pick up some dirt.

Find Out About Fuses

This is about one of those stupid attacks I had. I normally take out the fuse and take it with me to purchase a new one. For some reason I threw it away this last time. I need to figure out how you know what type of fuse to buy in order to replace one. I'm sure there is something online that will tell me. I have to look it up and find out the information.

Let me know if you have anything that you just want to get accomplished in the month of October?

Friday, September 30, 2016

Kale Apple Soup

Fall is here and it is time for us to get out those soup recipes. And then there are all of those apples that around this time of year. So here is an easy soup that you can make with items that are already in your refrigerator.

Here's What You Need

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
4 apples cut into slices
3 cups of fresh kale
1 sweet onion sliced
2 cups vegetable stock

Here's What You Do

Heat your olive oil in a pan. Add your apples, onions, and kale to the pan and saute them. Then add your vegetable stock and simmer for 20 minutes. Next add the mixture to a food processor and push start. Then pour it in a bowl and serve with a sandwich.

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Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Porch

This is Captain writing today. I have decided to tell you about my new favorite place. My new favorite place is the porch. Since my pet human doesn't really like it when I venture outdoors, the porch is the closest that I can get to the great outdoors.

My pet is a little more understanding of my desire to be on the porch. But that does not mean that she is always willing to cooperate with my plan to sit in the sun and watch the birds from this wonderful place. So being the intelligent feline that I am I have devised plans for obtaining more time on the porch.

It begins this way. Each day there is something called the mail that arrives at our home. My good and obedient pet goes to the porch each day to get the mail. I follow her to the door each day. She often tries to tell me that I don't want to go out right now. It's her way of trying to convince me to do what she wants. But it doesn't work.

The next step in gaining freedom on the porch is waiting for a moment. The perfect moment is the moment I am looking for. Now there are those asking you when is the perfect moment? The perfect moment is when my darling pet opens the door and enters with her hands full of mail. That is the time when I can always make my escape to the porch. You see my pet is always paying more attention to what is in her hands than to what I am doing. And I am able to escape for a period of time to watch the birds and recline in the sun.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

The Street Fair

The other day a friend and I went to the Bluffton Street Fair. Here is a little bit of what I saw. Hope you enjoy.
Once again let me know what you think of the pictures. And have you been visiting any street fairs this fall?

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Super Simple Harry Potter Wand

Earlier this week I created a post called This Monday's Motivators. I showed a picture of a couple of items that I found while I was out walking. I wondered what should I do with them. And I came up with a Harry Potter wand. I was a little inspired by a wand my friend made for me last January for Harry Potter Day at Sweets So Geek. You can see a picture of it if you visit my post Staring At A Blank Page.

The first of the items I used was a stick that I found while I was out walking. I peeled off the bark. So it would be a nice looking wand. The second item I used was a piece of glass that I found last week. It looked a little bit like a crystal to me. So I picked it up.

So I had the two key elements to making a wand. I wanted to do something quick and easy. So I pulled out the glue gun. And I glued the piece of glass to the end of the stick. Then I looked around the house. I had some old hemp cord around and I used it to wrap around where the glue was to give it a more natural feel. It was that simple to make.
And while it's not as fancy as my friends wand, I did find a use for some of the items that I have found. And as time goes by I can look for ways to embellish it a little if I want. Or I can just leave it.

So what have you been creating recently?


Monday, September 26, 2016

This Monday's Motivators

Like always I have a little trouble getting moving on Monday. Even though Monday is the day after hump day for my work week. But these are the things that are motivating me this week. And a few of the things I am grateful for this week. Somehow the more grateful I am for the things that are going on around me the more motivated I become.

Those Walks

I have the habit of picking up little things I see when I go on those walks. They just catch my eye, and I want to keep them. Then I think to myself what will I do or make with these items. Later this week you'll be able to see what I was motivated to do with a stick and a piece of glass I found.

Street Fairs

Late fall is the time for some great street fairs in Indiana. I went to the Bluffton Street Fair this week. I got the greatest fudge I've tasted in ages. It is Amaretto chocolate fudge. I'm going to hunt down the shop that makes it and visit again. It was only $4.00 too. I also got some pretty cool night pictures which you will see later in the week.

Bath Bombs

I don't know why, but making bath bombs just makes me feel great. I don't know if it is the different scents. Or if it is the little bit of chemistry that is involved in making them. But it is so much fun. And it is relaxing. I can't wait to make a batch on my days off.

Those Goals I Set

At the beginning of each month I set goals for the month. Believe it or not these little goals do motivate me to get a few things accomplished that I normally wouldn't. I'm glad that I've started doing them. If you want to see some of the goals that I set for this last month check out my post Where Did It Go?

So what is motivating you this week?

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Silence Please

The other night I was at work, and well there was this woman that I actually like. But she talks a lot. And when I mean a lot I mean non-stop. It normally doesn't bother me because she talks about her day to day life. And there is a lot going on in her life. So it is entertaining. She is just a very verbal person.

But that night I was in no mood to listen to her. I don't really know why. Just the sound of her voice was annoying me that night. I just wanted to ask her do you ever shut up? I already knew the answer to that question. The answer is no she never does shut up. Not really and if she is quiet you wonder if she is feeling okay.

I've tried to figure out what it was that bothered me so much that night. And all I could think is I was craving silence. There are just times when I don't want to listen to anyone. And the statement I want to make is silence please.