I've done quite a few blog posts about Eggs over the years. In a post called Playing with the Word Egg I noted that "Nature recognized that the Egg was eggsactly the type of ineggspensive, eggstremely simple container needed for many housing situations. With an eggsternal shell that would survive eggstreme conditions (barring eggsplosions), the … Continue reading An Eggsellent Arrangement of Eggs
Many thanks to my friend Larry for giving me this clock for my Clock Wall. Everything about the clock is backwards. I'm hopeful that this clock will make me feel like time can go backwards, because another decadal birthday is only months away. What is it about a birthday that ends in a zero? Why … Continue reading Can Time Go Backwards?
I told my niece that I saw a moose on the way to work this morning She said, “How do you know he was on his way to work?” - Author Unknown - Not so long ago, a pair of Moose ambled across the field behind our house. The moose (not meese or mooses) stopped … Continue reading Another Moose
A Guide to Changing the time on your Clocks: 1. Smart Phone - Leave it Alone. It does it with Magic 2. Appliances - You'll need a Masters in Electronic Engineering or a hammer. 3. Sundial - Move one house to the right. 4. Car Clock - Not worth it. Wait six months. - Internet … Continue reading Daylight Saving Time
Mike Holmes the Make It Right Building expert, is more than a man with a hammer. His simple philosophy is to do things the right way - with your head, your heart, and your hands. He educates and inspires viewers like us. Our home is about 39 years old. We purchased it 28 years ago, … Continue reading If a Man says He Will Fix it
In response to a blogging suggestion from Feeding on Folly - What does Your Bookshelf Say About You: I got no further than the Cookbook Shelf and this book - Traditional Ukrainian Cookery by Savella Stechishin. The Car Guys sister, by remarkable coincidence, had just asked us if we still have this cookbook. The answer … Continue reading Cookbook Shelf
The Fruitcake Have you ever thought what it must be like to be a Fruit Cake? Made weeks or months in advance of Christmas Dinner, it is left to steep in whatever secret ingredient is used to give it that special flavour (I prefer rum). It is briefly admired as it is paraded down the … Continue reading Christmas Desserts and Family Traditions
The new fridge finally arrived. Twice actually. The first time, the delivery truck couldn't negotiate the deep snow in our drive way and had to abort the mission. With little hope that the snow would melt before spring, The Car Guy abandoned his plan to mow the grass one more time this fall. He removed … Continue reading Indoor Cold Storage – Project Accomplished!
The Car Guy and I decided to replace our refrigerator. It is over 20 years old and well past its 'best before' date. This is a haiku Haiku's don't have to make sense Refrigerator - Author Unknown - The appliance store had so many fridges to choose from - at least, that is what we … Continue reading Fridge in the Middle
Christmas - there is, perhaps, no other time of the year when Peace and Goodwill is more prevalent. That is what makes Christmas my favorite time of the year and my Christmas Tree my favorite photo this month. My Christmas Tree is full of decorations that are either home made or from little shops all … Continue reading Christmas Tree