Can you believe we're already in the month of November? October is a favorite month for me as I love fall so much, however, the heat we've had didn't make a perfect month.
November has quite a few important dates, beginning this Sunday when the time changes again and we fall back! Tuesday will hopefully be the end of all this election stuff. I think our country has reached an all time low in the candidates and their behavior for months on end. I don't understand how one thinks spouting such venom and many lies will enhance their chances to win. IMHO, we need a clean slate...clear the Supreme Court and every politician and all the cohorts they have. Start over with men and women that honestly care about the people and making the U.S. strong again. Have term limits and they must abide by the same rules they set forth for us...same health care, social security, retirement, salaries and pay increases that reflect their performance. Drug tests for anyone on welfare, monitor the food stamps and NO freebies for illegals! Prohibit the refugees from entering the U.S. as we will have to pay for them too. Ok, I'll stop now...I really didn't mean to spew all this here. I'm just so very tired of all the ugliness.
Please don't forget to honor our Veterans on the 11th! And let's slow down with all the Christmas decor, shopping, etc. and enjoy Thanksgiving! :)
I continue to think about Lauren's (Simply LKJ) post here on her blog. Ron at The Uptown Acorn shared his thoughts about the same post too. I see so many bloggers that appear to focus on "things"....new whatever for the house, $1,000 handbag, $400 boots, constant additions to a wardrobe, trips from A-Z, you name it! Of course, it is the person's choice to do whatever with their blog ~ I'm fully aware of this fact. I am older and I feel that time well spent with the little ones...the bigger ones...a spouse or S/O...parents and friends is so much more meaningful than painting the 24th piece of furniture, fretting over how many photos can be edited for X number of posts or where to place a pillow! What will matter most to your children? I would say time! I never had that as a child...my mother was constantly busy "doing"; cleaning, wiping, polishing, cooking, washing and polishing some more. She never stopped until she went to bed at night. She cared for us in every way; physically, spotless house, incredible food but nothing emotional. All I wanted was for her to sit down for a few minutes and just talk...and just listen. Never happened! Unfortunately, she passed away in 2003 still not knowing what my job was all about. She didn't listen so I didn't talk. Very sad ~
This comment will not be well received either but I'd much rather read a blog post about real life happenings vs recommendations for a $2500 roll of wallpaper, $300 earrings, $120 candles and so on and so on. IF I had unlimited funds I still wouldn't spend it like that. Tell me about how you updated your bedroom, what is in your garden, the party you just hosted, the best dessert ever, your new haircut, what you found at the Dollar Tree or Goodwill, your favorite soup and a movie you would recommend. I'm tired of Nordstrom's sales, shiplap, farmhouse everything, "texture", Chip & Joanna (I do love them but not a constant admiration society of all they do, say, etc.) the way I should display pillows on the sofa and the latest color trends that I just have to follow! Yes, I'm certainly a bit of a rebel! Lol!
I so hope you will return! In light of my "sharing", I thought I'd add the following article. I've always felt those little gel packs you find in everything were just so annoying! Someone with more time than I have, figured out how to use them constructively once you remove them from your bottle of aspirin, shoebox, handbag, whatever. Take a look! :)
Many people think that these little bags are poisonous, but they are not! They have many helpful uses:
Put them in a backpack for training
These bags can help to eliminate moisture and bacteria from your bags, but are also very useful in eliminating the odor.
Put them in a towel
This will prevent the spread of moisture in towels and prevent odor. Just put a couple of these bags in your closet with the towels.
Your razor will last longer
Stop leaving your razors in the bathroom, where it’s always damp. Just put them in a plastic container and add a few of these silica gel sachets in it. This will make your razors last longer.
Save your cell phone
You may have used methods with a glass jar filled with rice, into which you put your phone that fell into water. Now you can use the same method, but instead of rice, you can fill up a jar of silicone bags. It will be 10 times more effective.
Prevent foggy windows on the car
Instead of waiting for the ventilation to do its job, just put a couple of these bags under the windshield from the inside. The next morning you will notice that the windows on your car are no longer blurred. This is the fastest and most effective way to prevent fogging of windows on your car.
Keep your old photos
We all know that our old photos eventually fail. This is really sad, because these are our memories of the past and we are quite attached to them. Just put a couple of packets in a box with old photographs if you want to save them from moisture, which can really destroy them.
Keep your makeup
All you need to do is to put one or two bags of silica in your makeup kit in order to preserve all the powder make-up of clotting.
Compliments of GR ~