Get it in writing

One of the most aggravating parts of life is when you make a “gentleman’s agreement” with someone, and expect that a verbal agreement will be enough. There have been many relationships ended over contract disputes when nothing was written and signed. My father used to tell me to never put anything in writing, but I think that in this day and age EVERYTHING needs to be signed and witnessed in order to enforce any agreement. Sad, but true.

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Sweet tooth

As much as I love sweet treats, it’s a miracle that I have any teeth left! Candy has always been a big part of my life. I can remember when I was a kid my two sisters and I would walk the eight blocks to the corner Rexall Drug store and  buying Bazooka Bubble Gum and comic books every week after we got our allowances. We loved to read the comics that were included in them and see what Bazooka Joe was up to!

And I remember as an experiment one day our mother tied a string around a nail and put it in a glass with sugar water and put it in the window. Within a few days we had grown our very own Rock Candy! I can’t remember if she put anything in the glass besides sugar and water. The candy grew on the string. It was totally awesome to see it grow!

I really can’t remember as a kid having so many different flavors and textures of candy available to buy! I don’t know if we were simply sheltered, or if the candy development has progressed, but it is always a fascination to me when someone offers me a taste of a candy they are eating and I get the wonderful taste of watermelon or pina colada!

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Pretty fabric

I went to Joann’s Fabric Saturday afternoon and found some really pretty striped fabric that was on sale for $3.00 a yard. I simply fell in love with it and bought the entire bolt. I know that it would make a gorgeous dress. The issue I am having now is deciding whether to actually follow pattern directions and cut on the grain or against the grain. If I use the pattern the way it is intended, then the stripes will be horizontal, and I would prefer the stripes to be vertical. You know, weight issues! 

I just don’t know if there is any repercussions about fabric stability if I cut against the grain. So I guess I’ll have to be doing some research on that subject before I actually cut into it! If you have any advice on the subject, feel free to share!

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Gaudy cabinets

I am not the kind of person who like shiny hardware around the house. I prefer the toned down looks of pewter and tarnished/burnished metals for the most part. Well, ok I like copper when it is shiny. But I don’t like shiny brass fixtures. When we moved into this house, one of the first things I noticed about the house that I wanted to change was the cabinet hardware in the kitchen. It was very large shiny brass. We had just replaced the kitchen appliances with stainless steel and the shiny brass was just too garish for me! So I wanted to replace the hardware with something a little bit less shiny. I ended up buying some hardware that looks like pewter, which I like a lot better. I’ve been surprised recently when I have had occasion to go to other people’s homes to find the exact same hardware in their kitchen! That certainly makes me feel validated!

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I have a sweet tooth

sweet tooth (free clip art)

sweet tooth (free clip art)

I was born with a sweet tooth! If I didn’t take good care of my teeth, they would probably rotted out a long time ago! And if I didn’t have a really high metabolism as a child I’d probably weight a whole lot more than I do! As a kid I sure kept the company that makes Bazooka Bubble Gum in business! My parents should have bought stock in that company!

Now that I’m a little older, I love Snickers and O’Henry bars – they make great snacks that help to curb my appetite for hours. I’m real careful though, to not eat them very often now that I’m older and my metabolism has slowed down! When I was younger, though, if I could have bought wholesale candy and make sure that my family didn’t eat too much of it at one time (like kids on Halloween night!) I would not have hesitated!

In these tough economic times, little luxuries like ice cream and candy seem to be in high demand. Since people have a harder time paying for the larger luxuries, they buy more of the smaller treats to make themselves feel better.

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