Herself: Last night’s hamburger with one side was actually too much food. Isn’t that amazing?
- Silk strings. They boggle my mind….and I actually bought one. See the bright green one in the bowl…that’s mine. Now what do I do with it.
- "Don’t be condescending to seniors," says Dear Abby this morning. Most seniors, and aging defender Ronni Bennett prefers the word “elder,” are all "there" she continues. Yet often, and I have had this happen, a service worker will not talk directly to the senior. Don’t call them “sweetie” either. It’s an area defined word, perhaps also by time. It was used commonly in the 1940’s and 50’s, but it’s considered ageist and sexist now.
- Money Saving Tips: Again, from Ronni Bennett this morning, Use the dishwasher. Let the dishes pile up. That will save you $40.00 a year. Wrap your hot water heater in a blanket….that will save you even more. Our friend and blogger Marion B installed solar panels and was selling power back to our local utility. I bet you all can think of many more. The little savings add up to a big savings overall.
- Bob Brady’s family has reached Kyoto. It sounds as if the Japanese power company is attempting to overpower it’s consumers with verbage. Not only am I learning more Japanese language and geography during this disaster, I am getting to watch a government and utility do the cup shuffle with words.
- We are getting our share of hot air here today too. Radioactivity is supposed to reach the West Coast today, and “There’s nothing harmful.” Oy, Yeah?
- For you here on Blogger, this comment doesn't matter. For those on Open Diary, OD is down. A second day. Our readers are like family, and when a server goes, or a program cuts off access, we miss our family yet can do nothing.
- I’m going to shuffle books today. Keep life local. My Friday coworker, Norah, seems to be recovering well from her second bout with colon cancer. They think they got it all….and we are cheered. Her husband has cancer in the neck. They are unable to stop its growth, and the doctor’s have stopped all treatment. I feel so sad for her. Most of the volunteers at our thrift shop have had cancer. I appreciate every one of them.