Phew.. I am behind on blogging, time keeps zipping by for some reason. I know the days are getting shorter, well less light, but it seems they are getting shorter too. Being busy must be the culprit. I should retire. lol
So I will ramble and rant now, you know… to catch up.
The news has been interesting, we landed on a comet! (we being humans), considering how far away this happened, and how fast the comet travels, this is quite an accomplishment. So the next item that boggles my mind…. is why “kids eating laundry pods” is in the news so much.
I get that the pods are not food, perhaps brightly coloured and tempting… but they can’t taste very good.. what boggles my mind is why parents are up in arms over this? I haven’t read how kids are drinking bottles of bleach or all the rum and vodka in the house… noooo that is put away in safe places…. but why not the laundry pods? Why is this the problem of the pod people… uhm manufacturers? I am sorry but I just think the parents are irresponsible. You can yell at me, but be-careful I may tell you that you are a goof. Kids like to poke around, test things, you don’t let them play with knives? Drink Shampoo? Play on the highway? tis ok to play with the laundry and dishwasher pods though, and then look around amazed… blame the people that made them. Oh wait, it is their fault that they made them brightly coloured. If your kids ate dull coloured laundry pods, then it would be ok? I am very sorry that kids are sick over this, the numbers are very high. I love children and hate to see them harmed. So yes, I am not unsympathetic… I just feel the wrong people are being blamed. I like brightly coloured dishwasher pods, I am not going to eat them though, and when kids are over at my house…. I WATCH THEM!
We are getting ready for winter now, it is close enough we can feel it… blech.
Snow tires are on the cars, yes we use those, I hate driving around, seeing people with “all season” tires, slipping and sliding and not making it up hills, yes snow tires cost more… but then your summer tires last longer. And… (yes I started a sentence with and… ) the cost of your delectable… on your insurance…. from the accident you will likely be in… because your “all season” tires are every season except winter… did not give you traction so you had an accident. Hmmm in this case it should be called an on purpose not an accident. BUY SNOW TIRES, it snows here. Oh and clear off your darn windows, you lazy drivers, I hate seeing a car with a tiny square of window cleared… where the driver is peeking through.. probably with bald tires…. STAY HOME! …. I am driving now, I want all the goofy lazy people to stay off the roads… sheish.
eeeps two rants in a row…
ok, back to getting ready for winter.. deep breaths.. lol.
We have a couple of older windows in our basement, so we are going to winterize them this weekend. To do this, you apply a plastic film that is taped to the window with a two sided tape, then using a hair dryer it shrinks and tightens to a tight seal. This helps cut down on lost heat. We will change the windows at some point, but we can’t do everything at once. We put a seal on our skylight last week, it worked great, you can’t even see it.
the leaves on our lawn are all raked up, well mostly mulched with the tractor, last weekend we cleared away the last of them, well almost, two small trees still had/have leaves on them… I tried shaking one to get the leaves to uhm.. leave… and discovered it had thorns… owww. So now we can put the snowblower on the tractor… or get a lucky uncle to do it… to be ready for all that Mother nature throws at us, Jill is looking forward to blowing the snow, well we all are as we had to shovel it in the past and we have a much larger driveway now. This should be interesting…. eeeps
eeeps it is not that big a driveway….
Our Halloween was quieter than we expected, but it was very cold and raining, almost a snow, I guess this kept most of the candy monsters home. The bonus is, we had lots of treats left over to munch on. I wonder if we can get more of them….. Aimee and I carved very scary pumpkins, they even had ears and horns that stuck out and eyeballs… Jill and Megan kept theirs a secret until all hallows eve… Megan carved Boo in hers…. and Jill followed up with…. Yes – Boo …. They got a lot of giggles.
There.. all caught up I think.