Monday, October 29, 2012

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: What Happened?

I'm home from Georgia. (Had a great time - more about this in a bit.) The Brick and Daughters are home from hunting, a little muddier and smellier - no animals in tow, but they also enjoyed themselves.
     Charley, Abby and presumably the chickens are happy we're home. (Who can tell with chickens, quite frankly. If they were human, that little crazy glint in their eyes tells me they'd all be planning a revolt and blowing something up. Or Running Amuck. They do that so well.)

But all is not right with the world.

How could the Tigers lose the World Series so quickly?!? They were better than that in the regular season. As a former Michigander, I still have a soft spot in my heart for the Tiggers -- I remember that around eighth grade, we actually had tvs in the classrooms during that World Series. (The Tigers won that one.) People take it very seriously. And they have some remarkable players. What happened?
    On the other hand, Colorado's Rockies have really done a crappy job themselves this season, especially if you don't include Dexter Fowler in the mix. (Gee, Rocks, isn't it time to trade Dexter off? You usually do that with your talent.) So I can't point any fingers.

While I'm washing stinky clothes (no changing or showers all week for the Mighty Hunters), you might enjoy these forays into Internet Land:

Is it true...do 47% of American households really not pay taxes? It's all in the semantics, according to Tight Fisted Miser. (And I think he's right.) 

Rhoda, from Southern Hospitality, is finally moved in! I've loved watching her literally re-build a bargain house. It took 26 weeks, the help of her parents (especially her dad), and umpteen photos. If you want to see the house blossom, step by step, take some time to read her posts on the subject. Gives you ideas, if you know what I mean.

Sheet music placemats? Yes...and they're lovely. Check the link for how-tos. (Thanks, All Things Beautiful.) 



Products from Lucky's of London -- some of the funniest useful items I've ever seen, including this handy bath plug:

And a key holder:

(I'm not showing the cat pencil sharpener. You'll see why. Check the link for some great stuff.)

Have a great week. Don't forget to check in on our free giveaway for Nurture Your Creative Spirit -- hardly anyone's entered, and it's a brand-new title. (Inspirational, too.) Deadline is Halloween night, midnight MST.


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