Monday, March 7, 2016

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: Spring Storms and Warms

A great blowy storm blew in this morning, full of huge snowflakes. It was soon over, and the snow melted, but left us with needed moisture. Hopefully, we'll get more.

Pretty quiet around here...which lets me not only get work done, but plant some early greens and radishes in the stone planting bed shaded by the house. The dirt's warmer in there...and the swiss chard should do just fine. I grew it in the back last year, and the Bright Lights brand has all sorts of vivid shades. (It turns green when cooked, however.)
    I'll mix it with white petunias, when the temps warm up. It should look lovely.

Wayne Simmons has been the FOX News 'expert' for years as former CIA man -- only he's been outed as a fraud. (And now arrested.)

The year's Oscar winners. The Martian got skunked badly. Too bad; it's one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.  Speaking of that --

The tired and worn face of a man wearing a space suit, with the words "Bring Him Home" overlaid in white lettering. In smaller lettering the name "Matt Damon" and the title "The Martian

Astronauts are back from the space station...and one of them grew two inches in height! (But it's only temporary.)

Former First Lady Nancy Reagan died.

Peyton Manning retired from the Denver Broncos. An amazing career... we're grateful for him.

How to get off the hamster wheel of crazy. (From Moneysaving Mom)

Snow has to be trucked into downtown Anchorage, so the annual Iditarod can begin. Weird.

Twenty-something brother and sister swipe a little girl's $300 money for Girl Scout cookies. How crass can you get...
     But there's a happy ending: they were caught, thanks to a Walmart surveillance camera -- and people anted up more than $1000 to help the Girl Scout. Speaking of --

Ten famous con women...some of them newly caught! (Hopefully you weren't one of those fooled by their scams.)

Cheryl Tiegs announces that anyone with a waist larger than 35 inches is 'unhealthy.' But after her open letter criticizing a size-14 Sports Illustrated model, Tiegs happened to omit the fact that her own waistline is 37". Naughty, naughty. (She's backtracking and apologizing now.)

Four Parisian apartments with more charm than space. (From Apartment Therapy) Including this beauty:

I thought this hallway storage compendium was great, too.

How to use $10 to save $5000. (From I Pick Up Pennies)

Have a great week.

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