Sunday, July 17, 2016

Monday Stuff On the Way to Other Stuff: Adventures with Charley -- and QN is Gone

     I had a beautiful bed of garden greens, with another bed of green beans alongside.

Note emphasis on the word 'had.'

Sir Charles the dog managed to break through a layer of netting around the greens, and re-dug that bed nicely. Too bad it didn't need it. Ditto for the beans, which now have a huge gaping hole in one side of the bed. So much for half my garden. 

I'll try to replant the shallots, and put in some kale. (It doesn't mind cold as much as other greens.) The other greens will be salvaged as much as possible. Maybe a double or triple layer of netting will deter Charley next time. 
     He's outside, in disgrace. He knows Mom is angry at him -- but I'm not sure he knows why. 

     The stinker. 

     I could kill him, if I didn't love him so much.

What? What'd I do??

QUILTER'S NEWSLETTER is stopping publication. For some of you, that's not a big deal. For others, like yours truly, it strikes a stunning blow. I worked for QN for four years, and learned a lot of my quilting chops there. I made good friends, many I still talk to, though some are gone now.
    I love that magazine, and would not be here without its influence. This is a real shame.

A judge agreed to consider Judicial Watch's request for a deposition from Hillary Clinton -- the hearing is July 18. (Today -- Monday.) If you're not sure what I'm talking about, go here.

25 times Internet users used their power -- for good.  (From Cracked)

Budgeting and planning for meals when you're single. (Cooking for just two ain't that easy, either... from Len Penzo.)

Making space for badassity. The latest tell-it-straight comments from Mr. Money Mustache. Refreshing, but don't be surprised if he's rude. (Not that anyone around here is like that...)

A beautiful budget turquoise kitchen.  (From HomeTalk)

Also from HomeTalk:  16 ways to use your Christmas lights NOW.  And they're great, like this unexpected way to brighten up a fireplace:

\\s 16 unexpected ways to use christmas lights this summer, christmas decorations, home decor, lighting, repurposing upcycling, Fake a cozy fireplace

Llama delinquents bust up the Tour de France.

A dog delays a soccer game between Mexico and Venezuela...and has a great time doing it!

Keep a regular schedule, and lose weight? Maybe....

While fishing, a woman catches something more interesting: a GoPro. Its memory card is still intact -- and here's the video.  (Crabs everywhere, take note.)

Shooting a drone? You shouldn't, but if you're thinking about it... (From Popular Mechanics)

Taking a ride on the Goodyear blimp.  (From Living Rich on the Cheap)

Ten instances of animal empathy.  (From Listverse)

The (indicted) Florida legislator who announced that police could have stopped the Orlando shootings, if they hadn't spent so much time investigating her. Plus her 'charity,' which ostensibly was collecting scholarship money for poor minority students, but seemed to be using the cash for fancy parties, Beyonce concerts, car repairs...and paying a 'close family member' $375,000 for doing little (if any) work. Said legislator, Corrine Brown, also announced that she was being persecuted just as much as the men shot by police earlier this month. (She's black, too. And yes, the racism card got played for other issues, as well. Go figure.)

Ten paranormal events witnessed by the police.  (From Listverse)

So...what do you do with your mornings? How about painting yourself blue, along with 3200 other people, and posing for a photo shoot?  (From Life After Money)  Or how about:

A purple paradise, from the artist who did it. (From Hometalk)

s 11 tips tricks for making your diy deck look amazing, decks, Paint it a color you love

What's more of a problem for you -- not enough income, or too much spending?  (From Pretend to be Poor)

The art of NOT buying things. From Inside the Box -- a guy who lives inside his truck. (Yes, to save money.)

Choosing to be generous -- even when you don't want to. In other words, choosing to make people (and dogs too, I guess) more important than money.  (From Moneysaving Mom)

Have a great week. May your garden flourish.

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