This time, though, the cough is uppermost, with Misters Fever and Headache making occasional appearances. (As if they didn't have other people to pester...) Chores and jobs have to be done -- but only the bare minimum, and I'm exhausted when they're finished. We're back to essential errands only; haven't been to church or 'leisure' stuff, other than the Brick's birthday, for a month. (I had a heck of a time holding my eyes open during the Brick's birthday supper with the girls and Son #1 Thursday night. Went to bed, once we got home. Embarrassing.)
I also commune regularly with the porcelain throne. Does this mean that this nasty stuff is literally trying to get out of my body, any way it can?
The good news is that our scouting trips produced some wonderful photos for the book-in-progress, Colorado's Mysterious Front Range. They even look slightly spooky...like this one, of Sedalia, Colorado's 'hanging tree.' Ironically, it's in the courtyard of the town's finest restaurant.
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David Brick photo
I have three days to finish up the photo package -- then it's on to continuing to write. I've already started planning, sorting and positioning. Whoo hoo!
Billy Graham died this past week -- a humble man of God. He would be pleased, I'd think, that at least one news outlet, instead of focusing on his 'accomplishments,' mentioned his favorite foods, instead: lemon cake with lard frosting, and canned pork & beans!
Rev. Graham was 99.
The art of living simply -- or at least having morning coffee that way. (From Funky Junk Interiors)
Biggest wipeouts of the Olympics. You gotta feel for these people.
The USA women's hockey team wins gold! For the first time in twenty years, and over Canada, who had beaten them in two previous finals. It was a well-matched game, though...
A rent-your-own pizza truck! Stokd Pizza works out of Denver, CO -- a very cool idea, if you're planning a catered event.
A congresswoman claims that most mass shooters are, get this... Democrats. Can you spell C-R-O-C-K?
Update: When asked for clarification, she issued this:
"I am fed up with the media and liberals attempting to politicize tragedies and demonize law-abiding gun owners and conservative Americans every time there is a horrible tragedy," Tenney said in the statement. "While we know the perpetrators of these atrocities have a wide variety of political views, my comments are in response to a question about the failure to prosecute illegal gun crime. I will continue to stand up for law-abiding citizens who are smeared by anti-gun liberal elitists."
That's fine...but why make an initial accusation you can't prove? It just wrecks any credibility you could lend on the subject.
Frankly, I'm guessing that the student shooters we've been hearing about don't have any political affiliations -- except for some white supremacy group.
Dining room ideas to stretch your space. Including the 'cafe corner' below, via the Offbeat and Inspired blog. (Thanks, Domino)
What you really need for babies. I don't totally agree with her list -- a 'pumpkin seat' (bouncer) and diaper pail were essentials for us. Nonetheless, it's a good starting point, from a mom who's pregnant with her ninth child. (From The Prudent Homemaker)
Two words that may get you a cabin upgrade...and some very funny travel advice, from someone who flies 100,000 miles a year. (From the Wealth Advisor)
How to clean a front-load washing machine. I need to do this...do you? (From Hundred Dollars A Month)
Guess what $15,000 detail is included in President Obama's official portrait? (Thanks for pointing it out, Wealth Advisor)
18 personal finance facts about U.S. Presidents. (From Len Penzo)
Should you co-sign for a loan or credit card? Here's what I think...and why.
Some of the things (including beautiful vintage dresses) you can find in 'dusty ol' bags.' (From Things I Find in the Garbage)
Have a great week. And don't get the flu!