Raking Leaves

October 21, 2011 at 9:37 amCategory:Home and Yard

The best part of this time of year is the leaves that turn bright colors. It is amazing to me that just a few degrees lower in temperature can trigger a beautiful fall display of color everywhere we look. Most states in the U.S. have some trees that turn color. Only a few stay brown year round, such as Florida. I believe all the other states do have some parts of their state that have fall color. If I am wrong about that, let me know.

Trash Bags

October 15, 2011 at 4:31 pmCategory:Home and Yard

Years ago I found a huge rectangular trash can that fits perfectly in the kitchen corner. I use it all throughout the day for all my trash except what I recycle. Of course, I use a large green or black trash can liner to make it easy for removing the trash and taking it outside to the large dumpster.

The problem is that the can is oversize and the regular trash bags are 32 gallons, and are too small to fit around the entire opening. I have to use the 39 gallon size – and they are hard to find. Thank goodness Sam’s Club carries them, but I have to buy a huge box of them at Sam’s. Then again, that’s what Sam’s Club is all about – huge quantities at a cheap price.

Tea or Coffee?

October 9, 2011 at 6:27 amCategory:Food | My Life

My morning routine includes a hot cup of coffee. My night time routine includes a hot cup of tea. I am becoming such a creature of habit, but I really count on these to relax and focus. I would much rather sip on a hot beverage and cradle a warm mug in my hands than stand outside a back door by trash cans and smoke a cigarette.

Bathroom Gear

October 3, 2011 at 8:43 amCategory:Home and Yard | Thoughts

When I see the new designer bathrooms with a pedestal sink and a large empty room free of clutter, I have to wonder – where do those people put all the bathroom stuff? I mean, there are drawers and shelves of shampoo, soaps, sponges, cleaning stuff, scrubbing stuff, buffing stuff, pampering stuff. . . I have boxes of it and no where to put it all!