Sunday, May 13, 2018

Say You're Sorry

As a follow up from the last post, this book comes in a series of 3.  I have been listening to them on an audio book format while driving to and from work, and between buildings.  I am currently finishing up book 3.  These books are good, with good plot and character development.  Ms. Leigh also is good at building the setting, making me feel the cold the characters are feeling in the last book.  I recommend these books

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Kindle

In my job, I drive several hours per day.  One way to make that time more enjoyable is to listen to the radio.  Another is to listen to audio books.  I have an Amazon Prime subscription, and through that I can get a service called Kindle Unlimited.  This service allows one to download up to 10 books for $10 per month, and read, or in my case, listen to these books on my phone in my care.  I should mention that my driving is on country roads, where there is little traffic and generally no complicated situations.

Of course, you can get books for wonderful prices on Amazon without being a Kindle Unlimited member.  They are having a promotion now for 100 books, priced at $3.99 or less.  These books include mysteries, science fiction, fantasy, romance, and young adult.  Many of them have an audio component available.



Kindle apps can be downloaded for your computer, smart phone, or tablet.  Or, you could just purchase a Kindle.



Reading, or listening to an audio book is such a wonderful way to add  something special to your day.


Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Castor Oil

I have a friend who used castor oil to help her hair grow thicker.  She totally swears by it.  And she does have fantastic hair!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Moths

I recently had an experience with pantry moths.  I am 63 years old, and have never, to my knowledge, had pantry moths before.  I had no idea where they were coming from, and worked hard to make sure that no one stood with an outside door open to let them in.  I was sure they were entering my house when I let my dogs in.  I could see them on the ceiling of my pantry, and later on and under the shelves.  No matter how many I killed, there were always more.

A friend of mine had seen these in the past and talked to an exterminator friend of his.  I also did a little research on my own.  It turns out these annoying creatures probably came in with food I had purchased at the store.  The moths lay their eggs inside boxes and bags of rice, flour, cereal, and other yummy things like cake mix.  When the eggs hatch, the larvae feed on whatever treats in which they have been deposited until they reach the pupa stage and make a cocoon.  From there, they emerge as adults and no longer feed.  They do, however, lay hundreds of eggs, continuing the cycle of life int he pantry.

My research showed that the best way to control these pests, is to take everything out of the pantry and wash the shelves with soap and water, and then vinegar water, to remove the eggs and kill any larvae.  I personally had to throw a lot of food away, and it is recommended to throw away infested food.  Any food that might contain moth eggs can be placed in the freezer for 8 days to help kill the eggs and then placed in an airtight plastic container, to eliminate ability for any new moths to feed.

These Rubbermaid containers will help store foods in your pantry as well as in the refrigerator.

Best of luck with controlling these pests!





Sunday, March 25, 2018

Furminator

These are fantastic.  The first time I groomed my cat with this comb, I had enough hair to make two more cats.  You will get excess hair from any dog, even short haired dogs.  So nice to have this extra hair where I can throw it out and not just all over the house!  It makes being a pet owner much more enjoyable, and that is what we all want, right?

Saturday, March 24, 2018

Rustic Jewelry Organizer



I have always loved the rustic look, and this jewelry organizer will show your jewelry off.  Think of the contrast between shiny and rustic hanging on your wall.  This organizer has a shelf for small boxes, a rod for bracelets, and a place to hang earrings, and hooks for necklaces.


Monday, March 19, 2018

Goo Gone



Need I say more?  We've all had a need to remove sticky residue from objects.