If you do what you have always done, you will get what you have always had.

Thursday, September 08, 2005

Clearing out

I just went through my wardrobe, looking for things that could be better used by others. I know the church will be having a clothing drive for evacuees sometime, and I had the time to get ready for it today.

It took a grand total of half an hour to go through everything, including winter clothing. Since we've moved so much, clearing out clothes that don't fit is a semi-annual thing. What it boils down to is laziness; I don't see a reason to move things I can't use!

I gathered a good garbage bag full just from my clothing, and you can't really tell by looking at my closet. It makes me think of the colonial costumes we have; almost all of the clothing for three of us fits in one footlocker.

We're so blessed. It makes me wonder what else I have lying around that I might use once or twice a year that someone else could use more frequently.

98, 100, 95, 93, 90

These are the predicted high temps for the next five days where I live according to Accuweather.com.


When is it EVER going to cool off? It's flippin' September!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005

In the pink!

No, not the quilt (this time). From the News Telegraph, here's a mystery.

Brumas, a white cat, went for his morning constitutional and came back pink. Yep, pink. They don't know why. The vet says he's not toxic, and his fur isn't matted, so it's not paint.

Maybe he ate too many berries. (It could happen; we had a Siamese boy who begged for chili.)

Thanks for the link, Eric.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


I forgot to mention that I chose the fabric for my Astrodome quilt. It's going to be very pink and girly, thanks to fabric that I bought in a bundle and some my late grandmother passed along to me. If it's not too scary, I'll post some pictures. They'll be bright enough to wake you up, that's for sure!

She's gonna blow!!!!

The van is sick. Quite sick, I'm afraid. I might be wrong, but I'm very certain that the head gasket is about to blow. It's a long story; suffice it to say that our shopping expedition yesterday was delayed when the engine overheated. We managed to get it close enough to home to get Eric's car so we could start buying the stuff that didn't make it back here from Italy.

I can't complain--much. The timing could have been much worse, and it does have a little over 99,000 miles on it. It's time for things to need replacing, and the head gasket is less expensive than a new vehicle.

It still stinks.

Sunday, September 04, 2005


It looks like we've finally been acknowledged! We're getting aid from the European Union and the United Nations. Germany, Britain, Italy, France, Kuwait, Canada, Norway, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, South Korea, China, Japan, India, The Phillipines, Cuba, and Venezuela are sending aid in one form or another.

According to the article, the President initially turned down offers of aid until he realized the magnitude of this disaster. That doesn't sit right with me. I'm all for doing it yourself if you can, but I'm also all for accepting help if you need it. Right now, we need it.