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3 Quick Thoughts on Sunday, August 6, 2017

1.  We’re watching the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Race at Watkins Glen International in upstate New York. It’s always fun to watch this race, as it takes place about twenty miles from where we lived. The pre-race coverage always includes shots of Seneca Lake, many of the waterfalls in the area, and the town of Watkins Glen.

2.  I’m blogging right now to keep my hand busy so I won’t go find a snack to eat. I’ve been really making the effort to not snack between meals this week. To that end I started using a weekly meal plan worksheet and posting it on my refrigerator. If it’s not on my meal plan, then I don’t eat it. It’s been mostly successful and so I’ve just finished creating a new one for this week. It is also giving me the impetus to try some new recipes.

3.  Yesterday we drove north into Oklahoma and visited the Cherokee Cultural Center in Sulphur. It was extremely interesting and I hope to get some pictures posted later this week.

3 Quick Thoughts on Saturday, April 22, 2017

  • Taxes.  We received our refund last week.  I paid down some more credit card debt instead of splurging.  We’re still on track to have all that nasty credit card debt paid off by the end of 2017, which feels awesome.

 

  • We are meeting with a second HVAC company Saturday morning to get a second quote on the proposed HVAC upgrade.  We’ll see whether company number one is as good as they say they are or are blowing smoke.  LOL

 

  • Saturday evening we’re meeting one of Bill’s coworkers and his wife for dinner in Denton.  I’ve met them a few times at function and they are both very nice.  We also got together just about a year ago for an afternoon of snacks, beer, and a beer tour, which was interesting, sort of.  I don’t drink beer, but learning how they make it was fun.  I saw lots of things that reminded me of our dairy farm bulk tank area and also some of the wineries that I’ve seen in the Finger Lakes area where I grew up.  Anyway, it should be a pleasant evening out.

3 Quick Thoughts on Saturday, April 15, 2017

  • Taxes.  I finished and filed them Thursday.  We are even getting a small refund back.  Sweet!
  • The plan for Easter Sunday is to work some more in the garage.  We haven’t touched the big “Garage Organization” project since December.  We made great strides then, but tools still need to be put into new toolbox drawers and a few things labeled better, as we’re still spending too much time searching when we need something.
  • I’m almost done with my Master Gardener Class.  Tuesday we have a fieldtrip to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension & Research Center, for tours of their WaterWise facilities, Turf Trials, and Shade Gardens.  April 25th we cover Migration of Pests & Diseases (What Role Do We Play?), Basic Composting Skills, and a Brown Bag lunch speaker on Vermiculture.  Maybe I’ll finally be able to start the worm farm I brought home from NY from my mom.  And our last class is May 2nd, which is a wrap-up class, mini-field trip reports, and a “Celebration!”  And our Mentors provide lunch…hmm, I may have to talk to my mentor about that one.  Anyway, I can’t believe we’re winding down!  The classes have been so much fun – I have absolutely no regrets about signing up.  In fact, I’m seriously considering taking the Master Naturalists classes that are offered in the fall, but I’ll wait a year and do it in Fall 2018.  Mum’s the word – I haven’t mentioned it to Bill.
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