Archive - September 2010

Roadside Mirror Frame Painting Transformation

Sometimes when people put stuff by the side of the road it means it’s for sale. Other times it means, “Don’t touch. I’m just bringing my car around to pick it up.” And every so often it means “free junk...

Grilled Cedar Plank Salmon

I’m not a cook.  I do not think about the endless possibilities of flavors and taste combinations.  I am fine ordering the exact same thing at the exact same restaurant for forever.  At home, when I’m by myself, my meals...

How to clean linoleum or tile

I have a very old house which means it clings to dirt. I’m always amazed how each little corner has just a little bit of dirt hidden in it. The linoleum in the kitchen is the worst. It actually is decent linoleum and hides dirt very...

Houseplant Hoopla

Something in my personal programming is just not right. I love plants. But I am not so good at remembering to water them. This glitch in my DNA is a big concern to Robear, who should have been a farmer and never forgets to water plants...

Making a Bed

Five and a half years ago, with, as usual, an overabundance of confidence in my own abilities, I set out on the quest of making a bed.  Not “make a bed” as in the chore I avoided completing 75% of my time growing up.  No, I...

The End of a Season

For me, nothing says “end of the season” like a pair of worn out gloves. This morning I pulled my work gloves out of the closet to continue working on the front yard.  As I pulled the stiff leather and fabric over my hands...

Bucket List Books

Over the summer I read a lot of great books.  Here’s a quick review of some of my favorites.  Even though I’m only thirteen years old my adult sisters and I would recommend them to all ages. The Hunger Games is a fantastic...

Spam

Hi everyone, Just a quick post and you can get on to some of our other, more interesting stuff.  We’ve been having trouble with a lot of spam comments and I want to test how our comments are being sorted.  If you have a second...

Neighborly Dogs & Cayenne Pepper

This summer I have run into a problem in my yard. I started finding little plops of poo on the grass in my front yard. At first I didn’t mind, I know dogs will wander sometimes and so I pulled out the shovel and cleaned up. After a...

Potty Training: Defeat and Resignation

Three days ago I thought I had won.  I discovered Missy L’s weak spot: sugar. Not too surprising since she is my daughter.  I’ll admit it.  I am highly motivated by food, particularly sweet and fattening food like ice cream...