Monday, September 30, 2013

• September 30, 2013 •

Good afternoon! Saturday was a relaxing day. I had Bran Flakes for breakfast, cleaned the house, got on the treadmill for 40 minutes since it was raining & I didn't feel like getting soaked walking around the mile & a half loop, the rd got toned out to an MVA, I showered, took the dogs out, had lunch, the FD got toned out to a down tree, & then I sat down to work on my entrelac knit sweater. It's coming out great! Saturday's Sims game was Fall Designer Showdown & my Sim Kira is raising her son Harry Johnston (3rd gen who is still a baby). Perfect day yesterday & that was even w/ a bunch of shopping & socializing. :) I woke up & took the dogs out, went through the Sunday paper, had a donut for breakfast, & then went to work. Hubby helped me pack up the booth into the truck since it's been 4X now that I've gone there in the middle of the day & either the whole place was closed, or the bay door where my booth is was closed. No wonder I'm not making as much sales as I should have! I've decided to take it all back to eBay. Right now I'm setting up auctions only, but in a week I'll reopen my eBay Store. Once the booth was all loaded into the truck hubby & I went shopping & I found another large bucket of yarn. WOOHOO! We hung out & chatted for a bit & then came back to the house & I processed all of the incoming yarn, took a lunch break, & then went to work on eBay. I need more supplies from the USPS for shipping, but so far I've had the boxes I needed. I need Priority envelopes & then I'll be all set. Once work was done for the day, I checked out some videos on YouTube, played 2nd life for a bit & took a nice virtual vacation in Hawaii complete with canoeing & windsurfing. :) After that it was catalog shopping w/ Patterworks where I joined the knit afghan block of the month club WOO!, cooked dinner, sat down to watch some TV, & then had to go out in the middle of the night on a surprise pickup. All I ever asked of anyone is to give me a WRITTEN SCHEDULE IN ADVANCE so I can be prepared for these things. I don't mind helping if I have the proper notice, but after over a week of asking for the schedule & not getting one, I REALLY resent having to drop everything & go out at 2:a. I think a written schedule is the least someone can do who is getting a free ride in the middle of the night, don't you think? I got back, took the dogs out & finally got to bed at 3:a. If it were completely up to me, I would have left them stranded since I asked for a schedule for about 10 days & didn't get one, but it wasn't only up to me. Everyone I know is MUCH MUCH MUCH more forgiving than I am & doesn't mind being used & abused. Ugh ... it's so frustrating to be forced to be inconsiderately used in so many ways. I really don't like being forced to accept this treatment. No one learns a lesson if they keep getting away w/ not having to do what they're asked. If you call a taxi & don't pay, what are the chances they'll let you in the cab again? Why should I have to? What's the lesson they're learning? They're learning that they can get away w/ anything they want & that there are no consequences. Not cool. If it were completely up to me, I would have left them stranded last night & they would have learned that handing me a schedule as I asked is a small price to pay to get a free ride at all hours of the night & I would finally have a schedule & not get blindsided by having to go out in the middle of the night without any warning. I had already made plans for today that would have required me to get up hours before I did because of last night's "surprise". Had I had advance warning, I would have simply planned around it & everything would have been fine. I think a big part of the problems in this world today is that no one teaches lessons anymore. People just do what they want, when they want, any the expense of others, & the others just hang their heads & take it. I miss the old days where lessons were taught & there were punishments for bad actions. People learned to be more considerate in all areas of life. Don't lie, don't cheat, don't steal, don't be inconsiderate of others. they learned this because at some point in their lives, if they did any of those things, there was a punishment or a negative consequence that TAUGHT them the lesson that it was wrong. Today? Nothing. Yesterday's Sims game was Glenbrooke & my Sim Nikki (2nd gen) is a child in school & has been doing her homework. This morning I took the dogs out & loaded up the Culinary career game in Sims. My 2nd gen Sim is a child in school & has been working on his cooking skill on his toy oven, going to school, & doing his homework.

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Boy, it's a big week for sports. There have been so many sporting events & games on radio & television. This is the 1st time that Americans learn all the words to the national anthem.

Fortune cookie was invented in America. The largest fortune cookie maker in the USA, Wonton Food, tried to introduce it to China but failed because it was considered "too American."

Home that smells fresh looks cleaner automatically. Is the kitchen reeking of fish or is the laundry room musty? Set out a bowl of white vinegar to soak up odors.

Jimenez, Mexico:
Jiménez is a town & seat of the municipality of Jiménez in the Mexican state of Coahuila. It's located on the confluence of the Río San Diego & the Rio Grande (locally known as the Río Bravo) bordering with the U.S. state of Texas. It had a population of 1,160 inhabitants, & is, unusually for a Mexican municipal seat, the 2nd-largest locality in the municipality, after the town of San Carlos (which had a population of 3,126).
The region of Jiménez has a hot, semi-arid climate. During the summer, the temperature averages (mean) between 79°F & 88°F.
The region's main resources are agriculture and livestock.
The municipality of Jiménez has a total of 33 primary schools, & 5 secondary schools.

Most well-liked food seasonings around the world top 10:
  1. Cumin
  2. Nutmeg
  3. Cinnamon
  4. Hot Pepper
  5. Garlic
  6. Oregano
  7. Rosemary
  8. Ginger
  9. Mint
  10. Basil
What's synergy? Simply defined, it means that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

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