Browsing Category: "Nature"

Lettuce Bowl

Sunday, May 6th, 2012 | Nature with 2 Comments

So we all know how badly I kill plants but one of my friends works at a nursery and she got these awesome lettuce bowls in. I mean who wouldn’t want to be able to walk out on their back porch and grab a few leaves to make a salad right? Well, I’m hoping I don’t kill the poor thing. I was told to place it half in, half out of light so I have it on my back porch where it will get sun in the morning full on and then just indirect light once the sun passes over my backyard. I am only to water it every few days unless I see the leaves really wilting then give it some water. Beyond that I’m hopeless :/

I did cut some leaves off yesterday though and make a little salad with some tuna fish. It was yummy!

Wordless Wednesday

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012 | Animals, Nature with Comments Off on Wordless Wednesday

Found the sweet spot!

Travelling Wisely

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012 | Nature, Other with Comments Off on Travelling Wisely

The farthest I have been away from home is when I lived in Germany for many years due to my father being in the Air Force. We got to travel while over there to see the sites. Now being back in the states I still travel to different states to see the places I am interested in. Makes you wonder some times if you do not have a decent job with insurance, what happens to you while you go on vacation? We see kids here more often than I care to see become ill enough to need to be admitted to the hospital and some without insurance. If you travel from state to state and have private insurance your pretty much safe. If you have Medicaid not so much because those are on a state per state basis. If you have no insurance you are screwed. Makes you think maybe I need some travel insurance especially if you happen to be going overseas. I mean, I would love to go visit Dubai, Australia, and South America but would Blue Cross really pay if I become ill?

Buying travel health insurance can be a smart move. Not only will it pay for medical bills but it can also cover cancellation costs, lost luggage, travel delay (we could all claim this), loss of income, personal liability, out of pocket expenses, hijacking, etc. Those are just a few of what you could get. It is very affordable which I did not realize either, because I always get asked if I’m booking trips if I would like any insurance, that travel insurance is very reasonable. I just did an estimate of some travel insurance for myself for a week in June and it came out to only $59. The only questions were where I am originating from, the dates of the trip, and my age. Dependent children or grandchildren under the age of 21 can be added to the policy for free. Now that is unheard of in this day and age and even sweetens the deal if you plan on a family vacation which I would never do. I want to have fun on my vacations.

New Foliage

Wednesday, March 21st, 2012 | Nature with 5 Comments

I love the new foliage that pops up in the spring 🙂

Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 | Animals, Nature, Personal with 2 Comments

I’m in Orlando for a vacation. All the times I have been coming to Florida I have never made it to Disney. This trips going to remedy that and fast. Today I went to Animal Kingdom. Rode a couple rides, saw a few things. This was the Safari tour I did. I saw

More to come later 🙂

Shake, Rattle, and Rinse

Wednesday, August 24th, 2011 | Nature with 2 Comments

My oh my what a week so far for mother nature. Virginia had a 5.8 earthquake but we feel those things all up and down the east coast because we have solid rock on this end of the country. I actually live about a mile from a major fault line. The big one hit here back in 1896 on August 31st. It demolished Charleston.

Now at the beginning of the week we were thinking that Hurricane Irene was going to nail us right smack dab on the temple but the track keeps pushing further and further away which is okay by me either way. I’ve lived through Hugo. I know what to expect. My immediate concerns right now are that the compact fridge I bought for my office went out yesterday. I have no where to put my lunch. To pay for food here is waaayyyy expensive. I expect normal operating hours for the rest of the week and next. Might have a couple hours without power if we get strong enough winds but that is it.

So let’s recap in washing machine terms. We’ve already been through the shake and rattle. We are now heading towards the rinse cycle. One of my good friends via Twitter made that post and it was so right on. Check him out at @lowcountrywolf