Monthly Archives: July 2015

We All Need Energy

With all of the gadgets that are invading our homes and offices as fast as they can the need for batteries to run all of them can be a challenge. It seems that I am always running to the cabinet that holds the shoe box that I try and keep full of various batteries, only to find that the kind that I am needing at that time are not there, it never seems to fail. As hard as I try to keep them all in stock it just seems to be an impossible task and I seem to constantly being purchasing some type of battery when I go to Walmart where the prices are usually lower then other retail stores for most batteries.

But when it comes to the energy that is necessary to run the various computers in the house I turn to the Internet to help me find what I need. I mean it isn’t as if you can run down to any store and buy like a dell battery or a Dell  ac adapter for example just anywhere. The best place that I have found so far online which is where I just found the Dell AC Adapter that hubby needed for his laptop and he needed it quick like and so far they haven’t let me down without having to pay extra for it.

Something that I really like is that they have a link on their website that you can type in your zip code and hopefully find one of the over 30,000 locations that are provided for any of us to use to drop off any of our old cell phones or rechargeable batteries to be recycled. If you know me at all you know how seriously I feel about recycling.

Since we live out in the boonies I really didn’t expect to see any place close at all for us to use but was pleasantly surprised to find 5 that are convenient for us and believe me we have taken advantage of these collection locations since discovering them a while back, it’s all good!

new favorite color

Green Is My Favorite Color These Days

Did You Know That . . .

If you separate your bananas when you get them home they will last longer than if you keep them on the stem.

If you store your opened cheese in aluminum foil they will last longer and it will not mold.

And if you add a teaspoon of water to your ground beef while cooking it, it will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.

I would love to have a copy of this book – Emergency Food Storage & Survival Handbook. I’ll have to keep my eyes open and see if I can find a copy in the numerous places that I get books for dirt cheap and/or free.

good information to have

A Useful Read For Anyone

Bruno Mars

I fell in love with the song Grenade done by Bruno Mars several years when it came out. I had not hear it in a while, but today driving back home from our local pet store, it came on the radio and I really enjoyed hearing it and rocking out to it. So when I got home I went on and found it. It was then that I found out that Bruno Mars had also done Just The Way You Are, which is a good tune as well. Thought I’d post it here today.


Once in a while now there will be a bit of a  chill in the air when the sun goes down, And during these hot summer months my body goes crazy when it’s been hot and then I go into a place that has their a/c on full blast. I never go anywhere unless I have something to put on when needed. I have to dig out the sweatshirts and jackets. I have a variety of sweatshirts from events and  places visited. My favorite was a dark green sweatshirt from the Hard Rock Cafe in Chicago. It was stolen off of me – wrapped around my waist – as I crossed a busy street in New Orleans during Mardi Gras several years ago,. That was freaky – to have your clothes ripped right off of your body in broad daylight.

I just realized that I don’t have a single hoodie. All of my sweatshirts are regular crew neck shirts. Not that it was by design. I guess I’ve never been interested in hoodies.