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August 8, 2014

Continued: made in America

If I had room in my kitchen, I'd add this adorable pie safe.  Love the pineapple detail!  More here.

You just can't beat Amish furniture.  Of course, I don't have any, because it's a bit pricey.  I still like it though.  

I normally work Tuesday ~ Friday (generally 36 to 38 hours weekly), this week it was Monday ~ Thursday.  Our boss had some out patient surgery yesterday, so although the staff was there working, he was not.  For some reason, even though I still worked a "full week" so to speak, it seemed shorter. So, I'm off today, and eagerly anticipating playing racquetball with a group of friends that normally gets together on Friday to play.  Because of my work schedule, I am only rarely able to join in, so I'm excited.  Playing well would be good

My youngest son is having some dental problems, and unfortunately will have to have 3 lower teeth extracted and have a partial made.  I wish I could afford to help him have a bridge done, but I just can't swing the $3500 for that.  :-(   I told him he could get the bridge later, but he is still depressed about the partial, and I don't blame him.  

On Thursday, while I was getting ready for work, I was watching the Today Show.  Apparently they've been talking about turning 50, because Hoda Kotb just had that milestone birthday.  When I was a young person, say 10 or so, 50 seemed old.  Like a Grandma (grey haired, wearing a housedress and support hose).  Funny.  I don't know why I was thinking about it, but there you go.  I am happy to say that even though I'm a little past 50 now, I don't have grey hair, I don't ever wear housedresses (but I still see them at department stores, usually in the same area as pajamas).  As far as support hose goes, my Grandmother used to wear hers probably due to edema.  She wore really ugly shoes too.  But she was a wonderful Grandma.  She would even save all the peppermints through the year and present me with a jar full ~ because she knew I liked them, and she didn't.  How did I get off track here?  Maybe it's a sign of .....never mind.

Messenger bag made of recycled materials, made in the USA!  More here...

This is a very interesting company that makes a variety of products from recycled, repurposed, and new bicycle tire tubes.  The item below made me think of my sister, who does long bike rides with her husband....

It's described as a "glove box" for your bike.  Since her birthday is coming up, I may get her one of these!  Hopefully she won't read my blog before I get it sent out, lol.....

Well, gotta go.  I have a big job ahead of me ~ changing passwords.  Or maybe I'll watch tennis.....

Love, 365


  1. A safe for pies? I've never seen such a thing, but I'm all for it (as long as I have the combination.)

    1. Oh, Jim, you crack me up. A pie safe was to keep non-human critters from getting into the pies women used to make back in the day......nowadays we usually just buy them, lol. Although I'm intrigued by the idea of a lock on it so it'll be "safe" until dinner, etc.


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