Camping on Shabbat

This is something we’ve never done, camping on Shabbat.  I mean, we’ve been camping on weekends but not since we started celebrating Shabbat.  I wonder how that’s gonna work out?  I guess they go together.  Shabbat is about rest, camping is about relaxing. What about the campfire?  As long as it’s started before sundown, it’s … Continue reading

Gardening Problem

I noticed that some of my courgette blossoms were cut off.  Cleanly.  A straight break.  It looked like someone had used scissors to cut them off.  I know that didn’t happen, so I wondered what creature could do this.  I’ve only ever seen ants & rolly-polies on my courgette plants.  There are at least 50 … Continue reading

Snack Containers For Seedlings

We go through A LOT of seaweed snacks around here.  I hated throwing the containers away & as far as I know, they’re not recyclable in my community.  I decided to keep them until I found a use for them (that’s how hoarding starts, isn’t it?). Then it hit me.  Use them to start my … Continue reading

Boredom Jar

This is yet another fab idea I found on Pinterest!  It’s a Summer Boredom Jar, but I plan on using it year round. First, you find a clean jar.  Then you decorate it!  I just put “I am bored” on mine: At the website, there are printable to-do’s including blank ones.  Some are fun, some … Continue reading

Prepare for any emergency

Originally posted on Got Your Holiday On!:
  ***WE HAD A SMALL EARTHQUAKE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAST NIGHT SO I THOUGHT IT APPROPRIATE TO RE-POST THIS. THE LINKS BELOW WILL TAKE YOU TO THE RADIOSHACK.COM WEBSITE, IN THE SEARCH FIELD INPUT “EMERGENCY”, YOU WILL BE TAKEN TO “PREPARE FOR AN EMERGENCY” PAGE. THERE IS A…

Why ‘Sweetest Jezebel’?

I’ve been using the name Sweetest Jezebel for a very long time.  I get asked by strangers “So, you’re a…umm…do you know what ‘Jezebel’ means?!?!”  People, especially my Christian friends, think there’s a sordid story (or several) behind the name.  I promise you there isn’t!  It really is quite innocent, borne of love not harlotry! … Continue reading

Rest

I’ve had to take a break from typing & mousing this week.  My wrists were aching & tingling.  I have Repetitive Stress Injury from when I worked at CPS & spent the entire Summer typing.  They didn’t have a cross-reference system in place & no computer system (this was a long time ago!).  There were … Continue reading

Originally posted on Have Baggage, Will Travel:
You can’t visit Iceland without checking out the Blue Lagoon. Oh, I’ve heard all the arguments against it: It’s a tourist trap. It’s a manmade attraction. It’s expensive. All these claims are at least somewhat true—but that doesn’t detract from the fact that the Blue Lagoon is still…