Seeing Outside

When I want to hold the curtains back to look out on my lanai, I’ve been using an elastic band thingy that came with my mail-order couch. It’s the perfect size, shape, and color.

Just recently, I discovered a way to see even more of the lanai – I hook the elastic band on the curtain rod. It allows me to see the entire lanai. More fun to watch the birds when I feed them, and more light coming into my condo. Nice!

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2 Responses to Seeing Outside

  1. Lauren says:

    I applaud your ingenuity! Not only do you have a better view, but you’ve got a nice Grecian swoop going on there.

    Your lanai looks lovely!

  2. Debbie says:

    You need to get those curtain panels with the big holes at the top, like a shower curtain, then you can just slide them open and slide them back! I have 4 panels in the dining room and we just “slide” them over and back each day. So easy! I got mine at target.

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Tech Support

Our church has been doing services by Zoom. I’ve been helping out. I like to help, and I enjoy when I can explain something to someone and they get it.

This morning I was helping someone with their display settings. When a slide show is “shared”, it can take up a large part of the screen, so I was showing someone how to “slide” the divider over a little.

Also, my computer screen is really dusty.

It looks like this coming Sunday will be our last Zoom Sunday. There will most likely be in-person services on the 5th. We’ll do an internet broadcast of that service, but it will be on YouTube or Facebook.

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First Fruit

My cherry tomato plant is covered with fruits right now, but they’ve all been green. Until yesterday.

See it? It’s right in the middle of the picture.

One of the tomatoes ripened! Woo hoo! It had a black spot on it. Boo.

I cut the black part away, and tasted it anyway. The texture was a little off, but it was delicious. It tasted like a home-grown garden tomato. Mmm…

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School’s Out

Yesterday was the last day of school. I met with the seventh graders first thing the morning for a math test. Then we did our last chapel of the year. I got teary. It’s been a weird couple of months.

Later in the morning, the kids came to drop off textbooks and clean their lockers.

It was fun to see them, but sort of anti-climactic. I like the craziness of the last day and all the good-byes. Some of the kids gave me cards or gifts. One kid wrote one of the nicest notes I’ve ever gotten. Another kid gave me a couple of homemade masks that her mom made. What a sign of the times! But I do really like them. I’ll definitely use them.

After school, I went home and ate too much. Ugh. Then I felt gross, so I went for a walk. The sun was setting. It was gorgeous!

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So Long, Salt

I finished a salt container. I don’t remember if I’ve ever done this before. I mean, I don’t cook a LOT lot, so I don’t use a lot of salt at home. But I ran out.

I remember being excited when I found this container of salt, because it’s iodized sea salt – something that is still rare to see. And thanks to my memory archive, I know exactly when I bought this. It was December 15, 2015. So this salt container has lasted me four and a half years? That seems pretty good.

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