Archive | April 2014

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)


Read the IMDB page here

Ok so I went with my son to go and see this and to be honest I wasn’t really happy with it.  Don’t get me wrong, I love the Rock, I mean who doesn’t.  But they killed off Channing in the first half hour of the movie.  They really shouldn’t advertise that he was in it when it was for such a short period.

I have to admit I loved Bruce Willis.  He still has it.  All and all I would say it was an OK movie but I if you haven’t gone to see it in the movie theater don’t spend the extra bucks…wait till it comes out on video.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Action.

Kitchen Scrubbie


I’ve been making dish washing cloths for years for Christmas presents for family and friends.  When I saw this I had to try it.  I have to say I didn’t use the directions they give but I did base it on the pattern from Hook Candy.

If you would like the directions they give for the image above go to the site and you can download it from there.  My pattern was very simple and is below.

I used Bernet Handicrafter Cotton, the same as I use for dish cloths and a size 5 crochet hook.  I also bought a pack of 12 sponges size 4 inches by 2.5 inches at a local dollar store.  The sponges I purchased were all dark white so it didn’t matter if it showed through.

Chain 21Row 1 Turn chain and do 20 sc to end.  Chain 1 and turn
Row 2 to 11 repeat row 1
Tie off and repeat for the other side.

Once both pieces have been completed put them back to back and using a single crochet put them together.  I usually do the long side and both short sides before I put the sponge in.  Just makes it a little easier that way.

This is the sponge that I used.  See what I mean by it’s kind of a neutral color.


This next image is of the two pieces when they have been completed.  I know it looks like one is bigger than the other but it isn’t.  The one is curled up a bit.


This is what I meant by joining the two pieces on three sides before putting the sponge in.


And my finished dish sponge.  I have to say I absolutely love this for doing my dishes as well as washing my floor….ya I know I’m weird I still do it with a sponge and bucket.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Crochet.

Safe way to kill weeds etc

A friend of mine wanted a safe way to get rid of the millions of lilac trees that had sprouted in the new house she had bought.  After searching a ton of different sites I found one that suggested Vinegar and rock salt.

It didn’t give you amounts just that if there was left over salt that didn’t dissolve after being left for awhile then you had enough.  What I did was every time I cleaned my coffee pot/kettle etc  I would put it in a left over vinegar jug that I had poured some rock salt in.  If the next time I went to put more vinegar in there was no  left over salt I added a bunch more.  I kept doing this all winter long.

Come spring in one of my flower beds there was this plant growing that I hated and it kept spreading…it seemed like the more I tried to get rid of it the more it spread.  SO I got a sprayer from the local dollar store and put some of this mixture in it and sprayed this plant and went inside for lunch. I came out about an hour and a half later and the plant had already started to die.  I checked it this morning and it was still very sickly looking but unfortunately it started raining so I’m not sure how it’s going to work.  guess I will have to see.

Next thing I’m trying this on is the wandering or wild grapes growing all over my trees.  I’m going to try drilling a hole in the stump after I cut it off and pouring some in…I’m hoping this will work.  I did it with a  couple of sycamore trees growing around here and it worked great.  I’ll keep you posted.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in All Natural.

I’m an idiot

Well I did have this site all up and going again and then I accidentally erased it.  So now I have to start all over again…this time I’ve installed a backup pluggin…not a good day =)

Sagittarius Nov 22 – Dec 21


Nov 22 – Dec 21

Quality: Mutable-Sagittarius is energetic, ambitious, generous, freedom loving and a seeker of challenge, open to new ideas and exploration.

Ruling Planet: Jupiter-The most important Roman god, ruler of the heavens. In astrology, Jupiter is the planet of good fortune, optimism, expansion and abundance.

Symbol: The Archer-Representing directness, high aims, a love of outdoor activity and the chase.

Dominant Keyword:

Polarity or Opposite: Gemini-Sagittarius is the sign of philosophy, higher learning and broad concepts. Its natives are happiest discovering new ideas, exploring distant places and not getting tied down with personal commitments. Gemini, Sagittarius’s opposite sign is the sign of personal expression and communicating “one on one”. Gemini people are extremely verbal, love to give advice and tend to try to guide or control other people’s lives.

Body Parts Ruled by Sagittarius: The liver, the hips, and the thighs. Sagittarian natives need lots of outdoor exercise in order to keep healthy. They have a sensitive liver and are susceptible to overuse of alcohol and to hepatitis

Lucky Day: Thursday

Lucky Numbers: 5 and 7

Birthstone: Turquoise-Attracts love, protects from harm and gives its wearer the ability to see into the future.

Color: Purple-Uncommon color of royalty and the artistic.

Sagittarian people are subject to accidents of fire and explosion, especially while traveling. Their strong desire for freedom may also incite jealousy and possessiveness on the part of a lover.

Most Likeable Trait:

Ruled by Jupiter, planet of fortune, you appear to breeze through life. You are Lady Luck’s companion who seems always to be in the right place at the right time. Naturally, this makes for a cheerful and ebullient disposition. You have your dark moments, but clouds roll over quickly. You are too interested in what is going to happen tomorrow to fret long about what went wrong today.

In Sagittarius, the enthusiasm of fire, the restless mutable quality, and the jovial influence of Jupiter combine to produce an expansive personality who cannot be confined. Independence is your guiding principle. You are a free, adventurous spirit who thrives on new ideas and constant change of scene. Somewhere you picked up a chronic case of wanderlust, and you have no desire to be cured. The grass is always greener someplace else and your restless, inquiring nature requires travel, excitement, and the unconventional. Sagittarius, like its opposite sign Gemini, wants to know-but where-as Gemini’s are happy to sample a new idea, Sagittarians will follow it as far as it will go. In the zodiac, Sagittarius symbolizes the search for wisdom; this is the sign of the philosopher and the explorer.

Sagittarians are hard to pin down emotionally. You don’t welcome enduring profound relationships. Sooner or later, you’ll unknot the tie that binds.

Friendship however, is a different matter. You are always willing to be a pal-and you are the nicest friend in the zodiac. Kind, openhearted, jovial, completely free of malice, you are always doing favors for others. Your way of helping doesn’t put the recipient under heavy obligation. “No Strings” is a guiding Sagittarian motto.

Prizing freedom, you willingly grant it to others. You don’t meddle in other people’s plans, interfere with that they think best for themselves, and you aren’t possessive or jealous.

A sense of humor is among your most endearing traits. High-spirited and congenial, you are a gifted conversationalist, a wonderful storyteller, and a born entertainer. Writing, publishing, TV, communications are enterprises in which there are many Sagittarians.

You Jupiter-ruled people are unusually versatile and do a number of tasks well. What you lack is staying power. Before you finish with one project, you are off to meet the next challenge. One reason is that you become bored doing the same things, but another is simply that you must move on-and up.

In business you are imaginative and clever, ready to accept the new and to use it. But you perform best when there’s something really important at stake. When you’re down to your last chance to win, when it’s now or never, you’ll put everything you own on the turn of a card and redouble the stakes. You believe in your luck.

You are straightforward and honest. Your frankness makes you easy to deal with because one doesn’t have to spend time figuring out the hidden significance of unspoken clues or nuances. There is no hidden significance. What you say is what you mean. Your blunt remarks are not said in spite, however, but simply because you don’t know how to beat around the bush. Ironically, you are rather think-skinned and too easily hurt by a thoughtless action or careless rebuff.

Sagittarians are among the most likeable people in the zodiac. True, you can be extravagant and wasteful, even on occasion reckless and irresponsible. True, your life is full of forgotten appointments, missed deadlines and unfinished projects. True, your emotions can be shallow and your commitments almost nonexistent. Overriding everything, though, is the fact that you’re fun to be with. So what if you promise the moon and everyone knows you won’t deliver. You know it too. There’s nothing underhanded or secretive in the way you deal. You play with all your cards on the table.

Impetuous, buoyant, charming, you hitch your wagon to the merry-go-round of life and ride it with insouciant elegance.

This entry was posted on April 4, 2014, in Sagittarius.