ss_blog_claim=cd46ef178142ba5c793d6628c487d5ef The Stuff I Think: 2011

Monday, February 21, 2011

Newfound Respect

For reasons I won't go into, that people who are close and trusted will know, I have a newfound respect for the families of our military personnel overseas. I can't imagine being away from my husband for months, or longer, at a time, knowing that he's a million miles away, not being able to talk to him whenever I wanted to and having to pray every day that he'll come home safely! Those wives are stronger than I'll EVER be!! It reminds me to be thankful for my life, even as rocky and stressful as it can get. I have a beautiful 8 year old daughter, who IS my life, and a husband of almost 9 years, who I couldn't imagine having to live my life without. I know where they both are pretty much at all times and when I'm not with my husband, for whatever reason, I know that he's a phone call away. I will have military families in my prayers from now on!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Thursday Thirteen

I'm sitting at work at 7:49am, all alone since there's a meeting that everyone else at work had to go to and I didn't (ah, the joys of being a temp!). This leaves me PLENTY of time to think about my Thursday Thirteen.

Years ago, I made the decision that when (and IF) I retire, I want to buy an RV and spend however long it takes visiting towns all over the US that have the oddest names I can find and have my picture taken by their sign (evidence, I suppose). So, here is a list of 13 of the places on my list...

1. Unalaska, Alaska
2. Hooker, Arkansas
3. Rough and Ready, California
4. Timbuctoo, California
5. No Name, Colorado
6. Between, Georgia
7. Monkey's Eyebrow, Kentucky
8. Boring, Maryland
9. Podunk, Michigan
10. Square Butt, Montana
11. Truth or Consequences, New Mexico
12. Idiotville, Oregon
13. Imalone, Wisconsin

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Word Of The Day

I like to learn a new word everyday, preferrably as it applies to my life (meaning that I read or hear a word that I don't understand so I make it my business to become knowledgeable). Today's word is hydroponics, which is defined as "a method of growing plants using mineral nutrient solutions, in water, without soil" (per Wikipedia). I was unfamiliar with this, so, as you can see, I looked it up. It seems like a very interesting concept. It means, essentially, that vegetation can thrive without using soil as a nutrient reservoir. Using nutrient solutions without soil also causes the plant to grow faster and yield greater results, not to mention the fact that, by using less water than soil-grown plants, it's better for the environment as well. This is definitely something to look into further!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Working Girl?? Suuuuuure.....

So, as I type this, I'm sitting at work....yeah, I said it....WORK! I'm currently working for the city in the Parks and Recreation department. But, don't freak out...I'm just a temp! :) I've never been one to put down roots, but getting a paycheck is nice, so here I am! It's not a difficult job, not stressful, nothing like that....easy peasy! These next 6-8 weeks won't be so bad!