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Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014
Coffee with a twist, eBay listing doldrums, missed Black Friday deal and of course some gardening.Posted Saturday, November 28, 2009, at 9:50 AM
Watercress season again. Some exciting sandwiches and nutritious soup.
Cats are all back together and they along with the home pets, new stray puppy and birds are possibly eating better than me. Not that I want to eat dog or cat food, but they are getting more of the food budget this week.
Ever since my Turbo Lister listing tool took a dive last month, I have been in a listing "funk". The Turbo Lister debacle took three weeks to resolve. Luckily we did not update Deb's and she was able to keep on going. Finally got things working again and then I noticed that I was not "in the mood".
I had plenty of things to do each day and by the time evening hours came around, I was just washed out, so I used that as an excuse. It was just that though, an excuse. I am writing about it to try to get me kick-started again. I have about 400+ Christmas items that should have been listed a full month ago and they are still staring me in the face. I moved many of them next to my desk and I have to step around them each time I get up. Think it will work?
What will probably work it is to move my operation in front of a TV for this weekend's football games. Otherwise I know the temptation will be too great.
As some of you will recall, I gave my old digital camera to a young niece about a year ago. The intention was to replace it wit a Nikon D80 or D90 since I have a full compliment of lenses from the film days. Our daughter will probably end up with one of those first, so I lowered by sights to a 10-12 megapixel point and shoot that has good close-up, fast shutter speeds, and can fit in a holster on my hip so it is always available.
I spent the past few weeks comparing, analyzing and finally found a good sale for Black Friday. If you read the headline, you know, I missed it. Somehow 5:00 A.M. just did not work into my schedule. Now I wait to see if they repeat themselves. I wish well for all retailers, but if sales were not what they wanted, maybe I will get another shot.
If you were at Richard's last night, I guess you had a garden meeting, but our next scheduled meeting will be this coming Saturday (December 5th). I recently spent way too much time watering my our indoor plants, so it may be time to bring more giveaways. IF I HAD A CAMERA, I would show some plants and you would know if you want to attend and try your luck at our drawings.
Some need to be divided, so I have some work to do. Speaking of work, I just went outside to explain to the new puppy why she does not want to eat up some mats we have out there. Yes, she has several chew toys available to her. The day is warming up so fast and it is soooo pretty out there that I just NEED to do something outside. Maybe a little bush-hogging, maybe splitting some wood, more leaf gathering to spread on the garden beds, maybe........ Oops, there goes my listing day again. Maybe even the football games!
Yikes! The new pup (Shirley to my wife) (T-Bone to me since she arrived on Thanksgiving Day) is chewing on the house now. Another trip outside turned into a 30 minute distraction, but she is now chewing on the chew toy, saving the house for dessert?
It took 30 minutes because I decided to dust her with diatomaceous earth (dust) to control fleas and ticks less expensively than the spot treatments. That took me into the greenhouse where a few plants grabbed me for water. If I was going to draw water, I might as well draw hot water for dishes. (It takes about 1.5 gallons to get it hot). Well, then I had to do dishes, right? Wham, 30 minutes gone.
If I keep writing.......... I'm gone for a while.
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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.
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