Remember what it looked like, what it felt like? How cool and soft it was on your bare feet? This recent drought has decimated yards both near and far. It’s been a struggle for me, part of me wanting to follow the masses and to conserve water and another part of me wanting to keep a green lawn no matter what the cost. I still have green grass. It isn’t quite as lush and beautiful as it was in the picture taken back in May, but it is still green and it still has to be mowed every week.
A few days ago our neighbors had a rummage sale that brought a
lot of traffic to our typically quite little street. I was out front getting the
sprinkler ready to go when I thought I heard someone yell, “Nice ass!”
Embarrassed (but quite flattered), I didn’t turn around to see who it was. It was then that it hit me, the person said, “Nice grass” not nice ass! Oh well, at least I have that one thing going for me.
I told my Mom (joking) that I should place an ad on Craigslist telling people that for a $5.00 fee I will allow them to walk on lush, green
grass. For $10 they can have a picnic in my yard. Her reply, “The only thing that will prove to people is how stupid you are for watering your grass.” Gee thanks Mom.
We had a bit of excitement at the pool the other day. Mac and Will were playing in the water with some other kids when Will kicked Mac in the
face causing a bloody nose. He claims it was an accident, she thinks he did it on purpose. I didn’t know it was a bloody nose at first, in fact I thought it was much worse when I saw her coming from several feet away. Her entire face was covered in blood as were her hands. She was crying and people were pointing– it looked like a scene from a zombie movie. Once I got her cleaned up and settled down she was fine. Fine until I said something really stupid, I don’t even know why I said it. “Well it’s a good thing there aren’t any sharks in the water!” I got the standard eye- roll and then she started crying again.
I have a complete set of encyclopedias, in perfect condition and I don’t know what to do with them. I hate to just throw them out if someone can use them. Years ago we paid BIG money for these books and we bought them from a door-to-door salesman nonetheless! We were thinking that one day if we ever had children they would need them. Our children now live in a new world where everything is online and they have everything they need at their fingertips so the books are useless and are taking up needed space.
I looked on Ebay and people are attempting to sell encyclopedias but I don’t see any bidding going on. I looked on Craigslist under “wanted” and
saw no one in need of these books. Heck Goodwill even considers them
non-sellable and won’t accept them for a donation.
Let me know if you have any good ideas for recycling old encyclopedias.
Like a good neighbor State Farm is there...BEACH. Dammit, that never works for me : )
Like a good neighbor State Farm is there - - -BEACH! Dammit, it
never works for me.