Friday, May 18, 2007

The Things I Collect . . .

Image:Musical box.jpg
Music boxes (oldies, new ones, unique ones)

A teacup on a saucer

Souvenir cups from states . . . and other interesting ones

An Asian elephant swimming.
Elephants (the ceremic or stuffed variety! Although I must confess to a hankering for a PINK one. Sigh.)

Or should I say, lots of animals . . .

A domestic cat standing on the branch of a tree
A stock-type Quarter Horse A free roaming chicken family of rooster, hen and six chicks as seen on the streets of downtown Key West, Florida

An Austrian cow

Virginia Opossum Didelphis virginiana

Striped skunk
Common Raccoon

And then . . . I love and collect . . .

Fern frond Plants (what's to say: I love 'em all! Poor hubby in the spring time! I'm way too tempted.)

A spiral-bound notebook with pen

Quotes and Sayings (Know any good ones?)

A chained book in the Bodleian Library at Oxford University Books (Son One and I vie for flea market, yard sale, and library sale books)

Certain songs

A sample of house dust and hair

(Oh, dear,
did I really say that?)

Cadillac Logo Dirt on my car ( Shamed confession here)

Raise your hand if you LOVE to dust. Ha. I didn't see any hands. Here's a couple of things that will help keep dust at a minimum:
  1. Because dampness serves as a breeding ground for mold, mildew, insects & bacteria, try to keep the humidity level between 30% - 50%.
  2. Make sure your attic and crawl space is ventilated.
  3. Dust, vaccuum, and clean often. Pay attention to carpets, draperies, and bedding.
  4. Maintain air conditioning and heating systems.
  5. Use kitchen and bathroom vents to remove contaminants and moisture.
  6. Clean evaporation trays in dehumidifiers, air conditioners, and under refrigerators.

Want to answer a few questions? Let me know . . . I'll use your answers on a blog next week.
  1. If you had it to do over, would you NOT have any children? (Be honest, now!)
  2. What is your most precious memory of being a mother in relationship to your children? Please be specific.
  3. Which is hardest: mothering girls or boys? Or if you have only one child, or one or the other, what is the hardest thing about mothering for you?

What was the answer to the trivia question from yesterday?
5% of men admit they snore. Till next week . . .

One cannot collect all the beautiful shells on the beach. One can collect only a few, and they are more beautiful if they are few. --Anne Morrow Lindbergh


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