He makes the fast break...
he heads down the lane...
he shoots and...
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"Are you mad about what has been happening inside Iran these days? Well then take a deep breath... blow it all into a Green Balloon... and wait until Friday afternoon to send it up to the sky, wherever you are on this planet. Millions of Iranians inside Iran are planning to paint the sky green on Friday exactly at 1pm Tehran time. The non-violent green movement is being cracked down on the ground, so lets take it to the sky."
Hubby bought me this nifty garden tool last year and it is really great - UNLESS you get it caught in your string line at which point you will spend the next twenty minutes - 20 MINUTES - unwinding the three feet of string which has now somehow grown to 12 feet. After retrieving the string from the sharp, pinching teeth of the cultivator I finished my work in the garden. (Side note: Organic gardening lesson- don't begrudge paying more for organics. They really are WAY more work.)
Once the garden work was done I decided to spray the fire pit area with Round-up. I promise, this is far away from the garden and I had checked wind direction, etc. I put on my rubber gloves and proceeded to mix the Round-up in the spray container. I pumped and sprayed (goodbye crab grass) and pumped and sprayed (good riddance poison ivy) and pumped and... Disaster #2 ...got sprayed! The sprayer hose blew loose from the container sending out a stream of chemicals much like a drinking fountain that Tim, The Tool Man, Taylor had gotten a hold of and it went all over me! I turned quickly enough to keep any from getting in my face but my entire left side was soaked before I got the hose reattached. During the reattaching process my nice, protective rubber glove got filled with the stuff too! Needless to say, I was off to the shower before that job ever got finished. It did get finished though - after hubby fixed the "auto-disconnect" problem.
By now it was lunch time - yep, just lunch time - and I was ready to fix something to eat then sit down and relax for a little while before starting the next project on the agenda. I heated up some ham & beans in the microwave but the minute and 15 seconds I put them in for only made them slightly warmer than room temperature. So, I put them back in for another 20 seconds (note- twenty seconds). I pulled them out, added ketchup and onion, and started to take a taste. Somehow, in that 20 seconds they had quadrupled in temperature. Before I could finish thinking how glad I was that I had not taken a big bite, therefore only stinging my lip a little, the remainder of what was on the spoon fell - PLOP - onto my chest! OOOOOOOOOOOUCH! Disaster #3.
So, I am now sitting at my computer, where it seems relatively safe unless I fall off my chair, and I may stay here the rest of the day. I WILL NOT be pressure washing the back patio and deck as planned. It just seems to risky.
I mean it is the part of the house closest to the woods so I think I'd be inviting a visit from either the ROUS's of Princess Bride fame or the equally frightening giant spider from Gilligan's Island. At the very least wet pine needle spray would somehow come back and cover me calling for the third shower of the day!
So - how has your day been?
I promise next week's 13 will not be food related.
Domestic violence can be emotional, physical, psychological and/or sexual. While many abusers use some combination of these forms of violence, sometimes abuse doesn’t involve physical violence at all.
Here is a list of some common warning signs of emotional abuse:
Dictating your behavior, privileges and/or opinions.
Accusing you of flirting or having sexual relationships with other people.
Monitoring and/or criticizing your clothing, make-up, weight, and physical appearance.
Constantly asking where you are going, who you’re with, etc.
Insisting that you spend all or most of your time together, isolating you from family and friends.
Becoming angry or taking offense when you have a different opinion than he/she does or when you don’t take his/her advice.
Demonstrating ownership and possessiveness over you (”I can’t live without you,” “You are my whole world,” etc.).
Displaying anger, jealousy, and/or frustration easily; acting ‘hurt’ when not getting his/her way; getting very upset at small inconveniences.