Sunday, November 15, 2009

Life & Times of Bad Momma & Co. - 3 week Catch-Up

This time of year is my busy season at work and I find it difficult to post as frequently as the rest of the year. Partly due to lack of time and mostly due to lack of motivation and interesting material to write about.

This may be one of the longest periods that I have ignored my blog. Please forgive me. Not so much for dropping out of sight, but for the burst of randomness to follow:

Sign of the Times

A few days ago, while running errands for work, I passed a few sign-holders such as this gentleman for stores going out of business: Smith & Hawken; IDG Jewelers, and a furniture store. I keep hoping the economy has finally bottomed out but keep struggling for clear signs we are in recovery. Unfortunately, signs like these do not help.

Saving the Landfills

We try to reuse and recycle as much as possible. When we had some chips and pretzels that were well past their sell-by date, I was a bit concerned about throwing dozens of bags in the trash.

A co-worker suggested feeding them to the ducks. I gathered up my boys and some of their friends. We went to a nearby creek and served up high-sodium snacks to our fine-feathered friends. A fun time was had by all!

I only hope we are not responsible for creating health issues like hypertension. It's bad enough trying to pay for health care for my family.

Indian Summer

This past week the weather has been unseasonably warm for November. I took a bunch of photos of the last of my flowers. I also took a few photos of my decaying vegetable garden, a lady bug and a milkweed bug. You can see these on my photo blog: Driveby Shooting: November Garden Pictorial If you click on the photos, you can see them full-sized.

I am amazed at the detail my digital camera is able to get. I have an Olympus Camedia C-7000 zoom, 7.1 megapixels. At 4 or 5 years old, this is now outdated technology!

I also was able to get my car washed on Saturday. Might be the last time this year for this! I was able to get Alex to help a bit before he ran off to play!

Today we had a swim meet and we spent a good chunk of the day at the pool. I'll save that for another post. Maybe tomorrow? I have some ground to make up!


seashore subjects said...

It is goofy, I know, but it makes me a little sad when I see the sign holders.

WeaselMomma said...

The sign holder is a good sign of economic improvement! That is on of the 'jobs saved or created' that you've heard touted by government officials.

PETA is going to come after you for abusing those poor ducks.

It looks like your going to wind up in trouble for violating the child labor laws too.

Sorry your week is looking so grim =)

terri said...

There are plenty of those types of signs in our area too. We have several shopping areas that are relatively new where businesses are already going under. It's so sad.

I wish I'd have thought to feed the ducks and geese with all the chips and pretzels I just threw away. Next time! Thanks for the tip!

Tara R. said...

I want to know your trick for getting your Boys to wash your car. Mine needs some spiffing up.

Mike said...

Boy, I know what you mean about the economy going down quick. Great random post. Keep us posted when you can...