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Monday, April 23, 2012

Movie Channels

Thanks for the post, Vernon Lowe

We recently moved to a new house and we got cable tv. I was pretty impressed with all of the movie channels that we have. My husband and I do not really like to go to the movies that often anymore because it has gotten so expensive. We used to rent a lot of movies, but now that we have so many movie channels, we do not even have to do that. We have been able to watch so many new movies. We are both kind of homebodies too, so being able to watch movies at home is more comfortable for us. I like to go to a nice dinner, then come home and put on my pajamas, and curl up on the couch with my husband. It probably sounds really lame to most people, but it is what we like to do. We have been able to save a lot of money by not going out as much. Maybe one day when we make more money we will be able to go out more, but in the meantime, I think we are both pretty content.

Somethin' Fishy

I hate PetCo. Okay, I don't hate it. I love it. But it's a dangerous place for me. I had to get parrot food today. I walked into PetCo and walked out with the parrot food, 2 new betta a new betta tank, food and care supplies. The end result was a total expense of more than twice what it would have cost for just the bird food. If it wasn't so heavy, meaning a lot of extra shipping expense, I'd order bird food online. It would keep me out of PetCo.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Mobile Workstation

When my husband was in the hospital last year, I was captivated by his bed table. It dawned on me that those kinds of overbed table would be perfect as a writing table by my couch. My biggest problem has always been that the typical writing stand, computer table, ect, had to fit underneath the furniture and on my couch that never happened. If I wanted to sit in my recliner, that was even worse. I had to mess with the tables, and configure them to work and it made them unstable and less likely to work. The bed table that they used at the hospital where my husband was was perfect! Not only was the base the right style for fitting around chairs and couches, but the table itself had several sliding levels that would accommodate computer on one level, extra screen on another and the keyboard on still another. It's a great idea for anyone who likes to work from the comfort of a chair or couch and have mobility too.

Fun and Frustration

I've spent more time that I should the last few days getting back into the swing of being an author and promoting books. It has brought back all of the emotions of the fun and frustrating parts of being a novelist. In a perfect world, all a writer would have to do is write. In this world, however, if all you do is write, very few people will ever read the words.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Iron Working

I've been looking around at some tools to help with my home improvement projects in the new house. miller welders are a great deal and I think I'm going to break down and get one because there's some iron work to do on the front porch. I like the looks of the iron and don't want to completely change to wood there. It would change the entire atmosphere, but I'll admit I don't have a lot of experience with working with iron. The thought is to incorporate the iron motif all the way out to the garden and around the front landscaping as well. I hope the end product keeps the feel and ambiance of the current structure.

Writing Again

I've forgotten how much I love to write. That's right, forgotten. It's all coming back to me now though. Just a few days ago I decided to get back into writing. Just a few pages each day, and I also finished up my long discarded non-fiction piece. It's available on Amazon now (Business as Usual: How to Work From Home Successfully) and I'm having so much fun. I know it may seem strange to say I forgot how much I love to write when my job is writing, but commercial marketing content is far different from fiction or even non-fiction. And there's far more to being an author than just writing as well. There's a whole community, and passion involved that doesn't exist in commercial writing. In commercial writing, when the job is done, it's done. When you write novels or non-fiction, when the work is done the birth begins and a whole new life is in the world forever.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Replacing Testosterone

There comes a time in any man's life when they need a little help. Testosterone fades as they get older, and even stops almost completely after a certain age. But testosterone is very important to sexual desire and performance. It is also important in other areas of a man's life. The aggressive work drive, even their own self-esteem is regulated by their testosterone levels. Finding a good testosterone replacement can be tricky though. It's a good idea to look at all of the resources available before deciding on a product. You can find reviews like this progene review that will let you know all about the drug itself as well as how users feel about it, and if it helped them. That way you can make the best, most informed decisions on your health care needs.
I'm looking forward to building several raised beds for flowers this spring. I had a bit of a start already, but cooler weather set back in that is keeping me out of the yard. I found this very helpful video to get ideas for making raised beds easily.