Saw this on Petapixel today and wondered, if this is how big our planet is from a mere 4 billion miles away, and it’s even tinier when compared to the unimaginable scale of the universe, just how big are our problems again?
Yesterday I got in a mood. Pregnant ladies call it ‘nesting’, voluntarily (and possibly temporarily) barren women like me refer to it as ‘spring cleaning’. Tomato, tomato. Pretend you read and pronounced both ‘tomato’s differently. (If I were referring to tomatoes plural, not two singular and differently pronounced words, yes I’d have spelled it tomatoes. Individual words,
So I cleaned, is what I’m getting at here.
We clean the house every day, because our yard is a mudpit and our dogs love it a little too much, and because Casey is the sheddingest dog you’ll ever meet, but this was the first deep-cleaning of the year.
I was wearing a chiffon dark pink-and-white polka-dotted housewife type shirt, appropriately enough, and I attribute the success of Phase One of house-cleaning in part to this factor. I spring-cleaned while doing laundry and had a real matronly attitude about it, huffs and all.
It made me feel worlds better when it was done. So much so that I might clean again today when the gon’-be-husband gets home from his club meeting.
There is something about going into a room that is DONE that is so nice. My craft room looks less like an explosion and more like a hospitable and charming part of the house now.
And this is what some call being domesticated, old, and done with fun.
But I still have fun. Yesterday we went out driving and taking pictures of things we liked. We enjoyed some drinks at night. We have fun conversation all the time.
This keyboard is dusty…
Do you find spring cleaning enjoyable, or a nightmare?
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There are a couple of great sites I visit daily. I’ve had them on my bookmark bar for years and if you’re a fan of helping animals without homes, you should too.
Best part is, it’s not costing you anything and you don’t need to sign up to do it. Sponsors pay the donations, as long as you keep visiting and clicking to show your support. And if you feel like donating your own money, there are ways to do that too!
- The Animal Rescue Site – This site seems to allow you to click more than once daily — not sure if it counts every click after the first one, but it can’t hurt. There are other causes you can click on too, from Autism to Hunger to Diabetes to Cancer, and they have gifts to purchase if you feel like donating a bit extra to the cause. They have sponsored advertisements, so I would suggest clicking on those to take a look at who’s making your donation.
- FreeKibble — Your daily donation of kibble whether you’re right or wrong answering one dog-related quiz question. Fun site started by a kid when she was 10 or 11 years old. She now has children’s books that can be purchased with the proceeds going toward shelter dogs as well.
- FreeKibbleKat — Same site, but for cats.
It is so easy to help homeless animals these days. You don’t even need to watch a ten minute-long Sarah McLachlan commercial.
Happy Friday, everybody.
What are some sites you use to donate to causes? Leave them in the comments.
This makes 4/5 animals we have that have cozied up into the DIY cat hammock I made under a dining room chair last year. (Last year?? Time flies.)
If you haven’t seen the super easy tutorial, go here.