Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share


Happy Monday!  Here’s (one of many) pics from the beautiful Butchart Gardens in Victoria BC.  I wish I knew what kind of plant this is. If anyone can enlighten me, please do. I’m sad I didn’t get a better shot of the bumblebee for you. 🙂

OK, for today miscellany:

I caught me a NEW cold last week (not fun).  I always seem to catch something every time I hop on an airplane!  Can anyone give me any tips on how I can avoid that?  Please???!!!  I meant to overrun my system with vitamin C beforehand, but forgot.  I also seem to remember a SharkTank episode where someone invented some semi-inconspicuous thing to go over your nose that kept out all the airborne junk, but I can’t remember if any of the sharks went for it.

Another random thing…we bought NEW pickleball racquets and have had fun playing at a nearby park. Who plays pickleball?  Have you played in any tournaments?

I bought a NEW compost bin that spins…does anyone have any tips for making sure you have the right nitrogen/carbon ratio?  I gotta get me some dried up leaves to go with my kitchen scraps…soon.

I recently saw this kayak that folds up! How cool (and expensive) is that?!?  I would love to get one (well, we’d probably need two) and do this road trip:  Drive to Moses Lake, WA and kayak that lake.  Do a day-trip to Lake Lenore (I didn’t know there was such a place for a really long time).  Head to Coeur d’Alene ID and kayak on that beautiful blue water (I drove by once, and that blue water took my breath away!)  Visit Glacier National Park, then kayak on nearby Flathead Lake.  Then come home.  How does that plan sound?  If anyone has been to any of the above, feel free to share tips or recommendations.  I figure if I put my vacation plans/ travel bucket lists in writing, perhaps eventually they will actual happen.

That’s enough random stuff for today.  Have a good one and do or learn something NEW today!





6 thoughts on “Miscellaneous Monday…NEW stuff i gotta share

  1. Wow that kayak looks really handy! We recently took out my parents’ kayak, but it’s hard work getting it out of the garage and carrying it down to their dock and sliding it into the water. And it’s even harder getting it back! This one sounds great!


  2. Re the tumbling compost bin: We regularly put (hand-)shredded credit card receipts (and similar) in with our kitchen scraps; this adds dry vegetable matter and disposes of sensitive papers at the same time. Leaving the paper in moderately large pieces, and scrunching it up, rather than making lots of tiny shreds, means air also gets into the mix, which is good for the process, too.

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