1.) What is it about my appliances that makes them stop working in pairs? First the refrigerator and hot water
heater stopped working within weeks of each other - thank goodness they only required repair which we deduct from our rent...the only benefit of renting that I can see.
This weekend I no sooner plugged in my new toaster oven (and used a magnifying glass to read the teeny tiny symbols on the dials) than I found my steam mop no longer steams. The warranty expired recently. Won't be replacing it with the same model, that's for sure.
2.) These early days of daylight savings are hard. I have more trouble getting a move on in the dark mornings and then find I want to do errands and stuff after work because it feels weird to go home and make dinner in broad daylight.
On the other hand, I refilled our propane tank and have already grilled twice since Saturday!
3.) I have been wanting to write a long post about e-cigarettes, - perhaps I will someday again find the time and energy to write long posts about all kinds of things!
Anyway, my husband who has smoked since he was about 12 is now three months tobacco free. He is not nicotine free, however. And that is actually okay. Tobacco is the carcinogenic aspect of smoking, nicotine the addictive part. The "haters" of the e-cigarette are not telling the truth on this issue. I am not an apologist for the use of nicotine. It is a stimulant and may have other negative effects on health - so does drinking too much caffeine or alcohol and eating too much sugar or bacon. Just saying, when it comes to the health cost of smoking, it isn't the nicotine causing the problem.
I have a husband who is finally not inhaling tobacco smoke into his lungs. He stopped coughing within a week of being off tobacco. He uses his e-cigarettes and snus packs and plans to decrease use of those over the next year. I consider that a major victory and all the e-cigarette haters can stuff their lies and misdirected outrage. He has used his e-cigs in all kinds of public places for several months and has never had a negative reaction much less a complaint.
I am really proud of him for making this big effort. He actually loves smoking and misses his tobacco. He has done this to improve his health. I hope the anti e-cigarette people don't mange to make them harder or more expensive for people to use - the alternatives are so much worse.
4.) We have been recording the Jimmy Fallon Tonight Show every day and loving it. His monologues aren't much but the skits, games and general feel of the show is so fun and upbeat.
5.) I didn't write s biking post last weekend - I am feeling strange about that being the only subject I post lately...
We tried going off road - I have now run into something I am just not up for, even with my "hill assist." It freaks me out and brings my fear of falling off the bike right up front and center. So no more of that for me. However, our nearby regional park, Lake Chabot, is fabulous! Next time we go we are going to rent kayaks and paddle around.
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