What are you doing today? (besides shopping)

Some books are rich with possibility. They contain so much condensed information, or at least hints of where to look for more information, that they are small libraries.One to a binding, please!

Anyway, this morning was a rare treat. Early job was early. We returned home long before the deadline. I could become accustomed to this. !

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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Work on tax forms; quick trip fot a few groceries and wine; condition my hair; smoke some salmon.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
@Madetoshop when we moved, I packed up 100s of VHS tapes because Hubby wouldn't discard them. lol
I'm finishing up grading for spring semester!

Then it's preparing content for a Facebook page I manage for a non-profit I work for.

Tomorrow is back to shopping with the start of an overnight gas station/car wash loop.

The glamour never ceases...
Are they fiction, non-fiction, or reference books? My hubby held on to his college textbooks for a lonnnng time, despite me pointing out multiple times over the years that the information was either outdated or could easily be found on the internet. And then all of a sudden one day he came in and announced he was ready to let go of those books.
@Madetoshop wrote:

Attempting to clear out a small bedroom to create a home office for the offspring. Dumb husband is refusing to get rid of his books that he NEVER reads. Ughhhh. So frustrating. Who keeps old books or any book for that matter that you have no use for? What an eyesore and space hog. I need to go take a nap.

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
I like old textbooks and old teaching materials. They begin to answer my long-standing question, "What the #@#$@%^& are they teaching!?" It has been fun to find specific publication dates that represent when changed ideas and philosophies would have reached education environments. "Aha! So that is when someone, somewhere, began to have tacit or mandated permission to shun thus-and-such and promote something else. Educators and/or administrators had to choose, approve, and/or create the materials. Looking at a larger context, is it reasonable to suppose that various events over time have their onsets in the backgrounds of these text changes?" But this is one wee aspect of history, and some people do not want to study history after they finish what is required in school.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
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I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
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LOL. Come here and get them if you're into Sports (especially golf and skiing), meditation, YOGA, sports medicine, judo, jud-jitsu, philosophy, the human body, knives, etc. just to give you an idea.

@Shop-et-al wrote:

@Madetoshop: LOLOL!

I love books and have accumulated enough of them to keep me busy for a few months when I officially and completely retire. All I need is a bit more money. Then, I can read until I run out of books. At that time, I will fetch more and more and more of them! grinning smiley
He's also got textbooks galore and teaching materials/instruction, history, you get the gist. :-)


@Shop-et-al wrote:

I like old textbooks and old teaching materials. They begin to answer my long-standing question, "What the #@#$@%^& are they teaching!?" It has been fun to find specific publication dates that represent when changed ideas and philosophies would have reached education environments. "Aha! So that is when someone, somewhere, began to have tacit or mandated permission to shun thus-and-such and promote something else. Educators and/or administrators had to choose, approve, and/or create the materials. Looking at a larger context, is it reasonable to suppose that various events over time have their onsets in the backgrounds of these text changes?" But this is one wee aspect of history, and some people do not want to study history after they finish what is required in school.
Very, very few fiction unless it's a classic or something he has assigned his students. Lots of reference books. I get rid of my books as soon as possible. I don't like reading on a kindle for some reason. I guess it's not the same. I have a shared library at my job; that's where all of my books go. He's got a two volume hard cover medical reference book that is so outdated, it's laughable. He does not go on the internet unless forced to. Uuuughhh. Neanderthal. I read mostly fiction and non-fiction now.

@KathyG wrote:

Are they fiction, non-fiction, or reference books? My hubby held on to his college textbooks for a lonnnng time, despite me pointing out multiple times over the years that the information was either outdated or could easily be found on the internet. And then all of a sudden one day he came in and announced he was ready to let go of those books.
@Madetoshop wrote:

Attempting to clear out a small bedroom to create a home office for the offspring. Dumb husband is refusing to get rid of his books that he NEVER reads. Ughhhh. So frustrating. Who keeps old books or any book for that matter that you have no use for? What an eyesore and space hog. I need to go take a nap.
What a waste of space. We have re-located this dang bookcase 3x already and he just cannot let go. He loves books, kept buying them for me until I told him to STOP! He refuses to use a Kindle, laptop or tablet to read. He cannot let go. I told him to sleep with them at night, LOL!



@roflwofl wrote:

@Madetoshop wrote:

Attempting to clear out a small bedroom to create a home office for the offspring. Dumb husband is refusing to get rid of his books that he NEVER reads. Ughhhh. So frustrating. Who keeps old books or any book for that matter that you have no use for? What an eyesore and space hog. I need to go take a nap.

Madetoshop, I agree with the waste of space, but I understand your husband. I love books. I read all my books on my phone or tablet now, but I have a whole bookshelf of books I read years ago. I know it's a waste to keep them, but I can't seem to let them go. They're like old friends.
I suck at cooking rice. I made rice on the stove top last night. I burned the rice, onions and pot in under 20 minutes.

That has to be a record somewhere in the world.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Errands, a walk, and a lovely visit with Youngest Son for dinner, who brought me some peonies from his yard,

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product. Eleanor Roosevelt
Instead of another defense of actual books whose paper pages are easier on the eyes than screens and inserting a nod to Cicero who noted that a room without books is like a body without a soul, I need to remember Mom and Dad and say something that will make a positive contribution to the community.

Happy Mothers' Day to all who observe! smiling smiley Remember that Fathers' Day is coming soon! smiling smiley

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
_____
Honny,
Get a small, inexpensive rice cooker. follow the directions. It will turn itself off, but keep the rice warm for hours after it is done. Saves pots!. Also, a rice cooker is a multi-function item plus you can add seasonings to the rice that you cook which is how I make great yellow rice.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
@Madetoshop wrote:

What a waste of space. We have re-located this dang bookcase 3x already and he just cannot let go. He loves books, kept buying them for me until I told him to STOP! He refuses to use a Kindle, laptop or tablet to read. He cannot let go. I told him to sleep with them at night, LOL!



@roflwofl wrote:

@Madetoshop wrote:

Attempting to clear out a small bedroom to create a home office for the offspring. Dumb husband is refusing to get rid of his books that he NEVER reads. Ughhhh. So frustrating. Who keeps old books or any book for that matter that you have no use for? What an eyesore and space hog. I need to go take a nap.

Madetoshop, I agree with the waste of space, but I understand your husband. I love books. I read all my books on my phone or tablet now, but I have a whole bookshelf of books I read years ago. I know it's a waste to keep them, but I can't seem to let them go. They're like old friends.
Books are ridiculously easy to list on eBay. I'd pull a few and list them. If he has as many as you say, he won't miss them. You could always list the ones he bought for you.
@HonnyBrown, I agree with @walesmaven. So glad I have a rice cooker.
Start it before the rest of the meal prep and it's done and keeps ready to serve while I do everything else.

Today, I am going to Get Things Done. Clean car first, maybe.

Zoom meeting, with mutual fund guy. Zoom meeting for book club. So, must read book.

Schools are online in Alberta for 2 weeks, so no excuse.

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@Shop-et-al wrote:

@Madetoshop: LOLOL!

I love books and have accumulated enough of them to keep me busy for a few months when I officially and completely retire. All I need is a bit more money. Then, I can read until I run out of books. At that time, I will fetch more and more and more of them! grinning smiley
Have you ever seen the old Twilight Zone episode: "Time Enough At Last" with Burgess Meredith?? Hope that ending never becomes yours!!!
I went over to my sisters for Mothers Day. It was a lovely BBQ with many loved ones. I have an offer on my house. I will be finally getting my back surgery when Medicare starts in August. Things are finally falling into place. I am one happy woman.
So today was mostly free and completely fun. During our little road trip we had fog, rain, sleet, snow, cold, critters, three counties, and assorted signs of springtime everywhere.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
_____
I have not seen that. However, I am watching Eddie Murphy in 'Imagine That' and wondering if this is apt: "I want my goo-gah! i want my goo-gah!" grinning smiley


@guysmom wrote:

@Shop-et-al wrote:

@Madetoshop: LOLOL!

I love books and have accumulated enough of them to keep me busy for a few months when I officially and completely retire. All I need is a bit more money. Then, I can read until I run out of books. At that time, I will fetch more and more and more of them! grinning smiley
Have you ever seen the old Twilight Zone episode: "Time Enough At Last" with Burgess Meredith?? Hope that ending never becomes yours!!!

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
_____
wales, I didn't have any luck with my rice cooker either. The rice would cook unevenly: burned on the bottom and crunchy on top. After several variations of this, I gave up.

@walesmaven wrote:

Honny,
Get a small, inexpensive rice cooker. follow the directions. It will turn itself off, but keep the rice warm for hours after it is done. Saves pots!. Also, a rice cooker is a multi-function item plus you can add seasonings to the rice that you cook which is how I make great yellow rice.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
It's okay to give a spoiler on a 50 year old show!

@guysmom wrote:

@Shop-et-al wrote:

@Madetoshop: LOLOL!

I love books and have accumulated enough of them to keep me busy for a few months when I officially and completely retire. All I need is a bit more money. Then, I can read until I run out of books. At that time, I will fetch more and more and more of them! grinning smiley
Have you ever seen the old Twilight Zone episode: "Time Enough At Last" with Burgess Meredith?? Hope that ending never becomes yours!!!

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Today was a no prep, last minute paint job on the wall where my chest is going to go. I didn't do the very top of the wall because I didn't feel like getting the ladder from the garage.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
Free day!

The point of the Eddie Murphy movie was simply that his character needed to do one thing-- just one thing-- in order to inspire or persuade his young daughter to give up her blankie and her imaginary friends. What is Madetoshop willing to do in order to inspire or persuade her hubby to give up something she does not want him to have?

So today is all about catching up on news, laundry, and projects. If there is any free time, I am taking it for me! I need a nap and a workout.

Rest is not idleness, and to lie sometimes on the grass under the trees on a summer's day, listening to the murmur of water, or watching the clouds float across the blue sky, is by no means waste of time. - John Lubbock, "Recreation," The Use of Life, 1894
_____
I’ve noticed that everyone who is for abortion has already been born. - Ronald Reagan
_____
@HonnyBrown wrote:

It's okay to give a spoiler on a 50 year old show!

@guysmom wrote:


Have you ever seen the old Twilight Zone episode: "Time Enough At Last" with Burgess Meredith?? Hope that ending never becomes yours!!!
This banker who wears extremely THICK glasses, loves to read....all the time. He takes his lunch and reads in the large bank vault....now this is the late 50s/early 60s....newspaper headline reads: A-bomb could go off at any time...guess what??? It does.....but because he was in the bank vault downstairs, he is the only one alive....he is devastated at first, even though there is enough canned food to last him. But then he is overjoyed when he finds the library, blown up, but with books strewn all over the place. Thousands of books. He is overjoyed.....until.............(end of spoiler!!)

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@HonnyBrown wrote:

wales, I didn't have any luck with my rice cooker either. The rice would cook unevenly: burned on the bottom and crunchy on top. After several variations of this, I gave up.

@walesmaven wrote:

Honny,
Get a small, inexpensive rice cooker. follow the directions. It will turn itself off, but keep the rice warm for hours after it is done. Saves pots!. Also, a rice cooker is a multi-function item plus you can add seasonings to the rice that you cook which is how I make great yellow rice.

I don't want a rice cooker cluttering up my counter so even though I have one, it stays inside a cabinet. I make rice by putting it in a bowl and adding some liquid in it and then put it in my steamer. Set my timer to about 25 minutes, depending on what kind of rice and how much I am cooking. I put a lid over the bowl and it always turns out great. No burnt bottom to clean, just one bowl and the plate only got wet. You can check it to be sure it is cooked, if not, then steam some more. After the rice is cooked, I usually turn off the stove and let it sit in the steamer for about 20 minutes and then take it out. Easy peasy.
My small Hamilton Beech rice cooker lives in a cabinet and comes out only when I make rice. It works like a charm, with no issues and the working parts all clean up in the dishwasher. Easy peasy.

Based in MD, near DC
Shopping from the Carolinas to New York
Have video cam; will travel

Poor customer service? Don't get mad; get video.
@walesmaven wrote:

My small Hamilton Beech rice cooker lives in a cabinet and comes out only when I make rice. It works like a charm, with no issues and the working parts all clean up in the dishwasher. Easy peasy.

My rice cooker always results in burnt rice on the bottom and the dishwasher is insufficient. Always have to scrub by hand.. Have tried varying the amount of liquid and I just can't get it to work, but the steaming method always works for me. Everyone has a different method. LOL
Cash back all the way around!

My accent chest I bought from Big Lots: cash back on my debit card and a 20% rewards coupon.

Both gas stations I shopped today: 3% cash back via an app (non-shop) and 5% cash back via my shopping credit card.

"There's so much trouble in this world; surrounded by miracles" - Citizen Cope
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