When you’re out of birthday candles, make do with tea lights (and curse when you find an unopened pack of candles in a random drawer two days later).
We voted! We did write-ins for governor (I really wanted to write governator), but for the others Dan went R, while I went D. No spiffy “I voted!” sticker, because out in the sticks they don’t do things all fancy-like.
When it comes to floral arrangements, you generally have a few options available to you:
- purchase pre-made arrangements
- purchase custom arrangements
- purchase the necessary materials to create your own floral arrangements
Of these options, DIY wedding flowers is often the best choice, simply because it offers the perfect combination of cost-effectiveness as well as the freedom to express yourself. And at Bloominous, which launched in 2014, brides have the opportunity to purchase DIY wedding flower kits that are as much as 50% cheaper than competitors. Bloominous’ flowers are cut-to-order and pre-trimmed and removed of thorns, so they’re ready for use as soon as they arrive.
Each kit from Bloominous includes not just the cut-to-order, freshly prepared flowers, but step-by-step instructions with photographs, as well as tips for design, and general flower care information. Kits are designed to be assembled within 10 to 20 minutes.
Bloominous offers quality, professional designs that utilize speciality flowers and designs from florists with 10+ years of event and design experience. From flowers to vases to overall display, check out http://bloominous.com for all sorts of DIY flower kits and ideas.
Art is a universal medium of expression. No matter one’s creed, nationality or gender, art is bound to be something one hold’s dear in some form, whether it’s manifested visually or not.
If you own a store front or other business that you’re trying to promote, hanging artwork on the walls is an excellent way to keep customers interested in your wares. In fact, you can create an atmosphere that is warm, inviting and mysterious all with the use of strategically placed wall scrolls or canvas.
Whether it’s your home or office, it’s amazing what illusions you can create with art. A great way to open up a small room is by installing a large picture of a landscape that makes the walls appear to be another world entirely. For example, you can get large canvas art of a busy street in a metropolis. If the picture is to scale, it will look like there’s actually an intersection in your living room.
This same technique can be applied using a variety of locales and landscapes, so choose the one that fits your personality the best. If you’re trying to show off pieces of art that you’ve created for a gallery or special event, creating a website can help you gain notoriety. Be sure to use links entitled “see our art” and other similar directories so that your audience knows exactly where to go to find your masterpieces.
It’s amazing what one can express with their individualized artwork, so be creative and explore a variety of avenues.
Dogs love routine. Generally, they are eager to adapt to whatever schedule you have. Dogs pick up on cues and signals that let them know what is about to happen. For example, when they see you reach for the leash, they know it’s time to go outside. They can also learn to associate words with activities. The word “ride” can send some dogs into a happy dance. It is amazing how much dogs understand and how well they anticipate what’s coming up.
Establishing a relationship with a pet friendly facility such as Paw Print Inn, can have advantages for you and your dog. When you first get a puppy, enrolling it in some training sessions can be beneficial to both of you. A well-mannered dog can be taken out and about to enjoy lots of activities with you. Learning proper behavior within your home and away from home is an important step for any puppy.
If your dog is home alone while you’re at work, you might want to regularly schedule a half day or a whole day of doggie daycare for your pet. Your dog can quickly learn the cue that indicates it’s going to ride somewhere for a play date with other dogs. Your dog will associate the location and atmosphere of the daycare with something fun. If you need to board your dog, it will already be familiar with the setting. That can make its time away from home less stressful.
At the rate things are going I should probably ask
Dan a non-injured person to remove my front door and replace it with a revolving one. Since early September we have had anywhere from one to four extra guests in our house at any given time. I can count on one hand the number of times Dan and I have had sex since early September. Of course, all of his injuries and my stomach issues don’t help matters. On the extra people front: at one point we had three extra people in our house for a weekend, plus a few other guests come and go during the day and evening. On Alyssa’s birthday weekend I was bracing for five guests and a dog. Fortunately that didn’t pan out.
Right now Cat, my sixteen year old brother, is staying with us. He stayed with us last weekend and went home when my mom was discharged from the hospital last Monday evening; he came back last Thursday night in order to go Trick-or-Treating with Alyssa and Ryan, and it made sense for him to spend the weekend with us since he and Puff are at each other’s throats right now – and thus also driving my mother crazy. So in order to ensure everyone has peace and quiet, Cat is with us, much to Alyssa’s and Ryan’s delight.
Cat isn’t bad to have around. Unlike Puff, he isn’t sloppy, careless, or prone to eating us out of house and home if our backs are turned. Don’t get me wrong – I love Puff and enjoy having him around. But Cat is easier, and quieter. And I know my snack cabinet won’t be ransacked if I leave him unattended in our kitchen. We surprised him with a bronze-colored Nintendo DSi XL, which is a replacement for one Puff broke last year. We also gave him a case (a cosmetic case, but who cares? It has compartments and zippers and is definitely a step up from the ratty Ziploc bag he was using before) and Photo Dojo, so his year has been MADE. We told him it’s an early birthday present (his birthday is December 29th). In turn, Cat gave Dan his Nintendo 3DS, which my mother had purchased for Cat to replace the broken DSi XL – but in true Autism Fashion, Cat simply wanted another DSi XL, and a bronze one at that. Did you know that the bronze-colored DSi XL is a special edition model? I didn’t know that, but I found out when the Game Stop Dan and I stopped in at happened to have it when I was getting ready to purchase a blue one, and had mentioned in passing how much my brother missed his bronze one. The bronze was $10 more. Pfft. But he’s worth it, so I forked over the extra $10.
In terms of autism quirks, Cat is more like Ryan, whereas Puff is kind of in his own orbit (not that that’s necessarily a bad thing; it’s just that Ryan and Cat seem to be more “classically” autistic). Ryan’s current stimming behaviors include twirling his hair and chewing on his sleeves. But at least he isn’t head-banging or eating drywall. Cat has never grown out of his love of and need for rocking, and since our recliner (a 30+ year old La-Z-Boy that was originally my grandfather’s) is on its last legs and no longer functional beyond sitting in gently, when Cat is here our huge, heavy, weather-beaten Amish-made outdoor wooden glider chair is also here – smack in the middle of our living room. My only condition on it being in the house rather than outside (should “of” be here? I’m from Philly, and I think us Philadelphians have a habit of dropping what we think are time-wasting words, such as “of”) the house is that it must be on the carpet – I’d rather carpet fibers be torn up than our floors to be scratched or grooved!
Yesterday I finally got a bit of time to myself, and used that time to take a nap, do my nails, and put some purple hair dye in my hair. Thoughts?