Monday, September 25, 2017


8) Feelings are important too.

If you think thoughts have all the power in your life, think again. Feelings cause us to do some pretty amazing things, and some not so amazing things. Pay attention to how you feel instead of trying to trick yourself into hiding from your feelings.
-----20 Brutal Truths

Saturday, September 23, 2017

More truths....

7) Trying to be perfect will kill you.

Standing in front of the mirror pointing out your flaws will make you old before your time. Don’t waste another second trying to be anything except what you are right now.
--- 20 Brutal Truths
Did you notice I skipped #6? 

6) Making everyone happy is for the birds. Don’t worry about trying to make people happy. People will never be happy. You do you before your time runs out.

I didn't like this one, and don't agree with it.  It doesn't cost you anything to try to make others happy, just don't kick yourself if it doesn't work. Some people truly will never be happy, true, but others are. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

Spending time....

5) Spending money is less effective than spending time.

If you want to make a real difference in the world, donate your time and save your money for a rainy day. Spending time with people impacts them in ways you cannot even imagine. There is always more money, but there is never enough time.
--- 20 Brutal Truths

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Remember this.....

4) Searching for happiness prevents you from finding it.

Unless you are living in the here and now, you are wasting your life. Stop chasing tomorrow and start enjoying today.
---- 20 Brutal Truths

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Third thing to remember.....

3) Money doesn’t make you happy.

No matter how hard you try, money will not buy you happiness. Life is about living, not accumulating. Stop spending your money on crap.
--- 20 Brutal Truths

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Fall/Winter Garden Log -- September 17, 2017

Finished up the garden this past week, although I'm still doing some mulching and, of course, weeding already. Sigh...

→The lettuces are in:
Little Gem -
Yugoslavian Red Butterhead - Seed Savers Exchange
Green Ice -
Salad Bowl Red -
→The choys:
Shanghai Green - Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds 
Extra Dwarf Pak Choy - Saved Seeds (orig. Baker Creek)
→The kales:
Tronchuda - Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds
Lacinato -
Halbhoher Gruner Krauser - Seed Savers Exchange
→The beans:
Tendergreen Improved - Ferry Morse
Calima - Pinetree Garden Seeds

I went ahead and bought nursery plants to get these in - mine are not ANYWHERE near big enough to plant, and I'm not even sure they ever will be. These are all from Bonnie Plants and they cost $3.78 a pack of 6, so they are 63 cents each. No tax because Vegetables! Yea!

Savoy Cabbage
Ruby Red Perfection Cabbage

Artwork Broccoli
Lieutenant Broccoli

Next up, potting up some vegetables for the greenhouse this winter.

More things to remember.....

2) Everyone around you is going to die.

Hug your mom and dad and tell your sister you love her. They won’t be there someday when you finally look up from that smartphone. Tell people that matter to you that they matter.

--- "20 Brutal Truths"