I started babysitting in 1969, age 9. That was a whole big deal back then where I lived – “You’re 9! You’re a big girl now, and you can earn your own pocket money!” I got a brochure about it in school, even.
My parents burst that bubble – you don’t charge friends and family, they said. My cousins were little monsters, mostly. The world’s greatest birth control method ever. No, I never made a cent. Never had kids, either.
My parents weren’t mean, by the way, we were poor, a lot of the family was poor, a lot of our friends were poor. We all pitched in.
And I didn’t drop the baby on purpose, he squirmed too much!
I’m not complaining about the heat, I’m complaining because I can’t afford to move north away from this hideously tropical state of FLORIDA!
We’ve already had a couple days over 90 degrees, and that was the first week of May. Winter? What’s that?
And no, I’m not a climate change denier, I’d just like to get away from them – before the flooding starts.
I’ve never known too many suit-and-tie types, but I’ve heard that a white shirt goes with any suit, and any tie, too!
Be aware that this advice is coming from someone who wears jeans and tshirts almost exclusively.
Can someone explain to me why anyone would wash dishes without letting them soak first? Do they just enjoy scrubbing? Maybe they like buying new cookware and dishes once the ones they have are scratched up?
I truly do not understand this. I put water into every dish that goes in the sink, and put flatwear in cups/bowls/glasses to soak. I wash them 2 hours after dinner. I almost never have to use a scrubber, everything gets clean, and I don’t have to stand there forever. And the dishes have plenty of time to reflect upon their sins!
I swear, some people just love doing things the hard way.
Carry your books in a shoulder bag and you have a better weapon that protects the books from most damage.
Also, swinging the bag gives you distance and added force.
Yes, I used this when I was in school, but bullies seem to be impervious to bodily harm.
I wasn’t aware that there was a definitive recipe. I generally include ham or sausage, mushrooms, potatoes, onions, and garlic. No real recipe, just what I’ve found that works.
I really don’t do soup recipes, I just toss things into the crock pot!
And the spacing is all messed up.
There should be line breaks between “E” and “Except”, “C” and “Or”, and “A” and “As”.
I before EExcept after COr when as AAs in neighbor or weigh.
Still no where near 100%, but a lot better than just quoting the first line.
There’s a show on cable called “Carnival Eats” – I think. I was bored. I don’t really recommend it. But they showed how to make fried butter.
They didn’t show why anyone would make it or want it, though.
I remember Vacation Bible School the summer after 5th grade. The church that ran it had the preacher speak on the last day. Real fire and brimstone type, he was.
I didn’t sleep much for 2 weeks, neither did my family. We never went back to that church.
I never understood why anyone would follow a religious leader who stressed that we, each and every one, were worthless sinners destined for hell.
Maybe he should have read the same Bible I did?