Posted By Kathleen David on June 12, 2013
It will be harder and harder to get simple incandescent bulbs. Now consumers have several types of the new bulbs to choose from. I have CFL (Compact Florescent Light) in one of my bathrooms and I really don’t like it. I have had a problem with florescent light my entire life. Once the bulb starts to go, it strobes and I get some rather bad headaches. I can see the strobe and I can also hear the ballast (power pack) when they start to go Plus they are considered hazardous materials because of the use of mercury in the bulbs. They can’t be used in fixtures that have rheostats. So CFL is not what I want in my house.
Now there are LED bulbs. And they are better than the CFLs but the quality of the light is different and I can’t say I like that either. The warm tones of the light are gone. There are other types of in the works but I don’t think any will replace the good old incandescent lightbulb.
It is cool enough this morning that I have the windows open to let the air through the house. It is not that humid right now but that will change as the day wears on. Tomorrow it is suppose to rain. Friday is Field Day but if it is raining, it will be cancelled this year. I am not doing a puppet show this year. First time since Caroline started school.
Ah the sounds of lawn mowers are sounding through the air. There is a village rule that there is mowing before 8:00 AM. There is another noise ordinance which states that bars have to keep it down after 11 pm (midnight on weekends). That one gets broken all the time but not by anyone here. The music drifts across the water from the towns next to us. The Karaoke Tiki Bar is the worst offender. I think it is fortunate that all we hear is the music.
I am trying to find this kind of stretch fabric in gold rather than the green one I have.
Anyone have any ideas? I haven’t explored the possibilities of the NYC fabric district yet but I don’t want to do that until I have all my ideas in place.
I do have too many ideas and now have to pare them down to something that will work for the table.
Still sorting out the puppetslam. I am really hoping that something strikes our fancy soon. Our one good idea was done so that one is not happening.
Going to the new location of our beloved Kung Fu school for our lesson today. I really like the new space. It has a good energy about it and feels warm and inviting.
Need that coffee to kick in before I start my next project.
Have I mentioned recently how much I love my husband? He does things that make my life easier because he wants to make my life easier. I know how lucky I am and how blessed I am to have such a great guy in my corner.
Caroline has 6 more days of school to go before summer vacation. We are making a list of what she wants to do with her summer. Learning to sew is pretty high on the list. Play at the pool is up there too. I want her to have a good summer. This morning I came down and she was playing with her Monster High dolls. Before breakfast she took the time to clean up after herself which I was so proud of her for doing without me having to ask. She is growing up so fast.
I was listening to NPR yesterday and they talked about how English classes seem to be dumbing it down to make sure the kids are reading. But they need to read more complicated books as they get older to continue their vocabulary skills and reading comprehension. The teachers say that they are happy the kids are just reading but that is all they are doing. They are reading but not challenged. Yes, I got frustrated in school by some of the books they had me read, but I think I am a better person for having gone all the way through Moby Ðìçk once.
Stephen King’s new book Joyland is out and can only be found as a paperback. It is a good read. I recommend it.
Peter has a new book coming out through Crazy 8 real soon now. It is called Fearless and it was written by Peter and Caroline. It is sort of a sequel to one of my favorite books of Peter’s entitled Tigerheard. JK Woodward did the cover for it and it is amazing. Once I can post it I will. This, like Tigerheart, is for both the adults and the kids.
I don’t have any ink yet but my guilty TV pleasure are the tattoo shows.
OK Coffee is kicking in and I have things to do. Have a good one folks.
I am grateful for things I can’t even express but find a way.