Sunday, September 5, 2010

I Need A Weather'person's Dictionary!!

I guess I just don't understand the terms a weatherman...excuse me...weatherperson uses.

For days, and that includes this morning, the weather girl said just a slim chance of a passing shower. OK. Can live with that. Unfortunately, I don't know what that means. I was under the impression that it meant maybe...only maybe, there would be a little shower that would pass in a few minutes and it would be sunny again. Not so. It was cloudy at noon when we left home to go to the mall, and at 4:30 a downpour and not a shower. It was cloudy as far as you could see in every direction. It had been raining while we were in the mall, big puddles everywhere, and continued for another hour and a half. Now it is still totally cloudy. Does someone have a definition I don't know about. Ugh!! Not pretty out at all!!

I was going to come home and clean the kitchen but now with the gray old day I have lost my enthusiasm. I know it doesn't take much, but that was enough. So think I will start to scrap and Jim wants me to show him how to organize my ACDSee and I sure am not going to turn down that request.

I am waiting for the last coat of oil to soak in on my new cutting board.  BTW...What do you use to season your cutting boards? I have always used vegetable oil. Well, thanks to the Internet, I found out that is not good to use. You should use mineral oil. It does not go rancid. BUT use only the kind that is ingestible. There are two kinds. One you can ingest and one you can not. It seems that if you use olive oil or vegetable oil or an oil like that, that it can go rancid and spoil on your board. I didn't know that. So I got the mineral oil and it is working great. Giving it a really nice finish. I got my board at the dollar store at the flea market and it looks pretty darn good for cheap! BTW you find the mineral oil in the health and beauty area in the laxatives section. Yep. That is what you take it for. Also as a body lotion. Jim had never heard of it as a laxative. And I rubbed it in my hands and it makes them very soft. Maybe we have been spending to much on hand cream. Get a bottle of mineral oil. Only $1.32 at Walmart!!

I finished another Gloria page. I am having so much fun doing these. This is her grand daughter who was being so sweet and cleaned the bathroom for her!!! Pretty nice...right?? I like the way the sketch turned out. Hope you enjoy it! (BTW the shadow on her teeth is where the light picked up strangely on her braces! Don't know why but it did. It looks like a tooth missing, but it's not. She has beautiful teeth!!!!)

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So I am calling it a night for now. Hope you enjoy tomorrow!


Kathi said...

Ha, ha! Wish we'd get another "slim chance of rain." It poured on Thursday and that was so nice. Left us with a beautiful weekend, one of only a handful I remember at Labor Day.

I laughed at your transition from mineral oil as a hand lotion to Helping Hands. Guess Colleen needed a bit of your oil after her good deed! Love your LO.

Demented said...

I'm not minding the rain! At least it hasn't been sooooo hot all the time.

I use a glass cutting board so can't help you there :)

Love Gloria's LO!

Terry said...

had a little rain today. Think it is supposed to rain for the next few days. We could use it.

Serene said...

I often have the same issue understanding weatherpeople. My ankle aches usually do a better job of forecasting the weather than they do.

I also use a glass cutting board.

What a sweet granddaughter she is to do that for her grandma. What a nice lo you created to mark her kind gesture.

Melissa said...

Whew, sometimes it'll be sunny one minute here, then pouring (and I mean *pouring*!) the next minute. Nothing like rain in the TN valley I guess!

I have two wooden cutting boards (a small one and a regular sized) and a glass one. I usually use the glass one for cutting meats now, as I much prefer the wooden ones. I use mineral oil as well. I didn't know you could use it as a laxative! lol

Love the way your LO is arranged with the "white space". Very pretty! And nice of Colleen to help her grandma.

Lisa said...

I just don't listen to the weather people anymore!

See, I knew mineral oil was a laxative, but had no clue about the other uses! I'm going to have to check it out for hand lotion, because that stuff has gotten so high and doesn't work to well anymore it seems!

My cutting board is glass, so I'm not help there...but I shall have to remember that!

Love the layout. You always do so great with all the little 'extra's'.