Some sarcasm








Sooo hermit crabs

So remember a while back when one of our 3 hermit crabs died, I told my boys, and we buried it. A few weeks after the burial I bought 3 small, small hermits.
About a week before our trek from TN to Florida I moved their habitat into a smaller more portable case.
Well we’ve been in FL for about 3 full weeks. At some point in the last 3-4 weeks one of the small crabs had died while buried in the substrate. I thought it may be molting so I tried to give it plenty of time, well I checked today and it was dead dead dead.
This time I did not tell the boys as they had not yet formed attachments to the new small hermits, in fact my hubs thinks I only bought 1 extra hermit do this hermit that died wont be missed by the family. However, I did bury this one and covered it with rocks to protects its “grave”….

On another note, the living hermits are enjoying all sorts of food: rabbit food, dried veg, dried fruit, crab food, cricket food, finch food….. Etc

White wine dressing- yummy

The tipsy cook (go to that website for more great recipes)

“This takes five minutes and a blender. It doesn’t get easier than that!

2 TBSP white wine – I used Sauvignon Blanc
2 TBSP lemon juice
1/2 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. coarse ground Dijon mustard
1 TBSP shallot, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp.ground black pepper
1/4c extra-virgin olive oil

1. Place all ingredients, except olive oil into a blender and puree until well blended and consistency is smooth.

2. Keep blender running and gradually add the olive oil to blend thoroughly.

3. Season to taste and serve immediately over a salad or chill for later.”

I did substitute the shallot for onion
1/4 tsp of garlic powder instead of a clove of garlic
Italian seasoning instead of mustard and pepper….
I also accidentally blended the oil with the ingredients all at once so it came out looking creamy….


Consequences for child misbehavior

Kids don’t need to be upset about consequences
to learn from consequences.

Of course, the odds for learning go way up when consequences meet the following guidelines:
They are logical.

The consequence makes sense given the child’s mistake or misbehavior.
They are provided with love.

The consequence is delivered with sincere empathy instead of frustration, anger, or sarcasm.
They are enforceable.

The consequence is something we can actually do, and it doesn’t punish us as we provide it.
They are preceded with very few words.

Before the consequence is provided, there are no repeated warnings, threats, or lectures.
When they are over, they are over.

After providing the consequence, the adult doesn’t rub salt in the wounds by lecturing, moralizing, or trying to make sure that the child has learned a lesson.

-Dr Charles Fay

Keurig Kahula coffee

Ok my opinions on some keurig coffees…

The Kahula is weak and disappointing
The caribou(?) mahogany is a bit too strong for me
The Timoty’s cinnamon pastry is a nice light coffee
I think the pecan praline by van houtte (?) is delicious

I am partial to nutty favors….

update: I change my mind, I think I like the kaluha when using half and half