Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

Well, we're closing in on April. April 15th - to be exact. Most people understand what this means. Are you overwhelmed? Do you feel as if you have a backlog of paperwork?

Frontiersmen had a hard time keeping their fires going. Matches were rare and flint and steel often failed in damp weather. They tried to keep a fire burning without interruption for months at a time. - My Dad heats their house with a fireplace - he never lets their fire go out during the winter months.

For the pioneers to keep their fires going, they would put a green log in the back of the fireplace, and let it smolder for days. They would pile the dry wood in front of it to catch fire from the embers of the green log.

The backlog was not used for fuel itself - except in an emergency. 

Today we call any sort of reserve a "backlog."

Monday, March 11, 2013

5 Minute Friday

Two weeks ago, I added the "5 Minute Friday" button to my blog. 

Both Friday's since then, I've forgotten all about it. 

I may have to set an alarm.....

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Wednesday Wisdom

In medieval times, although gentry had plenty of rich food, the commoner would need to stretch the food. She would keep an iron pot on an open fire and throw all of her leftovers into it each day. It simmered most of the time. - sometimes for days. Then if someone arrived unexpectedly, he was likely to have to eat from the pot without knowing what had gone into it.

So, taking "potluck" came to name the act of eating any meal for which the host or hostess has made no special preparation.


Monday, March 4, 2013

For Married Couples

I read some information the other day that I found interesting. Statistics of 8000 people over 50.

  • Do you kiss or hug your partner in public? 32% of men and 48% if women say no. But according to the article, PDAs are great for your relationship. 73% of the happiest couples indulge in public displays of affection.
  • Do you and your spouse hold hands? 78% say they hold hands at least sometimes. Research shows that holding hands can even help settle arguments.
  • Do you praise your partner's appearance regularly? 47% of women say yes and 55% of men say yes. In unions of any length more praise will yield more happiness.