I’M JUST CURIOUS: My latest favorites

by Debbie Walker

I do love these little tidbits of information (hacks) that show up online on the computer, things from my newsletters from The Farmer’s Almanac, advertisements for Joey Green’s latest books usually have a few tidbits. (If you check out Joey Green’s list of books you will find some easy to follow instructions and usually an entertaining read.)

Tonight, I got excited because I read the advertisement for Joey Green’s book The Wacky Uses for Elmer’s Glue. (I am on his emailing list). It listed 14 uses and my favorite was about sewing on Scout badges, but it has so many possibilities . So easy, you use a white glue-like Elmer’s, glue the patch or badge on the garment where you want it. Let it dry. Stitch it in place. When you wash it the glue will wash out. There must be other uses like this that we can come up with.

I was out with my daughter and granddaughter one night when they were looking for one of those exfoliating things for the face. I watched as they covered their face with it. They laughed and sent out funny pictures of themselves, but I got to see them as they were removing it from their face! I didn’t know at the time that they could have used a paintbrush to put the white glue in place of this special fancy stuff they bought. And I would have gotten even more laughs out of the experience. No, I didn’t feel like giving up any layers of my face at the time.

I read an article the other night about how to be a good guest in your adult child’s home. Some tips from experts being a gracious guest:

A. Before you visit have a discussion about what I refer to as “House Rules”. We laughed about it but we both knew it was a good idea.

B. Be a helper but respect how they want things done.

C. Bring a gift that reflects your host family’s interests, not yours.

I found a new years resolution I could probably live with. 1. Put on at least 30 pounds. 2. Stop exercising. 3. Procrastinate more!

I really only have one resolution: to discover the difference between wants and needs. May I have all I need and want all I have.

I have always had very thick hair. Guess what, to me it is feeling much thinner, and I am not happy. Tonight, I saw this idea and I may try it. When you cook pasta keep the water you cooked it in. Pour the cooled pasta water, from roots to ends of damp hair, let set for 10 minutes. Rinse. Wait till I tell my hairdresser I tried this one!

If you want to pack for a trip and you want to know an easy way to handle the jewelry: Use a thin carboard, lay jewelry on it and cover with Press and Seal. A thin gold chain you can just feed through a straw to keep from knotting.

I’m just curious which of these you will find interesting. Contact me at DebbieWalker@townline.org. with any of your questions or comments. Thanks for reading and have a great week!


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