Wasting Wood – Woodworking

I love handcrafted pieces. I have original artwork and handmade items bought from struggling artists and crafters from all over he country.

However, just because somethings crafty, doesn’t make it good. I remember seeing someone sew an extremely elaborate backdrop which was terrible, disproportionate, and had no depth, and people raved over it because she made it herself. I’m reminded of the saying “ Unique doesn’t always mean better, just because somethings different doesn’t mean it’s useful

My mom was the one who taught me how to use power tools. My dad doesn’t know how to make anything and my tiny mom who’s not even 5 feet built an entire deck in the backyard by herself.

I’ve studied sculpture and took an iron pouring class. A bit of wood working is not impressive and being a female who knows how to do a bit of woodworking is not that impressive. More than half of the people I’ve met who were skilled woodworkers were female.

Giving tremendous praise over knowing how to use a bandsaw and some sandpaper and stain is laughable. She clearly missed the memo about never wasting expensive materials such as that piece of wood right there… (Not sure what kind of wood that is or if it’s expensive or not but it definitely costs more than a standard 2×4) That’s like the first thing you learn when pursuing woodwork. Did her dad also buy her that wood so she thought it’s ok to be that wasteful?


Crazy New Inflatable Car Seat? Looks Like A Seat Cover

Nice Best Car Seat Cover Or Inflatable Cover?

This isn’t safe but it’s also not safe to put over or on top of an already existing car seats. Car seats are tested exactly as they’re made so when you add stuff (strap covers, inside covers etc) it’s effects how the seat does it’s job in a crash. Adding anything that did not come with your seat or come directly from that seats manufacturer can be the difference between a safe child in an accident and a fatally harmed one.

Definitely do a lot of research on proper car seat safety! No 5 point harness and their website recommends for ages as low as 9 months (what about rear facing???)! Maybe it’s ok for cab rides when you do not have a seat with you, but to replace as a regular car seat does not seem like a good idea its like having the best car seat cover as a child seat. I’d think a child could slip right out. Plus look how the dummy flops around in the crash video. I hope parents think long and hard before buying this.

No 5 point harness and their website recommends for ages as low as 9 months (what about rear facing???)! Maybe it’s ok for cab rides when you do not have a seat with you, but to replace as a regular car seat does not seem like a good idea. I’d think a child could slip right out. Plus look how the dummy flops around in the crash video. I hope parents think long and hard before buying this.

Not A Safe Car Seat

This is not a car seat, it is not safe and will not properly keep your child safe in an accident. This should not be on the market, it’s dangerous to tell people that they can replace a necessary safety device with this garbage. Inflatable bath tubs are a thing, not inflatable car seats.

How dare you force me to keep my child safe. They might CRY!! They might have to bend a leg. The sun will get in their eyes, they will surely be blinded. What if they HAVE to look out the window, and they can’t? I bought the best car seat covers for a reason!!!Car Seat Covers

Why would I put them through such TERROR just so they aren’t internally decapitated? Broken necks are surely not as serious as a broken toe!!!!!! Also, it might take me 5 minutes to turn the car seat backwards, that seems extreme to keep my kid safe…. then I have to explain to little timmy why mommy is trying to keep him safe, what if he doesn’t want to do it? You want me to force him to do things against his tiny little will?

Why Even Buy Best Car Seat

I can’t even fathom why something so very complicated and so very inconvenient is being pushed on me as a mom. I mean, 20 years ago before text messaging, SUV’s, and all of the other road hazards that didn’t exist, I rode on the roof, tied fast with clothesline, in the middle of a storm, and I am still alive!

I’m just going to follow the guidelines of my seat seat cover because I want my kids to be safe. But I’m definitely not going to a pretzel a child 40lbs or over and over 42″ in a RF position no matter what age.. Just like I’m not going to throw my 7lbs daughter in a FF seat. Those guidelines are there for a reason.

I have the Graco4ever seat and it’s literally 4 – 40lbs RF and 22 – 65lbs and 49″ or less for FF before you turn it into a booster seat. Simply follow the guidelines for your car seat.


Prep Food Before You Camp

It’s great if you have small children, we did this when we went camping last time. Why? Because out in nature it isn’t child proof for a 2 year old like my house is. So preparing food before hand is very helpful when your constantly chasing a toddler. It’s not lazy, it’s good prep for when you need to make your meals fast to feed that hungry toddler who wants to spend their entire day exploring outside.

It’s funny how anytime someone does something that other people wouldn’t it’s just seen as “lazy” by people like you. Doing the work at home is still doing it. The people who meal prep for the week or at home are simply prioritizing their time differently than you do.

I’d do the prep at home because while out with my family I’d rather by spending my time enjoying them than cutting and marinating food.

Because for families with small kids this is great and when you do grow up and have to worry about more than yourself you will have to plan and prefer ahead so you can spend time with your kids playing which is way better than them watching you prep their food.


My family was like yours to when we camped I don’t remember it being as organized they did everything as they went and I remember them going to the market to buy food to grill once we were at are camp site I wouldn’t call prepping or not prepping lazy but hey everyone is entitled to there opinion.

I have 4 children all different ages all of them we took camping a few times a year sense they were 6 months old I totally do the prepping thing in my opinion I just want everything organized once I get there it’s probably more work to prep at home It stresses me out but once I’m there I get to set up and relax.

I know its ready to cook the kids still help with stuff they love it just as I remember when I was a kid I think it just depends on the person there’s no wrong way it just would drive me crazy if I wasn’t as organized especially because where I live and where we camp some days are 100-118 degrees outdoors its just easier to have it ready and be able to go have more time on the lake or creek  because its just to hot


Read Chrysalids It’s Amazing Book

The Chrysalids was a wonderful book. Unfortunately, like a couple of John Wyndham’s other novels, it just missed out on a place in our list as we decided it was more suitable for slightly older readers. Wyndham was such an original and influential writer though.

I am a firm believer in buying books for children as my family know.Hopefully these children mainly my G.Grandchildren will be pleased in the future when they’ve got a nice library to enjoy.l have ALWAYS been so grateful to (a)my teacher Miss Arkle who let me pick a book every week from her wall to wall library &describe the story before having the next one . (B) My lovely aunty Edith who bought me one each Birthday and Christmas.I owe a lot to them both.

I read The Chrysalids at school – a brilliant book. I love John Wyndham, Enid Blyton and Rudyard Kipling. However, if anyone asked me my what my favourite childhood book was, I would say without hesitation, ” Come Back Lucy.”

Some great titles, it’s impossible to pinpoint a single novel, there are too many great books, some missing from this list I feel.

We could easily have put together a list of 100 or 200 books. As you can imagine, it was an impossible task to compile just 50 titles. The main message though is simply for kids to discover a love of reading at an early age, whatever type of book or comic appeals to them.



Economic Protection For Gunmakers

The legal system is fully capable of distinguishing between instances where there is misuse of a product in ways the manufacturer cannot control versus where the product is faulty or the manufacturer promotes misuse. Gun manufacturers should be no more or less protected than any other producer.

Requiring gun owners to obtain liability insurance would solve the problem. Insurance companies would put so many restrictions on gun use that usage would decrease precipitously.

They actually aren’t, having the supreme court decide it is only because some leftist fool pushed it there. There have been many other decisions like this from lower courts for other industries.

You can’t make someone pay to use a constitutionally protected right. Perhaps you want sites like Salon ( listed by several independent organizations in the top 3 least truthful sites on the Internet right behind occupy democrats) they should carry liability insurance for the BS they say. Or Facebook for allowing so many people to be bullied to the point of suicide. The can of worms your taking about opening is horrendous. Perhaps you should be forced to in sure some of your constitutional rights.