TUF Season 3

Well working through the TUF seasons. I was not impressed with TUF Season 2 and I feel like Rashad Evans has not reached his full potential. Michael Bisping is on TUF Season 3 and is the current champ for his weight class. I am hoping this season will be impressive, plus I am a Matt Hamil fan.  I love the UFC and hope it doesn’t get commercialized like boxing but Conor McGregor is killing the sport for me. 

Early Morning on the Last Saturday of the Month

I love the last Saturday of the month. See where I live the Goodwill stores have 50% off sales the last Saturday of every month. This weekend I get a bonus because its Memorial Day as well. Now I use to go crazy on the last Saturday, but my closet got full of a lot of mismatched stuff that I couldn’t put together as an outfit. Now I shop with a plan and allow myself only $15-20 of off list purchases (you gotta feed that impulse buy need). Sometimes items are off list but a good buy. I will give you an example my Seinna Luna Plus Steam mop was $25 and off list. However, it retails at $109 (discounted). The reviews for this mop was off the chart and I really don’t like my Shark (which I got from a second hand store). I just like to remind people buying unnecessary, unusable, and unneeded items is not a deal.  Happy shopping!!!

Authority – Abuse 

Nothing upsets me more then when someone abuses their authority.  I often struggle with how someone who is entrusted with a position of authority uses it as if it is a weapon. I look at the current state of America and see how this abuse of authority is like a cancer. One really prevalent example is our current president.  However, he is setting the tone and it isn’t pretty.  Police officers are another example of people who are abusing their authority. IRS authorities and even judges are abusing their authority. These are positions that are suppose to be trusted (well as much as you can trust a politician when discussing the president). I makes these statements but of course I have to give examples to support my position. The president bombs Syria, knowing that America is not prepared for the chemical warfare that comes with truly going to war with Syria. Meanwhile, Flint Michigan still has toxic water. There has been minimal effort to fix the problem (and Flint is not the only place with this issue). Not even that there is no effort to resolve the problem, no one is being held accountable for why this issue has become so toxic. Now on to the police (I don’t even know where to begin). I get tired of reading articles about police corruption, police running prostitution rings, police fondling people, etc. What is missing in the process that evaluates a person entrusted to uphold the law? For many years I have watched as judges use their position to wrongfully incarcerate people using personal opinions instead of laws to sentence people.  I am not sure if it has worsened or if the surronding instances of abuse of authority just make it more noticeable.  One other group that I forgot to mention earlier are teachers.  Teachers have a special kind of trust because they are trusted with our children (in other words our future).  I have often wondered why it is more acceptable when a female teacher violates a child then when a male teacher does so. Either way it sickens me. How can we weed out the pedophiles and child abusers before they entrusted with our youth?  Not sure if with an administration in office like the one we have now that anything will get better anytime soon.  The press secretary’s behavior during press conferences is comparable to dealing with a two year olds temper tantrum. Please help me find the sanity.

Athletes Foot Remedy 

Anyone who has ever experienced Athletes Foot knows it is annoying and itchy. Athletes Foot can also get stinky. But preventative measures are much better than treatment. So cheap solution drop a few drops of tea tree oil in a small jar of Vaseline (10 was my magic number). Now I don’t have athletes foot but made it for a friend that swears by it. I actually used this after having surgery to moisturize my skin with minimal additives. I have continued to use it to avoid dry cracking skin. I am sure the Vaseline could be subbed with coconut oil for an even better moisturizer.

Meal Planning Again

I speak on this so much because it saves me so much money. My family and I are getting bored with the same old recipes so I opened some of my cookbooks to get some ideas on new stuff. I was amazed at the information in one of my thriftstore treasure books “Good Housekeeping Cooking for the Family.” It gave some really good guidelines on how to plan a meal and be nutritious at the same time. This book is easily an antique but helpful none the less. As I read through the recipes it amazed me how well meals were planned out and I think of how much time had to be spent in the kitchen. Now I have every gadget known to man in the kitchen and sometimes big meals are still an evolution. I can’t imagine cooking up some of the more complex meals without the help of my kitchen gadgets yet that was the norm. It also boggles my brain that with all the tools of the trade available, home cooked meals seem to be endangered. Stay tuned for more of my meal planning tips, I can’t wait to share.