Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Did You Know How to Remove Grape Juice from White Clothes?

Did you know how to remove grape juice from white clothes?

My son just called with that one. I read that you should rinse with cool water (do not spread) then make a solution of a half teaspoon of laundry detergent, a tablespoon of vinegar and a quart of warm water. Let it soak for 15 min then rinse thoroughly. (Don't know how doable that is in a dorm.) Then launder. I also read to try club soda. Hope one of these works.

Did You Know About Alternative Loans?

Did you know about alternative loans?

As the fall semester of college has begun for our son, we have become even more conscious of money and our need for more! We are trying everything we can to avoid taking out any loans (actually we won't take any out, but our son is trying to avoid it.) I have heard that folks are applying for payday loans, title loans California, and even refinancing their mortgages to help keep pay all those college bills.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Did You Know There is Something for Everyone This Weekend?

Did you know there is something for everyone this weekend?

While driving in Houston yesterday I kept noticing billboards and flashing traffic signs for the many different events going all around town this weekend. There is the Home Show, The Gun Show, The Arts and Antiques Show, The Polish Festival, The Hot Sauce Fest and the Tattoo Expo. Next weekend is the Qunice (quinceanera) and Bridal Expo. Yes, I would say there is definitely something for everyone.

Did You Know My Son Made His First Visit Home?

Did you know my son made his first visit home?

While we were not "supportive" of his first visit home, once he decided for sure to come anyway, we were glad to see him and had a good, though quick, visit. We got word today that him and the friends he drove home with are nearly back at their destination, making much better time than they did Friday. I don't know if they are anxious, driving faster or have gotten their hands on some special tool like a gps for truckers but they are nearly back to school. Now if we can just make good time on our next trip up there!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Did you know the importance of remembering?

As today is an important day for Americans to remember those who have fallen in recent history, it is important to teach the younger generation why it's important to remember. Sometimes history seems like such a dull thing of the past to kids. Teaching them now about an historic event that we and many of them have lived through puts the human touch, emotion, and passion into history. It is important to impart not only information but values and lessons learned from such historic events. Today is a great day to remember why it's so important to remember and share such events.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Did You Know About Venturing?

Did you know about Venturing?

I just learned about a program offered by the Boy Scouts called Venturing.  Started in 1998 to expand the outdoor Exploring program. Venturing is offered to both boys and girls ages 14-20 and involves adventure activities like hiking, backpacking, camping and sailing.