AP Math & Mason Jars #NaBloPoMo

My next class (that starts tomorrow – EEK!) is AP Math, or Surveys of Mathematical Methods. Yikes.

Well, I’ve been reading the text – thanks to a $150 book – and apparently, I haven’t lost the math ability I had in high school! Color me completely relieved! I was totally freaking out wondering if I’d be able to pass this class because I haven’t had to use advanced math skills since oh, the last time I was in a math class. So today, I’m thankful that a major nervous breakdown has been averted.

I have another up-cycling idea for you too!

I don’t know if you’re anything like me, but I LOVE to craft…so my office/craft room is jammed with stuff for making things. Naturally, I pretty much am willing to cause physical harm to people in order to keep everything neat, but functional.

How cool are mason jar sewing kits? There is NO SKILL required to make these – just put a puff of pillow filler on top of the lid insert, cover with fabric, and glue the fabric to the back of the insert!

A huge thanks to Up-cycle That for this amazing idea!

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Patches, Training & Plastic, Oh My! #NaBloPoMo

I went to another Cub Scout Leader training today – it was fun, but more importantly, it was informative. And – for attending the training and being trained in Youth Protection – I was awarded with my first leadership badge…the Trained Patch. Not only am I grateful for those who volunteer to put on these training sessions, but the excitement Connor expressed when I came home and showed him my 1st patch made getting up at 6am after being woken at 3am totally worth it! He wanted me to put it on the shirt I was wearing today, RIGHT THEN…forcing me to explain that I’d rather put it on a uniform shirt. His response to that was “Well, go get one mamma!”

Our portable air conditioner decided to spring a major leak on us a couple of summers ago, and to avoid paying several hundred dollars for a new one, we purchased a $13 under-the-bed storage bin to catch the water and just scooped the water out every few days. This year, the air conditioner suddenly decided to add a peculiar stench to the water it was leaking. It’s kind of a cross between stinky feet and vomit. A wonderful, nasty, nightmares-about-rotting-corpses-chasing-you-down kind of smell. So we’re finally bringing it to the transfer station to be dismantled and rendered as close to nothing as possible tomorrow. Hubs wanted to chuck the plastic bin, too…but after my environment class, I just can’t bring myself to put any more plastic than absolutely necessary into a landfill or incinerator somewhere, so rather than throw it out, I’m just going to clean the shit out of it using rubber gloves and copious amounts of bleach.

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