Bigger World & Other Random Bits

I’m not even sure what to name this post, so I won’t. happy

It has been an exceptionally busy, stressful couple of weeks at work. Trying to get the last details of a second business up and going, as well as some things for a new website for the construction company I work for. And then this week we had a week of meetings, which were great and not to be missed, but man, am I tired. I was so delighted to just be able to come home tonight and just do nothing!! Nothing, that is, besides watching BBC’s Little Dorrit. My, but Charles Dickens has such eccentric characters. Mr. Pancks looks like Jiminy Cricket on Pinocchio. And poor dear John Chivery, who pines after Amy Dorrit: “She may never be mine, but I will always be hers” and “Here lie the mortal remains Of John Chivery, Never anything worth mentioning, Who died about the end of the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty-six, Of a broken heart, Requesting with his last breath that the word Amy might be inscribed over his ashes, which was accordingly directed to be done, By his afflicted Parents.” Oh, and the Circumlocation Office. And I thought a lot of papers crossed my desk!!!

Thank God for weekends!!!! I’m really happy too, that the weekend rains we’ve been having for the past 4-5 weeks, came and went tonight and the rest of the weekend should be sunny. We’ve been way behind in rainfall for a year or more and in the last 4 weeks we have gotten 8 or so inches, most of it happening on weekends. Last Saturday, the same tornado-ridden weather hit here, although it mostly stayed pretty calm. For a few minutes that morning it got real windy and the rain came down in sheets. After that it calmed down and then it rained/drizzled Sunday afternoon the ground was still quite saturated and the rain gauge showed the results of the previous day’s weather.



The azaleas and dogwoods are starting to bloom.

This weekend happens to be a Peaches to Beaches weekend. The one in which there are garage sales and other booths set up in towns from western/central Georgia to Brunswick and the Golden Isles, along Hwy 341, which happens to also be called the Golden Isles Parkway. I hope to go out and about tomorrow after not getting up early. happy There aren’t many Saturdays in my week and I really am not needing anything, other than things for the kitchen at work.

Speaking of the kitchen at work, it’s been getting a bit of use. Let’s see, there are the occasional mid-morning break foods to be enjoyed, as well as weekly employee meetings, in which yesterday I was quite cruel and didn’t make anything besides lemonade! Mind you, there was no lack of snacks in the cupboard to go with it.

Let me throw a little salespitch, and introduce you to a product, which I learned about through my friend Tonia Ebersole.



They are made by Sanyo. They are superior to other rechargeable batteries because they hold their charge for a very long time – months to years. Most other rechargeables lose their charge quickly when they’re not being used. I believe they are made in Japan, and are not any more expensive than other rechargeables. I have the 1500s, meaning they are guaranteed to recharge up to 1500 times. However, their warranty is a 1-year warranty and it’s very unlikely you’ll recharge them that often! They can be purchased at and if you have enough Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks, you could get them for free. Need a refferal to Swagbucks, let me know!


I don’t mean to get into a my-world-is-bigger-than-your-world argument, but I will venture to say that I’m pretty sure the world in my living room is bigger than the world in your living room.






See a year or so ago, I told my sister that I almost bought a wall map. She asked why I didn’t and since we have to pounce on ideas that we both agree on (not a completely foreign event but certainly not a daily one) I said I would next time they were on sale. So, we’ve had it kind of taped on our wall for months and finally my mom, a professional wallpaper hanger, came over and hung it for us. It is around 9.75 feet wide and over 6′ tall. It comes in three panels that are to be hung like wallpaper. It even came in earthtones that completely match our living room. It is from National Geographic, in case you’re interested in a bigger world (in your house). happy

And if you’re like me you’re one of those who finds fun ideas but doesn’t find time to accomplish many of them. I “stumbled” across these purse patterns. If you happen to make an extra one, send me one! happy It’s Sew Easy. I want the second one down on the left, the Phoebe Bag. The blogger actually designed the fabric herself. Another dream of mine to accomplish someday.

And so, I shall end this nameless post. Happy Weekend to you!!

11 thoughts on “Bigger World & Other Random Bits

  1. That’s the purtiest world in a living room that I ever did see! And yes, it is even bigger than the world in our schoolroom. And those purse patterns…hmm, maybe it’s something Natasha will want to make at her next sewing lesson. Thanks for the link! Hope you have a relaxing day tomorrow…sure thought of all my Jesup relations when we chugged through town a couple weeks ago.

  2. @Iamsaved4ever –  Thought of you too, as I knew you were going to be chugging through. My office used to be about 500 ft. from the Amtrack station but now we are on the outskirts of the city. We bidded on the renovation of the station but didn’t get the job. Hopefully by the next time you come through it will no longer be an eyesore but a very nice building!

  3. I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE your world map. No, I’m not yelling. I’m just dramatically speaking, just so you know it’s not a non-chalant, “Yeah, that’s nice.” It’s a WOW, that is one of THEE coolest living rooms eveeeeer.

    [yeah, it’s late. maybe that’s why i’m happy about using capitals and such. or maybe it’s just because i like your huge map so much. :)]

  4. We did get off in Jesup once upon a time (to visit y’all, not sure where you were though, maybe up north)…John likes to see train stations renovated and preserved. There sure are some pretty (and some ugly) ones around the country! Hope they do a good job on Jesup’s station!

  5. That bag is just lovely! I want one too! 🙂 THanks for sharing the link.

    And the map looks really good! never would have thought of that, myself, but love the looks of it!

  6. I cannot tell you how MUCH I love the wall map! That is definitely a dream of mine. I’m afraid I wouldn’t get much done from staring at all the places. I’m anxious for our summer trip to hear about swagbucks and other things that I haven’t had time to figure out.

  7. I love when you blog Marylou!    Your world really is way bigger then  mine – and I love it!!!  So glad you and Lois agreed on that one.  

    Also glad to know about the eneloop batteries.  When you have so many children’s toys, players, cars, etc that run on batteries, well, my ears are perked for good long lasting and rechargeable batteries!! So, thanks!

    Happy Sunday to you!  Is it raining today?  We are having glorious sunshine and highs to be in the 60’s!!  YAY!

  8. Oh my word!! I LOVE LOVE LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE that world map. And I am so happy that you shared where you got it. As soon as I knew I was homeschooling next year, I determined to get a huge world map. 🙂 So now I know where to go!

  9. Love the map!! It looks great in your living room! Maybe someday, I’ll be there to see it in person. Glad you like the batteries! They’re still working great for us.

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