Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Even adults can get into Pokemon Go #PokemonGo #TooManyPokemon #GottaCatchEmAll

This came out earlier this month.  My daughter was the first to download it.  As a result she outpaced my son and I on catching pokemon.  We discovered quickly that (assuming you are the passenger) you can catch pokemon as you drive down the street.  That meant I couldn't keep up.  So, just to see what would happen, I put out an incense and sat while watching TV.  I had a pidgey, a zubat, and a spearow show up. Too bad my cat didn't notice.

This one was outside of the house.  Be careful of pokemon in the street.  Not a good idea to wander out to catch them in traffic (even on a quiet neighborhood street).

Monday, July 25, 2016

Only 2 weeks left!

There are only 2 weeks left until school starts back up.  Hard to believe that the summer is coming to a close.  I can't say we did as much this summer as I'd hoped.  I'd planned to put together an outdoor run for the cats/bird to enjoy, that didn't happen.  I'd hoped to take the carpet off of the stairs and refinish them, that didn't happen.  I hadn't planned on my husband getting in to a wreck with his car.  I hadn't planned on having to get a second new car within a year.

At least when school starts back, I'll get back to work.  My pay check isn't big, but it does help.  It'll also keep me out of trouble (maybe) as I'll be too busy (or too tired) to get into stuff.

Did you manage to do what you'd hoped to do over the summer?

Friday, July 22, 2016

Friday goes for street food at Chaat Ka Chaska #Lilburn #Indian #vegetarian @chaatkachaska

This is on the corner of Rockbridge and 29 in the Publix shopping center.  I took 4 teens to eat to see what they thought.

This is the inside of the store.  Set up with what would be street type vending booths.  You order at a counter and it is brought to you.

I ordered a Thums-Up float.  Very good, kind of like a root beer float, but not quite.  I also ordered a corn sandwich, which was very sweet and good.  My daughter's friend ordered a Samosa Chole Chaat.  My daughter ordered the Chaska Tokri Chaat.  One of the boys ordered the Bhel, though he thought it was too spicy (different levels of spice tolerance, the rest of us disagreed).  My son had the Pani Puri.

All of it was good, though very different in taste.  The kids agreed that going back would be good to do, so it's on our "go back" list.  The nice thing is that it's not far from home.  I fed the 5 of us for about $45.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Tubing in Helen with teens @coolrivertubing

We went tubing in Helen with Cool River Tubing.  They were recommending the short trip, which was taking 1.5 hrs to do.  The long trip had around 30-45 minutes worth of walking interspersed in.  We took the short trip and still got stuck on plenty of rocks.  Still fun though.

Monday, July 18, 2016

One of those unmentionable problems of being a female @iconunderwear #iconundies #review

Not something I normally talk about, but something I figure it's time to bring up something that most won't.  I like to run.  I like to be active.  I have issues like most people, including my bad knee and the vision issues I've had since last year.  One that isn't as obvious is that when I run, I pee.  Yup, I'm one of those.  I leak when I sneeze or cough.  If I start to jump, bounce, run, etc, it's a bit more than a leak.  I went through the process of getting diagnosed with a bladder with stress leaks.  (Yea, THAT was a fun experience.)  I could have gotten (could still get) a mesh sling. I choose not to.

 So, I have to plan ahead when it comes to exercise.  Easy enough, plenty of piddle pads I can get at the grocery.  Not a great solution, but tolerable for running.  It makes the resolution to get out and RUN difficult, though, knowing that I WILL leak as I run.  Much easier to walk fast so that I don't piddle, but that tends to annoy the other racers as I'm the walking turtle on the course. Or, if I'm in a race, it also makes it very hard to want to hydrate like I should (hydration means active bladder).

I really don't want to have to wear leak pads every day for the random occasion when it can't be predicted.  Instead, I've been on the hunt for alternatives.  I finally found one in specially made underwear.  They actually fit better than my regular underwear and breathe better when sweating too.  The nice thing, though, is that they DO absorb the random result of a sneeze and then wick it away.

Now that this secret is out, I'll try to save others who may be in the same spot the trouble of looking for a good solution.  Check out Icon Undies.  I was not compensated for this, this is a product I found and purchased on my own.

Friday, July 15, 2016

Friday's Food goes to Helen, Georgia @Hofers-Bakery-Cafe

I took the teens to lunch after tubing the 'hooch.  We decided Hofer's of Helen sounded very good.

I didn't get pictures of the food (sorry, slipped the brain), but my son and I had reuben sandwiches.  My daughter and one friend had their Poorboy.  The 4th teen had a chicken salad croissant.  All were very good and pretty well devoured.

Then there were the deserts.  My daughter had the Black Forest cake, she gave it a definite thumbs up.  The rest of us passed and decided to get sweets downtown a while later.

The cafe is very small, so they won't seat you unless everyone is present.  You may have to wait a bit to be seated as well.  You can order from the counter for either the bakery or the deli and there is outside seating as well.  I fed the 5 of us for about $72.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How not to shave your legs #kittens #foster @furkids

The hazards of fostering kittens.  Especially when they start to climb.