"I Give Up!"  by Bob Perks

I give up whining.  It's such a waste of time. 

What I find as a problem others see as insignificant little

challenges compared to their own.  They may be right. 

There's always someone worse off than me. 

Whining doesn't make it better.


I give up on losing.  I'm not a loser and never have been. 

I may not win all the time, but when I don't,

I don't fail.  I just discover something new.

I give up on being broke.  I mean, I don't worship money,

but I'm sick and tired of just getting by.  Or robbing one

dream to pay for another. Or putting off the electric

company so that the phone company doesn't shut me down.

 I want more money.  So I need a plan.  Not a plan for

wealth but a plan for being more fiscally responsible.

Some things these people find in abandoned houses have such a profound effect on

me like old wheelchairs. I think so because they sorta remind me of how short and

precious life really is, and how every day is a day to be most thankful for.

The below information was included along with this picture above

and I found the information quite interesting. Do read.

In 1834, Walter Hunt built America's first (somewhat) successful sewing machine. He

later lost interest in patenting because he believed his invention would cause

unemployment. (Hunt's machine could only sew straight steams.) Hunt never

patented and in 1846, the first American patent was issued to Elias Howe for "a

process that used thread from two different sources."

Elias Howe's machine had a needle with an eye at the point. The needle was pushed

through the cloth and created a loop on the other side; a shuttle on a track then

slipped the second thread through the loop, creating what is called the lockstitch.

However, Elias Howe later encountered problems defending his patent and

marketing his invention.

Homemade Cheese-Its

 1 cup flour

3/4 tsp. salt

4 Tbsp. butter, cold

2 cup cheddar cheese

3 Tbsp. water
In a food processor, pulse the flour, salt, and butter.

Add the cheese about a 1/2 cup at a time.

Add the water a tablespoon at a time until it forms a chunky dough.

Chill this dough for at least an hour or 2, or longer.

Roll out the dough until it's about 1/8 inch thin.

Cut into squares(or any kind of shape!)

with a pizza cutter or cookie cutter.

Bake at 350 F for about 15 minutes or until slightly browned on the tops.

Start watching them after about 12 minutes to make sure they don't burn.

Well, this week is certainly flying by! Join

me tomorrow as I welcome in the

weekend and here is wishing every single

one of you reading this a wonderful day.

And now till another time, be safe in

all you do. Be aware of everything and

everyone around you at all times. A

very good habit .... take care!


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