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  • Monday, Monday

    Posted on February 13th, 2017 cwmoore No comments

    This might be Tuesday but it might be Monday.  After a very lazy morning and a text or three to Jess, we went out to look at an antique shop that SAM has eye’d a few days ago.  A quick go through showed a little treasure shop.  I actually bought some Corning Ware that was of the square style about 2″ deep, SAM said they were 2 3/4 cup size.  Anyway, I intend to use them for oatmeal breakfasts that I microwave:  1/3 cup oatmeal, 1/4 cup raisins, a handful of walnuts and, sometimes, some coconut sugar of about 1/8 cup, all with 3/4 cup water for 2.5 minutes high power.

    I just got off the amateur radio talking with a gent that was at the state fair and he did not know if livestock was at the fair.  Later a guy came on and told me there was, indeed, animals that are farmed  in Florida.  Ah, the ignorance of some people about the state fair.

    I made two begleri today.  They are devices that have two weights at each end and a practitioner flips these thing real fast.  One is amazed at the good guys manipulation of the device.  I, of course, am so slow and will never be able to do this since my eye/hand/ brain connection does not allow this type of thing:  I am also a ponderous thinker, just like Newton, and cannot do these things.  One of these things had too short of string so I made it into a key ring for SAM. Quote – Begleri (Greek: μπεγλέρι) is a small skill toy consisting of one or more beads at either end of a short string or fine chain. The toy can be flipped and twirled around the fingers to perform tricks – endquote.

    I used “monkey fists” with 3/4″ steel balls at each end.  Making this device is sort of a therapy for me and I hope to make sufficient amounts of various lengths and in a rainbow of colors.  This keeps my mind occupied in times of trouble and turmoil.


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