Honey, she is twisted!

This is a place to put all the crazy bits of information I tend to collect and bother others with! Ohh - don't use the AOL addy to email me - that is my 'name' - emails come to eilismaura@yahoo.com

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Love this video!!!

I have been finding it too hot and too busy to blog but just have to share this fun video:

Sunday, July 4, 2010


And to compete with the fireworks.....

Thursday, July 1, 2010

I am guilty of do as I say and not as I do

But this is too important to not share -- with all the things going, from weather problems to terrorist threats, be Ready, Get a Kit, Make a Plan and Stay Informed.

Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I STILL have not gotten back into the swing of blogging

Blame Facebook. Well some of the games on Facebook.

So - my son has officially moved out of elementary school and will be starting high school in September. I am looking forward to be part of the mothers group supporting the boys and the school.

I have some new interests. I want to build my own trike (both a delta and a tadpole style) as well as a recumbent two wheel bike. I have my angle grinder (no discs yet) and face shield -- gotta save for the mig welder (well unless I find a kind soul who will do my welding for a reasonable price).

Why do I want to do this? Because it looks fun -- just check out Atomic Zombie. I LOVE some of the plans! And it is more reasonable to learn to build than to try to buy - even with purchasing equipment like the welder.

Add to that the fact that my son has decided to do the BSA Cycling merit badge. There is plenty of mileage to cover and someone has to go with him!!

I have some items arriving that will help me get my own cycling efforts jump started - I bought this trike conversion set from a seller on ebay after consulting the folks on Atomic Zombie.

It has been better part of a year since I was making bentos for myself. I have determined I need to get back to it -- I have not been satisfied at all with the other options I have been toying with.

Hope everyone who comes across this is doing well - and I look forward to chatting more soon!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

World MS Day

Beautiful Day - English from MSIF on Vimeo.

I have not quite gotten back into the swing of blogging

Facebook keeps too much of my attention at times as do some blogs/forums.

And NOT bento blogs!!!


Well I have finally found something that encourages me to exercise outdoors -- the Trikke!!!

And now I want to learn to build/modify my bicycle (which has gone unused for who knows how long). I want a trike to alternate with my trikke.

I like these kinds of projects because they allow me to exercise my brain (in planning/learning/researching) and hopefully will get me out more.

I have to organize the trike information first --

till I post again - take care of yourself!