It’s so cool. You
plug your device into it, and you have a key ring with buttons on it to operate
it. You push one button to turn it on,
and another to turn it off.
Can you imagine the possibilities?
(I have a heater with a remote control and just love the
I use a fan at night aimed right at my bed, and I just hated
getting up in the winter and freezing while I rushed to get it turned off. Now I can turn it off while I’m still under
You could have a light come on inside right before you
unlock your front door… Maybe you can’t reach
your bedside lamp switch easily to turn it off before bedtime… This could be really handy for outdoor or security lights... Hey, no more bending down and reaching under
the Christmas tree to turn the lights on or off…
You probably can think of other ideas where it could come in
We have a really nice local restaurant that serves a
delicious sandwich called the Santa Fe.
It reads as good as it tastes: a tortilla-crusted
chicken breast served with Monterey Jack cheese, chipotle-mayo and roasted corn-avocado
salsa on focaccia.
But it’s the salsa that I love so much. So I set about to copy it. I don’t know
how close I got, but it is now a favorite at our house.
Here’s my recipe:
Avocado Corn Salsa
1 bag frozen sweet
corn, cooked and cooled
(it can cool while you chop) (or canned corn, but frozen is better to me)
2-3 ripe avocados,
3 ribs of celery,
2 Roma tomatoes, chopped
½ red or sweet onion, finely
a handful or two of
fresh cilantro, finely chopped
the juice of 1 fresh
lime, squeezed over the mixture (really, use a fresh lime--your taste buds will thank you)
You know, one of the problems of loving to knit so much is
the possibility of overdoing it.
Sometimes if I knit too much, I can re-aggravate my old golfer’s elbow
Well, if that describes you, too, here are a few things that
I am trying. And if you have found some things
that work for you, please share them with all of us by leaving a comment.
When my golfer’s elbow started to resurface again, well, at
first I didn’t even consider that it could be all my knitting. What does knitting have to do with my elbows?
But soon it was obvious that it really was due to my knitting. And besides the obvious, knit less, I
tried to figure out what was going on so I could solve it.
I looked at how I was holding my needles and arms and noticed
that my left arm and elbow were up in the air and unsupported. I think they were tense the whole time.
(This can also happen to me when I type on my
laptop -- a double whammy!)
I found that if I put a pillow under my elbow to support it,
so it can stay completely relaxed, that really helps.
Another thing I’ve tried is wearing an elbow brace. Sometimes I put it on before I even begin
knitting to help keep things happy. I
don’t really like wearing it, but it’s an option.
And you know about me and ice -- yes, an ice pack can be a
knitter’s or gardener’s best friend. I
have the kind that has a velcro strap attached-- and I wrap it around my elbow
for awhile to reduce any inflammation and pain.
And of course, being the Queen of pain creams (!), there are
always topicals to try. My latest
favorite is Penetrex. (You might enjoy
reading its reviews on Amazon. They’re
pretty impressive.) I also like Topricin
and Super Blue Stuff, but lately the Penetrex has been working out for me the
We knitters love to knit, and unfortunately sometimes we
don’t even let an injury stop us.
Can you imagine that anyone would keep knitting when they
I don’t remember anyone warning me that knitting has such a compulsive/addictive nature to it! If I were a crocheter, I’d
say I was truly “hooked”. LOL (sorry)
Anyway, I hope this helps!
though, all this does remind me of my doctor who wouldn’t quit lifting weights
even though his elbows hurt, too. haha Humans are funny!