The flames from a fire in Eastern Washington were licking the westbound lane of the Interstate when we drove home from vacation this past week. I'm not sure what started it - it could have been a spark from a chain being dragged by a semi-truck, a still-lit cigarette tossed from a car window, or numerous other causes. Lightening this time of year is risk factor enough - humans need to be careful not to add to the potential causes of these fires.
My son's high school soccer team will begin official practices today, and before we know it it will be time for the first day of school.
I would like to know how to make time stand still for a bit!
Just a reminder of the reason for this series:
There is a lot of really helpful, captivating, and entertaining information available on the Internet. It can take a lot of time however, to sift through and find the
articles that interest you.
If you read this blog, I suspect we have similar passions. If I find something to be fascinating or useful, I think you might as well.
In this series, I share the links to some of the “fabulous finds" I have discovered on the Internet throughout the week. I hope you enjoy and benefit from these links!
I didn't have a lot of time to spend on-line this past week, but here are links to some of what I came across:
This Week's Fabulous Finds:
~ ~ Caring for a cast iron skillet
Do you have questions about how to clean a cast iron skillet? Here's a tip.
~ ~ Plastic earring backs.
I can't say I ever thought about this - but after reading how helpful the plastic backs for earrings can be, I might never throw them out again.
~ ~ History was made last week
Last week was a historic one in the swimming community. Katie Ledecky wowed everyone with her record breaking swims, she put distance swimming in the limelight, and she destroyed some stereotypes about the limits of what a girl can do.
This article, published by swimming world magazine (which just happens to be written by a favorite author of mine) provides all the details and some insight into the impact that Ledecky's swims may have.
~ ~ Freezing Bacon
Our family doesn't eat bacon for breakfast very often, so I don't regularly buy it. It can be nice to have on hand, however, for when it is needed in a recipe. This tip about how to freeze bacon is quite brilliant!
~ ~ You are missed, Robin Williams
It has been a year since Robin William's death. Gone, but not forgotten. His life and work touched countless other lives in many different ways, some of which are mentioned in this tribute.
His death has sparked conversations about depression and suicide. Hopefully this increased understanding and awareness will help decrease the stigma and deaths associated with mental illness.
Have you ever frozen bacon?
What do you do with the plastic backs on earrings?