June 15th, 2014
2. What never fails to cheer you up? It can be anything - a food, an activity, a certain person, a song, anything.
DKDC - Did you anything active today? If so, what?
My mom called an hour and a half ago to say my grandpa was in the ICU with pulmonary aspiration (literally having food go down the 'wrong way') and that he would probably be okay, but his doctor wasn't there yet and she would call me later. I don't know when later is and I live over three hours from the rest of my family, so I'm here by myself, watching netflix and checking my phone for missed calls every few minutes. My grandpa has a horrible history of severe GERD so these problems aren't too uncommon for him, but he's now 89, so.
I've been trying to cut back on chemical compounds and I do a lot of my cleaning with vinegar.
Unfortunately, vinegar apparently attracts fruit flies.
What natural ingredient can I add to my cleaning solution that will deter them? Surprisingly, neither Google nor Pinterest has been especially helpful, unless you can think of better keywords than I can.
DK/DC: favourite breakfast foods? And what's for dinner today?
are you allowed to set parameters on a gift for someone, or does that make it not a gift?
in my specific situation, a girl working at my store complained of her gas needle being below empty and having less than a dollar in her bank account. she lived pretty far away (20+ miles), has a kid, and recently took a pay cut, so on my break i went to the gas station and bought her $15 in gift cards b/c i've had good deeds paid forward to me recently. i asked the attendant if they were only good for gas and she told me no, they're good for anything in the store.
when she went on her break, she got the gas, but she also came back with a new pack of cigarettes. i didn't say anything to her and i'm not going to, because i gave her those gift cards, none of my business, etc, but i couldn't help but wonder if she bought them with the cards. plenty of other things could have happened--she could have been exaggerating about having less than a buck to her name, she could have had a carton out in the car--whatever.
is this just an issue of semantics, or is there another word i should use in place of gift?