Shopping in the net

June 22, 2018

For the Americans mainly:

I signed up for voter registration in my county today despite having broken glasses! I was registered in another county so I fixed that right up today, and if that applies to you, please do the same. You may not be able vote otherwise!

One of the stems of my glasses had broken off, but I could still see through my broken glasses and voter registration was very easy! I went into a little office, filled out an easy half a page slip, and handed it to the lady behind the counter in my local county office.

Please register to vote! It’s important and very easy!

Then I went to get my glasses fixed and went out shopping with my family, who I currently live with, moving from big bulk department stores all the way to hippy-style record shops.

Along the way, I bought a book on a female Allied spy network in the WWII era. (I’ll read that after I’m finished with my current John Green novel and then the next book in my pile, a fictitious novel about a school for gifted psychics.)

I also purchased the latest Panic! At the Disco album.

I’m vying for pizza tonight to top off a wonderful afternoon, but we’ll see. We may have burgers instead. Let me reiterate the most important point:

Please sign up to vote in your county!  There’s an election coming up!

This is the Qi Fast Wireless Charging Pad by Defong. It is a portable charging device that you place your cell phone on to charge wirelessly, provided your phone has built in Qi technology or a Qi adapter added to your phone(not included).

The Defong wireless charging pad is automatically compatible with Qi enabled devices such as:

-iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8 Plus or newer

-Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S8, S8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7, S7 Edge or newer

-NOKIA 93, 822, 920, 1520, 1020, 820 or newer

-NEXUS 7,6,5,4 or newer

The charging pad uses a USB plug which must be attached to a power source; either a wall outlet, laptop or computer.

I used a Samsung Note 5 to charge on this pad. I found that it worked with Bluetooth connection activated on the phone. All you have to do is place your phone on top, and it automatically charges.

The unit glows blue when you plug it in, and then green. It charges up to 10w. I had to remove my phone case accessory in order to charge. Some cases are thin enough to charge your phone without having to remove it.

I found this to be very convenient and easy to use. No having to fuss with cords and plugs; just put your phone down and go.

The Defong Qi Wireless Fast Charging pad regularly sells for $15.99 CAD on, however as of posting, there is an $8 coupon you can apply, lowering the price to $7.99. What a great price for wireless convenience. Free Prime shipping is included.


On Saturdays our town has a Farmers market where people set up to sell there wares.  You can find a variety of items from arts & crafts, various plants,  grass fed meats, organic fruits and vegetables.  20180616_110548-01-02

I found these darling owl pillows that I could see my granddaughters being crazy for, but being me, also thought to myself…hmmmm, I could do that.and if I can’t, my mom sure can!


I grabbed a cinnamon iced coffee from the Restoration Farms booth.  Restoration Farm grows MicroGreens all year round.  They have high quality Goats Milk Soap and Natural Lotion Bars. They also roast coffees themselves from Ethiopia, Brazil, Costa Rica, Bali (Organic) and Swiss Water Decaf (South and Central America blend).



We sampled micro greens. They are supposed to be nutrient rich and are surprisingly rich in flavor.  Clay bought a selection of seeds as we all know that I kill plant life and already has them sprouted!


Now as for me, I love the Amish booths.  Our area has  large Amish and Mennonite communities.  They bring the most wonderful baked goods and I can never resist the fresh baked bread and a doughnut to nibble while we shop.  They bring sausages, farm fresh eggs, bacon, grass fed beef as well as the best produce!  We buy local honey and real maple syrup regularly.  This trip I bought cabbage, bacon, new potatoes, a zucchini the size of a melon and a two hand full, beef-eater tomato.

Arriving home with our bounty, I went to work on preparing a deep south country supper.  I diced bacon, onion, bell pepper and sauted until bacon was crisp and vegetables tender then added the pinto beans I’d soaked the night before. I sliced links of Andoulli sausage and added it to the pot, seasoning with garlic, salt and pepper.


In a separate pot, I sauted more diced bacon, sliced onion and garlic, adding chopped cabbage and scant amount of chicken broth and seasoning with salt & pepper.


I started a pot of boiling water with diced onion, salt, pepper, butter adding new potatoes.


I poured some oil into a baking pan and slipped inside the pre-heating oven, for cornbread.  Heating the oil in the oven before adding the batter makes a beautiful gokden crust.


While the cornbread baked, I sauted the zucchini over high heat in olive oil, seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Then cut my beef-eater tomato and an onion into thick slices.  Southern supper served!