heigh is for horses

What is the proper thing to say when someone asks “How are you?”  It should be “I’m well” or “Things have been better” or “Something that implies how I’m doing.”  The response I heard today (and have been hearing for a while) is “hey.” Oh, how that drives me nuts!  I’m not saying hello for the second time.  I’m really asking you how you are doing!

The other misuse of the word hey that bothers me is found in the expression “hey is for horses.”  That’s not necessarily true.  Hey is an exclamation; it’s a short word to get attention.

Hay isn’t for horses either.  Hay is dried grass for feeding livestock.

Heigh is for horses.  Think of it like mush for huskies, or sooey for pigs.

So please don’t respond with a “hey” unless you need to get my attention, or you need me to hand you some dried grass, or I look like a horse to you.  🙂

it’s not about facebook and other rants

To companies and news agencies I follow on Twitter, I don’t have a personal Facebook account.  The two websites are not linked and will never be.  So if you post a link to an update about your company, please make sure that the information is set so that anyone can see it.  Better yet, just link to the article on your website.

To credit card companies offering amazing rewards to stimulate the economy and support small businesses, please know that a link from your wall on Facebook to a page asking me to input my credit card number seems suspicious.  It feels more like Scam Saturday than Small Business Saturday.

To car companies, some people actually like to get their hands dirty to save a buck.  It would be nice if repairing a headlight could be easy to do ~ especially since most people don’t have a garage to work in during the winter months.

To organic milk companies, please don’t preach to me about Global Climate Change on the carton.  Did you ever hear about preaching to the choir?  Besides I’m already driving a hybrid like I suspect most other people buying your milk at crazy prices already do.

It’s ok.  I still like you and will buy your stuff.  I just had to get this off my chest.

please pray

Praise the Lord my plea for help was received.  Please pray for my husband and me this week as we will be talking to our legislator and his aide about ongoing concerns.  Please pray that we will continue to have a good heart throughout this process.  Thank you, dear ones.

today i will knit

My attempts to organize my knitting are starting to unravel.  As I was cleaning the house this morning, I found a bib in the foyer, a bib above the entertainment center, and a bib on the wine rack in the dining room.  (I don’t know why I specified where the wine rack was as I only have the one…)

When people learn that I have been knitting bibs, they assume the worst.  Er, they assume that I am expecting.  Alas, I’m just trying to give thoughtful, inexpensive, made-with-love presents to the multitude of expecting or new moms in my life right now.

Thankfully, my knitting speed has increased.  In the summer it took me close to eight hours to complete one garter-stitch bib.  I was ecstatic when it took me five hours.  Now, I can get the job done in three hours.

My goal today is to finish a few more bibs and maybe complete a couple of sets.  I know I have a few just laying around the house waiting to be buttoned, and there should are a few more in my finished bin, so I’m not too overwhelmed by the task at hand.


I love my ’05 Salsa Pearl Toyota Prius, and I love the 58.3 MPG I get on road trips.  This car takes me everywhere — work and back home & to family and friends.  I just love it.  What I don’t love is the little problems that always seem to pop up after a long road trip… and the horrible design flaws that keeps me from fixing it myself.

Last year, my 12 volt battery died and I locked my keys in my car.  Unfortunately, the battery is in the back, nearly impossible to get to, precariously perched next to the brake light wires.  Only a dealer could correctly replace it.

This year, it’s a head light that got burned out.  Instructions for changing the headlights in my car are printed on THREE PAGES in my manual.  I set out to change the bulb today, but I couldn’t do it.  I had to ask a Good Samaritan for assistance, but even he couldn’t do it!  I found some more detailed instructions after some googling so I am apt to try this again before I go grovelling to the dealer.

What’s the most difficult thing you’ve had to fix on your car that should have been easy?