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  1. Sure do miss you cookie!

  2. PLEASE...keep this thread alive! It's so refreshing to have a good laugh at honesty! Hugs!

  3. PLEASE...keep this thread alive! It's so refreshing to have a good laugh at honesty! Hugs!

  4. Sure miss you Cookiejar! You're the one who got me started here!

  5. Miss your posts...not everyone has the Coastal Perspective to prepping...

  6. Miss you, cookiejar. :)

  7. Miss ya!!!!


  8. Hey Cookie! Where are you? Hope you find us soon!

  9. I knew this would make you smile Stephanie... as it should some of the other's. I can remember some of my more silly questions which people kindly answered. I will freely admit I still ask silly or "Captain Obvious" questions all the time. I am a work in progress. Somewhere there's a thread I started asking what the shelf life of spice were...and I think I once asked what the shelf life of salt was. Yes, you may go ahead and chuckle. The learning process can be amazing. Take a look in humor at my snow for beginners. It's proof positive that we all can forget that the simplist things in our personal world can be a completely foreign experience to another person. Experience is what you get after the hard knocks.
  10. Originally Posted By: HSmom Quote: 10. Expect anything containing gel to go "strange" - I.E. milky, thick, attempting to escape the container. (Will not attack.) The "attempting to escape" part is altitude. You shut the container at sea level with air at that pressure. Then you traveled to a place of high altitude, where the air pressure is lower. The pressure in that container is still at the "high" pressure of sea level, but it's surrounded by the relatively low pressure of GJ, CO. Pressure wants to be equal, so it tries to escape. Next time, before you shut the container, squeeze it slightly, so that it's dented. It'll be much happier. When you arrive at your low pressure destination, it will no longer be dented. Better yet, it won't keep trying to escape. So says HSmom who lives close to sea level and visits in-laws at +5000 feet. Hey! It was pretty freaky! I was attacked by my toothpaste gel and hand sanitizer in the motel bathroom. My shampoo popped but luckily in the shower stall. My family actually made me an *emergency* kit of skin lotion and chapstick! Talk about dryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. P.S. The milkiness...well you're on your own there!
  11. It is not considered bizarre to see a block's worth of driveways filled with running cars with no people in sight... this is called, "Warming the car up." Snow folk may forget where their wallets, purses, cellphones, and small children are... but they can always find the remote or duel key to complete above said ritual. If someone gleefully exclaims, "I got HOTTIES on sale!" they're not discussing prostitution. If the snow is white, how did the rental car get so dirty? Thermal outsells lingerie. The unforeseen problem of figuring the ratio of clothing versus cold level +/- the amount of time you have to dress or arrive somewhere. Restaurants have actual coat racks, and if you get a booth, it will have it's *own* coat hooks. Like spotting your own purse in a pile... you KNOW your own gloves. No matter the size or breed of dog, if he has romped in the snow... he must come jump on you. Even if they see someone else slip, a man will still walk over that same piece of icy sidewalk.
  12. Neighborly in Snow Country...I like it! That was a total visual! For the Newbies who don't know me. I'm from Miami Florida and spent the holiday in the Grand Mesa area of Colorado. So I had from below sea level to...I think it was 5 to 6 thousand feet up? PLUS, I arrived in time for 5.3 inches of snowfall. The Angels surely look out for drunks, babies and Miamians in the snow. Snow hints cont: Expect snowfall to add a whole NEW degree of difficulty to the game of parking spot hunting. I think I parked on a crosswalk once. Just because a snowy field looks lovely and level does not mean it is level, just lovely. Snow disguises potholes efficiently. Braking distance is real and must be obeyed. (sigh) That button with the wavy design and a windshield on it is called a *defroster* Those thin metal threads in the back window are also defrosters, not just further antitheft devices. Now you know why penguins walk that way. If there is a millimeter of open space in your clothing, wet slushy stuff will find a way into it. Collars are particularly vunerable. Water takes FOEVERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR to heat in the mountains. Coffee is a life giving force and should be properly cherish and respected.
  13. Originally Posted By: babysteps Originally Posted By: Homemaker You really would rather have your husband get you a load of manure dumped in your yard than jewelry for your anniversary! Or a load of concrete blocks to make a new raised bed... Or a grain mill... Or a greenhouse... Or a dehydrator... Or some goats... Or... ahem. Sorry. Honey, I hope you're reading this! I love that! *Ahem* You have a lighter in your purse and you don't smoke. (Showing my age) You'd win the $100 from Monty Hall on Let's Make A Deal because of all the gear you carry in your purse/day bag. If you could weed whack a meal If you've ever tried to figure out a way to put a gun rack on something other than a truck. I.E.-A motorcycle, Bicycle, ATV, Wheel Barrow, etc.,etc. If you've coveted a rider lawnmower or tractor the way a teenager does a race car. If you can work a discussion on goats, chickens, or gardening into a holiday dinner table conversation.
  14. I'm bumping this up. Solar storms and EMP's are things that could happen along with Hurricanes, snow storms and other issues that could affect our mode of communications. Personally, I invested in some 21 mile walkie talkies I am putting into a Faraday box. But the idea of family close enough for biking or walking is helpful for those of you that have family near. Any ideas?
  15. I hope it went wonderful dear chica! Your the best and deserve the best! Happy Happy Day!!!
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