We had to go into the big town of Springfield to get some clothes shopping done after almost 3 years of not doing so. While at the the mall my husband talked me into getting my nails done. He picked the color after the manicure was done. And boy did I need it. My hands were hard and snagging after years of farm work. Digging, planting and grooming took the toll on my hands. But after the manicure, I was happy with the results. I got the new gel polish and it was worth it. It last for 2 weeks and dries very fast. I am very punishing to my nails and this gel polish takes the damage very well, much longer than regular polish. I think the gel polish is the way to go for me. And my chickens like the color, too.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.