There's a lot of unusual plants I would like to grow, or just ones that aren't usually carried by the seed companies that sell in stores in our area. I ran across the Baker Creek Heirloom Seed website when I was looking for my mom's favorite, Buttercup Squash. You can see their listing for it … Continue reading Rare Seeds Catalog Has Arrived!
I've mentioned it before, but my husband has huge gut issues. He appears to have Celiac's and almost certainly a corn allergy/intolerance, but no matter how careful we are with his food, he just keeps getting sicker. I mean, he's down to rice, peas, and eggs. It's that dire. And if he so much as … Continue reading All Meat Diet for My Husband?
What does that mean? It means if you go to Amazon from any affiliate link I provide, and you purchase anything (not just the item I link to), I'll receive a percentage of that sale. It doesn't cost you anything, but it helps me out! So, what this means is that anytime I link to … Continue reading I’m an Amazon Affiliate!
I had my allergy appointment this last Monday, and the Doctor didn't argue that I had hives. Which is great, because I was annoyed. Instead, he said there were two possibilities. One possibility was that I was allergic to the parts of the wheat protein that break down when they bottle the juice used for … Continue reading Hives, Hives, and More Hives
We got Tundra's teeth cleaned, and they gave us a goo to put on weekly that would help since he won't let us brush his teeth. They said this would be easier than brushing his teeth. ... No, no it wasn't. No photos were taken since it took ALL of our hands. It needs like … Continue reading Tundra Doesn’t Like Teeth Goo
I picked up a smaller table from the relative that gifted me with the knitting machine, and it fits SO much better in our house! Here's a peek: I really like how it came out! And I'm sloooooowly but surely working on learning to use it. I will admit that not knowing how to knit … Continue reading Knitting Machine Final Set Up
I asked for curtains this year for Christmas. Our house has many windows, and most of them have makeshift curtains or no curtain at all. Our kitchen window has a towel hanging in it! Mom and I picked out fabric, and the first one is done! I asked that the one to our front door … Continue reading My Curtains are SO SHINY
I mentioned before that I had started a Keto Meal Plan from Wholesome Yum, and so far it's going well. It's really nice to not have to figure out what to cook! Here's the newest update. I'm still finding that her plan has far more food than I need in it, so I chose fewer … Continue reading Week Three: Wholesome Yum Keto Meal Plan
My first guest post from none other than my dad! I'm so excited to share his writing. We've been encouraging him to post publicly for years! *smile* Anyway, here he is! Originally written February 12th, 2015 but never shared with the public. Heading photo: the dogs involved. The laugh of the day came early. I … Continue reading The Grump: The Running of the Squirrels
My husband has gut issues, and is very limited in what he can eat, so when we go somewhere to eat, we need to provide something for him that's safe. We'll be going to the family Thanksgiving thrown by his side of the family, which means... I need to make food. I'll not be Keto … Continue reading Thanksgiving Prep for My Husband
When my husband and I got married five years ago, we picked out special rings... ones that are actually two rings in one that slip together. They're called puzzle rings most of the time, and we got them in brass because we were super broke at the time. This is mine, unfolded so you can … Continue reading Romance Fail Or Why You Don’t Order Rings Online
It's not set in stone yet, but it looks like my dad might be willing to write some posts for my blog! He rarely writes anything, just when something funny happens, and he posts it to his Facebook. But those posts are hilarious! I'm crossing my fingers that we can work this out, because he's … Continue reading A Guest Blogger? So Exciting!
I had started a Keto Meal Plan from Wholesome Yum, and so far it's going well. It's really nice to not have to figure out what to cook! I ran into a different issue this week. The food I made went bad before the week was over! The recipes make so much food I can't … Continue reading Week Two: Wholesome Yum Keto Meal Plan
I had an allergy test done a few weeks ago. I was hoping to set up allergy shots and maybe cut back on all of my allergy meds. So I put up with the scratches and itching... my new allergist insisted that, since I didn't react to the prick test, I wasn't allergic to wheat. … Continue reading Hives or Why My Allergist is Wrong
Last week I mentioned that I had started a Keto Meal Plan from Wholesome Yum, and I started out strong but immediately discovered a big problem. I hadn't understood that you just made SOME of the week's food, not all. So I bought the entire grocery list and discovered Monday night, when I cooked the … Continue reading First Week: Wholesome Yum Meal Plan
This week we brought Tundra in to have his teeth cleaned. We did this with him in 2016 or so, but at his last check up the vets were concerned about his teeth again. So we saved up (it took a few months!), set up an appointment, and brought him in this last week. I … Continue reading Poor Tundra Got His Teeth Cleaned
Crushing Disappointment! I left work early on Halloween so that I could carve our pumpkin with my husband and... it was rotten. *sniffle* So that was not an option. But I did dress up a bit, and my husband wore the cute wolf ears we got at the Great Wolf Lodge. My first two attempts … Continue reading Halloween: We Hand Out Candy But Tundra Is the Real Attraction
I'm on Lesson 7 of Holly Lisle's 'How to Write a Novel' class, and it's going fantastically! I'm running a few days behind, and while I've done all of the forum assignments I haven't posted any of them, but I'm loving this class. Every class I've taken by Holly has taught me a great deal, … Continue reading Holly Lisle’s How to Write a Novel Class
We're not dressing up much, but we'll be handing out candy this evening. Our house is popular because Tundra stands at the door and greets all of the trick or treaters. He loves it! My husband has a cute set of wolf ears from the Great Wolf Lodge that he'll be wearing. I'm too lazy … Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I've subscribed to a Keto Meal Plannning service, just to try it out. Wholesome Yum is a Keto Recipe Blogger I've been following for quite a while, and I'm giving her service a try! You can find her blog here. So I went grocery shopping for all of the supplies I didn't already have, and … Continue reading Keto Meal Planning Service
We're just short of Halloween, so my husband and I finally went to pick out our pumpkins. We stopped at a farmer's market nearby and picked out one big one for carving and three little ones for pie. The big one wasn't labelled but turned out to be a Wolf pumpkin which made me smile … Continue reading Pumpkin Carving!
After a great deal of research, we decided to try out a Zinus mattress, this one in fact. No, these are not affiliate links. No, we weren't sponsored. We got it on Wednesday, and the box was so heavy I had to rock it inside! But we set it up, and then we were out … Continue reading Bed In A Box: Zinus
We went to a funeral this last Saturday, and on the way we went from about 45 degrees to freezing and extremely windy aaaaand... first snow! It didn't stick of course, but I got a good picture: It had snowed for maybe 10 minutes in Dodgeville while I was there on October 11th, but this … Continue reading First Snow and a New Coat
Our mattress has reached the point that it's extremely painful to sleep on it, despite rotating it, so I'm going to have to look at getting a new mattress. Our range is $250-$350 (I know!) and we wanted to get one of the foam ones off of Amazon. Does anyone here have experience with them? … Continue reading Need to Buy a Mattress
My husband and I attended a wedding this last weekend for his cousin, and I'm so happy that she's happy! She's made some major changes in her life, all self motivated, and I've been really impressed with the hard work she put in and her results. It turns out the guy she found actually went … Continue reading October Wedding!
It's been wet and soggy for it seems like months now, and everything is growing green and damp. Our porch is made out of untreated wood - before our time, and we haven't dealt with the yet. I didn't really think much of this until Wednesday. I ran down my back stair, and two steps … Continue reading Fell Through Our Porch Steps
Tenth practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I’ll set one up so we both benefit. *smile* Boarding school looms before me, and with it the dread of returning … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 10
Our apples look pretty awful. I thought they were ruined, but looked them up online and found that it was likely Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck which are apparently the same fungus. Found some information here. They're safe to eat, but they look terrible! So I peeled one. And sliced it. And had lovely little apple … Continue reading Our Apples – Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck
We just had our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary, which to some folks may not seem a lot, but we were excited. We've been together for 9 years plus some change, and we've had our house and dog 5 and 1/2 years. Our first year in this house was pretty eventful: bought a house, found a … Continue reading 5 Year Wedding Anniversary
Or 'Buying Shoes Sucks'. We buy shoes very rarely, pretty much only when the old pair is nearly destroyed (or in my husband's case entirely destroyed). This weekend we had to concede defeat and get both normal shoes and motorcycle boots for my husband as both had bit the dust. For most people this is … Continue reading My Husband Has Flat Feet
My husband got a drone from his parents for his birthday! This one in fact, and here's a review of it. No, that's not an affiliate link. He loves it. He's been flying it all around the house and in our house and in the basement and everywhere. First thing though - the camera is … Continue reading A Drone for His Birthday
My husband has just turned 32! He's been in my life for 9 years... 9 years already! And we've been married for almost 5 - just a few days until our anniversary. We've both changed a ton in this time period. I went from being a hot mess to being stable on my medications and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to My Husband
We drove to the apple orchards for our yearly visit! We intend to go again with one of my husband's friends, but I simply COULD NOT WAIT any longer. I brought my camera but the batteries were no good, so no photos of the trip itself, just what we picked up. We drove through some … Continue reading Our Yearly Visit to the Apple Orchards
Going through my pictures, I discovered this one that my husband took of me, and I thought it was SUPER cute: I like it because we're both in it, but his face is covered enough that he'll let me post it to my blog. And the rocks reflected on the window are pretty. You can … Continue reading Random: A Cute Picture from California
On the way to seeing the redwoods, we took Hwy 4 for part of it, and I'm just going to say, straight up, that it was THE most terrifying road I've ever been on. Hwy 4 is not a highway. This is a lie. It's a road that narrows progressively as it climbs the mountains … Continue reading Hwy 4 Is So Not a Highway
My husband drove us several hours to see what was the high point of the trip for me: REDWOODS. I have wanted to see Redwood Trees my ENTIRE LIFE. And the road to get there was CRAZY scary, but we got there safely, and we saw them, and I am SO HAPPY. That was Highway … Continue reading We Saw REDWOODS!
While we were in California, we got a really good deal on a Condo from the bride's connections. 10 of us, all family, stayed there, and I took photos because Oh. My. God. I've never stayed anywhere so nice! It was ridiculous... I was SO afraid of breaking things! Because, face it. I'm low income, … Continue reading The Condo We Stayed in was Ridiculous!
I said we went to a wedding, but I didn't mention it was to a California wedding. I don't like saying when I will be out of the house for a few days because that's just inviting theft. But we did! We flew to California, and we had a great wedding. This was the backdrop: … Continue reading We Went to a California Wedding
We're going to a wedding, and I'm going to be wiped. I usually do my posts on Sunday, and I just don't want to bank on being able to do that this time. So, no posts this coming week. See you again in a two weeks! *smile*
I may have mentioned in my last post that my husband drove in a terrible rainstorm to get Noah. It was one of several spread out over several days, and we've had extensive flooding where we are. Our house specifically is six or more feet above flood level - we're not likely to even get … Continue reading Did I Mention It’s Been Raining?
Sunday morning, we got a call from my parents - would my husband be available to drive with my dad and their dog Mariah down to Chicago to pick up a new dog from a rescue? Of course he said yes. So I puttered around the house while the drove down and went to bed … Continue reading My Parents’ New Dog or My Husband’s Biblical Adventure
I received a Bond Sweater Machine as a gift and have been carefully completing the first project with help from videos on YouTube and the instruction manual. It's literally just a square of fabric, but since I've never really knit or crocheted before, there were a lot of errors. (As a side note, is there … Continue reading First Project Bond Sweater Machine
A local rescue had a Puppy Pool Paddle on Saturday, and we went! What's a Puppy Pool Paddle? In short, they rent the local pool and invite dog owners to bring their fluffers, and then they let the dogs loose to play! Here's our boy, Tundra: He was SUPER well behaved and played so hard … Continue reading Puppy Pool Paddle!
Crossing my fingers for all of my Madison friends and family. If you haven't heard, they've flooded, and it will likely rain heavily tonight and tomorrow. As of right now, my in-laws are still dry... but folks not even a half block down aren't. So this has caused no small amount of fretting and worrying … Continue reading Madison Flooded & Bunny News
We had a fun Friday! My cousin got married, and while we weren't invited to the wedding (very small), we were invited to the reception immediately after. I left work early so we could get there in time. And all of our relatives were there! This was the first time we've all been together since … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!
Wednesday night, after I had gone to bed, our neighbor knocked on our door to let us know our bunny was loose. We don't own a bunny. But, lo! There was a giant white rabbit loose in our neighborhood. So, since I have a proven track record of catching bunnies of all sorts, my husband … Continue reading We Caught a Bunny!
My mother-in-law went into surgery on last Tuesday for a Basilar Aneurysm that was about 7mm long. She was supposed to go in in the morning, but didn't start until 1pm, and didn't finish until around around 6pm. It went well. She stayed in the hospital overnight and went home the next day. Success! I … Continue reading Surgery Success!
Octopath is a TON of fun, and I'm so glad my husband was able to get a copy! I spent *cough*seven*cough* hours this weekend playing it, and he was wonderful about explaining strategies and timing so I was doing fairly well. I have especially been playing with Primrose's Bewildering Grace attack, and it's been great … Continue reading Bewildering Grace – Octopath Traveler
My mother-in-law's surgery will be this coming Tuesday (tomorrow for you - I write my posts on Sunday), and this is a little nerve wracking. It was a rough July. We found on my MIL has an aneurysm. My grandfather had a fall and a small stroke. My aunt, who was in remission after battling … Continue reading Mother-In-Law’s Surgery Is Tuesday