I don't spend a lot of time talking about my mental illness, which is unfortunate in that it doesn't, I don't know, put a face to the illness as much as I like. But I also don't like singing the same song all the time. It gets old. You get sick of it. I get … Continue reading Let’s Talk Mania
The last week or so has been crazy busy, and I'll have posts up next week for it. We went to a concert, my in laws moved to a new house, my dad's business presented to a possible new employer, and I applied for loan forgiveness due to permanent disability lasting at least 60 months … Continue reading Just
If you know me, you know that I hoard food. It's comforting, and I like knowing that if we lost out jobs we wouldn't starve for at least six months. But food needs to be cycled through, and I don't actually KNOW how much food I have, so I have begun: THE FOOD INVENTORY PROJECT! … Continue reading Count ALL The Things!
I had mouth surgery last week, and I'm working on healing up from that. I'm a weirdo (you knew that), and I have two salivary glands on the OUTSIDE of my jaw. One of those glands had stones. They went in, and they cut into my lip where it connects to my jaw and removed … Continue reading Just a Little Bit of Surgery
My dirt came! I ordered potting soil online. Why? It's HEAVY. Because I called my local stores, and I was told POTTING SOIL WAS OUT OF SEASON. Since when is dirt out of season?!? All they had were these tiny bags, and ya'll I needed 16 gallons of this for my planters. So they arrived … Continue reading Grow ALL the Things Update
I have SO MANY colored pencils and watercolor pencils. A ridiculous amount, parts of ~12 sets or so, some of them complete. Some of these are NOT cheap pencils, and I hadn't been using them. So, the next time I'm drooling over a set, I have a mantra: I'm not Smaug.I don't get to hoard … Continue reading If I Say I Need Colored Pencils, I Really Don’t, Honest
For his birthday, I gave my husband a kit for shining headlights since his were very yellow. I picked THIS KIT because it had decent reviews. He tried my headlights first. Here's the before together. One side before polish: And after: Pretty drastic change, but not as much as his had. The other side before: … Continue reading Freshening Up Our Headlights
I took a gamble and put some of the plants from my closet outside this summer. I was worried the squirrels would get them, but I made sure to stop feeding the birds four weeks in advance, and I had no issues other than making sure they didn't get too much wind or rain. Ya'll, … Continue reading Go Sequoias Go!
Recently a prepper blogger I follow had a bunch of giveaways, and one of them was for a vertical planting column from the GreenStalk Vertical Garden company, and I took a look at them. I didn't win the giveaway, but I DID buy two of the planters on steep discount because they were discontinuing the … Continue reading Veggies for The End of the World
Our new woodstove will require a LOT of room to safely be installed and run, and our house is very small. So we had to make so concessions, and by 'we' I mean 'me'. First I went through the clothing in my dressers and got rid of 1/3 of it so we could ditch a … Continue reading Disaster Zone in Progress