Did some meal prep and thought you'd like to take a look. I used a variant of this recipe from Pioneer Woman but excluded the sweet peppers. I ended up with eight containers full after we had eaten some: And they juuuuust fit in the freezer. This is right before I put the last two … Continue reading Food Prep!
No blog post today due to the holiday. Hope you're having a wonderful time! And if you're sitting bored somewhere, I have 393 posts on my blog you can read. *wink*
That Glorious Day has arrived! My seeds are here: There were two freebies - one was Dark Purple Opal Basil, which I had ordered as part of my order. The other was Cilantro, and I mailed that to a friend because I loathe Cilantro. Several of the items I wanted to order were out of … Continue reading Seeds Have Arrived!
One of my alpha readers texted to tell me that she loved my novel and couldn't put it down. I about died of relief. You spend a year or more writing a novel alone with no feedback. It's hard to be subjective about your work because what you dreamed it could be is SO MUCH … Continue reading Just A Squee of Glee!
I have student loans that I've had on an Income Driven Repayment Plan. When I found out my job was ending in September, I applied for them to be recalculated and included my severance letter. A month passed, and I was starting to be suspicious. I called. The paperwork had hung because my husband's proof … Continue reading Infuriating Paperwork
A close friend walked for her PhD yesterday! This is especially impressive because she works full time, has two kids under the age of five, and has ADD (ADHD?). I am SO happy for her! She worked hard and this has taken years of consistent, hard work to succeed. I was one of the ones … Continue reading Now We Can Call Her ‘Doctor’
Every year we have a cookie walk with our church to raise money for utilities and such for the winter. Every year I bake cookies for it. This year, I wanted to do sugar cookies but didn't want to have to roll them out... so I tried a cookie stamp. Here's the stamp: You oil … Continue reading Howling Wolf Cookie Fail
Guess what came this week! I'm so excited. I love gardening (even though I'm not the best at it), and I especially love growing heirloom plants and unusual plants. So here's a peak at the cover: I had a lot of fun carefully reading each entry and circling those I was interested in. I won't … Continue reading Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds Catalog Is Out!
Pet owners probably know the pain of this: trimming your dog's toes. Now, this isn't limited to dogs. When we had canaries we had to catch them and trim their little toesies, and I had to with my cat. But Tundra, he's CONVINCED that the clippers are going to take his toes off. This is … Continue reading I’m Not Going to Chop Them Off!
Which sounds dramatic, but that's what it feels like. I've mentioned that have Bipolar I, rapid cycling, but it's pretty rare that I talk about how I'm doing because my meds are good, and my swings tend to both be shallow and short in duration. Not so much this time. There's a hollow feeling and … Continue reading There’s a Dark Cloud Following Me