I swear, not even two days after I scheduled my last tornado post, we had YET ANOTHER tornado warning. This time, the weather was bad enough that I preemptively got under the table in the basement with the dog, (although my husband refused), and all the while it was going on we could hear wind … Continue reading More on Tornadoes
(and the adventures and angst involved therein) I have allergies. This is a pretty well known fact among friends and family, most notably because I'm deathly allergic to mushrooms, and break-out-in-hives-and-swelling allergic to wheat. Mushrooms, contact causes a rash. Wheat only bothers me if I eat or inhale it. Like when it's harvested and kicks … Continue reading The Quest for Sudafed
WOOT! Got good news this week that my project position has been extended for two years! So, I get to stay at my job, which is AWESOME by the way, and I'm super excited. I work for the state, so this was Very Much In Question. I've been fretting endlessly about it and worrying about … Continue reading My Project Position Was Extended!
(That my husband just revealed he had!) So, there is almost nothing better that I love than seeing cute pictures of my husband from before I met him. I didn't meet him until he was 23, so all I can see of him as a kid are photos and the rare family film. He had … Continue reading A Treasure Trove of Old Photos – My Husband’s Trip to Germany
(And my irrational or possibly rational fear of them.) I grew up in Texas from 2nd - 6th grade, before I moved to Wisconsin. Texas is a wonderful place. It has amazing food. Amazing people. Amazing weather. It's part of Tornado Alley. And thus, there are Tornadoes. (Is this right? Spell check insists that it … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Tornadoes and This Sudden Abundance of Them
Oops? A friend gifted us with a jar of raw honey for my husband to try. He has Celiac's and possibly a corn allergy, and he had been having problems eating honey. I suspected it might be because the cheap honey had been cut with corn syrup (source), and I happened to complain of this … Continue reading I Accidentally Fermented My Honey
So, I have anxiety. I take a medication for it, and my husband is aware and often helps reassure me when my brain gets stuck in a loop. It's free floating, so it attaches to whatever I focus on, whether or not there is actually a problem. It's terrible in person as I know I'm … Continue reading Awkward Interactions on the Internet
A few weeks ago, we drove our in laws' cabin for dinner, and when we parked, I heard an awful wailing. We looked around a little bit but couldn't find anything. Later, my father-in-law started the grill and heard the same thing, and he was a little more thorough because he found a baby raccoon … Continue reading Baby Raccoons and Rabies Shots
(But, there's still some cute to be had!) Our baby bunnies have finally left their nest, and I've reclaimed my beans. I've been seeing them dart into our bushes when I come out in the morning or arrive home in the afternoon. And I have been faithfully spraying with my disgusting hot pepper spray. It's … Continue reading The Baby Bunny Saga Sadly Continues
My garden has gone from empty black bags of dirt to a flourishing area where most of what I'm growing isn't even weeds! I'm amazed by how well it's doing this year. So, some photos! First of all, my lettuces are doing amazing considering some bunnies nibbled them down to numbs. The peas are doing … Continue reading Status of My Garden!