We have a car repair shop near us that we really, really like. I've gone to shops where they ignored me and talked to my then boyfriend - like, this is MY car, and I heard the noise, talk to ME. This shop isn't like that. My husband dislikes phone calls, so I call in … Continue reading Supporting Local Businesses
I planted everything I wanted to start inside in what I thought were decent sized glow-in-the-dark pots, thinking that they would be about ready to plant by the beginning of May. Ha. Yeah, no, the tomatoes had their own plans in mind. They vastly outgrew their pots, so I had to re-pot them before their … Continue reading My Tomatoes Have Gotten Out of Hand
We're allegedly going to be receiving a tax credit from the government. Yes, I get that it's a credit and will affect next year's taxes. We'll have to withhold extra each month to cover it because we're both self employed right now and we withhold and pay quarterly taxes each year. But the question is, … Continue reading We’re Responsible Adults, Really
It's an understatement to say we've all been a little stressed lately. I had been camping this site, watching the numbers climb, and generally freaking out. (As a side note, the website was created by a 17 year old programmer who taught himself to program. Way to go!) Today's numbers: It was obsessive, and I was … Continue reading Shelter at Home VS. Elder Dragons
We've actually opened some of my food supplies because we've run out of a few things but aren't willing to risk going to the store. I have mixed feelings about this - I hoard food (NOT all at once, this is years of 'extra' purchases), and I feel safest when I know I have a … Continue reading Accessing My Food Storage?!?
Still working on masks! I'm using the pattern from the Deaconess website, found here. These ones are blue on the outside and light blue on the inside, and they're for my husband. Next are a set for my mom. They're pale blue with polka dots on the outside and flowers on the inside: Some for … Continue reading I’m Running Out of Elastic!
We don't have any face masks at the house, so when patterns started popping up, I was interested. True, it they're only 50-70% effective, but that's better than nothing! I did sewing for a LARP my friends and I took part in, so I felt it was a project that fit my skill levels pretty … Continue reading Trials in Sewing Face Masks
We've had a lot of down time lately, so I cooked another batch of Bean and Bacon soup. The post where I cooked it last time with the recipe is here. I soaked three pounds of pinto beans: I knew how much space they would take up this time, so I didn't have escapees. This … Continue reading Meal Prep: Moar Bean and Bacon Soup
It's still a little cold outside, but I decided to start some green onions inside. I use the standard onion starts and just grow them tall enough to be a green onion. Then I cut them, toss the remaining start into my outside garden to grow or not, and I have fresh onions for cooking! … Continue reading Green Onions, Meet My Belly!
My closet garden (not to be confused with a Lady Garden) has sprouted plants in nearly every glow-in-the-dark pot now! Here's an overview: So exciting! They're so frail, these little seedlings, but I'm really excited they're growing at all! EVEN THE ROSEMARY SPROUTED. I can NEVER get Rosemary to grow, but here it is: I'm … Continue reading Green Growing Things!