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
We had our local Chili Cook-Off recently, and it's always followed by an auction to raise money for Church events. There's a pie and cake auction and a general auction. I can't eat most pies or cakes (wheat!) but I usually at least look at the auction items. This year, I didn't attend, but my … Continue reading Thoughtful Presents
This is a blog, and there are no restrictions on who can see it, so it's obviously a public space. My life with my husband and puppy is not visible on the Internet unless I post about it, so it's a private space. The problem is when I post publicly what's going on in my … Continue reading Navigating Public vs Private Spaces – How Does That Work?
Previously, I've mentioned that my parents have a new rescue, Mary: She's slowly becoming more comfortable with her new life, and their Husky, Joe, has been well behaved and friendly towards her. This is HUGE as he was a grumpy, food defensive, bitey snot when we got him. Massive improvement, and we've been very impressed … Continue reading Tundra, Meet Mary
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!
Out into the wild blue yonder. Not me though. My parents' husky, Jo. This goofball sitting next to our Tundra: Jo is a cat hunter. My dad was trying to put him out, and there was a cat on the porch, and Jo barreled through the door and took off menacing the cat. Dad goes after … Continue reading Off Into the Wild Blue Yonder
It snowed here! It has actually snowed twice, but the first time it melted off before Tundra could get his walk, and he was The Pouty Puppy. The second time it snowed, it was in the evening, and we put him out on the lead. He nosed around the yard and then came up onto … Continue reading Tundra Loves the Snow!
Happy belated Halloween! We didn't think to buy any costume parts in advance since I hadn't felt like dressing up. But then, day of, I DEFINITELY felt like dressing up. So here's what I could piece together using construction paper and basic make up supplies - most of it eyeliner. We had ~150 kids/parents this … Continue reading Construction Paper and Eyeliner
Tundra was born in the fall of 2010, so we got to pick a birthday for him. We chose 10/10/2010 because we thought it was neat, and it's been a tradition to always bring him to the Kickapoo Valley Reserve for a hike for his birthday. It was cold and drizzly Sunday, but off we … Continue reading Happy Birthday Tundra!
So I had an ex that I lived with for a while, and he had this amazing jean quilt his grandmother made for him. I adored. The relationship ended, and he, of course, kept the quilt. I wanted one SO BADLY. I saved my jeans for close to ten years, always meaning to make a … Continue reading Brand New Jean Quilt!