Friday, September 23, 2022

The Reel in the Flickering Light

Actual footage from my garden right now

Sunday, September 4, 2022

Mommy, Daddy, and Baby Makes Three!

Meanwhile in the back yard, the playpen is hopping!  My dahlias are finally, finally, finally blooming, and with the explosion of color, some new babies are arriving as a result of last year's matchmaking program.  It's been a long slog to this point, and so often it just felt like it was never going to happen this year, so in celebration I thought I'd share a little of what's going on back there.

Wednesday, August 31, 2022

The Lion, The Witch...

And the Audacity of This Bitch.

How was your Summer?  Mine?  Pretty weird, to be perfectly honest, which is kind of becoming the common theme around here.  So, I guess that means it's not actually weird anymore, but then again, just because a thing begins to happen on a regular basis, it is by no means a reason to accept it as normal, so there's that ... But also, of course, sometimes you just need a laugh, and I suppose it's been good for that.    

Sunday, August 21, 2022

Happy Anniversary, Baby!

It all started with a flower pot, a clearance rack geranium (half off, and half dead), an overwhelming dose of sadness, a blistering case of burnout, and a glimmer of hope that things wouldn't always be the way that they were in that moment.  Fourteen years, and three hundred and ten posts later, and I can tell you with great certainty that things are definitely not the same.

Saturday, July 16, 2022

"Geeks are people ...

who love something so much that all the details matter."
-Marissa Mayer 

Pat Rothfuss' Worldbuilders are back, once again, with their mid-year Geeks Doing Good campaign that works as a capacity fundraiser for the organization while introducing us to cool, never-before-seen products, as well as bringing back old faves & limited edition items, and "as always, all proceeds from Worldbuilders Market go to Worldbuilders to support our mission of uniting the geek community into a massive force to fund education, opportunity, and sustainable self-sufficiency for families and communities worldwide."  So, how can you join in?  By shopping the Worldbuilders Market where new geeky wares are rolled out for you to load up on everything your inner, outer, and everything in-between Geek desires!  Also, feel free to swing by the Geeks Doing Good Indiegogo campaign site for the opportunity to purchase, and pre-order exclusive new items while quantities last.

Of course Pat will be Twitching throughout the week, so swing by, say hi, and be sure to follow his channel, and sign up for notifications so you'll never miss out on his live streams ... if that's your kind of thing.  

The Summer fundraiser officially ends July 21, 2022, but as always, all proceeds from the Worldbuilders Market (every purchase, all year long) go towards making the world a better place, so if you miss the cut-off date this year, your opportunity to make a positive impact still abounds!


Friday, July 1, 2022

Peachy Keen

If I had my little way, I'd eat peaches every day

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Here we are smack in the heat of Summer, and for a lot of us, that means peach season ... Millions of peaches, peaches for me ... So how about cooling down with a little 'shake recipe?  Singing not required, but enthusiastically encouraged.




Peach Cobbler Smoothie

Here's what you need:
10 oz Peaches, frozen
2 Kiwifruits, peeled
1/2 Lime, juiced
1" Ginger knob, grated
3-4 Bananas, frozen + pre-chunked
Mango, frozen - fill remaining space in your blender
1/4 Cup Pure organic Maple syrup (or preferred sweetener)
1/2 Cup Full-fat canned coconut milk (or milk of your choice)
1/2 Cup Water 

Here's what you do:
If you've been here before, you know the drill ... Dump everything into a 72 oz blender (I use this one), and blend the hell out of it!  If you prefer more of an ice cream texture, blend low & slow, with less liquid (adding as required), and remember you may have to scrape the sides of the pitcher a few times throughout.  Also, if you're using frozen bananas, don't forget to peel them, and break them into chunks before freezing ahead of time.  

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Stay cool, Lovers!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Show Me

"People always say the universe is testing them, well I'm always testing the universe.  When I need to, I say, 'Show me.  Show me your miracles.  Show me how wonderful and magical I know you can be.  Show me what I need to know to pass this lesson.'  And it never fails."

-Marym Hasnaa

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Liberty, and Justice for All

"Where justice is denied, where poverty is enforced, where ignorance prevails, and where any one class is made to feel that society is an organized conspiracy to oppress, rob and degrade them, neither persons nor property will be safe."

-Frederick Douglass

24th anniversary of Emancipation, speech delivered in Washington, D.C. (1886)