Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - Out and About

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I spent a good chunk of the day running between the library and Target today.



Books, beautiful day, and you got it, folks, a tank top with which to try the paint experiment again! Target's running a sale on them. This one was something like $6.

Didn't think to look for one of those turtle shell backpacks, though. Ah well. Next time.

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Monday, May 18, 2015

Sometimes it's the little things.

I've been struggling with allergies and asthma these past few weeks, and it's been wearing on my mental health. Being sick always does that to me, so it's nothing all that shocking.

When I glanced out my window, today, I saw something that lifted my spirits a bit.


One of my little squash plants is already flowering! It looks like it'll be yielding two squashes, and the other plant has a couple of buds, too.

I don't know if they'll continue blooming through the summer or if this will be it, but it's still pretty cool. The radishes I've planted are also sprouting.

Nature's amazing, isn't it?

Friday, May 15, 2015

Yeah, so I, uh...cooked?

I also cleaned this week.

Also did a little bit of writing.

Can't forget suffer terribly from allergies and asthma. Those are always fun.

Sigh.

Really gotta get working on my cosplay.

Speaking of which, I have an announcement! I'll be a panelist on the following two panels at CONvergence this year -

How We Change the Stories We Tell About Disability

and

Writing While Female

Of course, I'll be wandering around, begging pictures from awesome cosplayers to share with you awesome folks, too. As for now, I invite you to bask in the glory that was Wednesday night dinner.
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This is the recipe I used, by the way. Very tasty.

Meat sauce was just sort of onions, garlic, salt, pepper, a bay leaf and parsley haphazardly thrown into ground beef and pasta sauce, cooked in a skillet.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Wash Out Week

This week, I had to take it easy on crafting and typing. Why? Well, last Saturday, I finally attacked the larger of my three small gardening plots, and pulled as much of the grass I could.

Unsurprisingly, my tendinitis flared up quite dramatically, and my carpal tunnel got my fingers all kinds of tingly. In order to prevent further damage, I had to take it easy. At least I got a fair amount done.

Here are some pics from Saturday:




I still have so much to do, but it'll just have to wait.

In addition to getting the flowers and squash squared away, I also stuck seeds in the ground. I haven't seen any seedlings pop up, yet, but here's what the plants look like today, after almost a full week of rain and one hail storm.



Trying to train those sweet peas to take to that lattice thing. Not sure how well that'll go.

Resting was a good call, though. My hands and arms are feeling much better, now.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Scarves and plants. Is this what my life's become?

Got work done on my scarf!


So far so good.

I've also been hardening my seedlings. I'm probably sticking them in the ground tomorrow.
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Lastly, I'm trying to get out a bit more. Went for a walk, today. I enjoy ground ivy.




Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Wordless Wednesday - I need to get outside more often

Gorgeous weather out here, but I've been letting allergies and work get in the way of enjoying it. Gotta start doing the daily walk thing again.




I don't think my tabby approves of my being outside when she has to stay inside.

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