This week I broke not one, but two of our cellular blinds. The first one’s problem was something to do with the motor. I poked it with a fingertip and it flew — seriously, I am not lying, flew to pieces. I felt like Caddie Woodlawn with the circuit rider’s clock. So naturally I approached the next … More The window treatments have gone bad. Nobody drink the window treatments.
SLEEP Guess who started sleeping through the night consistently? It lasted for two whole weeks. Then E had a session of botox and phenol to loosen his leg muscles, and boy, were they tight, and suddenly — no more night sleeping. He gets up every two-three hours or so. I’m hoping this is a side … More Kid Update
YES, HERE IS ANOTHER PRODUCE PIC Fine, the above-pictured six tomatoes is not “sooooo” many, but you should see the plants! Also, six is more than I generally buy in one shopping session. So far we’ve made chili, tomato sauce, stuffed peppers, and BLTs, and frankly, I like to eat the heirlooms in big fat … More Sooooo Many Tomatoes
SPOILERS I was driving home today, enjoying a little college radio in the truck. The song ended and the DJ talked about it for a bit, then did a quick news break about what failed garbage our president and Senate majority leader are up to at the moment, and then: “So on Game of Thrones … More Spoiler Theatre of the Mind
NOT REALLY SICK Weird migraine today. I did not know my headaches were migraines until my eye doctor informed me. Funny — you’d think I would know. But then, humans can be good at health denial. I can absolutely verify through family and friend experience that downplaying or denying health issues is considered emotionally tough, … More Can You Even Handle This Blossom End Rot
Last night I had the type of dreams that make me suspect that months ago, a rabid bat bit me sometime in the night and the virus is just now beginning to roar through me. Seriously, brain? Flatbread in the sink? City camp, in duplexes and converted Victorian houses, surrounded by gravestones of past campers? … More My Garden is Too Herbalicious
KID UPDATE TIME He is doing….REALLY, REALLY GREAT. I mean, we still have all the health and disability and special needs stuff. Nothing magical has happened to make that disappear, or make healthcare a thing we can just pretend we don’t need. Ahem. Likesomepeopleinthiscountry argh argh argh. But E is doing well. Every day we, … More Update on the whatsoever
The garden is going wild! Warning for gratuitous pictures of veg, and chicken wire to discourage the bizarrely nonchalant (and evil) local rabbits. I’m so proud of these wee babies! These pics are a bit old. Asparagus and beans are a lot larger and more spread out now. The squash is massive. Tomatoes are attempting … More Gardening semi-success, part 1.5
Since the beginning of this year, I’ve had the opportunity to see town hall meetings. Most of are about the current healthcare debate. Some start out as on a different topic, like vet benefits, and veer inevitably into healthcare. Some are broadcast or reported online, with video or audio. Clips of others appear on the … More Open Letter to Congress about AHCA/BCRA, healthcare in the U.S., and just what in the hell are you doing there, anyway?
As a new and mostly hands-off (ha. Ha. HA riiiiight) gardener, I have some trouble telling flower seedlings from weeds, so I’m always nervous about what I should pull and what I should leave alone. But even I could tell something was not right here: There was initially a flowers-only garden plot in front of … More Gardening fail, part two