Record-setting monster hurricane Dorian almost paid us a visit! The original forecast was to hit basically exactly where we live as a 4, which would undoubtedly have been the end of our house (or at least of our roof and therefore all of our things, as the landlord hasn’t repaired the roof after the last […]Read More Hurricane Vacation
A couple weeks ago I had a Little House on the Prairie moment and became determined to make strawberry jam with a mountain of fresh farmers market strawberries. I was fairly successful. Actually the jam is delicious, it’s just really really effing sweet. On fresh baked bread it’s kinda perfect though. My typical cooking style […]Read More Super Sweet Strawberry Chia Jam
I haven’t been posting much on here lately because now that I am basically a strong, functional, “normal” (whatever that means) person, it feels odd to spew nonsense about the random things I’m cooking and doing into the cyberspace void. I’m not sure why it feels like that’s more acceptable if you’ve got something wrong […]Read More Updates and Herbs
I’ve been really lucky the last couple weeks in having two of my best friends come to visit me. I was afraid that I’d be super grumpy and tired and not remember how to socialize, but I’m down to 15mgs of prednisone and the grumpy tiredness was minimal. After a while I felt like I […]Read More Seeing friends
Done with NaNoWriMo! Grand total word count: 67,445. Now back to blog posts. I think that was the longest slog I’ve had with a NaNo month, literally bored myself to sleep a couple times trying to get words done, until inspiration finally took hold at about 45,000 words. The rest was much easier and ideas […]Read More Festive December
It’s Halloween! Probably my favorite holiday and, I believe, a reasonable time to indulge in some sugar, especially as I’ve been so completely on the wagon for months. Thus a paleo pumpkin pie! Also organic candy corn (cue smiley face with tears of laughter emoji, please), which reading The Paleo Approach does make me think is […]Read More Halloween Paleo Pumpkin Pie
On Friday I made my fiftieth post and also got my fiftieth follower! This post makes 51, with 52 followers. It’s been fun and diverting having this blog to work on and I’m glad people are also enjoying reading it–thanks for following along with me! In other news I’ve been exercising and getting a lot stronger […]Read More 50 posts and The Paleo Approach
Turning your immune system off is a shitty thing to have to do. Apparently with no immune system not only are you more susceptible to all the nasties floating around out there (maybe it’s just as well that I basically don’t leave the house) but things that have passively sat inside you without bothering you […]Read More Shingles too? Really?
Haven’t written anything for a bit because I took a trip to Iowa to see the doctor and ended up quite pleasantly distracted. Also tried caffeine again for the first time in two months and it made me feel surreally exhausted for the duration of the trip and not like writing. As it turns out […]Read More Seeing the doctor, picking up the cats
It would be pretty boring being stuck in the house all day without these silly fuzz people to keep me company. This is Ratty (The Rat, Rat) named for Ratty in The Wind in the Willows, and also because she often happens to look exactly like an extremely large rat. She’s a Russian Blue with golden eyes […]Read More Cats!