Sorta. I feel like I haven’t done anything because I’m in lots of pain and therefore not moving around a lot. But while my kitchen needs love, I’ve finished inventorying all the videos (other than the few that are likely hiding upstairs). I’ve had quite a long “meeting” with Katie, wherein we went over lots of […]
I’m shopping for bricks to do the walkway at the cottage. We need to find a brick supplier, anyway, for future projects. Boral Bricks has a web site with a nifty little program for planning such projects. Cool, right? I started to install it. Then my anti-spyware program yelped because the damned thing was trying […]
The Months –Linda Pastan From The Last Uncle March When the Earl King came to steal away the child in Goethe’s poem, the father said don’t be afraid, it’s just the wind… As if it weren’t the wind that blows away the tender fragments of this world– leftover leaves in the corners of the garden, a Lenten Rose that thought it safe […]
Do you have any good lo-carb cake recipes? ga_sunshine needs one :-) And she’s allergic to chocolate.
We want to move the cable modem. That should be a simple thing, right? We don’t need the jack where it is now. It shouldn’t matter where it moves. Well, it isn’t that easy. Lots of talk about taps, splitters, amplifiers, and so on later, the Comcast guy is finally gone. His supervisor is supposed to […]
I missed wishing mayremi a happy birthday here yesterday! I hope it was a beautiful day, sugar.
The van had to go into the shop yesterday. It has a month-old battery, but now it seems the alternator probably needs replacing. I asked them to go ahead and do an oil change and do whatever it needs to pass an emissions inspection while it’s there. Arranging to get it back and forth twice […]
I’ve posted frequently lately, but not so much that’s truly personal. I’m doing a lot of emotional processing, which is usually the case when I’m quiet like that. I think I’ve just about come to the close of this intense cycle. A lot of it has to do with dropping out of SPSU. I have […]
A kiss can be a comma, a question mark or an exclamation point. –Mistinguett, singer (1875–1956 Readers may be divided into four classes: 1. Sponges, who absorb all that they read and return it in nearly the same state, only a little dirtied. 2. Sand-glasses, who retain nothing and are content to get through a book […]
According to this abstract, urinary tract infections may be a food-borne illness. Isn’t that a cheery thought? I found it through the Food and Environment Electronic Digest from the Union of Concerned Scientists.