Today was a wonderful day:
The dog woke me up at 6:30 I made coffee, ran out to get some donuts for breakfast, and had breakfast on the porch. I unclogged the vacuum and washed out the filter. No wonder it wasn’t working, it had a warren of dust bunnies and a very clogged filter! . . . → Read More: Today was a Wonderful Day
This one’s a concoction of my own fevered imagination and a desire to get more fresh veggies into our diet. All ingredients given here are suggestions, make up your own mix based on what you have available/like! All times and temperatures are estimated, you know your stove better than I do. . . . → Read More: Recipe: Italian Stir Fry
For pretty much all of my adult life I have had a dream house. I’m quite sure I’m not alone in this. My dream home has had many changing features, but a few things have remained pretty constant. One of those dreams was to have a screen porch with a day bed. A “sleeping . . . → Read More: Sometimes Dreams Do Come True
Last year after we moved into this new house, I was grabbing supplies from Home Depot when I noticed a nice cast aluminum table & chairs set for $299. Considering the $699 original price, I sat my butt down in the chair next to the table and tried to grab any employee to help . . . → Read More: Yard Sale Find to Treasure
Last Saturday was just above 60 degrees. Hooray! Tomorrow it will be again!
A couple mornings later there was snow on the ground again, and there’s tell of a Nor’Easter heading our way this coming week, but we’ll ignore that for the moment.
Spring is coming! The robin (which never left all winter and . . . → Read More: Spring Is Coming!
Last month I had very little after bills. This month, I have even less. Combine the $570 oil bill, the $320 electric bill, the quarterly $120 water bill, the quarterly $156 sewer bill, and then add in all the other usual bills and I have to say we’re pretty much bust. These things definitely . . . → Read More: Recipe: Chicken Bog (Eating on the Cheap)
A tip for those attempting to do a month long dietary test: don’t do it in the middle of the worst winter in recent memory, while simultaneously trying to do a no-spend month. The lack of sun, massive amounts of shoveling, general winter malaise, and lack of most entertainment outlets to keep your mind . . . → Read More: Aaaaand…We’re Done. (Gluten Free Month, Abridged)
We’re halfway through. I have survived two weeks without gluten. I cannot honestly say that this has been without complaint, there was most definitely some whining involved. I remember walking through the supermarket, thinking “OHMYGOD!! BREAD!!! CEREAL!!! COOOKIES!!!” I think I would briefly consider assaulting someone for a good cheeseburger. But, we’ve made it . . . → Read More: Halfway Through (Gluten Free Month Update)
On friday, I started sneezing at 8am. I didn’t slow down until 8pm. Despite working from home and generally avoiding sick people, there was one inlet for infection that I forgot: I pick up medications at my local pharmacy. I often have to wait in line at the pharmacy counter, surrounded by red-nosed, snuffling, . . . → Read More: Recipe: Zero Alarm Chili
We started gluten free on Saturday. 3 days down, and I haven’t run screaming for the bread drawer or broken down and run for Dunkies. Saturday was hard, and I was hungry. Sunday was tough, and I was hungry. Today was…less tough.
I’ve been focusing on simple foods: Slow Cooker chicken provencale (using chicken thighs . . . → Read More: Day 3 Gluten Free