Friday, June 3, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Wednesday, January 26, 2022
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
Monday, December 27, 2021
The second date with my darling, that is, the third day I met him, the fascinating story of how that day unfolded included some paleo almond flour cookies as an important point. Some checkpoint people wanted to take them away from me, but that didn't happen :-)
I left some cookies with the darling when I went home, but I was a little embarrassed because they were not very sweet and wouldn't do much for the taste buds of an average person. Later I found out he likes paleo too!
They were like these, but these are better.
Just sharing. This recipe is really simple and turns out great every time.
Friday, October 8, 2021
This is the kind of thing I've been favoring lately, as we head for a really cold new home!
I've enjoyed looking into the idea of layers and how they did things in the middle ages, or almost up to the present time, with a couple of linen underlayers for warmth and cleanliness, then the pretty layer, then a sturdy apron or warm jumper over that.
On my last visit to my cold new home I already looked like this, "You look like a pioneer woman!" as someone told me, just because the ruffled edge of my flannel nightgown showed under the denim jumper.
I became a little self-conscious, but it's that or freeze. So I'll take layers. This website's style encourages me. Call it artsy!
This one the very most of all, here I am!
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Without Facebook I'm just going to have to post a lot more here!
So this is today's entertainment. I don't follow any kind of sports, but looked up Deanna Price out of curiosity after noticing a photo of her in an article about someone in the same sport who is NOT a good role model. Never mind that.
I was mostly curious what the sport looked like, then I found this adorable tank of a woman! She is so very STRONG, but somehow also dainty, and her determination, cheerfulness and passion shine through along with her warrior yell. It's a cool video. Have a look.
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
Here's where the pattern came from:
It was a really cool pattern and worked great!
Friday, September 13, 2019
Wednesday, September 4, 2019
What's actually happening here?
1. Graham crackers and butter
2. Cream cheese, sour cream, peanut butter and coconut sugar
3. Chocolate liqueur with butter and coconut sugar, plus magic (otherwise I can't explain how that turned into the amazing kind of chocolate drizzle that turns crispy when chilled-- every time I've ever TRIED to make it come out like that, it hasn't)
4. Blobs of whipped cream
5. More of 3)
There was no measuring and no cooking.
Whoooooa but it was amazing. Sometimes everything just comes together. What else can I say.
Monday, January 7, 2019
I've been working on organizing stuff on my hard drive, with the intention to go back and catch up on my posts. It's quite a mess. After my escape I used various old computers and the photos piled from one hasty, badly-organized backup to another. At this point, I'm thinking of giving up on 2018 and start fresh right now, posting the photos as I locate them! That causes a risk of overlapping-- posting the same old stuff twice-- but the other risk is of never catching up and never posting in my blog again.
Here's today's random inspiration. I went googling a phrase I heard long ago in the context of showjumping-- a rider said it. You can't admit the possibility of failure, or there's always that hesitation, and the fear causes the failure.
The quote is, "Throw your heart over the fence and the rest will follow."
And I found this lovely blog post--
Which addresses the worry, "But what if it doesn't work out?"
Right. But what if it does?
Thursday, December 20, 2018
Next next to the gingerbread there is homemade Mounds style candy made from coconut flakes mixed with honey and frozen, then dipped in chocolate.
Sunday, December 16, 2018
Sunday, December 9, 2018
We have a lovely fire going today. It’s only raining and dreary out there, not exactly bitterly cold, but we couldn’t wait another minute for the first fire of the season.
Build it, and they will come. Next thing you know, everyone is cozied up near it with a book.