She’s Not There

  Every time I think about my neglect of this here blog thang, the tune above is what comes to mind except, instead of being all lit on illicit drugs and shit, I’ve been strung out on sunshine and leafy green things and probs a bunch of wine, but mostly not sitting in front of…

New World Old School Passover Supper

Passover is upon us once again and, even though I have been dealing with the most arduous move of my life, I feel quite a lot more on top of my game than I have in previous years when the holiday and all of its foodie limitations have crept up on me like a sneaky…

Love Me, Love my Bullet Journal Habit

Back in late August/early September, I began keeping a bullet journal and boy howdy, am I ever glad that I did. I’ve always been partial to loosey-goosey, no lines required journaling/habit tracking/goal- and list-making. I toyed around with oodles of different layout styles in simple, blank paged notebooks from about grade five on and finally…

Gifts from Me, to Me, with Love

Having a birthday early in the new year not only means my presents are often wrapped in leftover Christmas paper, but also serves as a reminder to take some down time and do some me stuff – things like working on the millions of little projects I like to have on the go at any…

Miss Melly and the Fluffiest Robe in all the Land

Back in mid-October, I started prodding the sprogs for what they wanted for Christmas this year. The daughter had already taken a preemptive strike by tagging me in a link to the Thug Kitchen cookbook with the promise that she would never ask me for another thing again if I got her that for Christmas….

Sometimes, I Suck at Plants

A few days ago, I waxed phytophilic and gloated a little (ok, perhaps a bit more than a little) about my wee (ok, perhaps a bit larger than wee) urban jungle and coaxing new life out of little leafy pals with seemingly grim futures. Truth is, I don’t always succeed and, when I fail, I…

Mostly Harmless

I am currently in the throes of dealing with an infestation of rice/pantry/mealy moths in my kitchen. The little assholes are mostly harmless and I try to talk myself down from the grossness of it all by reminding me that we’ve been accidentally and intentionally eating all manner of bugs since the dawn of humanity….

Adventures in Desk-Making

I don’t know about all y’all, but there’s something ever so gratifying to me in finding a solution to a problem that costs very little in resources. My problem for months was that I had sacrificed sewing my sewing table in order to make room for computing space. My nerd cave isn’t huge, but it’s…

Jungle Love

Three¬†weeks ago, I was travelling to Tronna¬†for the weekend to meet the entirety of my mister’s family for the first time. That in itself is enough to make an anxious girl frantic, but it came on the heels of the massacre in Orlando – a terrible event that still has me reeling and and feeling…