My Sweet Love: 8/2015 – 3/10/2017

I don’t think I’d have made it these last few years without her. Sounds stupid, she was just a little cat. She liked to ride on my shoulders. She enjoyed going shopping with me (where she was allowed) and didn’t mind letting people pet her. I’ve never seen or had a sweeter cat. February was…

On Road to Recovery

No, not from my cat addiction. As some of you may have noticed, I haven’t been posting lately. It’s because I hadn’t been feeling well. I did figure out what was causing it, but I haven’t snapped back as I’d hoped. Still, I am feeling better and becoming more active. I’ve rediscovered my weaving addiction…

Reading Comprehension or Memory: Which Goes First

In my experience the very first thing to go is the bladder – at least for us girls. From there it’s all downhill. Had you asked me Friday or any time in the month previous, I’d have sworn that the letter I got from SSDI stated my next check would come on February Third. No…

Irritation From Facebook

A young acquaintance is on her honeymoon. She posted today about an incident where people in a line made unkind remarks about her appearance. First off, they are idiots – what they said is flat out untrue. Which, of course, we’ve all assured her. And which, not surprisingly, isn’t working as well as it should….

Silently Now

A few years ago, I watched a silent film made in China – what we old peopleĀ  would have called the late, late show because it was late and I couldn’t sleep – called The Goddess.* It was eye-opening – dramatic with modern, difficult themes. Chinese or not, wasn’t the Victorian Era through to the…

Twining, not Twinning

Yep, they are really two different words. Twining (pronounced like the tea guys) is a form of weaving. You’ve seen it on baskets because it’s very common in basketry, not so much in textiles. I learned years ago at a workshop sponsored by the University of Alabama. It’s simple to do and easy to get…

Feeling Rough and Griping…

Seven years. From the time I had my gastric bypass until a doctor hit on a partial solution, it was seven years. Most of that time, I was on anti-depressants to keep me psuedo-functional. Feeling lousy – no real ‘this hurts’ or ‘that’s bad’ – just never, ever feeling good. The anti-depressants kept me moving…

Trials of the Eleventh Century

Okay ‘trial’ might be a bit of an over statement. If I were still working, making a dress in only two weeks wouldn’t be a ‘trial’ – miracle would be more like it. It’s been so long since I even considered making a costume for myself that I hadn’t even thought about it until about…

Back in the Saddle

In more ways than one. Obviously, I’m posting again (this may not be good news to the rest of the world but what the heck – what’s life if you can’t annoy the planet?). I’m feeling better than I have in weeks. i’m actually getting some things done. Yay! Now, instead of writing a long,…

Out to Lunch

Yes, I realize the title probably describes my usual mental state as well. Comedians… Okay, seriously, I’m taking a brief break. There are a few things I need to get settled and stuff to do – and it’s going to be cold again next week so I want to NOT have to go out to…

Sloppy Joe Cat Food

I’ve made this stuff in various incarnations since I was ten – have yet to meet a cat that doesn’t like it. Makes a nice treat for Kitty – and a good transition from liquid back to solids when Kitty has been ill. Also good for elderly cats who can’t bite and chew effectively (okay,…

Yuzu Chicken

Desperate times call for desperate recipes – although this one came out pretty good. Mostly, I found something to do with the silly things that didn’t involve standing very long. Slow cookers for the win, baby! FYI: I have an insanely small slow cooker. In theory it’s a single meal size – in reality, it’s…