I’ve been in a bit of a writing funk lately. The thing is, unlike most writing funks, I know exactly why I can’t produce. Some members of my husband’s family are currently dealing with some pretty scary shit, which is drudging up a lot of painful memories of my own. This is as far as I … More Funky Writing
Dirty kids, everything I own/am smelling like a hotdog due to the campfire smoke, unsanitary cooking conditions, bugs, sleeping in extremely tight quarters with five other individuals, sunburns, loud neighbors, no computer… Camping was a blast this past weekend! No, I’m not being sarcastic. I was able to spend some very much needed quality time with … More It’s Scarier When It’s Real
I am checking out for this Memorial Day weekend for some much needed R&R with the family. Don’t worry, I will have some delicious camping recipes and I’m certain, some funny family stories to share on my return back to blogland. But first, I wanted to give a kombucha update – It failed. Five days … More Kombucha Party Foul
Chapter I – Tommy Chapter II – Cari Chapter III – Clay Clay breathed a sigh of relief. Almost didn’t make it that time, he thought to himself. He finished urinating into the toilet, buttoned his pants, and leaned against the closed door of the bathroom stall. Relax, he thought. In through the nose, and out through … More As the Phase Dock Turns, Chapter III
My very first blog award!! I’m not going to lie… this does stroke the ego just a teeny little bit. I have been blogging for… actually, it is exactly four months today! To be noticed by a talented writer such as Aaron from The Confusing Middle feels nothing short of amazing. Thank you Aaron, for the nomination for the Liebster … More Honored…
** I have been attempting to persuade my incredibly talented friend to set up a blog for some time now. He is an amazing poet – his pieces are expressive and thought-provoking and deserve to be read/heard. He made me a deal… If I were to post one of his poems on my blog and he received ‘any … More Fire and Desire
What an amazing experience this afternoon! Today I had the pleasure of capturing and hiving my very first swarm of bees! This couldn’t have come at a better time: on last inspection of H1, I had finally succumbed to the notion that they were in fact Queenless, and I was going to have to do another split. … More Oh Hap-BEE day!
My little experiment has begun! Researching kombucha recipes online, I found that the suggested ratio is eight tea bags to one gallon of water, with one cup of sugar dissolved in. Of course, I can never leave well enough alone and had to tweak the recipe; in order to mask some of the vinegary taste, I prepped my kombucha last … More Let’s Get This Kombucha Started!
A little trip down memory lane with this post…. Brad was an attractive-enough looking guy. He shaved his head, which was something that I never found attractive in a guy, but whatever. He also had a funny smell. Not bad just… funny. At least he smelled funny to me. I always did have a warped sense of smell, though. … More Now I’ll Never Be a Teen Model!
I am flipping ecstatic right now! Guess what showed up in the mail today? Huh?! Huh?! No guesses?! My SCOBY! What in the hell is a SCOBY, you ask? SCOBY stands for Symbiotic Colony Of Bacteria and Yeast, and can also be known as a “mother” or “mushroom”. Don’t be confused; this is no fungi, but a … More It Has Arrived!