The death of a distant family member or friend, especially an unexpected one, produces a flood of emotions, to include the need to prepare and plan for the “what ifs”. Over the past week, upon learning of the tragic death of an acquaintance, my husband and I quietly discussed our wishes in the event of … More My Viking Funeral
Two weeks after being diagnosed with a severe allergic response to limonene and fragrance mix II, my allergist added “propolis” to the list after a delayed response marker appeared on my back. Shit. Propolis is resin collected by honeybees used to fill crevices and to seal honeycombs. Fucking bee glue. Confused on why I would … More DIY Liars
Who cares? I have asked myself that question every single time I have sat down to write a blog post, for almost a year now. Seriously, I have like 12 drafts in WordPress-land that will never see the light of day. I’ve been struggling, friends and fellow bloggers. It’s been brutal. Growing up, and even into … More Who Cares?
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
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!
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!
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There are 6 things I take, religiously, every day of my life: Cayenne Ginger Lemon Juice Milk Thistle Evening Primrose Oil and the mother of all oils: Black Seed Oil Evening Primrose Oil is known to…
I guess I should first explain what a “bean” is, so you thoroughly understand what a “bean-ache” is. Between my husband’s prior service in the Marine Corps and my mama’s Creole heritage, our family has a language all of our own. Ink sticks, are pens. Calling one of the kids “booby” or “little willy” is … More Bean-ache Begone!