Monday, September 26, 2022

Welcome, Autumn Weather!

It’s so nice to be off the mosquito menu. As I type, I’m sitting outside with my little in-ground fountain running.

Believe it or not, I’m still trying to grow cucumbers for pickling after my garden failure. I brought an unused little greenhouse from downstairs.

Pickles in Training

As seen above, I also brought a heat box out of retirement. Meant to keep birdbath water from freezing in winter, it never proved useful until now.

Pretty sitting on my car;
not so much choking
our heat pump...
Pam, I have to ask you a question: does the above flower seem like the prolific weeds you found blooming? Has anyone else seen unfamiliar plants sprouting in your yard/area?


Saturday, September 24, 2022

Replies & More

I appreciate all you kind folks for replying on my last post. :D Thank you, Pradeep, for the suggestion about file recovery. Alas, the software I bought for $30(US) apparently doesn’t work with the iPod. I should have had my husband the tech wizard research it. ~sigh~ On the bright side, smoothies made at home are indeed quite inexpensive, Andrew, even though everything is going up in price.

And once again, Strayer, it seems we are much alike. I tend to keep my favorite shirts safely in the closet unless we’re going out. On such occasions, I’m lucky if dining out doesn’t stain my clothes. lol I hope you can enjoy your been sprouter, Ellen, and glad to have reminded you.

As to my lazy title referencing ‘more’, I found Terra willing to check out a later smoothie. And Polly posed on my Japanese style bench. Bonus (!), I didn’t lose these photos.
Inspector Terra on the Job
It’s time I do a serious backup from my laptop to an external hard drive. Call me paranoid, I don’t quite trust the online cloud storage options.

Deputy Inspector Polly on break...
Do you backup your files on a regular basis?


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

A Berry, Berry, Beanie Breakfast and a Not-So Smooth Move

I lost photos, so my frustration is taking the form of just posting without them. Sorry...

We own a yogurt maker from the 1970’s, believe it or not, and my husband decided to bring the unit back into service. Since you need an equal amount of cow’s milk and a spoonful of yogurt for the active cultures, the point is sort of lost on me. But it does extend the usefulness of milk past its prime, so there’s that.

I have thus been enjoying yogurt smoothies most mornings. Today I tried something new. I mixed blueberries, cherries, and a few sprouted mung beans.

Oh, I also have a sprouting machine my husband found online. I appreciate the gift. He knows I enjoy various sprouts.

As for my smoothie, I plan to make the same tomorrow only with still more of the supposed healthy sprouts as they have such a mild flavor.d

I also decided to go to the gym, and put on an old white T-shirt for the occasion. Of course I spilled my lovely purple drink all down the front. ~rolls eyes~ At least the stains came out in the wash. Acting fast with a pre-treating solution did the trick.

Are you familiar with Oxy-Clean? Is there another fruit you would suggest for my smoothies?


Thursday, September 15, 2022

Cobwebs & Waterbeds

Polly is up to her usual follies, sauntering into the kitchen this morning wearing a cobweb like a veil. I don’t know what she got into. We sometimes call her our little Swiffer for all the crap her floofy fur collects. Appropriately, the best but blurry photo I managed of her uncooperative self was on a Halloween rug.

“Why so glad I not be a
Swiffer Wet Jet?”
Tenacious Terra likes to oversee her humans. Bottled water has become a favorite lounging vantage point. The top flat here is short a few bottles yet she managed to make herself comfortable.

Plasticky squeaking sounds from
behind my seat on the couch
made me laugh...
Have you ever slept on a waterbed? Do you own a Swiffer brand sweeper?