21 August 2017 @ 05:03 pm
Couldn't see the eclipse because of the rain and clouds but I still had an amazing day.

Ian and I went to a botanical garden in Savannah and we walked around some gorgeous gardens, smelled amazing flowers and saw so many butterflies, before it stormed.

So we watched the eclipse on TV. It was still an amazing day.

Butterfly image: https://www.instagram.com/p/BYEKYudhNPD/

Butterfly video: (complete with Dani voice):https://www.instagram.com/p/BYD-DvTBjEB/

I took a ton of photos and I'm quite happy with my mini vacation.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Location: Savannah, Georgia
Current Mood: happy
19 August 2017 @ 01:41 pm
I'm going on an adventure  
I'm all packed and looking forward to leaving ungodly tomorrow to arrive in Savannah tomorrow morning. I'm looking forward to this trip even if it might be raining during the eclipse time.

I'll be back late Tuesday Night. Hopefully with fun stories to tell.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: cheerful
17 August 2017 @ 01:31 pm
I made it all the way upstairs and managed to make one whole icon, lol.

I'm still really tired and I don't know if it's the pill entirely or if I've got a slight cold/allergy thing.

I'll probably end up taking an afternoon nap, Ian's already promised not to wake me.

In the good news side of things I made an experimental dish in the crock pot last night and it tasted amazing. Tikka Masala.

My skin is still tingly with improved circulation and all that cilantro makes me want a big bowl of pho.

I also want to figure out how to prevent my pictures from becoming too small on dreamwidth so that I can type up a few recipes.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: tired
16 August 2017 @ 10:45 pm
Have been dizzy and unable to climb stairs, side effect of meds. Have been cooking good food and sleeping a ton.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: sleepy
15 August 2017 @ 08:32 am
I love having friends who've known me for years.  
Like [personal profile] celli, who will be very understanding when she gets into work this morning and sees that saying "ground beef" and "spaghetti" in combination to me has prompted a 400+ word essay touching on the basics of on my personal theory of what goes into a good red sauce (the various types of meats or lack thereof), how and why why I learned to cook the way I do based on my mother and maternal grandmother's food and personal histories and theories of economizing, food history back into the Roman Empire, and food science. Which I don't go into depth on, because it's early and also it's work email, but still.

Also she has prompted my meal planning for a bastardized primavera sauce for later this week, which is an entirely different type of pasta sauce. Though it does have mushrooms in it, and parmesan, which will contribute nicely to the umami. (I really can't stop myself.)

(Also it might be time to try another run at that delicious fresh fava bean and parmesan salad, even though fresh fava beans are a gigantic pain to peel. But it was SO GOOD. I just need to remember to get a loaf of good sourdough or French bread to toast first to soak up the sauce.)

Also she will forgive me for not ending a nested parenthetical properly.

Though she will laugh at me. Probably a lot. (I will deserve it.)

But the nice thing about pasta sauce is that I can cook it gluten-free and she can still come over and eat it ANY TIME. We can have a GF pot and a gluten pot of pasta. Which she knows. This is the joy of pasta. The pots wash and the gluten comes off. It's not like flour, which gets in the nooks and crannies of the KitchenAid and stays EVERYWHERE.

Though I do have a nifty recipe for GF peanut butter cookies from Smitten Kitchen if we ever want to get together and bake something. I could use a hand mixer or a wooden spoon instead of the KitchenAid. Also you do the GF stuff first, before you get the flour in the air, so that you don't cross-contaminate.

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15 August 2017 @ 03:49 am

Come find some friends/talk tv at [community profile] tv_talk!

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: cheerful
15 August 2017 @ 03:22 am
I woke up wide awake at 2:30 this morning and I can't seem to go back to sleep.

At least it gives me time to figure out our lunch situation we didn't get to the store yesterday and we only have enough chili left over for one.

I think I have all the ingredients for Chicken and Fennel but I hate making Ian cut up veggies first thing in the morning but cutting them myself is a bad idea because then I get deep cuts on my hand and the knives are quite sharp.

I think we have pasta sauce... I'll figure something out.

Guess who's going on an adventure this coming weekend? We bought solar eclipse glasses expecting that even if Ian couldn't get two days off from work for us to drive North we could at least see the partial solar eclipse but he was able to get the days off.

So off we go to a hotel near the eclipse path so that we can see the full eclipse. It should be fun.

And we're going to a city I've always wanted to see.

So that's something to look forward too. ^_^

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: awake
14 August 2017 @ 12:57 pm
Finished the movie. Loved it.

Did he remember? Did he is that what the smile is supposed to mean? Did my ship sail and then crash burning to the ground?

It made me cry. All in all it was a great movie.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: cheerful
14 August 2017 @ 09:14 am
I'm watching and capping Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and so far it's got the charm and whimsy of the first two Harry Potter films without the general lack of magic the later films suffered from.

I love the costumes and actors so far.

Edit: OmG Queenie is the most adorable cupcake. I love her.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: happy
13 August 2017 @ 09:14 am
404 motivation not found  
I sorted through icons trying to clear out some duplicates and get things organized into folders until I got dizzy in the evening.

Luckily Ian was home and could help me down the stairs if he hadn't been, well that's why we keep pillows and blankets near the futon.

I got a few hours of sleep and woke up starving and with my headache lessened a little bit before midnight, I wanted to watch fantastic beasts but I just wasn't feeling focused.

I did manage to organize the shopping list and come up with a menu plan.

Ian's not feeling motivated this morning to go to the market and the store and I'm not sure I've got enough motivation to motivate him into going. He might be able to get away with bargaining.

I've got beans boiling for chili... so it's not like we don't have food for today.

I've got to write a FS story for a fest but I hate the prompt I was given. I hate it so much. I try and think about it and my brain has no ideas. But I'll try and scrawl something out and fast. Maybe I won't hate it as much later.

I've also got icon making to do, icon organization to do...

And all I want to do is go back to bed until my neck and head stop hurting.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: sleepy
12 August 2017 @ 02:43 pm
I hate migraines.

My head is on an ice pack and I'm writing this on my phone so if words become weird we can blame that.

My dad is doing better, they didn't find anything wrong with his chest or lungs. They think that when he hurt his back it made his chest hurt.

My stepmom is a passive aggressive bitch who implied that I don't care about my father. I really hate her sometimes. I care deeply about people so she can fuck right off.

I bought a paid account yesterday so I have more icons, yay!

I'm behind on comments and such so I'll be catching up once my brain stops pounding.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: sick
10 August 2017 @ 01:30 pm
I'm in such a bad mood today that I'm contemplating going to bed before my husband gets off work just so I don't bite his head off.

I burnt my finger making macaroni and cheese because since I loaded the dishes in the dishwasher and ran it someone put dishes in the sink and as a result I got burned trying to juggle the strainer and the pot. Then hubs got bitchy about the fact that I didn't put the milk in letting him do it when he got home because he makes better boxed mac than I do... but if he'd come home straight from work for lunch, he would have gotten home just as I put the macaroni back in the pot.

How was I supposed to know he was going to the the gym we joined last year to see if we can get them to not auto renew?

Also apparently the gym is like the hotel california you can join up any time you'd like but you can never cancel.

And the Basshole pissed on everything the other day so I'm doing more laundry than necessary. Thanks Basshole. Grrr... my Roomate's eldest cat is such a dick.

Crossposted on IJ/LJ/DW.
Current Mood: pissed off