19 October 2020 @ 07:42 am
Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorns  

This recipe looks easy as it's mostly pre-made things, so there's no baking. It's also pretty looking, which is why I included a picture so y'all could see it. Here's the recipe:

Chocolate-Peanut Butter Acorns


Hershey's Kisses
Store-bought or homemade chocolate frosting
Nutter Butter Bites
Mini chocolate chips


Unwrap a Hershey's Kiss, and use chocolate frosting to adhere candy to one side of a Nutter Butter Bite. Place a few spoonfuls of frosting in a ziplock bag, and use scissors to snip off one corner. Pipe a dab of frosting onto the center of the other side of the cookie, and place a mini chocolate chip over the frosting to create the acorn's stem. Repeat to make as many acorns as you'd like.

Hope y'all like it!
Current Mood: awake
18 October 2020 @ 05:40 pm
I can't tell if things are better?  
I last posted beginning of September and things weren't good then and while overall things are better I feel like I haven't improved. I feel like I'm stuck in that state a computer gets right before it blue screens.

I have done updates on communities I'm running fests on AND I did some scheduled entries so I don't miss those (i.e. I'm not scrambling a few days after OH SHIT I FORGOT TO POST THE SIGN UPS). For some reason I feel like dreamwidth isn't as streamlined on scheduled posts as livejournal is? Because I can be on dreamwidth and say 'schedule this post' via changing the dates, but then it takes me to the community where it's posted. No good. I've set up the scheduled posts on livejournal and have just set up my phone to remind me to do them on dreamwidth and that's that.

And I had a vague chuckle remembering that I'd started [info]newyearcntdown in response to the other daily December prompt community here on LJ -- that no one was minding it, but then out of the blue the mod challenged me on it so off I went to a new place and I haven't heard from that community since. Strange that. Ha.

I'm half on the fence for signing up for 25 Days of Draco and Harry. I should be able to write them, but also maybe not? I've a few days to decide I suppose.

A lot of it hinges on work, the same as moving does.

deetshere )

So. Yeah. That's the state of things.

I took Thursday off because of an ovarian cyst and then Friday I'd taken off because dad wanted to work on the car so I've been off for four days. Which has been good for me overall, but I'm dreading going in to work tomorrow. Because of the case upswing, because my quirks are being dismissed, because I'm just. I'm tired. There's just too much going on. I just want to hide away for the winter and sleep. Like a bear. A nice soft reset.
16 October 2020 @ 07:30 am
I Just gotta vent for a moment...  
I saw the most reprehensible political ad this morning and it wasn't even That Guy's in the White House! It was for the local House of Representatives, and it just pissed me the hell off.

The Lady didn't mention her political platform or anything like that. I don't even know if she's a democrat or a republican. All the commercial was, was at first a look of fires, then the politician showed up in a white robe with freaking wings and gestured up some stairs. Then there was a hymnal as she continued to go up the stairs with fricking angels singing around her.

Then the scene faded into one of her behind her desk and the jingle that "She knows what is best for you!"

I think I'll be voting against her out of spite. Talk about crossing the line between religion and state.

I always get pissy when someone says they know what's best for me. No, you probably don't. Because you aren't me and you don't know my situation dumbass. Add in the threat of hellfire if I don't listen to you and I'd happily burn rather than listen to your pious, bigoted, asshole point of view.

Sorry, just had to get that out this morning.
Current Mood: bitchy
Current Music: I'd Rather Burn - Blackbriar
12 October 2020 @ 12:30 pm
Salt and Pepper Fest 2021!  
[personal profile] sdk and I are happy to announce that [community profile] hp_goldenage's Salt and Pepper Fest is a go again!

Save the date banner for the Salt & Pepper fest 2021

The banner will take you to the fest announcement post but prompting begins November 1!
12 October 2020 @ 06:29 am
Two Recipes Today!  
Because they tend to go with one another.

Roasted Pumpkin with Rosemary and Thyme )

And ...

Sweet and Salty Rosemary Pumpkin Seeds )

Current Mood: busy
11 October 2020 @ 09:17 am
What I've been working on ...  
So the meds that I started in June have really helped with my depression and anxiety. It's been a blessing really because I've been feeling like doing something I haven't done in ten years or so.

I've been writing again.

It's been fun, relearning why I like to write fanfiction again. Getting to do what I want with the characters and premise. I've really been enjoying myself. I'm not done with my story yet, it's going to be long and I've only on chapter twelve. But I'm writing something and that's fabulous!

So this is sort of an evil author type of thing. I wanted to post the first chapter and see what y'all thought of it. If you're not into fanfiction, that's fine, don't go any further. I just wanted to share something and hope that it's good. It still needs a beta and some Brit-picking but I've run it through Grammarly so it should have all the needed commas and such.

So without further ado, here's the first chapter of Between A Candle And A Star.

Chapter One )

Virtual cookies to whoever can figure out where the title came from.
Current Mood: creative
10 October 2020 @ 09:06 pm
FIC: Stargazer, G, Draco, Firenze  
Title: Stargazer
Rating: G
Characters: Draco, Firenze
Word Count: ~200 words
Disclaimer: Not mine.
A/N: Unbeta'd. Written as a half-birthday gift for [personal profile] smirkingcat who asked for 'Firenze/Draco; I like the stargazer talking to the boy named after stars.' Enjoy! :)

Stargazer )
08 October 2020 @ 11:14 am
We survived!  
We made it back from the vets and no blood was shed but some other stuff was. Still, the vets took care of that so I'll consider it a win. I'm not changing dry food but I am changing his wet food to get him to lose weight. He's also going to be getting less dry. Poor thing is almost diabetic and I can't afford shots for him, much less imaging doing it to a cat, so something must be done. The wet food is like $1.60 a can, but I'm already paying $1.33 for less amount of food. So eventually I'll save money this way.

Otherwise, it went quite well, other than the fact that while I was waiting on my ride and had Max locked up he sounded like I was killing him. I'm surprised no one stopped in and asked what I was doing to my cat.

SO we're home and he's letting me pet him so I'm forgiven. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Hope y'all are having a good thursday.
Current Mood: blah