Archive for March, 2012

My favourite Jehara (she’s also the ONLY Jehara) has a Back to the Land project going this year.  I thought it was a wonderful idea, and I had every intention….yeah, yeah, yeah.

So January’s project was to bake bread. And I did, honest and truly, I did. I made vegan sweet potato drop biscuits, and they were good. My photos? Well, I think I took some with my camera phone. I’ll have to look through and see. If I can find any, I’ll post them. Okay? Okay.

Then February’s project was to make bagels. Well, see, the thing is, I can’t really eat bread. Definitely can’t eat bagels. I can eat toast, a wee bit, as in one slice. So making bagels didn’t make a lot of sense for me, and she was oh-so-flexible and said any kind of bread project, but there you have it. I didn’t do it. But just to show you that I’m not a complete loser, I made beef stew the other night the way my grandmother taught me, and it was good.

March’s project is to make a homemade cleaning product. So I have done my research, and I have some recipes, and I have almost a full week without my husband to get in my way. I shall go to the store after work today, and get some supplies, and I shall work on getting some cleaning done while he’s gone. And because he always comes home cranky and says I didn’t do anything, I’m taking before pictures. Oh, yes, I am. And I’m going to take after pictures, so that when he gets our flat crapped out again within a day of arriving back home, I can show him photographic proof of what I did and what he does. So stick that in your pipe and smoke it!

I’m not planning on posting any before pictures here, but I will come back and show some after pictures and tell you how the products worked for me. I’m even going to be adventurous and make homemade laundry detergent (assuming I can find the items needed to make it).



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Let There Be Gas

TMI alert. If you get grossed out by farts & burps, read no more. (more…)

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Job Interview

I’ve applied for a supervisory position at work. Just had my interview (telephone). I’m telling you–job interviews are stressful at best. But when you’ve got tummy troubles already? Wowza!


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I had lots of things I was going to accomplish this weekend. But either food poisoning or a nasty virus put an end to that. I don’t know which, but I have nothing kind to say about whatever it is.


My phone interview will take place as scheduled, only from home instead of from work, and I just pray I won’t have to make a speedy run to the restroom.

Feeling very cranky today.

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Ain’t Got No Time

to post. So here’s a post telling you all about why I don’t have time to post.

  1. The other person on my work team is out on leave. There is, at present, no estimated return date.
  2. I have a crapload of processes to test this month, all by my lonesome.
  3. My boss is doing a bit of travel (for work) this month.
  4. Did I mention the crapload of testing I have to do?
  5. I’ve applied for a supervisory position, and need to finish preparing for my Monday at 4:30 phone interview. I’ve got a book about Lean Six Sigma because that’s one of the preferreds for this position. Familiarity with LSS, I mean, not owning a book about it. Have I mentioned that I suck at math? I can understand bits and pieces of it, but have no idea how to put it together.
  6. My husband wants my assistance at the house and the apartment, but dang! By the time I get home, I’m so thoroughly spent the only thing I have the energy to do is play Words with Friends and, on the nights he’s not at home for whatever reason, watch Criminal Minds.
  7. This weekend I’m getting my hair coloured & cut, then I have a meetup immediately after that. Sunday I go to Weight Watchers (and having eaten an ENTIRE frikkin’ box of Girl Scout Dulce de Leche cookies all by myself in the space of about 2 hours, I’m not expecting anything good when I step onto the scale), and then the incomparable Izzybella and I are going to go meet up with our equally incomparable amiga Amethyst. Someetime amidst all of that, I need to get my car’s A/C serviced (no freon, and apparently winter decided to take an extended vacation), do at least 3 loads of laundry (towels, undies and outies), go to the grocery store, get a book review or two scheduled, and I really want to finish season 5 of Criminal Minds so I can go buy season 6 and not have time to watch it.

So I may not post again until Monday night, when I will probably be here fretting about what I think went wrong on my phone interview, or else exulting in what I think went right, and wondering whether I’ll get the job, and wondering whether I truly want the job, and worrying about what my team lead will do without me because I do the work of 2 people.

Deep breath. This too shall pass.

Love you all!

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