It's Saturday afternoon and we're soon to be off on an adventure. Big plans too. Hit the post, hit the groat sale in town, then off the Barnes. Now that might not sound like much to some, but it's heaven to me.
In other news, Tim made breakfast today and it was super duper yummy. I am one lucky chick. Yeppers.
Just about to dive into a hot bowl of organic chicken soup, with locally raised organic chicken legs. I like leg and thigh meat best for chicken soup. Tastes better to me, and it's less mess than simmering an entire bird.
We got caught in a snowstorm on the ride home today. Not a blizzard or white out, but an honest to goodness, can't see that well, Hello Spring, snowstorm. Even as I write this, the snow on the back deck, still hasn't melted.
In other news, the house is quiet and I'm about the close the lid on this day. It was such a fun day, with Tim getting home early. And dig me, two days in a row, no nap.
Yesterday out and about and today, home working on Tim's Mini Manor (I'm making homemade envelopes and he's running the printing press). Then later, we're having locally raised beef. Money back guarantee. I'm good with that.
And lastly, dig my bag of onions for six smackers. I don't about ya'll but we eat A LOT of onions, here at the Manor.
We're wrappin' up our visit at Barnes. Hit the antique store earlier but the smells were irritating my bionic nose. Then I started to breathe through my mouth only by time we got in the car, I was tasting EVERYTHING. Though that wasn't as bad as later at the craft store where my bionic nose picked up the smells too horrible to mention.
Of all the super powers to have, a bionic nose is not on my Top Pick List.
Tim just read this and said it sounds like I picked my nose, bionically. He even made the sound effects. I love him. He cracks me up.
I made these today and was able to eat whipped cream cheese. Small step. Big smile. Which I needed because when I woke this morning I was exhausted. I still wanted to bake and boy am I glad I did because baking makes me happy, and happiness is a HUGE factor in me getting better. Just knowing that my immune system is improving (even though I'm still pooped), gave me that extra boost that I needed today.
These infections make me sleepy. I'm working smart to get them gone, and there's good progress, but it's taking a LONG time. I keep a good outlook though because for all the things I can't do, there's plenty that I can.
Like the patch quilt I started this past weekend. Doing this one by hand because I don't want to be tied to a sewing machine. And I'll tell ya' what, I'm enjoying the freedom to quilt ANYWHERE.
Basically, I'm bored with the digital jigsaw puzzles. So I decided to make a life size puzzle out of fabric, and I'll piece together the individual pieces when they're done. Will post them another day.
For now, I'm gonna close my eyes and dream about bagels and cream cheese.
Saturday we stopped at another antique store and found this treasure. Slightly bigger than mini muffins but smaller than today's standard size. Perfect for test batches.
Next weekend, the store is having a spring fling where different sellers set up tables. Very much excited to go, provided it's not snowing (it's happened before). As for this weekend, it was perfect treasure hunting, sunshine kind of fun.
Then today, we stumbled into a new cafe'. We didn't stay but for a second, just wanted to see the inside. Small joint, but might serve for when Barnes is packed.
And that my Boogerbutts concludes this post. Time for me to close the lid on both my coffin and this tablet. I am pooped. But I can honestly say, it's a good pooped.
Hello Boogerbutts: Who wants to win a bag of dead ants and two fresh pickles? All ya' gotta do is tell us what these are, and the prizes are yours. Don't worry, we have plenty of dead ants to go around.
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Here's another question for you. I have to drink decaf coffee for a few weeks and I'm having a bear of a time finding one that I like. Most taste like a twice baked ashtray.
This morning I woke early and with an appetite, which is a very, very good sign. As I type, nitrate-free bacon is resting to come to room temperature (as it bakes the best at room temp), Tim's lunch is started and soon, a nice pot of decaf.
Once I feed and shove Frankenberry out the door, it's onto cleaning the bedding and making a big pot of mushroom and potato soup. If all goes well, I'll be finished by noon and working on a new quilt.
In other news, yesterday I took another dairy test. Slight belly swell and headache but NOOOOO face, neck or lip rash. Zero gummy throat and nose, as well. Which is also a very, very good sign.
That's about all from me, it's going on 6AM and I'm fixin' to close this day out by noon. Wishing you all the best and boogie boogie.
I started my fourth round of antibiotics for one of my infections. I'm at that point where the smell of the liquid medicine makes my nose wrinkle.
On the bright side, the new spice grinder is super healing because it allows me to turn organic seeds into flours and meals. From there, I create allergy-safe, immune bustin' griddle cakes.
Do you know how cool it is to mill fresh seeds and then use them straight away? So flippin' cool.
I love using whole foods as medicine and writing my way around a problem like this. Helps keep me sane. But I'd also like to be a lot stronger and get back to normal, so here's hoping fourth bottle's the charm.
And now, I'm headed offline for the day and to my lab, for another batch of immune bustin' griddle cakes.
Writing done. Chores done. Whole bird in the oven. Best part, today I used my new spice grinder to make homemade flours. Then I wrote and tested a batch of Flax, Millet & Oat Griddle Cakes. I'd like to say that I left one for Tim to try, but that would be a lie.
And now, I'm headed for a nap. Well, really, I'm headed toward the Lemon Tart Room with a cuppa licorice root tea and a book, but to say that I probably won't nap, is another lie. Well, fib.
That's all from me, hope you Boogerbutts had a good Monday. This concludes another broadcast day.
It's the fourth day of the fourth month and that means it's also our anniversary and we're hanging at Barnes. I love being married and I love this cafe'. Tim has his caramel, caramel, caramel overload and I'm sippin' on peppermint tea.
Before this, we stopped off and Tim bought me a spice grinder. I'm going to use it for homemade paprika and all kinds of neat things but first up, organic millet flour. Never used millet flour before so I'm excited to give it a go.
That's all from me. Catch you Boogerbutts on the flip side.
My body is filled with various infections, that we're dealing with. In theory, once I'm cleared out, I should no longer have an allergic reaction (face rash, burning throat, gummy running nose), to dairy.
I don't miss the dairy but I still want my immune system strong enough to be able to melt cheese on Tim's pizza, without me looking like a character from Willy Wonka. Though, I wouldn't say no to a cream cheese and lox homemade bagel, either.
It's the first of April and that means a month-long celebration of the New Year, Spring. I do this each year only this time, I'm starting with infections, and a whole lot of tired.
I don't want to be sick. I want to celebrate, get herbs going, take spring pictures and boogie naked under the full moon.
But since I'm not strong enough (yet), at least I can enjoy my new Spring Equinox broom. Isn't she pretty? I love her. She gets the floor cleaned in half the time of my old broom.