May 1st, 2017


Monday Update 5-1-17

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Saturday Home Repair Progress
Saturday Yardening
Recipe: "Honey Cupcakes"
Friday Home Repair Progress
Poem: "Pesach Sameach"
Wednesday Home Repair Progress
Wednesday Yardening
Llewellyn Season is Open!
Good News

Three Weeks for Dreamwidth: see also [community profile] three_weeks_for_dw
Shock Rooms
Emotional First Aid
Officer Pink Recipes
Party Monitor Kit

Overall, the home repairs went well.  A whole bunch of stuff got fixed and finished.  Some other stuff is partially fixed, due to running out of time/spoons/materials or discovering partway through that it needed more work than anticipated.  (This is inevitable.  So's the running back and forth to half a dozen different stores.)  A few things turned out less than perfect, like buying new lights that were supposed to be bright blue-white that turned out a deep yellow, almost orange.  But perhaps we can find the blue-white bulbs later.  I have a working light in my closet, a towel bar that doesn't fall off if I blink at it, and other great stuff.  The situation is greatly improved.  \o/

At some point, I want to go through at least some of the stuff from the closet and sort the less-usable items into rag bag or charity disposal.  Now that I can see WTF I am doing in there.  In my copious spare time.  :/

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, May 2 with a theme of "history written by the losers."  Please drop by then and give me prompts!

Poetry in Microfunding:
"A Hope and a Promise" belongs to Polychrome Heroics and has 6 new verses.  Saraphina enjoys a first aid lesson.  "Essential for Human Survival" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Cassandra.  Groundhog and Cassandra talk about whether to set aside dangerous things for a while.  "The Inner Transition" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Berettaflies.  Stylet turns himself in to Valor's Widow.

Weather has been soggy all week.  The front has blown through, though, so today it is just cloudy and cold with standing water everywhere from all the rain.  We kept getting "flash flood" warnings except 1) it can't flash here and 2) the only warning you really need is when it starts raining upslope.  The fields will flood.  If it's also raining here, it goes over the road.  Pretty predictable.  The birdfeeders have attracted doves, grackles, some sparrows, and a blue thrasher.  Currently blooming: daffodils, tulips, violets, anemones, dandelions, white spirea, honeysuckle, spiderwort, carnations, marigolds, petunias, lantana, million bells, snapdragons, zinnias.  Onion chives and peonies have buds, and so does something in the white garden.

Monday Yardening

Today I went out and cleared space to plant some morning glory seeds, then put those in the ground.

Although the weather forecast only calls for clouds, not rain, it is in fact still drizzling.  :/

On the bright side, a lot of the earliest planted grass seed is sprouting all over the streetside yard.  \o/ 

Readers for "How To" Posts?

Someone recently mentioned wanting to get a friend to read my recent "how to" posts aloud.  I don't do podcasting, but I know that I have a handful of vision-impaired folks in my audience who rely on audio.  Would anyone like to read aloud my stuff like Emotional First Aid posts, and maybe ad lib descriptions of any images that aren't essentially linked to a description already? If you can post something like that in a publicly accessible place that I could link to, I'd be happy to swap you poetry for your time.  Look over the unpublished stuff and let me know what appeals -- I can estimate how long it took me to write, and swap time for time, or we can compare length, etc.