April 24th, 2019


Cuddle Party

Everyone needs contact comfort sometimes. Not everyone has ample opportunities for this in facetime. So here is a chance for a cuddle party in cyberspace. Virtual cuddling can help people feel better.

We have a
cuddle room that comes with fort cushions, fort frames, sheets for draping, and a weighted blanket. A nest full of colorful egg pillows sits in one corner. There is a basket of grooming brushes, hairbrushes, and styling combs. A bin holds textured pillows. There is a big basket of craft supplies along with art markers, coloring pages, and blank paper. The kitchen has a popcorn machine. Labels are available to mark dietary needs, recipe ingredients, and level of spiciness. Here is the bathroom, open to everyone. There is a lawn tent and an outdoor hot tub. Bathers should post a sign for nude or clothed activity. Come snuggle up!

In the interest of promoting the concept of introvert parties, we've decided to start adding more communal features.  You know how some folks just like to sit around and read together?  You can do that here by sharing a link to an online story.  I'm rereading "The Catch."  If this doesn't turn people off invasive species, nothing will.
  It's one of my all-time-favorite science fiction stories.

Wednesday Yardening

Today is cloudy and cooler with intermittent rain.  I got out to plant some milkweed seeds.  There's a patch by the edge of the prairie garden with a bunch of thistles.  I'm hoping to let that grow, and mow just beyond them, in hopes they'll seed into the newly mowed area for next year.  So I added some milkweeds too.  We used to have a bunch of these, but now it's mostly goldenrod instead.  :/

I fed the birds.  I've been watching the goldfinches today.  They keep getting chased off the thistle sock by the house finches.  Also there's a robin building a nest in the birdgift tree.