February 1st, 2021


Valentines Bingo Card 2-1-21

Here is my card for the Valentines Bingo Fest over in [community profile] allbingo. It has several different categories. I have made a mixed card. The fest runs from February 1-28. (See all my 2021 bingo cards.)

If you'd like to sponsor a particular square, especially if you have an idea for what character, series, or situation it would fit -- talk to me and we'll work something out. I've had a few requests for this and the results have been awesome so far. This is a good opportunity for those of you with favorites that don't always mesh well with the themes of my monthly projects. I may still post some of the fills for free, because I'm using this to attract new readers; but if it brings in money, that means I can do more of it. That's part of why I'm crossing some of the bingo prompts with other projects, such as the Poetry Fishbowl.

Underlined prompts have been filled.


Cactus - EnduranceZinnia (Mixed) - An Absent FriendAmaryllis - Pastoral PoetryHydrangea - Thank You for UnderstandingGladioli - Flower of the Gladiators
Begonia - BewareGarlic - Courage and StrengthDaffodil - RegardPoppy (Yellow) - WealthOrange (Mock) - Deceit
Cattail - Peace and ProsperityOleander - CautionWILD CARDStephanotis - Desire to TravelViolet (Blue) Watchfulness and Faithfulness
Chrysanthemum (White) - TruthCarnation (General) - FascinationAcorn - ImmortalityMarigold - GriefGrass - Submission
Acacia (Blossom) - Chaste LoveHyacinth (Red or Pink) PlayForget-Me-Not  MemoriesForsythia - AnticipationHeather (Lavender) - Solitude


Animal MagnetismCall Me IrresistibleThe Great EscapeRainshadow RoadLet’s Misbehave
TemptingThe Black Sheep
and the Hidden Beauty
Are My Weakness
Shadow TouchThe Naked King
Rough and ReadyTouch of EvilWILD CARDDream EyesA Distant Magic
ChancesOnce a ThiefA Most Peculiar CircumstanceThe Night Is MineSoul Song
SteamedAn Unlikely SuitorTrouble in High HeelsWild JinxCaged in Winter


Wok Recipes


Monday Update 2-1-21

These are some posts from the later part of last week in case you missed them:
Why People Hate Ads
New Book: Bonita Blue
Poem: "Chasing Leaves, Catching Feathers"
Learn How to Sew
Community Building Tip: Accessible Parks
Monthly Resolutions
Off-grid Housing (with accessibility discussion)
Bras Are Broken (with alternative resources)
Today's Smoothie
Sea-wrack Window Ornament
The Rules You Set for Yourself
Self-Awareness Question: Gender (55 comments)
Watch "Molly of Denali"
Good News

There will be a Poetry Fishbowl on Tuesday, February 2 with a theme of "Cultural Differences."

The Rose and Bay Awards are now open for voting. The voting period runs February 1-28. Go vote for your favorite projects! Use the nomination posts to learn more about them. Spread the word to anyone you think might be interested in participating.
Art: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate art! Vote for art!
Fiction: [personal profile] freshbakedlady Nominate fiction! Vote for fiction!
Poetry: [personal profile] dialecticdreamer Nominate poetry! Vote for poetry!
Webcomic: [personal profile] ysabetwordsmith Nominate webcomics! Vote for webcomics!
Other Project: [personal profile] zianuray Nominate other projects! Vote for other projects!
Patron: [personal profile] nsfwords Nominate patrons! Vote for patrons!

We have completed the New Year's Check In project. I hope that you all had some successes with your goals. I'm really excited about how mine are going. See below for my February goal.
* January 8
* January 15
* January 22
* January 29

[community profile] snowflake_challenge is complete for 2021. Welcome, new friends! Feel free to browse around my blog and see if you like it. Please drop by tomorrow for my Poetry Fishbowl where you can request what you want to read.

Snowflake Challenge promotional banner featuring a chubby brown and red bird surrounded by falling snow. Text: Snowflake Challenge: 1-31 January.

Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 1 Introduce Yourself
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 2 Interact
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 3 Guess Who's Coming to Dinner
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 4 Goals
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 5 Canon
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 6 Recommendations
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 7 Make Your Own Challenge
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 8 Wishlist
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 9 Brag
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 10 Love Letter to Fandom
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 11 Create a Fanwork
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 12 Meme
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 13 Resources
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 14 Remixes
Fandom Snowflake: Challenge 15 Experience
Fandom Snowflake Friending Meme

Fandom Snowflake: Echo Challenge 7 Desserts
Fandom Snowflake: Echo Challenge 7 Tags

My February goal is wok study.  You can read along with me for foodpr0n even if you don't use a wok.  Here are the relevant posts:
We Have a Wok
Wok Study
Today's Cooking: Orange Beef
Wok Recipes

Poetry in Microfunding:

There are two open epics at present.

"A Celebration and a Consolation" belongs to Polychrome Heroics. Keira's father dumps her mother on Yule.

"The Best Understanding of Their Differences" belongs to Polychrome Heroics: Calliope and has 3 new verses. Calliope and Vagary consider the aftermath of the bubble fight.

The weather has been cloudy often and clear occasionally.  Today it's clear.  Some of yesterday's snow has stuck around. Seen at the birdfeeders this week: a large flock of sparrows, a flock of cardinals, a flock of mourning doves, several dark-eyed juncos, a downy woodpecker, a Bewick's wren, a squirrel, and a rabbit.