Saturday, August 15, 2009

Kitchen and Yarn storage

We finished remaking the kitchen cabinets and decorating them.
Here is a picture. The design was created using vinyl wall decals.

Also I have finally finally finally gotten to the point I can start unpacking my yarn !!! Wooohooo!! I was even able to start a project! Kermit style YEEAAAAA!

All in All a quiet but good week.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Yea for IV Iron. Rant Warning

I have been mildly anemic for about 6 years now. Every three months or so, I'd get another blood test and the Doc would say "oh just take some iron pills." I would reply "I AM taking iron pills and have been for years, they are not working." About 3 years ago I pointed this out to my Doctors and suggested maybe it was time to try something else.

To be fair my health is somewhat fubar and there is always something need of treatment. However since anemia is a base cause of (or the result of?) these illnesses one would think that treating it would help. My energy levels got so low I had to shut down my web business. I couldn't keep up.

Last month I hit one of my worst flares (from Fibormyalgia) in years, and it tanked my blood levels. So now I'm getting seven IV iron treatments to fix the problem. It seems to be working, I'm at the half way point and I'm starting to feel better.

I just can't decide if I should be pissed that this wasn't done earlier and maybe saved my business; or happy that I am getting better.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Flim 6

Finally had time to see the new HP movie. I really loved the opening scenes with the DEs flying all about. I saw the film with a friend who hasn't read the seventh book and she was a bit confused as to why the director did some of the things he did. We explained that he using foreshadowing for the next film.

I think that the Harry Potter and Star Wars (and soon Twilight) movies can't really be looked at as individual movies. They are all part of an over all story arc and really need to be viewed (and reviewed) as such.

Wednesday, July 29, 2009


Dear Mother Nature,

107! twice! This Oregon not Arizona ok? Let's get back to the mid 80s shell we?

Thanks from everyone in PDX.

Camp Came 6 clue 1, 2, 3, 4

Powdered moonstone and syrup of hellebore are used to make the Draught of Peace. A useful potion for those with a fear of flying.

Mandrake Draught un-petrifiys everyone.

Babbling Beverage makes people talk nonsense.

Murtlap essence is what they used to counter Fever Fudge.

I don't know if there are 3 more potions (4 clues for 7 potions?) but knowing Miss Wartbobble I suspect a clever trick. Searching for clues on her blog I found this post, could this be where the other potions are? dun dun daaaaa.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Camp Game 5 part 2

I decided to draw out my answers, since I didn't have time to find things to photograph. Of course I ran out of time on the drawings too as I had to take a friend to the er. (She is fine.) So here are my rough sketches and cartoons for this game. I combined the answers into one picture when I could. My Marker is my orange travel pencil box.

McGonagall Changes for ANIMAGUS


Creepy Gold Thing


Meeting in the Forest for THESTRAL and FORBIDDEN FOREST.

Off to Ikea again and again.

Something that never happened to me before happened at Ikea today. I went in with my list firmly in hand, know exactly what I wanted and could afford. Then it happened, They LOWERED the prices on the items I was there for. This completely derailed me. Now I could get what I really wanted, not just what I could fit into the budget. Really Really confused, I was forced to retie for the evening as the store was closing. Tomorrow I will return with a new list and try again.

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Camp Game 5 part 1

1. Man or mouse? (4) ANIMAGUS

2. Start spreading the news (4) DAILY PROPHET

3. Stick Tree Guardian (3) BOWTRUCKLE

4. Telescoping eavesdropper (5) EXTENDABLE EAR

5. Brassicaceae danglers (4) RADISH EARRINGS

6. Prohibited Growth of trees (5) FORBIDDEN FOREST

7. Metallic rosy-faced child with wings (4) GOLDEN CHERUB

8. Fleshless black-winged skeleton (2) THESTRAL

9. Lofty philosopher (5) HIGH INQUISITOR

10. Instructive Order (7) EDUCATIONAL DECREE

I'm going to give taking my own photos a try for part 2.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


I'm back from my trip east, but very very tired. The niece and nephew were great but dammm they can ware you out. The Lavender cake came out great so I'll put the recipe up in a day or two.

Ok I'm off to take a nap, will post more later.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Off in the wilds of Connecticut

Well I'm visiting family this week and part of next week. I forget how much energy kids have. My niece and nephew have me running all over the place. Rebecka, my niece, gave me a hand with this weeks camp game.

We went to Sherwood Island beach the other day. It is the beach we always went to as kids. It has changed alot, adding a Nature Center and several park areas. It was a great deal of fun, and no one got sunburned! A First I think.

I made up some Lavender sugar and hope to make some Lavender jam this weekend. It is my contribution to the family meals.

Recipe for Lavender Sugar (or any flavored sugar really)

1 tlsp of Lavender for every cup of sugar .
Mix in a food prosesser.

And you're done! easy yes?

I'll post the Jam recipe if it comes out all right.