I sometimes have difficulties getting through books that are about how to do… something, anything, not fiction. They can be hard to understand, or boring, or I have to go back every paragraph and reread it because I just forgot what I read. It’s more work instead of reading because reading is awesome. Then I can’t wait to finish, because I’d rather read the pile of books that we just picked up from the library. It’s not fun.
It’s been just about a month since starting to use my bullet journal. It’s been an overwhelming success. I live for lists, for organization (on paper), and places to put my thoughts & ideas. This covers most of that. It’s a work in progress. I’m still tweaking what I’m doing, how I’m using it, and remembering to bring this with me everywhere. I’m forgetting less and getting more accomplished. Over-planning is also slowing down. I’m seeing some progress, and the light is getting brighter towards the end of that tunnel
I made waffles in my waffle iron, using this recipe. It’s my go to for pancakes and waffles, and it’s delicious. I use King Arthur gluten free flour and coconut/almond milk instead of the regular flour and milk. I also use 3 tbs. of olive oil, instead of the butter. We don’t use cooking spray. If needed, I put some olive oil on a paper towel and wipe the waffle iron or pan. It’s a good recipe if you don’t substitute those ingredients too. We used to make it as is before we had to switch our diets around. I get about 8 waffles out of this and at least 8 pancakes… sometimes more or less, depending on how big or small I make them.
Drawing and art is back in my life. It’s like getting to hang out with an old friend who moved away when you were 23 years old, and it’s awesome. I’m making a point to try to do something weekly. Ideally I’d love to get back into painting again… but baby steps, Jess.
Today’s little story starts with Dr. Destructo. The little bugger caught some sort of virus. a few weeks ago. There was a week long fever and lots of coughing. Germs were flying everywhere. Apparently one of them stuck to me. Jerk germs. Anyway. This little germ was very powerful apparently, and it knocked me on my butt.
So this caught my eye the other day. It was actually trending on Facebook. Here’s your headline: “After 8 centuries, rats exonerated in spread of Black Death. Gerbils implicated.” What?! Really?! This is a thing?! This sort of thing is actual “news”. Some lady’s butt, who apparently “broke the internet”… not so much (She really should use her powers for good instead.).
I’m trying something new here, in the attempts to have our household stop wasting food. We give our scraps and food that’s no longer people good to the chickens. They love it. Wasting food is costing me money though, and those chickens aren’t laying eggs every day yet… seems silly to reward them for not pulling their weight.