Friday, December 30, 2011

Miscellany at Year's End

I have never used 'lol' online. Well, until just now. I'd much rather do the laugh face -- :D

Outside of the occasional 'btw' I scarcely use those internet abbreviations at all (nor the pre-internet i.e and e.g. for that matter). I like and respect words too much to do that to them.

So if you ever see me rotflmao, give me a smack upside the head and tell me to cut it out.

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I was set to make bread a couple days ago and when I went for my jar of yeast from the fridge, it was missing.

I had a pretty good idea that my mom had taken it out and put it somewhere. She does that quite a bit anymore and I have to keep an eye out for misplaced items. CDs and books in the wastebasket, towels in the oven, etc.

Fortunately, I had a large pouch of yeast in the freezer so the bread did get baked. When I emptied the kitchen trash later, I found the yeast and the jar. Alas, not together as she had poured it all out into the basket.

I'm thinking maybe a lock on the refrigerator might be a good idea.

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Well, I've been back on the St John's Wort for a month or so now and not a single migraine. I guess it was okay to go off a while and be reminded just how bad it was when I had them regularly. It's worth the cost but I wonder if I could cultivate the herb here myself.

Or if I could find an herb that cures mold spore allergy!

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At this time, I'm not sure what I have planted here is still alive but dormant and what succumbed to the continued heat and drought of autumn. So I'm a bit loathe to buy replacements! I do hope the pomegranates made it but I fear otherwise.

I know that all the weeping willows were dead. I don't think the ones I last put in ever took root -- actually, not much from the last nursery order survived. Considering the weather since, it looks like I could have held off a month or more before doing my fall plantings.

At any rate, I'm going to attempt the willows again. I know they will grow here as I've seen them around the area. Last try. I do have wild ditch willows (Harbisons, I would guess) growing and will probably plant some more of them -- they start readily from cuttings and can grow into something of a tall hedge in the low area by the drive.

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My  internet connection has been getting pretty awful again as winter moves in. I've been putting up with this for too long. Maybe this will be the year we finally get high speed here.

If so, I can blog even more! I set myself a goal sometime back to post here regularly, daily if possible. New material does bring more readers but the real point was to make myself write. And the more I write, the more I think of stuff to write, so it's working!


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