Tag: education

Onward and upward!

So it’s coming up on the end of third quarter (thinking in business terms here) and with that, I’m starting to ponder our goals for 2018, and how we’re going to get there. Y’all have heard many of my frustrations, dreams, challenges faced, and now it’s time to slowly but surely put one foot in front of the other, seizing…

Eco-licious

Fall is coming! Air conditioner has been taken out of our bedroom window! It’s cool in the morning! By next week I’ll be able to wear sweats in the morning instead of “as little as possible” when I go out to let the ducks free range! We can use the stove for long periods of time while not sweating like…

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OK folks, so tomorrow is Monday the 21st and know what that means? It means I will no longer see half of the nightly newscast being spent on where to get eclipse glasses, how many spent 15 hours in traffic to get to the Armpit of Oregon to watch what they can see right here in town. Sorry y’all but…

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It’s May and after 2 days in the 80’s we’re back down to unseasonably low temps in the 50s. WTF Portland weather! Coolest weather I’ve seen it here in a very long time. Shit better change by the end of the month as I’ve got 16 tomato starts that will need to go in the beds by then before they…

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Nothing like everything freezing over the day after a bit of snow. I was a total shut-in because of the icy sidewalks (good grief I am dying dying DYING to sit down at the table rather than eat standing up, ugh!!),  sending my husband out morning to shoot these on my behalf as this is my favorite part of icy…

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Summer Solstice is just about upon us! Longest day of the year and of course, kicking off the offical start of summer. After a VERY weird spring, with temperatures varying wildly from highs as much 102 degrees down to as low as 58 degrees in the past two months, from super dry to super wet, causing our garden to be…

Entry #47: Two Plus One

16 Days to Go Well I hate to say how predictable this all is. The usual falling asleep within 10 minutes of watching a movie at around 8pm because of the severe exhaustion the injections give me, then with my combination of the fresh delestrogen booty jab, and sharing a gorgeous, not-too-chocolatey cafe mocha from Extracto (I am not a…

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Well y’all it’s that hilarious time of year that one newscaster referred to as “FSA” – False Spring Alert! Basically for those who don’t live in the Northwest, we get around a week in February that’s unseasonably warm, causing people to preemptively do things like plant too early in the garden, pull out the BBQ (any excuse!), and where white…

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Well we got some gorgeous wonderful awesome cooler temps last week including about a 1/2″ of much-needed rain but then the heat wave came back. 103 yesterday with the same expected today. The (Energy Star) window A/C in our bedroom running at night almost doubled our electricity bill last month from $40 to $70 but I’m rationalizing this by considering…

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So happy to write this in 70 degree weather at lunchtime, when the past few weeks have been so friggin’ hot that I’m usually closing up all the windows and curtains. Oregon is in drought mode – not as bad as California, but not great – and even with two rainbarrels and a cistern, those have all been empty for…