Site Owner: Jenipurr
Site Name: Still Life, With Cats
Site URL:
Articles Posted: 237
Bio: Knitter, singer, baker, owned by cats

Posted Entries:

A little sweet, a little tart Posted on Feb 3, 2023, 10:02 am
Pancakes by any other name

Nutty Posted on Feb 2, 2023, 10:02 am
When life gives you a few metric tons of citrus...

All that glitters Posted on Dec 21, 2022, 10:12 am
It's possible we're now encouraging them.

Filling the space Posted on Dec 21, 2022, 10:12 am
All this singing

It's beginning to look a lot like... Posted on Dec 21, 2022, 10:12 am
It's their tree now.

Properly clad Posted on Dec 18, 2022, 12:12 pm
This is the part of living in the future I love the most.

Making early spirits bright Posted on Dec 18, 2022, 11:12 am
Singing more things

Worth every penny spent Posted on Dec 18, 2022, 11:12 am
Dear younger self, you have no idea

Deep breath Posted on Dec 18, 2022, 11:12 am
Sing all the things

The other side Posted on Dec 8, 2022, 10:12 am
TW: death

Down time Posted on Dec 8, 2022, 10:12 am
Musical sloth

White Posted on Dec 8, 2022, 10:12 am
As in knuckles

Oh look, it's me Posted on Dec 8, 2022, 10:12 am
What, what, kitty butt

Excuse me while I brush off the dust Posted on Dec 1, 2022, 11:12 pm
Why no, I did not buy the advent calendar with Holidailies in mind, why do you ask?

The sweetest things Posted on Feb 13, 2022, 11:02 pm
Tiny love

Baking Sisters: Alabama Posted on Feb 13, 2022, 11:02 pm
Does this count for 3 days since it was actually three things?

A head of the pizza game Posted on Feb 13, 2022, 11:02 pm
Have skull pan, will bake pizza.

Had to be done Posted on Feb 13, 2022, 11:02 pm
I was morally obligated to make this.

We can all agree this was inevitable Posted on Feb 6, 2022, 2:02 pm
The only question is why did it take us this long.

A loaf of comfort Posted on Feb 6, 2022, 2:02 pm
I could claim the oats makes it healthy, but we all know better.

Once more with cables Posted on Feb 6, 2022, 1:02 pm
Another hair-holding tale.

Return of the lemon Posted on Feb 6, 2022, 1:02 pm
One of these days I will trim back that tree and maybe then it won't try to bury me in fruit. One of these days.

Channeling my inner princess Posted on Feb 6, 2022, 1:02 pm
On the plus side I got a lot of compliments on it.

All the days of the year Posted on Feb 6, 2022, 1:02 pm
Off to a colorful start

Eye Spy Posted on Dec 24, 2021, 10:12 am
At least they're having fun.

He sees you when you're sleeping Posted on Dec 24, 2021, 10:12 am
Did you know you can buy almost anything in bulk on the internets?

The return of the self-decorating tree Posted on Dec 24, 2021, 10:12 am
Our ornaments place themselves.

Winter weekend Posted on Dec 21, 2021, 10:12 am

Hot off the needles Posted on Dec 17, 2021, 10:12 am
I made a thing that wasn't baked.

Familiar Posted on Dec 17, 2021, 10:12 am
Yarn plus cookies plus kittens plus friends

Life with cats Posted on Dec 17, 2021, 9:12 am
Such a mystery.

Chocolate - the new fruit Posted on Dec 14, 2021, 10:12 am
Although technically it's a berry.

All is calm Posted on Dec 10, 2021, 10:12 am
Kitten. Chaos.

Baking Sisters - the 2021 cookie edition Posted on Dec 10, 2021, 10:12 am
I see traditional gingerbread men in my future.

Round and round Posted on Dec 8, 2021, 11:12 am
...and if you also happen to have a lemon tree drowning you in fruit around this time of year I highly encourage you to give these a try.

Should have been called gelatin week Posted on Dec 7, 2021, 10:12 am
Here is where I point out that the recipe called for three separate batches of caramel to be made, and I ended up having to make five, because I burned two of them. Oops.

Eating the rainbow Posted on Dec 6, 2021, 10:12 am
Making pasta from scratch is actually really easy and it doesn’t take all that much time and I honestly don’t know why we don’t do this a lot more often, which is a thing I say every time we have made pasta in the past (roughly only once a year), so clearly this is not a lesson that is sticking.

Chilled Posted on Dec 5, 2021, 1:12 pm
This time I planned ahead...

Baked in a pie Posted on Dec 4, 2021, 10:12 am
A terrine pie, by the way, is made in layers and wrapped in a crust, so that when it’s baked, it should hold its shape, and when sliced, you should be able to see the layers. Let’s see how that went!

Mars has nothing to worry about Posted on Dec 3, 2021, 10:12 am
I would just like to say, for the record, that not once, in all my years of baking, has this EVER worked for me, but yet every single time a recipe calls for it, I give it a go.

Oh honey Posted on Dec 3, 2021, 9:12 am
...which then gives the cake a shiny (although slightly, uh…rustic look) once baked.

Dainty and Delicious Posted on Dec 1, 2021, 10:12 am
...and when we did our trip to Ireland back in 2006 I made a point of ordering it every where I could, until I was probably composed entirely of sticky toffee pudding by the end.

The end of the orange Posted on Mar 1, 2021, 10:03 am
I do love a good scone

And round and round Posted on Feb 28, 2021, 8:02 pm
I bet this is going to make an *awesome* french toast.

Not an expert at haberdashery Posted on Feb 28, 2021, 8:02 pm
good thing I don't do this for a living

Waffling Posted on Feb 27, 2021, 11:02 am
Waffles make the day better.

Facial plus cake Posted on Feb 27, 2021, 11:02 am

It was inevitable Posted on Feb 25, 2021, 10:02 am
I mean, what *else* do you do with these two ingredients?

All the sun Posted on Feb 25, 2021, 10:02 am
Double dose of vitamin C today

The sweets that keep you regular Posted on Feb 25, 2021, 10:02 am
The bran makes it healthy!

Pop-do-overs Posted on Feb 21, 2021, 9:02 pm
A muffin by any other name?

A bit of bright Posted on Feb 21, 2021, 9:02 pm
Not what I expected, but good just the same.

It takes two Posted on Feb 20, 2021, 9:02 am
Orange with a supporting cast of lemon

Here there be dragons Posted on Feb 20, 2021, 9:02 am
Dragon cookies, that is

Cheese, please Posted on Feb 20, 2021, 9:02 am
Laminated dough is magical

Gloop Posted on Feb 14, 2021, 9:02 pm
Mmm. Gloop.

All the butter Posted on Feb 14, 2021, 9:02 pm
Everything is better with butter.

Smooth Posted on Feb 14, 2021, 4:02 pm
Bowl of sunshine

Two for one Posted on Feb 14, 2021, 3:02 pm
Bread good. Brittle bleh.

Glazed, but not donuts Posted on Feb 13, 2021, 10:02 pm
I just want to put this sauce on everything.

Citrus and sugar Posted on Feb 13, 2021, 10:02 am
I didn't eat the entire batch all in one sitting, although I may have thought about it really, really hard.

Layers Posted on Feb 13, 2021, 10:02 am
Side note: gelatin smells nasty

Two and done Posted on Feb 13, 2021, 10:02 am
Two recipes, two total losses (and I'm not talking about the food)

A sip of nope Posted on Feb 7, 2021, 12:02 pm
I should have known better.

In this week's episode of 'Will It Blend?' Posted on Feb 7, 2021, 12:02 pm
This one involves a stick blender and my skull cake pan.

Do these count as a serving of fruit? (part 1 of 28) Posted on Feb 7, 2021, 11:02 am
This month it's all about the vitamin C. Ignore the vast quantity of butter that may or may not be involved.

It's the little things Posted on Dec 15, 2020, 9:12 am
Things that made me happy today

Shiny Posted on Dec 13, 2020, 9:12 pm
Wherein I learn some very valuable lessons on what not to do with mirror glaze.

It's beginning to smell a lot like... Posted on Dec 13, 2020, 5:12 pm
Baking ALL the things!

Unintentional hot rod Posted on Dec 10, 2020, 2:12 pm
Oh, so *that's* what the muffler prevents from happening.

Comfort and Joy Posted on Dec 10, 2020, 2:12 pm
Cats and pastry

For the comfort and convenience Posted on Dec 9, 2020, 11:12 am
Wherein I knit a thing for the kittens, because around here it is all about the cats.

First of the season Posted on Dec 8, 2020, 12:12 pm
Getting my cookie bake on

Unforeseen hazards Posted on Dec 5, 2020, 5:12 pm
The thing about having kittens in the bathroom, of course, is...

Let the hall decking begin Posted on Dec 3, 2020, 11:12 am
Our holiday helpers

When in doubt, loaf Posted on Dec 2, 2020, 11:12 pm
Anyway, you make the pastry (or in my case you send your husband out to the store for the pastry, oops)...

For you have slipped the surly bonds of earth to dance the skies Posted on Dec 1, 2020, 11:12 am
Loss is a thing that sneaks up on you when you least expect it

Bite Posted on Feb 13, 2020, 10:02 am
When just one is enough

A light crumb Posted on Feb 11, 2020, 11:02 am
Verdict: no

Breakfast tails Posted on Feb 11, 2020, 11:02 am
Surely these count as a serving of fruit.

Soup Adjacent Posted on Feb 6, 2020, 10:02 am
Hey, there was also bread. And Nutella.

Last minute Posted on Feb 6, 2020, 10:02 am
There's always time for cookies.

Frost in the air Posted on Feb 4, 2020, 11:02 am
One huge worry gone

Warming Posted on Feb 4, 2020, 11:02 am
A different form of comfort food

The dark of night Posted on Feb 2, 2020, 1:02 pm
Let's not do this one again.

Uninterrupted Posted on Dec 11, 2019, 10:12 am
Some traditions are very important to carry on.

Channeling my inner Katy Perry Posted on Dec 7, 2019, 1:12 pm
One down, only eleventy billion other recipes to go.

Cat tales Posted on Dec 5, 2019, 10:12 am
Yes, yes, feel free to laugh at my pain.

Comfortable Posted on Dec 5, 2019, 9:12 am
Suddenly the fridge is so empty.

But wait, there's more! Posted on Dec 4, 2019, 11:12 am
It's the gift that keeps on giving.

This is why I need coffee Posted on Dec 2, 2019, 10:12 am
Sleep is for the weak. And also for the people who don't have pets.

Daily cheese Posted on Dec 2, 2019, 12:12 am
We found it.

Flair Posted on Mar 1, 2019, 9:03 am
Parchment paper is your friend.

Chilled Posted on Mar 1, 2019, 9:03 am
We pretended it was summer when we ate it.

Bright Posted on Feb 28, 2019, 1:02 pm
Sweet tart

A Year of Cheese - the pizza edition Posted on Feb 28, 2019, 10:02 am
Yes, there is a lemon involved.

A bowl of comfort Posted on Feb 28, 2019, 1:02 am
Good for the soul.

A little flame Posted on Feb 27, 2019, 9:02 am
...and a lot of air

All things good Posted on Feb 26, 2019, 1:02 pm
Everything is better with butter, cream, and cheese.

Taking a dip Posted on Feb 25, 2019, 11:02 pm
Don't try this at home.

Side effect Posted on Feb 23, 2019, 1:02 am
A better way to pasta.

I shall call them 'artisanal' Posted on Feb 22, 2019, 2:02 pm
Little pockets of eh.

Snacky Posted on Feb 22, 2019, 2:02 pm
Everything is better with EVOO (eyeroll).

Lightning round Posted on Feb 18, 2019, 7:02 pm
Or...maybe don't try to do a yeast dough thing when you are in a hurry

The lemon version Posted on Feb 18, 2019, 7:02 pm
Because chocolate and lemon would not mix

In paper or the equivalent Posted on Feb 17, 2019, 11:02 am
Here, fishy, fishy, fishy.

Molten Posted on Feb 14, 2019, 9:02 am
Three cakes is one serving, right?

Unnecessary effort Posted on Feb 14, 2019, 9:02 am
At least it used up three lemons?

Light as air Posted on Feb 13, 2019, 8:02 am
You can't go wrong here.

Another type of curd Posted on Feb 12, 2019, 10:02 am
Getting a little cheesy.

The crack on top Posted on Feb 10, 2019, 10:02 am
I love my kitchen torch.

Fresh air Posted on Feb 8, 2019, 9:02 am
Good thing we bought an extra bottle of whole cloves.

Morning sun Posted on Feb 6, 2019, 1:02 pm
Does this count as a serving of fruit?

Comfort food Posted on Feb 6, 2019, 12:02 pm
You can never go wrong with peas and ham.

The only snow we'll see Posted on Feb 5, 2019, 1:02 am
Powdered sugar, everywhere

Little jar of sunshine Posted on Feb 4, 2019, 12:02 pm
Happiness is just a whisk away.

Smokey salty sour sweet Posted on Feb 3, 2019, 10:02 am
Everything looks classy in a crepe.

A month of yellow Posted on Feb 2, 2019, 12:02 am
It's all lemons, all the time.

The bargain we make Posted on Dec 30, 2018, 6:12 pm
On saying goodbye

When life gives you...Part 3 Posted on Dec 29, 2018, 1:12 pm
These totally count as a serving of fruit.

When life gives you...Part 2 Posted on Dec 22, 2018, 1:12 pm
The perils of citrus trees, part 2

When life gives you...Part 1 Posted on Dec 22, 2018, 1:12 pm
The perils of citrus trees, part 1

Cheesetasticity Posted on Dec 6, 2018, 9:12 pm
So, my readers, and fellow fans of holiday cheese, tell me, what else should we watch?

Crisp Posted on Dec 2, 2018, 12:12 am
...and when I cut one open I was quite excited to see lots and lots of layers, which is exactly what one should see.

Light as air Posted on Feb 28, 2018, 11:02 pm
I hope you all pulled out the whisks and celebrated appropriately.

Fit for a polar bear Posted on Feb 28, 2018, 11:02 am
Because when *isnt* it a good time for ice cream?

From the briny deep Posted on Feb 27, 2018, 11:02 am
Could I make this bowl of chowder look any *less* exciting?

Phoning it in Posted on Feb 26, 2018, 11:02 am
There is no specific recipe for this.

A satisfying crunch Posted on Feb 24, 2018, 3:02 pm
But you all know me well enough by now to know that that just wasnt going to cut it at least not on a weekend day when I actually have time to do more.

Not fur me Posted on Feb 24, 2018, 10:02 am
Some of the cats were interested, at first.

Comfort food Posted on Feb 23, 2018, 8:02 am
Hey, I dont name these things; I just cook em

Sugar Bomb Posted on Feb 21, 2018, 11:02 am
But wait, this cant possibly be the end, can it? No, no it cannot! Its not remotely over-the-top sweet enough yet!

Bookended Posted on Feb 21, 2018, 11:02 am
So I pondered some more and eyed those tiny tart pans that have been so useful so far this month...

Didn't we do this already? Posted on Feb 20, 2018, 11:02 am
I do not own tiny skillets (nor do I foresee a need for me to own tiny skillets), but I *do* own tiny tart pans...

Circular Posted on Feb 19, 2018, 11:02 am
This particular recipe calls for, you guessed it, malt powder. Gosh, what a lovely coincidence!

Colonial Posted on Feb 18, 2018, 2:02 pm
Its still a bit of an uncomfortable name, but I didnt find any good alternatives out there, so.Pudding-With-Inappropriate-Name, it is!

Dark Posted on Feb 17, 2018, 2:02 pm
...and poof, you have Tim Tams, or some vague approximation thereof.

It's the thought that counts Posted on Feb 15, 2018, 11:02 am
And it is traditional to gift chocolates on Valentines Day..

Twofer Posted on Feb 14, 2018, 12:02 am
Five minutes later, they were cooked, and shockingly, not a single one unfolded, or otherwise sprung a leak in the water.

Minty Posted on Feb 11, 2018, 7:02 pm
Do not skimp on the powdered sugar, by the way, because otherwise this stuff will stick like *crazy*. Also a bench scraper is totally your friend if that happens. Possibly I speak from experience. Mayyyyybe.

Roly-poly Posted on Feb 10, 2018, 6:02 pm
Many yummy noises were made on both sides of the camera. So many.

If the moon hits your eye Posted on Feb 10, 2018, 9:02 am
Today is National Pizza Day, which is a lovely thing to happen on any day, because pizza encompasses two of the basic food groups (bread and cheese).

Treacly Posted on Feb 9, 2018, 3:02 pm
Is it a regional thing? I dont know! Who cares! Lets make some molasses bars and then eat every single one of them in one sitting!

Pastability Posted on Feb 8, 2018, 12:02 pm
...people, there is a *reason* why it is so incredibly delicious.

Frozen Posted on Feb 7, 2018, 10:02 am
Luckily Google came to my rescue (all hail our robot overlords)...

Melted Posted on Feb 6, 2018, 11:02 am
Soready for this highly complicated recipe that combines both important celebrations?

That would be a nope Posted on Feb 5, 2018, 11:02 am
One half cup of melted fat is a lot of fat, by the way. A *lot*. This should have been my first clue.

When a cow and a rabbit become very good friends... Posted on Feb 4, 2018, 2:02 pm
Think what all those ancients were missing out on.

Ooh la la Posted on Feb 2, 2018, 11:02 pm
And for dessert, we decided to light things on fire!

Thingadailies 1: Cloudy with a chance of ice cream Posted on Feb 1, 2018, 10:02 pm
First you start with some cake.

How to make peanut brittle in three easy steps Posted on Dec 15, 2017, 9:12 pm
First you collect all your ingredients...

Two tales (or tails, as the case may be) Posted on Dec 9, 2017, 6:12 pm
It was as if hed been lurking, waiting for me to bring up just that topic so he could prove me wrong.

Five and Done Posted on Dec 9, 2017, 6:12 pm
There was no penalty for just saying enough is enough.

Catching up Posted on Dec 7, 2017, 12:12 pm
No surprise, I suppose, that there was a huge outburst of are you *kidding* me? ...

Moving Along Posted on Dec 6, 2017, 8:12 pm
I figured Id just lurk quietly in the kitchen.

Audible Posted on Dec 2, 2017, 7:12 pm
... that horrible sad sound...

It's the most wonderful time of year Posted on Dec 2, 2017, 9:12 am
...hope springs ever eternal, so away we go!

End of the flurry Posted on Mar 1, 2017, 12:03 pm
Hooray, the last day of Thingadailies 2017

Deprived Posted on Mar 1, 2017, 12:03 pm
...oh hey, is that skittering and sliding of paper and I caught something Im not supposed to have! vocalizations we hear again?

Lighting Posted on Mar 1, 2017, 12:03 pm
Its helpful that mobile phone cameras are way smarter we give them credit for...

Numeric Posted on Feb 28, 2017, 7:02 pm
I know a lot of people dont like math, and a lot of knitters get super nervous when math is required, but one of the very big reasons why I love knitting so much is that it is entirely wrapped up in math.

A thing I do Posted on Feb 28, 2017, 12:02 pm
I realized I havent actually talked about this at all, either here, or anywhere else Im online, sohey. I do a new thing now (that is yarn-related, because of *course* it is).

Keeping it real Posted on Feb 28, 2017, 11:02 am
Fun times

Mod Posted on Feb 28, 2017, 11:02 am
...but shhh, let me have this moment

Averted Posted on Feb 27, 2017, 12:02 pm
....because knitters are always good in a crisis.

Settled Posted on Feb 27, 2017, 12:02 pm
Do I know how to party or what.

Brake Posted on Feb 20, 2017, 9:02 am
It wasn't until today that we found out what had happened.

Thingadailies Day 18 Posted on Feb 20, 2017, 9:02 am
Ah well.

Easily amused Posted on Feb 19, 2017, 11:02 pm
Because I am a well-trained human, I immediately flattened the paper out and laid it down on the floor (it stretches a good four to five feet in length), and then we sat back and waited for the inevitable.

The manner to which he is accustomed Posted on Feb 17, 2017, 1:02 pm
...which is a bonus because see above re. keeping him from destroying the house, and they are his very faithful minions.

Commuting Posted on Feb 16, 2017, 11:02 am
And then on the way home I got stuck in construction related traffic, which wasnt nice at all.

Warm Front Posted on Feb 14, 2017, 9:02 am
I kept wracking my brain, trying to figure out what I might have done that led to me feeling so poorly, until it finally dawned on me that oh, right, the *weather* happened.

Multi-tasking Posted on Feb 12, 2017, 8:02 pm
...and then it was back to the pastry cream, which required constant stirring, because of *course* it did.

Airy Posted on Feb 12, 2017, 2:02 pm
(although we shall not discuss the rather glaring lack of uniformity in shape and size. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood would be so disappointed)

In deep R'lyeh... Posted on Feb 11, 2017, 6:02 pm
Im sure theres a Lovecraft joke to be made here somewhere.

Entry List Posted on Feb 9, 2017, 9:02 pm
1) Unlock door but do not open yet, no really, dont do it.

Or should that be 'caw-cophony'? Posted on Feb 9, 2017, 11:02 am
I didnt do such a great job of blocking it (*theres* a surprise, cough cough not)...

Water falling down Posted on Feb 8, 2017, 1:02 pm has begun to feel a bit as if we really ought to be investing in small boats, in preparation for the impending flood.

Yo ho ho or something Posted on Feb 7, 2017, 1:02 am
Ahoy, Captain! Thar be kraken off the port bow!

Picots Posted on Feb 6, 2017, 12:02 am
...shockingly, someone came up with something entirely new to do with the zombie genre...

I shall name them all Casper Posted on Feb 5, 2017, 4:02 pm
(And now youre giving it a closer look, arent you. Youre welcome.)

Toasty Posted on Feb 4, 2017, 6:02 pm mind went immediately (as it often does any time I ponder appliances/furniture/what-not for the house) to how this would work in a house full of cats.

Or should they be called 'Freedom Pancakes'? Posted on Feb 4, 2017, 12:02 pm
Crepes are one of those things that are unnecessarily fiddly (okay, lets face it, a *lot* of French baking is unnecessarily fiddly) because the batter is nothing more than regular pancake batter to which someone accidentally added too much liquid.

You only think this is deja vu Posted on Feb 1, 2017, 10:02 pm
Oh look, its February! And we all know what that means!

Getting into the spirit Posted on Dec 23, 2016, 9:12 pm
We put up the tree today.

Delicate balance Posted on Dec 10, 2016, 6:12 pm
I am not sure how I feel about the fact that a massive piece of machinery capable of traveling great distances through the sky can be apparently be brought down by 24 people sitting in the wrong spot.

Pre-caffeine Posted on Dec 8, 2016, 9:12 am
STOP JUDGING ME hotel bathroom scale.

Room with a view Posted on Dec 8, 2016, 8:12 am
Right at eye level.

En route Posted on Dec 7, 2016, 10:12 am
Is this a potential career option I hadn't ever considered?

It's the little things Posted on Dec 5, 2016, 2:12 pm
Because nothing says Happy Holidays like cats plotting your slow and painful demise!

Pretend the one with the golf club is orange Posted on Dec 3, 2016, 9:12 am
... our house looks even more Scrooge-like in its stubborn non-lit darkness, and this is the time of year when I am grateful that I do not listen to the radio in my car...

Oh look, it's that time of year again Posted on Dec 2, 2016, 12:12 pm
I hope youre prepared for a whole lot of blather about knitting, and cats, interspersed with the occasional ramble about baking or singing, oh, and also, special for this year, now with bonus politics-based frothing at the mouth...

Boing Posted on Feb 29, 2016, 9:02 pm
Do you know what today is?

Technicality Posted on Feb 29, 2016, 12:02 pm
By this time it was late and we were all getting a bit punchy and then someone came up with An Idea.

Yarning Posted on Feb 28, 2016, 1:02 pm
So instead of lying there in bed, wide-awake and grumpy, I decided it was better to just get up and drink coffee and do something productive, like make a snowflake.

There is no yarn in space Posted on Feb 26, 2016, 8:02 pm
It is, by the way, worth reading the book for just the chapter on pooping in space alone.

Clumpy Posted on Feb 25, 2016, 10:02 am
There were a LOT of clusters, which translates to “bigger lumps than picots”, in case you were wondering and I am sure you were.

Tilt Posted on Feb 24, 2016, 9:02 am
Also if you look closely, you might notice there’s cat hair under this snowflake. Gee, I wonder how *that* got there, Ingrid.

Mostly Posted on Feb 23, 2016, 10:02 am
The fact that this also comes on a day when I have rehearsal in the evening, which means even *less* time to fiddle with stupid snowflakes, wasn't very helpful either.

Counting Posted on Feb 22, 2016, 11:02 am
Do you know what is even more fun than picking up 500+ stitches and knitting a whole mess of colorwork?

Possibly it would have been faster to walk Posted on Feb 21, 2016, 10:02 am
Three hours later we had only made it as far as Walnut Creek, at which point we gave up, pulled off at the next exit, and found somewhere to eat dinner.

It's a good thing I'm easily amused Posted on Feb 19, 2016, 12:02 am
But the problem, of course, is that once it’s in your head, you cannot *un*think it...

Stormy Posted on Feb 18, 2016, 9:02 am
This is one where I looked at the directions and thought rather grouchily to the designer ‘Really? you’re putting that stitch *there*? You’re being deliberately difficult, aren’t you.’

Storage Space Posted on Feb 17, 2016, 10:02 am
But we all know how *that* will end, now don’t we.

It's all downhill from here Posted on Feb 16, 2016, 1:02 am
At least this time I didn’t have to chase Sherman around outside when I got home, though, so at least there’s that.

Heartless Posted on Feb 15, 2016, 9:02 am
I suppose I could have flipped through the book to find one with hearts or something that is otherwise Valentine’s Day-ish, but I am doing these in order primarily because there are 99 of them and if I mix them up I will forget which is which and then where will we be?

Outlier Posted on Feb 14, 2016, 1:02 am
Years from now, when the zombie apocalypse is over and the neighborhood is deserted, it will morph into a healthy pecan orchard, and this is why.

I am my own weathervane Posted on Feb 13, 2016, 12:02 pm
Well, until it was trampled by a cat, because that is the way of things in this house.

Schlump Posted on Feb 12, 2016, 1:02 am
Clearly the take-away from this is that I have much more practicing to do before I can be trusted to make snowflakes with others.

Winged Posted on Feb 10, 2016, 10:02 am
It is not all test knitting and snowflakes around here.

Adrenaline rush Posted on Feb 9, 2016, 1:02 am
Do you know what is a really great way to relax and unwind after an extremely long and exhausting day?

Thunderbolts and lightning Posted on Feb 7, 2016, 2:02 pm
I watched this and it occurred to me that they should set up a carousel where they play *this.

Brains Posted on Feb 7, 2016, 1:02 am
If you like science, and anatomy, and also have a passing fancy for zombies, I highly recommend it.

Two for the price of one Posted on Feb 6, 2016, 2:02 am
But hey, kudos to whoever coordinates the security checkpoint lines at the Atlanta airport – it had the feel of a Disney ride. You weave around for a bit and then you turn a corner and just when you think you might finally be getting close to the end, nope, there’s another forty five minutes of slowly zigzagging along.

And I would walk 10,000 steps...* Posted on Feb 3, 2016, 8:02 pm
One should never underestimate the allure of mythical brownie points.

Lopsided Posted on Feb 2, 2016, 10:02 pm
They say no two snowflakes are alike, so surely among all the pretty ones there also have to be the rejects too.

Thingadailies: Let it snow Posted on Feb 1, 2016, 10:02 am
So what better way to do it than with crochet cotton (size 30, in case you are wondering and I am sure you are), a 1.9 mm needle, and a book of snowflake patterns?

Ushering in Posted on Jan 1, 2016, 11:01 am
Today is the day I have, for the past few years, posted a cheerful little tale, complete with pictures, for how we’ll be meeting our doom.

Alone Posted on Dec 31, 2015, 10:12 am
....possibly there was a lot of very hysterical laughing going on. Possibly.

Escapades Posted on Dec 31, 2015, 10:12 am
January’s high priority – figuring out a way to screen in the front porch in order to create a cat-proof airlock.

Staging Posted on Dec 30, 2015, 11:12 am is where I have to giggle because when I travel, I make sure to always bring yarn with me, while when she travels, apparently she likes to bring baking paraphernalia with her, like her favorite cookie scoop, and pastry bags and tips, and so on.

Abode Posted on Dec 20, 2015, 10:12 am
Clearly this was $5 well spent.

Santa-fied Posted on Dec 19, 2015, 11:12 pm was nice to see there were just a few other similarly clad people also taking part.

Soaring Posted on Dec 19, 2015, 10:12 am was nice to end it on a high note (pun intended, hah).

Gustatory Posted on Dec 17, 2015, 1:12 pm
I have *finally* found a recipe with lentils where the lentils did not take over everything with their very boring lentilness.

Melodious Posted on Dec 16, 2015, 1:12 pm
Two more Vox Musica concerts down; only one more to go.

All the things Posted on Dec 13, 2015, 10:12 am
...the condition of the house (both upstairs and down) has started to reach what might politely be called ‘my god, what *is* that?’.

Tart Posted on Dec 12, 2015, 1:12 pm
I have now made it through roughly 1/100th of the lemons on the damn tree. Okay. Perhaps I exaggerate. Maybe it’s really closer to 1/99th.

All of us the same Posted on Dec 10, 2015, 10:12 am
...and it reminds me that, despite all the ugliness and racism and hatred being embraced so fervently by some segments of the population in the US, that the vast majority of us are still good and kind and decent people who are trying to find some way to help.

Pieces Posted on Dec 9, 2015, 10:12 am *obviously* what you need is a way to waste a whole lot of time.

Decor Posted on Dec 8, 2015, 10:12 am
Part 4 – Stand back, and wait a couple seconds. Ah…..there we go.

Sidelined Posted on Dec 7, 2015, 12:12 am
...and then I decided by golly, I ought to attempt to do something vaguely festive to the house, and as any home canner knows, if you’ve been canning long enough you start to collect an awful lot of jar rings...

Back to Back Posted on Dec 6, 2015, 10:12 am
(I, by the way, was not the only one sporting a knitted hat)

Atop Posted on Dec 5, 2015, 10:12 am
As I suspected, I look, with the hat on, a bit like one of the burglars from Home Alone, if one of the burglars happened to have a thing for red and lace. Ah well. At least it'll be warm.

More than the days of the year Posted on Dec 3, 2015, 11:12 pm
All of this is to say that I had something fun and whimsical to share for today’s internet thing, but shockingly, I don’t feel very fun or whimsical.

Where the wild things are Posted on Dec 2, 2015, 10:12 am
Okay, possibly only until I run out of coffee, but work with me here.

That time again Posted on Dec 2, 2015, 12:12 am
And now I think I’ve milked that metaphor wayyyy longer than was necessary.




No news items have been entered yet


About Thingadailies
Login (Forgot Password?)
Thingadailies on Facebook

Random Prompt

No prompts have been entered yet

Random Prompt