LaxMom

LaxMom

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4 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

oooh, thanks for that!

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +3 points

AMEN to that! Thankfully I hadn't put dinner in it yet!

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +4 points

How about I tell you not to feel guilty about that, and you tell me not to feel guilty about doing the same thing with my classroom prep for my lecture that starts Tuesday? Because I haven't work on it at all today.

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +6 points

unpacking update: apparently the fates have decided that I need to clear out the craft space and unpack, because the table surrounded by boxes is my old kitchen table, and my current kitchen table just broke a leg and is sitting down sideways, so I need to unbury the old one. Teengirl helped me save the crockpot and my neighbor's glass baking dish. She said it looks like we were in a shootout and using the furniture for cover.

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +3 points

around my aunt's house we have a beeswax candle company, and they have an outlet store. You can get "scratch and dent" votives for 10 cents each. They also sell church candles--I had a pair of 4 ft tall ones on either side of my fireplace for years, and they cost me $3. I love that store.
AI Root company, I think. Do you have any candle factories nearby?

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 0 replies · +1 points

Yes! Thank you. Teenboy wanted cardamom cookies when we did holiday baking, and I burned them into rocks (cookie colored rocks). So here's to a second try at making my house smell yummy!

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 2 replies · +5 points

oh yeah. They've been hyping this storm for weeks because the west side of town never gets the snow, and the north doesn't because of lake warming. But this storm is special in that they get all the snow first, and we here in the snowbelt get ice-glazed roads, sleet, and apparently much snow tonight. It has just started to shift over into white pellets. This following a warmup to 57F yesterday, so it was 47 degrees and sunny this morning when we got the "snow day" call from the school superintendent. He was dead on--by noon the main roads were starting to turn from slush to ice despite the plow army. By dismissal it would have been ice skating cars.
I went to Teenboy's therapy appointment, stopped at the store to get my nutella, and then promptly went home and changed into pj pants. No productivity today.

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 1 reply · +2 points

OMG those eggplant things. I made some of them when my garden was full of eggplant and I could not stop eating them. So much garlic. So much creaminess.

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 4 replies · +6 points

hmm. Tights with over the knee socks on top of those and scarves that wrap so far around my head that I don't need a hat (I can't keep one on my head anyway, they always fall off). Mandatory high boots, feet of snow here is the normal when winter really gets going. Although today it's a lovely freezing rain mess. I do get cold all the time, I have blankets on all the couches and chairs and in the cubbies. At school I wrap myself in sweater coats and fingerless gloves.

5 days ago @ Clever Manka - Friday Open Thread · 6 replies · +2 points

Do you have a favorite recipe? Having yeasty dough rising sounds lovely.