Xolandra

Xolandra

116p

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1 week ago @ Clever Manka - Thursday Link Dump · 0 replies · +4 points

This is so spot on.

1 week ago @ Clever Manka - Thursday Link Dump · 2 replies · +3 points

Me toooooooo!

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

I am so late to this party but I cannot believe that no one mentioned asparagus? The veg so dickish Victorian women weren't allowed to eat it?

Also pomegranates, for the same reasons as figs; represent fecundity :)

10 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 1 reply · +9 points

OMG, i too am loving the weird haphazard "yeah sure we'll drop that off"

I got 7 bottles of wine, and they didn't invoice me for it. Or let me know that they had arrived. I just went outside for an unrelated reason, and fond a half a box of wine with some number scribbled on the top, hahahaha

10 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Mid-week check-in · 1 reply · +6 points

I am also enjoying sprouting seeds! I have two pot plants (legal where i am, I assure you), several nasturtiums, varied lettuces, a couple of swiss chard, and if I get my shit together, I have tomatoes to get started, too :) O, and i inherited some bean and sunflower sprouts in exchange for some of my excess strawberries :)

What u got?

11 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Social Isolation Open ... · 0 replies · +3 points

O, Lee, my heartfelt condolences. If I could deliver a casserole, I would. <3

11 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Social Isolation Open ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Thank you, is nice to be back :D

11 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Social Isolation Open ... · 0 replies · +6 points

snacking like a campground raccoon

Since time has lost all meaning, meal time no longer exists, and we are _all_ channeling our inner campground raccoon <3

11 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Social Isolation Open ... · 7 replies · +8 points

Hi everyone! I am sorry to have disappeared, but... :shrugemoji: It is not because I do not love, I assure you.

So far, Covid self-care looks like:
- many baths, every shower a long hot shower
- excessive cleaning (but i am a sluttish housekeeper, so "excessive" might be a bit much
- making a deliberate attempt to Yoga every day / making an effort to do the exercises I need to do to keep my fleshprison function
- spending time with plants (including playing in my compost which is my fa part of my garden)
- writing more in my journal since lockdown than I have in the two calendar years previous
- reading weird feminist philosophy (this review manages to capture the tone of the book, A+ reviewing, reviewer: https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/revie... )
- Accepting that I have, perhaps, been going through something of a manic phase for the last few years, and that really I need way WAY less social interaction than I thought
- A deep and abiding hope that this is what will make capitalism fall (while ignoring the accompanying existential horror)

I hope that you are all well. Tell me about how self-care is emerging for you right now?

11 weeks ago @ Clever Manka - Social Isolation Open ... · 1 reply · +4 points

I've been growing seedlings and they will probably all die but it is really nice to nurture something in these here weird times. I find it soothing to wander about the house muttering to my plant babies and sinking my finger into their soil.

I hope that your pots flourish <3