Thursday, August 14, 2014

Project 365 #14 - Jim’s Organic Coffee

I picked up this bag of coffee at Natural Grocers (it's the only place close where I can get Wild Idea Buffalo) for our trip up here. It was pretty good - can't wait to brew another pot tomorrow morning. The thing I found clever is their packaging. Upon closer inspection, the type/name of the coffee is a sticker to make the coffee mug. Neat that they don't have to have separate bags printed for each type of coffee they offer.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Project 365 #13 - On the Road Again

Today we made the monthly drive up to Homestead North in Keystone, SD. It rained briefly somewhere along I-25 in Wyoming. It had to have been after Wheatland since Marcus is driving.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Project 365 #12 - Growing Big Around These Parts

We've had an unusually humid summer this year. I've been noticing a lot more mushrooms about. These are growing in our condo complex along T's and my nightly walk route. I've never seen mushrooms around here this big. Sorry that T is blurry - he wasn't supposed to get in the shot. It's also really hard to hold an iPhone still to take a pic when the dog wants to go chase bunnies. smile

Monday, August 11, 2014

Project 365 #11 - My Suspicions Were Correct

Yep, I've got a UTI and now I'm on 5 days of meds. In a few days, I'll have a yeast infection, too...guaranteed.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Project 365 #10 - Losing the Battle

So, Friday afternoon I felt it - that weird twinge preceding a urinary tract infection. Sometimes overloading on cranberry keeps it at bay. Not this time - off to the clinic in the morning.

P.S. I really hate the taste of cranberry juice.

P.S.S. Sometimes I really hate being a girl.

Saturday, August 09, 2014


Apparently, we have a GISHWHES (GREATEST INTERNATIONAL SCAVENGER HUNT THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN) participant in the area. Saw this on the sidewalk while out walking with Mr. T earlier this evening.

I somehow missed all the chatter about this the last couple of years, but this year William Shatner was posting about participating on Twitter.

Project 365 #9 - Mr. T Worn Out from Bully Stick

Apparently, chewing on a bully stick is extremely hard and exhausting work, as evidenced by Mr. T this evening. Poor guy!

Friday, August 08, 2014

Project 365 #8 - New Stones

I've been really getting into metaphysical crystals and stones lately. A few weeks ago I got myself a selenite pendant (it's supposed to aid in sleep and dispel negativity). I've been reading a lot about Moldavite. Unfortunately, they're danged expensive. I found one for sale on etsy this last weekend for a relatively reasonable price from a place in Nederland and it arrived today, as well as a 9 Planets bracelet that I ordered from I can't wait to work with them and see what comes.

According to the site where I bought it, here is what each of the stones does:

Sun - Orange Jade - vitality, health, energy, happiness
Moon - Moonstone - soothes emotions, increases intuition, safety in travels, brings peace
Mercury - Green Agate - Increases clarity, perception, positive thinking
Venus - Pink Agate - Love, harmony, joy, heals relationships, attraction
Mars - Carnelian - Energy, sex drive, creativity, balance
Jupiter - Yellow Agate - Creates wealth and prosperity
Saturn - Lapis - strength, willpower, healing
Uranus -Amethyst - Aids in psychic abilities, helps one see the truth, spiritual growth and healing
Pluto - Black onyx - dispels negativity, grounding, focus, and structure
Neptune -Fluorite - healing on all levels, dreaming, perception.