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.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Project 365 #7 - Broncos Win Preseason Opener

Broncos season has begun! They beat the Seattle Seahawks (those bitches that killed us in the Superbowl last year) 21-16. I know preseason doesn't count, but a win last night was needed for the morale of those in Broncos Country. I meant to post a screencap of the final score, but of course I was away from the TV when the game ended. GRRRR! A lightening delay in the first quarter made for a late ending. I'll just have to deal with a pic of the interview with Manning in the locker room after the game.

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Project 365 #6 - Double Rainbow

Apparently there was a brief rain shower this afternoon (which I totally missed), but I did manage to take in the beautiful double rainbow afterwards.

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Project 365 #5 - Pouting Mr. T

So, I'm trying to knit at least one row every night before bed. Mr. T is pouting - probably upset that I'm on "his" pillows.

Monday, August 04, 2014

Project 365 #4 - Stupid Light Rail Construction

The light rail construction project on I-225 is happening right outside my kitchen window. Tonight the lights are aimed right at us. The on-ramp to Northbound 225 from Parker Rd is closed all week, so traffic has been a bear around here.

Sunday, August 03, 2014

Project 365 - Reboot Day 1-3

I think I've had "Complete Project 365" as one of the goals on my 101 in 1001 project since I first set it up over 8 years ago. I've also had a goal to fix DomesticGeek since an ExpressionEngine install that went awry (and subsequent server change that broke even more stuff) and get back to blogging on a regular basis. I used to chronicle everything on the old blog and once I got onto Facebook, that pretty much stopped. Someday Facebook could go away and I will have absolutely no record of the life I've lived. Well, I've been itching to get this thing workable again and really feeling the need to accomplish something in my life, so here we go! BTW, if my comments are still broken, I apologize. It's on my list of stuff I need to look at. I'm guessing that since I haven't had spam comments in forever, it probably is broken.

#1 - August 1, 2014 - New markers make this artsy gal extremely happy. I was bummed that they hadn't shown up when I got home from work, but the danged FedEx guy threw them up on the balcony instead of leaving them by the front door like the guy that delivered Marcus' stuff yesterday did. Then I was even more bummed when I went onto Amazon and saw the price had dropped $4 since I ordered them. Grrr! Oh, well...

#2 - August 2, 2014 - Yesterday I was sitting on the patio (at the condo Marcus bought in Aurora in March that was dubbed Homestead South) enjoying some time relaxing and knitting with Mr. T. That dog loves to sunbathe, so I always put his "Princess Pillow" in the sun so he can be comfy.

#3 - August 3, 2014 - It finally cooled off enough this evening that Marcus & I took Mr. T to the Jewell Wetlands for a walk. He got to chase plenty of bunnies.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Major Purge Ahead

I'm really wishing I hadn't done any paid blogging back in the bleak unemployment fiasco back in 2007.

Every few weeks, I get an email from somebody asking to have their link removed from my pathetic little blog. I did a little purging a while back. Some of the ones that remain are services that I would have actually used at some point. Like right now, there's a font site asking to have their link removed. They were on my list of resources for when I get back into design, but no longer. If these darned companies would worry more about their service or product and less what Google's most recent demands are, they wouldn't really need to care about where they rank on Google.

I'm so sick of this SEO game. Stop trying to game the system (that's why you and/or your company paid for all these lame links anyway) and stop giving Google all this power over you.

I'm especially irked when it isn't even a paid link in question, just some site I found and linked because I liked what they had to sell or wanted it for future reference. Some guy with a site selling old Hallmark ornaments asked to have his link removed. I told him why I had linked it and since he apparently cares more about Google than a customer, he's history. His stupid website still looked like something from a beginning HTML class. Good riddance.

I was going through some papers and found a list of all the paid posts I made back then and now I'm going to remove each and every one regardless. Some acquaintances that did paid blogging with me back then say they ask the companies to pay them to get the links removed, but I so don't want to deal with that. I'm just tired of seeing this crap in my inbox and reminding me of a period in my life that I would like to keep in the past.


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

This Stuff is the Bomb

Ok, not exactly food, but that is the closest category I have without creating a new one.

I made apple cider with mulling spices and Tuaca one year when I had my knitting friends over to the old mobile home.

At Whole Foods this year, I saw and end display with some organic mulling spices in a tea bag from R. W. Knudson, so I grabbed a box. A gallon of organic cider and a bottle of Tuaca (on sale).