danagryphon: (Home)
I have the crud that has been hitting everyone else I know. Considering that I slept past ten this morning and feel like crap, I have actually been managing to be semi-productive.

Last night, I had yen for sweets, so I asked hubby to stop on the way home and pick up a box of butter (I don't normally keep butter in the house, but I won't use anything else for baking), and two cans of buttermilk biscuits. For the first time ever, I made monkey bread. I remember having it once or twice maybe in my childhood, although we called it "bubble bread", but mostly I had it in college, because my freshman roommate made it very frequently, completely from scratch. For my first time, I was not so ambitious, and found a recipe online to make it with premade biscuit dough. It came out tasty enough, but I did learn a couple of lessons. One, it needed to cook a little longer, because some of the pieces were still a little doughy. And I think it needs to cool in the bundt pan for a while before inverting, because it fell apart and a bunch of the glaze ended up overflowing the plate and making a mess on the counter.

However, next time I make it, I have another recipe from online for PUMPKIN monkey bread, with a maple glaze, which of course, has to use dough made from scratch. But that's why the goddess made bread machines.

On the writing front, I feel REALLY productive, because I am now on the final chapter (I hope) of my latest PotA story, and then that puppy will be DONE. Hopefully by the end of next week. And then I have to move on to start my[livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang story, my (attempted) two [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang stories, and the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide exchange is coming up!

Anyway, today. I stripped all the beds in the house and washed sheets, did a load of towels, and folded the Boog's laundry that I'd done a while ago from the clothes he'd worn right before he left for college. Also managed to help/cajole the Eepster into cleaning his room (including cleaning out his desk, which filled most of a garbage bag), so he now has a clean desk and two cleaned off dressers, a freshly made bed, and all clean clothes put away. Also put away the last of the trunk/camping stuff from boy scout summer camp. Next up, doing his laundry.

Tomorrow, I am really hoping to get some sewing done. I really, really want both Eepster and I to have new garb for Coronation in a couple of weeks. My tunic is done, but needs to be embellished. His needs to be constructed. I also have several other SCA projects I need to get cracking on, but most of them have deadlines for Yule, since they are gifts. And I've taken a couple of scroll assignments due on 10/20.

The only other thing I was really hoping to get done this weekend was a metric butt-ton of cleaning around the house. Vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the living room carpet (thanks so much, cats). Hubby and I also need to work on cleaning out/rearranging the garage before winter. And I'm feeling the need for a house purge, to at least get rid of a bunch of broken/not-used/old junk, some of which will be tossed, some will be freecycled, and some could probably be sold. And I'd really, really, really like this to be the year that the living room finally gets painted. I know. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
danagryphon: (Home)
I have the crud that has been hitting everyone else I know. Considering that I slept past ten this morning and feel like crap, I have actually been managing to be semi-productive.

Last night, I had yen for sweets, so I asked hubby to stop on the way home and pick up a box of butter (I don't normally keep butter in the house, but I won't use anything else for baking), and two cans of buttermilk biscuits. For the first time ever, I made monkey bread. I remember having it once or twice maybe in my childhood, although we called it "bubble bread", but mostly I had it in college, because my freshman roommate made it very frequently, completely from scratch. For my first time, I was not so ambitious, and found a recipe online to make it with premade biscuit dough. It came out tasty enough, but I did learn a couple of lessons. One, it needed to cook a little longer, because some of the pieces were still a little doughy. And I think it needs to cool in the bundt pan for a while before inverting, because it fell apart and a bunch of the glaze ended up overflowing the plate and making a mess on the counter.

However, next time I make it, I have another recipe from online for PUMPKIN monkey bread, with a maple glaze, which of course, has to use dough made from scratch. But that's why the goddess made bread machines.

On the writing front, I feel REALLY productive, because I am now on the final chapter (I hope) of my latest PotA story, and then that puppy will be DONE. Hopefully by the end of next week. And then I have to move on to start my[livejournal.com profile] spn_reversebang story, my (attempted) two [livejournal.com profile] smallfandombang stories, and the [livejournal.com profile] yuletide exchange is coming up!

Anyway, today. I stripped all the beds in the house and washed sheets, did a load of towels, and folded the Boog's laundry that I'd done a while ago from the clothes he'd worn right before he left for college. Also managed to help/cajole the Eepster into cleaning his room (including cleaning out his desk, which filled most of a garbage bag), so he now has a clean desk and two cleaned off dressers, a freshly made bed, and all clean clothes put away. Also put away the last of the trunk/camping stuff from boy scout summer camp. Next up, doing his laundry.

Tomorrow, I am really hoping to get some sewing done. I really, really want both Eepster and I to have new garb for Coronation in a couple of weeks. My tunic is done, but needs to be embellished. His needs to be constructed. I also have several other SCA projects I need to get cracking on, but most of them have deadlines for Yule, since they are gifts. And I've taken a couple of scroll assignments due on 10/20.

The only other thing I was really hoping to get done this weekend was a metric butt-ton of cleaning around the house. Vacuuming, dusting, cleaning the living room carpet (thanks so much, cats). Hubby and I also need to work on cleaning out/rearranging the garage before winter. And I'm feeling the need for a house purge, to at least get rid of a bunch of broken/not-used/old junk, some of which will be tossed, some will be freecycled, and some could probably be sold. And I'd really, really, really like this to be the year that the living room finally gets painted. I know. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA.
danagryphon: (House Face)
I'm still new to making fanmixes, but the series finale of House just reminded me of so many songs, I had to do one for it. I'm not a digital artist, but I've done my best to make a little cover art to go with it. I love the picture of the guys on the motorcycles in their leather jackets, with Wilson looking wistfully into the middle distance. Anyway, here it is, I hope you enjoy.

This Is Not The End )

danagryphon: (House Face)
I'm still new to making fanmixes, but the series finale of House just reminded me of so many songs, I had to do one for it. I'm not a digital artist, but I've done my best to make a little cover art to go with it. I love the picture of the guys on the motorcycles in their leather jackets, with Wilson looking wistfully into the middle distance. Anyway, here it is, I hope you enjoy.

This Is Not The End )

danagryphon: (House Face)
Fabulous fanvid to the song used in the promo for the series finale.



Oh boy, where are the tissues?
danagryphon: (House Face)
Fabulous fanvid to the song used in the promo for the series finale.



Oh boy, where are the tissues?
danagryphon: (House Face)
Title: Fix You
Author: Gryph ([livejournal.com profile] gryphon2k)
Prompt: 19. General. One of Wilson's darkest secrets is the troubled relationship he had with his older brother growing up.
Pairing: H/W friendship
Rating/Warnings: PG
Words: 1102
Summary: see prompt
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em. Talk to the Fox.

Notes: I've never done a prompt challenge before, so be gentle.

Fix You )
danagryphon: (House Face)
Title: Fix You
Author: Gryph ([livejournal.com profile] gryphon2k)
Prompt: 19. General. One of Wilson's darkest secrets is the troubled relationship he had with his older brother growing up.
Pairing: H/W friendship
Rating/Warnings: PG
Words: 1102
Summary: see prompt
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em. Talk to the Fox.

Notes: I've never done a prompt challenge before, so be gentle.

Fix You )
danagryphon: (CasOhWell)
Hey, the actress who played Anna Milton on SPN is on House tonight. And I even recognized her. Coolness.
danagryphon: (CasOhWell)
Hey, the actress who played Anna Milton on SPN is on House tonight. And I even recognized her. Coolness.
danagryphon: (Yule Triquetra)
The weekend felt much longer than it actually was. Part of that feeling was due to the overnight the boys had with their troop on Friday night. Picked them up as soon as I got home, and headed to Carabiners (indoor rock climbing place) in New Bedford. The boys did some climbing, we played some Munchkins, and got a few hours of sleep. Left the place by around 8 the next morning, and got home by 9:30. So after dropping the boys off with Himself, I still had most of a weekend! Usually, I don't get back from troop outings until midday Sunday, and then I'm so exhausted, all I want to do is sleep.

So Saturday was cleaning and, once M got home from his morning car service, holiday shopping. We got most of it done, although Boog's big present had to be ordered online and won't arrive until we get back from PA after Christmas. Oh well. We got some good deals on the rest of it, and I can't wait to set up our new Soda Stream machine that M's parents are gifting us.

Sunday was more cleaning, in anticipation of the arrival of said in-laws. Oh, and did I mention cleaning? The entire condo got cleaned from top to bottom, including putting away all the boxes of stuff in the living room, hanging some pictures, and putting up some curtains in the basement. The living room STILL isn't painted, but hopefully that will get done after the holidays now. All the sheets and towels were changed and washed, the carpets were all vacuumed and spot cleaned, so the place was nice and sparkly for our company.

Sunday, I also took one of my Quintavia archery peeps to Hunter's Rendevous in Pepperell to help him purchase his own bow. We found a couple of suitable candidates, and after he tested them both out, decided on a very nice one. Brought it home, got it all set up for him with bear hair on the shelf, a nock set on the string, and he was going to pick up some fleece on the way home to make himself a bow sock. Next, I have to set up with Master Li to take him down and figure out proper cedar for making his arrows to go with. And then up to Tandy to get leather for a nice back quiver. That reminds me, need to call Teepee about setting up an indoor practice for the winter....

Sunday evening, I wrapped all the stuff we had gotten the day before, while waiting for the in-laws to arrive. So they finally arrived at about 10:30 last night, a bit later than I expected them to. By the time we got them settled in (they also were exhausted, having gotten up at 3 a.m. for an early morning flight from FL), it was past my bedtime, but at least I didn't have to deal with getting the kids off to school this morning on top of all that.

Tonight, we will have a nice family night, a full house. Gotta figure out what to make for dinner. There will probably be some gift exchanging, although i haven't decided yet when I'm going to let the boys open their gifts. I am waffling between taking them all down to my sister's so they can open them Christmas Day, and letting them open them all in the next night or so while Grandma and Grandpa are here.

Work is closing early on Wednesday (we have Thursday off), so I get to work from home that day. And I am hoping to parlay this little snowstorm into an excuse to work from home tomorrow as well (meh, what will my boss know anyway, being in FL?). Luckily, I don't have any looming deadlines or piles of work, so the rest of the SHORT week should be relatively stressless. I'm taking the car in to get an oil change and tune-up on Wednesday before the big trip down to PA.

De-Junking

Sep. 15th, 2010 02:50 pm
danagryphon: (Home)
Last night was a good night for de-junking. I posted a bunch of the nicer leftover stuff from the yard sale on Craig's List. Got a ton of responses for the Thule kayak racks, and the first respondent actually showed up last night and bought them! woohoo!

Now to use that money to buy a set of these, which has the virtue of accommodating up to 4(!!) boats, while being able to be folded down flat, so that I can still get my car into the garage without having to take the racks off every time. Most excellent.

Then, I answered a "wanted" ad on Freecycle for a woman looking for cub scout uniform shirts to outfit her 3 boys who were all joining Cubs for the first time this year. I have a big bag o' cub stuff that I've been trying to find a good home for since E was a Webelos. I didn't want to just put it in a random clothing donation drop, because I wanted to be sure it would go to some scout family who would really use it. Voila! She came and I gave her 3 blue cub shirts, hats, neckers, slides, belts, even a pair of cub pants and socks, and extra patches that she can use that we don't need anymore. Hooray! She was very grateful, and we had an interesting chat talking about our older sons' Aspergers and how that works with scouting.

Then, I got an answer for my ad for my mountain dulcimer, which I've been trying to sell for about 3 years now. Finally! We spoke on the phone and are going to try to meet up at archery practice in Stow on Sunday (she lives in Framingham, so Stow is at least closer), and she says she is definitely interest in buying it. She even offered to give me a deposit by Paypal if I wanted it!

This morning, I also dumped into the trash as I was putting it out, an old cheapo fabric and metal rod wardrobe that we had been using for ski coats and pants in the closet in the basement before the space was finished. It wasn't really worth trying to Freecycle since the cats had pretty much shredded the back of the fabric enclosure.

Now if I could just find a decent buyer for the boys' old golf clubs, and the big doll collection my mil dumped on us before they took off in their RV last year, I would feel like I am finally getting rid of all the extra stuff I don't want or need in my house.

It feels so good to purge!
danagryphon: (House WTF)
Dude, if you are going to pimp your new "wicked awesome forum to interact with House VIPs" in a LJ community that's all about House/Wilson slash fiction, don't freak out when people coming to your forum (who you invited!) want to *gasp* ask the *alleged* VIPs (who never made a single appearance that I can tell) what they think of a potential House/Wilson romance.

Oh yeah, and claiming that it's all because the *alleged* "VIPs" will get offended, when let's see... one character on the show is bisexual, the lead actor on the show had a long standing comedic pairing with an openly gay man, and the other lead actor has played more gay characters than Neil Patrick Harris. Yeah, right. *snort*

And while House/Wilson (or any other M/M or F/F threads for that matter) are not allowed, Kutner/any female is A-Okay, because necrophilia is so much better than homosexuality.

And finally, when you ban everyone who mentions such a relationship, or even asks a respectful question about why they are not allowed, then yes, you will have no one left in your little tyrannical ego boo.

I've never seen a forum go from intro to closing so fast that I never even got to post a single thing (I had a busy weekend away from the computer, but it let me avoid banning and see the train wreck to the bitter end). Way to have an epic fail, doodz.

"I'z in ur fandom, slashin' ur doodz"
danagryphon: (House WTF)
Dude, if you are going to pimp your new "wicked awesome forum to interact with House VIPs" in a LJ community that's all about House/Wilson slash fiction, don't freak out when people coming to your forum (who you invited!) want to *gasp* ask the *alleged* VIPs (who never made a single appearance that I can tell) what they think of a potential House/Wilson romance.

Oh yeah, and claiming that it's all because the *alleged* "VIPs" will get offended, when let's see... one character on the show is bisexual, the lead actor on the show had a long standing comedic pairing with an openly gay man, and the other lead actor has played more gay characters than Neil Patrick Harris. Yeah, right. *snort*

And while House/Wilson (or any other M/M or F/F threads for that matter) are not allowed, Kutner/any female is A-Okay, because necrophilia is so much better than homosexuality.

And finally, when you ban everyone who mentions such a relationship, or even asks a respectful question about why they are not allowed, then yes, you will have no one left in your little tyrannical ego boo.

I've never seen a forum go from intro to closing so fast that I never even got to post a single thing (I had a busy weekend away from the computer, but it let me avoid banning and see the train wreck to the bitter end). Way to have an epic fail, doodz.

"I'z in ur fandom, slashin' ur doodz"

Oh Yes...

Apr. 14th, 2009 11:40 am
danagryphon: (House OMG)
And the next House episode, in two weeks, will be full of win.

Stag Party + Stripper Bar = Drunken House + Drunken Wilson = Drunken Sex

Woohoo!

Oh Yes...

Apr. 14th, 2009 11:40 am
danagryphon: (House OMG)
And the next House episode, in two weeks, will be full of win.

Stag Party + Stripper Bar = Drunken House + Drunken Wilson = Drunken Sex

Woohoo!
danagryphon: (House/Wilson)
Good: Two of the three backordered Cricut cartridges arrived yesterday.

Bad: The third one is still awol; also ended up not having time to play with the 2 that did come (see below)

Good: Had Easter dinner leftovers last night, so didn't have to cook.

Bad: While I love green beans, they do not love me.

Good: Had enough food still left over to make two lunches for M and me today.

Bad: Green beans still don't love me.

Good: We all went for a walk after dinner, for half an hour, as part of our resolution to exercise.

Bad: People throw a lot of trash out into the countryside around here.

Good: Came home and destroyed the good of the walk by finishing the last piece of cheesecake from Sunday for desert.

Bad: The cheesecake really didn't agree with me, ended up going to lay down 15 minutes into House (ok, so maybe it was the wine that I had with the cheesecake).

Really Bad: Got nasty, nasty leg cramps about 15 minutes after laying down. So bad I had to have M come up and rub them out so I could straighten out my foot. I think it was from dehydration, so drank a bunch of water and eventually felt better.

Really Good: Came down after I felt better and finished watching House from the DVR. Life is good.
danagryphon: (Picard WTF)
The House episode tonight just totally pissed me off. I couldn't even cry until the very end.

Cut for major House spoilers )

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