I managed three yesterday. My range of motion is still a little low, but I will be fine. 4 months ago
I finally bought a scooter skirt. For those out there that have Vespas or Buddies or whatever a scooter skirt will keep your legs warm and dry.it is basically a blackest that you attach around your waist that covers your thighs and lower legs. The BF has one and he uses it all the time. They are made in Oakland and I got mine in less than a week: http://www.scooterskirts.com/
Looking forward to riding with it on Monday 5 months ago
I’m happy with it. I think I will make the next one bigger in diameter. 5 months ago
This is the hat I made: 5 months ago
We watched Torn Curtain last night and although Ive seen it a couple of times before it is always so much fun. 5 months ago
I have that one sitting at home right now! Also home is the wrong man, followed by I confess and the Paradine case. Netflix, I have to say, is making this much easier than it was trying to find the discs in the library! 5 months ago
So following the directions she had on her sight I made this hat tonight. It took about an hour. If I make another I will make the circles with a larger diameter. Here is the website:
Mine is brown with a lining that has brown stripes. 5 months ago
1950 Stage Fright
1943 Shadow of a Doubt
1939 Jamaica Inn
1937 The Girl Was Young
1936 Secret Agent
1934 The Man Who Knew Too Much
1934 Strauss’ Great Waltz
1932 Number 17
1931 East of Shanghai
1931 The Skin Game
1930 An Elastic Affair (short)
1930 Elstree Calling (some sketches)
1929 The Shame of Mary Boyle
1929 The Manxman
1928 Easy Virtue
1928 The Farmer’s Wife
1927 When Boys Leave Home
1927/I The Ring
1927 The Lodger
1926 Fear o’ God
1925 The Pleasure Garden 5 months ago
I love my bike trainer. Since I don’t plan on riding it as a bike again I throw a board across the handle bars and use that to hold my iPad. Then I can watch Netflix or do whatever an it keeps me from bending over in a death grip. 5 months ago
So I did three wall push ups yesterday and today I’m sore. Hoping to add a couple tomorrow and slowly build up my strength. Hoping PT will help. 5 months ago
This is a goal for the next couple of months. I want to do one last edit, then bite the bullet and publish both a hard copy and an e-pub version. 5 months ago
I havent been to the library in a couple of years. I used to go to the branch near work all the time, then something happened, and I don’t know what, but I stopped going out over lunch. I had been to the main branch here in the city a couple of times, but couldn’t remember the last time. So yesterday I made myself go. I got a couple of books out, one on sewing and one on learning Spanish. It was raining out and the walk was nice, especially since I haven’t been out of the house at all since the surgery. While I was walking home I realized that there is a paradox to living in a city. It is so expensive that I don’t really have any disposable income to spend in the city. We don’t go out in our neighborhood because it is hip and full of drunk idiots, yet we live here because it is full of life. Ive started coming home a different way each night so that I am not walking the same path over and over again, and I am going to try to start going out on Wed after work, stopping in a different neighborhood on my way home to feel like I live in a city. 5 months ago
Sewing completely frustrates me, which is why I stopped 5 years ago. I really wanted to try again, so I bought a bunch of fabric, got a sewing machine and a dress form.
This time around I was really trying hard to be patient and not rush it. And although I’m finding it less frustrated this time around, I’m still sort of stuck. I always manage to try to make something and reach a point where I feel completely lost.
I am currently making an asymmetrical skirt. I finished almost all of it: it is sewn together, the waist band is on it, and all I have to do is hem it. But since it is asymmetrical, the inside seams show and I need to cover them. I bought faux leather trim to cover the insides, but I could neither cut them completely straight nor sew them on straight. So after spending about an hour attaching it, I hated the result and ripped it all off. I bought liner fabric and now have to wait for it to come, which in itself is frustrating because I want to finish this damn skirt.
The game plan now is to make a liner and sew the bottoms together so that none of the seems show. Grrrr. I want to move on to other projects. 5 months ago
I don’t know yeast as well as I do viruses unfortunately. I was assuming that their was a yeast on the ginger skin that flourished when fed. The Art of Fermentation states: “Ginger is high in natural yeast and lactobacilius”. I’m assuming he means the skin and that the high sugar content in the flesh allows for a symbiotic relationship.
Good luck with the soda. Let me know how it works out. (oh, and what does
Kombucha taste like? I have been afraid to try it.) 5 months ago
No, I don’t have a recipe for soda, but one for kvass is at the end of this long winded note… If you google lacto-fermentation soda you may find one for a base.
If you like ginger I would start with a ginger beer recipe then tweak it. The NYTimes has a great recipe on their website: http://tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/08/23/case-study-cloudy-with-a-chance-of-ginger/
(I have a subscription, let me know if you can’t get to the page and I will message you the recipe). Do the recipe exactly like they say and make sure that you place the bottles in the fridge after the allotted two days (I had one explode after 3). After finding a recipe for a ginger bug, I am hoping to be able to make ginger beer without adding the yeast. A ginger bug is for ginger and soda as starter is to sourdough. To make a ginger bug you just grate whole ginger (with the skin) into a jar, add sugar and water and shake. Then every day you add more ginger and water and sugar and repeat daily until there is fermentation. The book says to use organic because it isn’t irradiated. (I didn’t and mine isn’t working yet after day two)
Once you have a bug, you can try tweaking things a bit. I wouldn’t add cinnamon to the end since it is a pretty potent anti-bacterial/anti-fungal.
We made Kvass and this was just a 1/2 a cup of whey with a handful of fruit (I used blueberries) and half a core fruit (I used half a pear) with some sugar. I stuffed everything into the jar and topped it off with water. It has been three days and it is pretty tasty.
Hope this helps… 5 months ago
I made this scarf this weekend in cream. It took about an hour. Register at Lion Brand yarn for the free pattern:
http://www.lionbrand.com/patterns/80985AD.html?r=1 5 months ago
I received a copy of the Art of Fermentation for Christmas. It is a great book. It had a recipe for starting a ginger bug, which can be used as a starter for lacto-fermented sodas and such. We don’t have much bubbling, but it is only the first day. I want to next make a cherry soda from sour cherry juice. 5 months ago