Thursday, March 13, 2014

Poof..... and Back Again

So yeah.  It's been a while.

About a year.

Sorry about that.

Life got.... interesting.  It hasn't really gotten any less interesting, either.  But, I'm back, and I'm going to, again, try to keep up with this.

So I am, again, gardening this year.  Already have almost everything that I want to grow starting from seed.  I'm going to post pictures later, when I can figure out how to get them from my phone to the computer without dealing with posting to Facebook.

So far this year:

English Munstead Lavender
Lavendar Vera
White Horehound
Thyme, common
Valerian, common
Sweet Marjoram
Wild Bergamot (No idea why this is called "wild", since I'm going to cultivate it, variety type, maybe?)
Lemon Balm

Veggies:  Even though some of these are really fruits, w/e)
Sweet Cherry Tomato
Cal Wonder Peppers (Bell Peppers)
Pineapple Tomatillo
Crimson Sprinter Tomato
Lettuce - Leaf Tango
Lettuce - Black Seeded Simpson
Lettuce - Green Salad Bowl
Roma Tomato

Crimson Sweet Watermelon

(among others)

.... and a partridge in a pear tree.

Now.  Sad thing?  I don't remember if I *actually* planted all these things.  My two-liter greenhouse pots.... the writing on a few of them came off.  Oops.  I know for next year to label them with something that I can stick in the dirt.  Mah bad.  The only things I have not started/planted/gotten seeds for are things that 1) I have not bought yet and/or 2) things that are too early to start.  Don't look at me funny, I'm aware that some of the above plants are really too early to start.  I had the seeds and I wanted to play in the dirt, in a vain hope that Spring would come early.

The exciting thing??  THINGS ARE ALREADY SPROUTING!  My cherry tomatoes, a few Lavender, the Thyme (OMG) and a few other assorted things are already sprouting.  I'm going to have Thyme coming out of my ears, I need to whip up a drying rack fairly quickly.  Holy smokes.

So that's it for now.  I'll be updating the site a bit, so don't be too alarmed.

Monday, April 1, 2013

A Priest named Boberry....

Funny things happen in WoW at the most random of times.

A priest names Boberry, for instance, has a passion for cooking.  Score.

Below is Boberry's Apple Dumplings... oh my!!!!


2   tubes (8 ounces each) refrigerated crescent rolls
2   medium Granny Smith apples, peeled & cored
1   cup sugar
1/3 cup melted butter or margarine
¾ cup Mountain Dew soda
Ground cinnamon
Vanilla ice cream

Unroll crescent rolls and separate dough into 16 triangles.  Cut each apple into 8 wedges.
Wrap a crescent dough triangle around each apple wedge.  Place in a greased 9 x 13 x 2 inch baking dish.

In a bowl, combine sugar and melted butter;  sprinkle over rolls.  Slowly pour the Mt. Dew around the rolls (do not stir).  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 35-40 minutes or until golden brown.  Serve warm with ice cream.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012



I got a handmade BoS from my sister in law (yes, I damn near cried when I opened it)

I got a Soda Stream (was actually a graduation gift, poor hubby) *rubs hands with glee*

and I got the coolest pair of slippers from my husband.

More on the Soda Stream later!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Throw together Chicken Dinner

I didn't really feel like making dinner tonight, but this is my "I may have outdone myself" throw together dinner tonight.  Husband approved.

BS Chicken Breasts
Cheddar cheese, sliced
can condensed soup
1 1/2 cups instant rice
1 can plus a half cup water
spices to taste

Pre-heat oven to 375.

Flatten those chicken boobs.  Vent your frustrations!

Roll cheddar in the flat chicken boobs.  I also sprinkled them with oregano, parsley and garlic powder.  Pin shut with toothpick.  Place in glass baking dish.

Combine soup, water, spices and rice.  Mix well, pour into baking dish.

Bake for 45 minutes.  Mix the rice before serving, enjoy!

Don't forget to take the toothpick out.

Friday, November 9, 2012

I'm not dead!

Been a busy semester, and only about half done.  Crocheting, JK Whims going live on the net....


Check out our page at JK Whims

Hopefully I'll have good news come December, which should entail being done with school and having a job. 

<3 you all.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Random Thought of the Day

I am so re-installing EVERYTHING from OS up after classes are over!

Monday, October 1, 2012

A Few Digressions

Sitting in class waiting for my instructor to actually teach something, so I am going to throw out a few thoughts here.

As you can see from the title of the blog, I am a witch.  Wiccan.  Pagan.  Whatever you want to call it.  I have been a solitary practitioner for years.  I have recently thrown in my lot with a bunch of Wyrdoes here in East TN.  It's nice to have a group of like minded people that I know will not attack me for my religion.

Now, I promise, this blog is not going to take on too much of a pagan bent.  But I feel the need to get my thoughts down somewhere that is relatively safe.

I was talking to a friend of mine last night about how I felt while participating in Pagan Pride Day and the ritual.  (Trust me, that ritual confirmed that I do not want to be part of a coven in anyway shape or form.  I'll stick with my group, thanks.)  It's no surprise to anyone that I am a protector, an enforcer.  I am also a leader.  It's natural for me to try to take charge if I feel that something needs to be taken charge *of*.  This brought up an interesting quandary for me.

I don't have any pull from the Goddess to be a priestess above what a Wiccan is in her own right.

I have experience with being Her enforcer.  It's not something that I will talk about with anyone but the person who was also involved, but suffice it to say, I know what it is to walk in the moonlight with a sword at my side.

So my question became- what am I?  Where do I fit in?  I am comfortable with being on the fringes.  I am comfortable taking charge when I feel there is a need.  I am comfortable with being the strength behind - or in front of - someone who needs it.  I am comfortable with the earth and in the moonlight.  

I am a Guardian.  My totem is the Wolf.

I am Emberwolf.