Pantry Anarchy:Blueberry Pancake Casserole

This might be a boring pantry anarchy makeover but I’d rather talk about boring food than money today because uhhhhhhhhhhhhh (imagine that in Tina Belcher’s vocalization) Last month the food pantry had A LOT of frozen blueberries. A lot a lot. I took several huge bags, stuck them in the freezer, and am just getting…

Knot Tying

image by Mary Engelbreit. I had a print of this for a long time on my wall. Actually now that I’m thinking about it, I think it was a page from one of the ME calendars that I framed. I loved the quote, even though it bothered me that I was sure Teddy Roosevelt had…

This week at the food pantry

Mood: frustrated yet still grateful and motivated to commit creative acts of pantry anarchy. The highlight of this week’s visit to the food pantry was definitely the 14 lb turkey. I should be able to make that stretch a bit after the holidays. Other than that, it was weirdly unholiday like. No typical holiday dinner…

Basically, an update

Boring Cold House Stuff Started pulling some of that wood we had cut and split into the house, even though I didn’t think it would be seasoned. Measured moisture content and it’s all dry enough. Hallelujah. 15-18%. That wood I bought from that guy? Even after being inside out of the weather for a good…

News and action, 12/14/16

The Trump cabinet picks keep on coming and continue to be a horror show. Could be tragicomedy. You can’t write satire like this. Each cabinet appointment represents the exact opposite of what that department should be working towards. Rolling Stone has a good breakdown of each cabinet pick and why they’re no bueno  , as does…

My house is a metaphor for #GrabYourWallet

I had a man deliver two face cords of wood for $150 about two weeks ago. If we’d picked it up, it would have been $50 per face cord. $25 delivery charge. He had to make two trips so he charged the $25 delivery charge twice. I get it. Gas is expensive and loading the truck…

Actions for 12/06/16

I’m behind on keeping track of the develops in the Trump cabinet and such. Or I should say, I’m keeping track but keep forgetting to update here. After it was announced that my own local Congressman Tom Reed accepted the role as vice president of Trump’s transition team, I flipped some tables and took a…

I have no news wrap up or actions today. I cut a chunk out of my finger yesterday and typing is hard. I wanted to share these “Calling Cards” though. Artist Lucy Knisley created these great printable calling cards to fill in your rep’s name and number with a short script and the issue that…