Category: Totally Random

Looking Back

"Princess, do woo ever look back at the path woo took wondering if woo missed the scent of a nearby bunny?" "Why look back, Daddy-O? Been there, done that, bought the harness. I'm all about the bunnies and squirrels in the here and now!"

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I Can Break Anything if I Set My Mind to It

Notice anything, readers? Ah! I couldn't pull the wool over your eyes. Wild Dingo had little face-lift. I spent a long time getting up close with the inner working of my WordPress website this year. If you know even a little about WordPress, you can understand how giving your site a face lift after 8 […]

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Seventeen

Happy Anniversary to my husband and best friend. Seventeen years together. Ten of those years chronically sick. Five of them an expensive roller coaster ride. Thank dog we were both emotionally and financially fit before it all began. Even in my recovery, he continues to help me learn how to be a normal person again. […]

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Why I Left Social Media

I've been internet-quiet these days. Since I "woke up" from the Lyme-induced fugue state I've been in for 5 years, I caught up with the news to discover Facebook not only contributed to the election chaos in our own country, but in 2 other countries as well, causing a rise of hatred and violence through […]

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Sailing Adventures and Belated Anniversary

I'm a little late in posting this but Mr. Wild Dingo and I went sailing with some friends in September and had a fantastic day on the San Francisco Bay!

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Imposter

Alls I'm sayin' is, if this dude comes hippity hoppity down your lane, knocks on your door with those tiny arms and paws, and calls himself the Easter Bunny, ask to see his ID. Filed under: Things you see across from a Christian Church in Santa Cruz Mountains

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The Duck Flies at Midnight

This morning, as I prepared my cup of Pu'erh tea, I had an ominous feeling of the microwave's eye following me around the room. I thought Juno had a handle on all the moles around our house. "The duck flies at midnight," I whispered to the microwave. No response. Maybe I should have said, "Hi […]

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What the What?

To me, in the world of blogging, there's nothing more uninteresting than a post explaining why the writer hasn't posted in a while. The point of a blog is to write something interesting, right? And nothing is more boring than how I spent the last 2 months battling a relapse of Babesiosis. To make a long […]

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Write a Book

"Write a book," they all keep saying. Well, here's your book. It's not for sale on Amazon. Sorry about that. Amazon requires a huge mark up for print-on-demand photography books like this. But it's for sale in hardcover and softcover. Visit the shop page to read more.  I'm also selling my photography through Zenfolio which is also […]

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Fifteen

I'm not the same woman he married 15 years ago. We blissfully started our lives together as an active, social couple who enjoyed the outdoors. Neither of us could have foreseen the endless health challenges that would completely turn me into quite the opposite. But we face them together and he's been a rock through […]

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Vote

We mailed in our votes yesterday. I found this chilling, foreshadowing quote from Former Supreme Court Justice David Souter (a non conservative judge appointed by Republican President George H. Bush) on civic ignorance in 2012:

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Fire on Loma Prieta

Creepy. Filled with dread and oh so terrifying. I had just got back from the dog walk when I saw the news about the fire on Loma Prieta last Monday, I walked outside to see how close it was. This was the sky at 3 PM taken with my iphone.  It was literally under 10 miles […]

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Ready for Winter

This is how we winterize. Seriously. All this wood harvested from junk trees on our property. Winter is not a season, it's an occupation.

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Chilean Sea Bass

Chilean Sea Bass! Where have you been all my life? Here's my first attempt at Chilean sea bass, otherwise known as Toothfish, pan charred with a hunk of lemon and a side of greens., topped with a simple white wine, lemon, butter sauce. I served to Mr. Wild Dingo before sharing the price.  Because this […]

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Victory

Victory. 365/365 Project 365 is now closed. Its purpose was to keep me distracted during the toughest part of the treatment protocol for Lyme disease. But it did more than that. It kept my sense of wonder about the world around me alive. Those with Lyme disease know just how hard it is to stay […]

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Memories of Mastication Madness

"Hey Princess, remember that time you ate the seats in Mom's Mini Cooper?" "Yah, those were good times Daddy-O. Good, good, times. Think the seats in this blue baby will be as fun?" Don't worry, Internet. It's not my car and I didn't stay long to see what the husky had in mind! 360/365

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Best Value Add in a Husband

Best value-add in a husband: tool skills.  He's definitely not the man of my dreams. My dreams were never this good. Happy Birthday to my old man. 358/365 

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Halibut with Cherry Tomato Basil Sauce

Halibut with Cherry Tomato and Basil Sauce - 350/365 I know this is a repeat, but it's been a difficult week between massive amounts of work going on for the landscaping project, and just about everything failing all at once, it's been hell. I have a running list of the shit hitting the fan this […]

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Coq Au Vin

Coq au Vin 343/365 "People eat because they're hungry. I want to make food that makes people stop eating." -- Bradley Cooper in Burnt.   Have you seen the movie? I really liked it because the viewer had to read between the spoken lines. And the dishes served? Nothing short of a work of art. […]

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One Pot Pork Chops with Warm Escarole Salad

One Pot Pork Chops with Warm Escarole Salad - 336/365 It sure is nice to have my appetite back! For the past few years, when I had energy, I'd cook but I wouldn't always eat what I cooked because of the constant nausea brought on by the incessant antibiotics. Thanks to daily intake of bone […]

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