So I think I found a free vermiculture composting class next week, but I’m also a little nervous that it might be about growing bugs to eat. (Which I have learned is actually called entomophagy, and I’m weirded out by it). Also, if anyone has any links or sites they’d recommend about composting, please feel free to link them my way. My compost is really just a collection of food scraps and sticks that won’t break down that I get to spin around sometimes. But I only have to worry about that once the snow goes away. Which is never. Because I live in a frozen wasteland.
Another story: after Christmas, I noticed that THINX, the period underwear people, were having a pretty decent sale on a custom 3 pack of underoos. So I ordered it, and I’ve been so excited to try them out, but both January and February periods have been like…non-existant (not pregnant, family, chill your jets) and so I just like..bought these really neat period underpants that I apparently am never going to use. And like, I’m only mildly complaining about not actually getting my period because instead of period cramps, I’ve had this stellar migraine. Like a period cramp in my brain. It is significantly less fun than period cramps. Gotta say.
It’s Friday. I was in a bunch of pain all day, so I didn’t really get around to doing much. I managed to make dinner and do some baking. I made these vegan peanut butter banana brownies from recipes from a pantry by bintu, which have a weird consistency for me, but they’re meeting my brain-period-cramping needs. Their mouth feel (idk how else to describe it) is like…mochi almost. I’m definitely eating the rest of this and am not going to be mad about it though.
Anyways, it has been snowing all day and I’m super over it. Has me thinking about all the travelling we’re doing this year (which will likely be cold and snowy too, but that’s besides the point.) Are you doing any travel this year?
We got our plates for our wedding yesterday, which is cool. We got palm leaf plates, we were going to rent some, but it honestly was so expensive and such a hassle. With palm leaf plates, they are compostable (and burnable!) which will come in handy being back home in the land of the Horny Tree (it’s a thing, one day you might know what it is).
Anyways, so I’ve been trying to design our tables with the items we have. So far we have our plates and our napkins, and potentially the wine glass cups we’re making (if they work…unsure how I feel about hand-sanding 200+ wine cups). I’m thinking white table cloths and maybe a slate colored cheesecloth runner. Maybe eucalyptus around the tables? Once I have a picture I’ll share it with you. I might actually just do some wedding themed posts. That probably makes more sense.
Today was particularly uneventful. Daisy and I went on a drive to Homes Alive Pets in Edmonton for some new kibble (I like this pet store because it’s independent and kind of more like a bulk store for pets.) Daisy slobbered on some stuff like a toddler, so we came home with some extra treats for her.
I then went to Shoppers and dropped my ebates money on a bunch of period products for the “no woman without. period.” campaign and dropped them off at my favorite thrift store. While I was there I bought my very first cast iron skillet for $5. I’m in love with her. Her name is Tina, she’s currently seasoning as I type this. She needed a bit of TLC, but she’ll be my friend for life, so I’m okay with that.
My question for you today: what is your favorite Buy It For Life product that you own?
P.S – unrelated related story. As soon as I wrote this I thought about my mom. She has this beautiful turquoise sweater that she’s had since I was in elementary school (potentially earlier) and I love it a lot. She still has it, and everytime I go back home I want to steal it. The end.