So…apparently, I’ve gotten bitten by the coding bug.
I even got an offer for a free spinning wheel but I’m so enthralled with learning coding, I’m seriously considering turning it down.
What is happening to me?!
I’m hoping that I’ll come back around to being able to craft for hours again. I like making things and enjoy the process of creating. For the present though, my creative flow has to go with Ternary Operators and such.
I am just so thankful that this information is mostly freely available.
A return of sorts. I originally got on Twitter a long time ago (Pre-Recession). For reasons that don’t need exploring at this juncture, I quit the site a few years ago. Yet, now that I’m learning coding, I’m finding that, despite its flaws, it is an invaluable resource in connecting with like minded individuals. This time around, I am very selective about who I let into my inner circle. Before, I followed thousands. Now, I’ll be ambitious if I follow three hundred plus accounts.
My Aerogarden is currently host to two pepper plants. One is a Red Fire Cayenne and the other is a Mini-Jalapeno. I know its too early to make prognostications about the abilities of these plants but they’re really small. The last time I grew peppers, I used a smallish cultivar that just fit in the Aerogarden. The leaves and growth were voluminous and by this time in the growth history of those peppers, I had to trim them. These peppers are already branching and they’re less than six inches a piece. I’ve even got the beginnings of flowers on both.
I’m really hoping that they’ll get bigger as I’m hoping for a large crop of each. The time before the last time I grew peppers, I grew Jalapenos (not mini) and they were very productive. I had bowls full of those.
I’m going to attempt to keep these alive for a good long while because, as mentioned previously, I am on a No Buy Year. It isn’t going as well as I’d like but it is still better than my worst year. A number of emergencies have come up where I had no choice but to buy certain items.
My phone carrier is defunct and everyone who was with them is being switched to a new carrier. So, I had to buy a new phone and the accessories that go with that because my old phone was not compatible with the new network. The positive in this is that, whenever they switch me, my phone bill will go down a bit. Another positive is my phone is no longer a hazard to me. My ancient Samsung Galaxy S5 was no longer up to today’s world. The battery drained like a bucket with a large hole in it, the processor was super slow for today’s functioning internet/telephone use and the apps were no longer compatible. My new phone was less than half the price of my old one when bought new and is superior in every way.
My old shoes have holes in them and I need to get a new pair. I didn’t realize they were so bad off until I left a few bloodstains from my foot on the carpet. What fun. Not.
Emergency buy number three was my coat. I’ve gained quite a bit of weight due to not being able to be active recently. My old coat didn’t fit me at all anymore. I’m agoraphobic, so I don’t go out much to be able to keep track of such things. When I did finally have an unmissable appointment, I found that an emergency purchase was required. Thankfully, it was a relatively cheap buy. I paid less than $100USD for it. I’m hoping we don’t get another Polar Vortex situation. I wouldn’t like to test the cold hardiness of this coat. I mean, I have a sweater but, with my injuries, I can’t get it on without doing further damage.
Oh yeah, forgot to mention, I’m now in the Diamond League on Duolingo. According to a friend, I’m ‘crazy’ for being there but I love it. I really have to stay on my toes to stay in this league. The competition is fierce. I’m currently waiting for midnight to roll around so I can do my lessons. I am trying to climb back up the mountain of lessons I’ve completed, fixing broken ones along the way, while acquiring new words and phrases. Doing the language tree from beginning to newest helps me retain the words. Now, if only I could find someone to practice with.
I met a really nice woman on HelloTalk but she’s got a busy schedule and can’t be correcting my German every five seconds.
That’s about it for now. Thank you for reading. Have a fantastic time. Take care.