I Am On The Waitlist!!!!!

May I present a “Yay” with a “Hey” and a “Yay Hey Hey”?

 

I finally got in contact with the Community Gardens Liaison for this region and got put on the waitlist for getting a plot at my local community garden. Apparently, the waitlist is quite long but I am willing, nay, eager to wait if it means I get a plot by the end of it all. According to the nice woman I talked with, there is a priority for senior citizens as they’re accessible plots designed for people with disabilities and mobility issues. I’m cool with that. Sooner or later, I’ll get a plot. Once I get it, I’m not letting it go. *tenacious growl*

 

I am so overjoyed just to be on the waitlist.

 

In other news, I’m getting the Aerogarden Bounty today. Henceforth, it shall be known as the Aerogarden of Serendipity. I got it on sale, mere hours before the sale was to run out, thanks to a friend who showed interest in getting an Aerogarden that I happened to have. Despite choosing the cheapo five to eight day Free Shipping option, it came within two days of ordering it. Fortuitous, yes?

 

Today also happens to be the last water change I do for the Aerogarden of Hope before I clean it out and sell it on.

 

In recognition of all the hard work the Aerogarden of Hope has done, I’ve made a video to say goodbye. (YouTube link)

 

Nothing much else is happening right now. Just the construction of the Boba Fett figurine and the Child-Bearer’s Cardigan Part Deux via crocheting.

 

Have a fantastic day, All!

A Little Bit More Free

Yesterday was probably the most amazing day in my lifetime thus far. SCOTUS in a 5-4 majority decided that Same-sex Marriage is recognized in all of the country. Fantastic news! This is one of many steps in the long road to Equality. 26 June will go down in history as a momentous day.

 

In honor of this event, I planted a new Aerogarden seed pod kit. The first picture is of my previous Gourmet Herbs garden kit. The second picture is of all the plants I removed from the Aerogarden to be potted up. The third picture is of my newly planted Equality Salsa Garden Kit.

 

I’m happy for several reasons. The marriages of my friends are now recognized all across the country. I’m happy for Equality being the law of the land for a change. I’m also happy because I feel like I can now move on with my life on a personal level. I made a vow a while back not to marry until Same-sex marriage was legal. So now, I can get married if I want to. No pressure, Significant Others. Smile with tongue out

 

Every time I look at the new garden kit growing, I’ll remember this day and remember the people, both living and dead, who struggled to make this day a reality.

 

Now, to knock those discriminatory laws down. Punch

 

I love Humanity, warts and all. I love it when it collectively rises and improves upon itself rather than maintaining the status quo out of a sense of fear or tradition. Whether it’s to do with recognizing the rights of a long discriminated against group of people or getting rid of an outdated symbol of hatred, supremacy and division. Even when things seem their darkest, this species offers a glimmer of hope.

 

Take care and have a great weekend, Peoples of the Sun. Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbowRainbowRainbow

Well, That Was…Interesting…

Baltimore City recently (27 April 2015) erupted into chaos. I, along with many others, sat watching it on live feeds and television, horrified by the violence. For any of you wondering, while I am from Baltimore City, I presently live in Baltimore County, so I’m well out of it. I appreciate your concerned messages though. Thank you for caring.

 

As far as I know, my family is okay. Thank you all for asking about them. Some were quite close to the action but stayed indoors and waited. As many of us did.

 

I will save the recriminations over who is ultimately responsible for this whole thing to more political and legal minds. I know what I’ve read and heard from the mouths of some though.

 

Moving on to other things, I am currently in the middle of doily three of the Cosmos Doily Madness. These doilies are for my friends on the occasion of their wedding…months ago. I’m hoping to give it to them by their anniversary. It should be done well before that time but, given how long it has taken me to get these done, I figured I’d give myself some leeway.

 

Sad news on the Health front. Doc F is leaving in July. I got a letter from him stating as much. Now, I’ve got to go get a new doctor. He was a pretty cool doctor too. I’m going to miss him. Crying face

 

Happy news on the health front. That Place has moved and…it moved less than a block from my Local Yarn Shop. Yep! I’ll be shopping at Cloverhill Yarn Shop from now on. I’m really looking forward to buying nice yarn when I’m finally off of my yarn diet. Don’t get me wrong. I love Knit Picks, Lion Brand, etc. but there’s something to be said about the appeal of being able to be tactile with the yarn you’re going to buy. One cannot do this when buying online. Open-mouthed smile

 

I’m planning on getting a butt load of Cascade Superwash 220 as well as whatever else they have that I like. I just have to get through my yarn diet which doesn’t end until 1 January 2017. I know, I’m a glutton for punishment. I love the colors and the fact that it’s Superwash yarn. I’m really looking forward to working with it. I’m also looking forward to socializing with other Knitters and Crocheters. Me…socializing. That’s so weird. Surprised smile

 

Okay, that’s enough rambling. Later! Rolling on the floor laughingRed heartRainbow

While I’m Awake and Not Busy

Thank you, everyone, for your kind words. We spent nine hours in the ER, waiting for some type of diagnosis or for my mom to be checked in if it was serious enough. Thankfully, it wasn’t nearly as dire as I thought it was. The Maternal Parental’s muscles in her back were the problem. No Cancer or blood clots or anything else except her Emphysema flaring up at the same time. I am worried for her suffering from so much pain but I am also so relieved. The Doctor said it will take some time to heal but that the muscles should heal themselves within a few week’s time.

 

I want to especially thank my friend and protégé, Todd. With no thought to his own business, he came and stayed with us the entire night. I really have no way to thank him enough for that as I was losing my mind by that point and my mom was in so much pain. By being there for us, he kept me out of the Inpatient psych ward from massive anxiety and my mom focused on something other than her pain. Thank you!

 

I’ve got to go fix dinner now. Later, Earthlings! Rolling on the floor laughing

Holy Crap, I’m Ahead For a Change

Imagine my shock when, on opening my AtMP e-mail, I find a snippet of a review for a book I checked out of the Library weeks back. It’s called One Big Happy Family and discusses the widely divergent experiences of people in non-traditional familial and romantic relationships. It’s a short summary but it’s my summary damn it. Either way, I highly recommend the book. I found myself nodding along to more than a few things written in there in a way I haven’t been able to in quite a while.

I was just shocked when a few books came up when I did my random search for things to read based on keywords.

Man, I feel strange. I’m supposed to be an oddball. I can’t have all this newfangled similarity with others gosh darn it.

Come to think of it, they’re due in a few days. The books, not the similarities.

Dancing in the Dark of Life

Wild, it’s been ten years since I graduated from high school. I’m not dead. That’s something.

What’s more, I’m not a hardcore gangsta rapper. Kidding, like that one was ever going to happen to begin with…

Seriously, it just occured to me that this past week marked the ten year anniversary of my vomiting out into the world. So far, I can say that things have gone considerably better than I thought they would. I really didn’t see myself alive right now or even findable and, well, here I am. I have had a few setbacks but I’ve gotten right back up, dusted my ass off, and got right back into it rather than go into full retreat mode.

So, ten years from now, I want better than what I have now. Considerably better. I’m happy with the good level I’m doing in the world but I still want to do more. Me thinks a ten year plan might be in the works sometime soon. Anyway…

Here’s to you Central Career Center at Joseph C. Briscoe Class of 1999. *tips glass of cranberry juice in salutations*

U.K. boy becomes father at 13, newspaper says

OMFH…This is just…fucked…up.

Any and all opponents of sex education classes REALLY need to pay attention to this one. So does anyone whining their heads off about recent events. Geeze…

May the Multiverse and real Humans help them. Based on recent opinion and treatment of others, they’re obviously going to need it.

U.K. boy becomes father at 13, newspaper says
Baby-faced and only 4 feet tall, he was 12 when he impregnated girl, 14

LONDON – He’s 13. He scarcely looks 10. And according to a British tabloid, he’s a father.

Baby-faced and only 4 feet tall, the boy, Alfie Patten, was just 12 when he impregnated Chantelle, now 15, The Sun reported Friday. Shown in a video posted Friday on the tabloid’s Web site, the diminutive Alfie takes the newborn girl in his arms.

Asked what he would do to support the child financially, Alfie asks in a small, high-pitched voice, “What’s financially?” [More]