We have a wildly active new sourdough starter, but it’s still quite new. It might make bread, but let’s try something new and easier: Sourdough Crackers! Here’s the recipe and rundown!Read More "Recipe: Easy Sourdough Crackers"
My beloved starter is long gone and I never got around to making another. Last week, I decided to see if I could get one going again, and I thought it might be a worthwhile write up. Here we go: this is the Sourdough Saga, 2020.Read More "Making Your Own Sourdough Starter from Scratch"
It’s our favorite Hallow-day at the Landis home, Halloween! We didn’t go quite as all-out this year due to lots of work and a week of rain and freezing temperatures right before the big day, but we still got some decor out.Read More "Happy Halloween, 2019!"
We spent a long weekend camping at the Texas Motor Speedway, watching our favorite Indycar drivers racing about at truly mind-boggling speeds. The trip had it all: severe weather, fast cars, hot women, semi-serious injury, and more rainbows than a two year old could count.Read More "2019 DXC 600 – Road Trip!"
Eating healthy foods in the right portions while sticking to a budget can be hard… but it doesn’t have to be! Here’s my Guide to Start Healthy Eating.Read More "Weighed and Measured: Heather’s Guide to Start Healthy Eating"
It was a busy weekend here in the Orksandcats.com Palace. Let’s go over what happened this weekend, then lay out some thoughts for what the week ahead might contain. New VR, anyone? (Updated at 4:55PM!)Read More "Weekend Recap and Looking Ahead"
A wise man once said: “Enough is enough. Shit, or get off the pot.” Facebook is the communal toilet of modern society, and I’ve finally decided it’s time for me to park one last brick on it, then say my goodbye. I’m deleting Facebook. Read on if you want to know more, but that’s the meat of the post.Read More “Deleting Facebook: Enough is Enough”
Well, it finally happened. On December 3, the scale said 130 and I said, “Yes! New low!” It took me another ten minutes to realize I had actually hit the goal I set seven years prior: losing 100 pounds. Not gonna lie, I got a little teary-eyed because this is a big deal. After years […]Read More "Introducing the Sensible Mastodon"
Yeah, I’ve been gone for a while. Work had sucked my will to live and to sit in front of a computer for one second more than necessary, but we’ve addressed that situation. Now I have a new job that allows me to work from the patio while admiring my garden most days, so I’ll probably have more cranial impetus left for updates like this one. More verbings! Yay!
This is a sad post. It may not affect you as much as me, of course, but nonetheless, be warned, this is not a post with a happy subject or ending.
Just writing the title caused me to break down for a good ten minutes.
Long Ago, and Far Away
In the forested hills of Northern California, there lived a cat who had a litter of kittens. I never knew her. Her kittens, or one of them at least, ended up at the humane society in Humboldt County. A lonely 22 year old student, overworked and struggling, decided he needed a friend and had the funds necessary to adopt a cat.
I’d always had a cat as part of my life since I was born. When I turned 17 and moved off to college, for the first time, there were no pets in my daily routine. The cats my family had when I was home had all died off. It was time to get a cat of my own.