Notes From Neptune

I write about people, places, and things.

So much for the afterglow…

And no, I am not listening to Everclear. I am simply commenting on my recent return from vacation and to the normal humdrum: work, housework, &c… So far, things have been pretty good. Money is tight at the moment, which has made for all sorts of ingenuity in the kitchen (I can make really good dhal when I try, you know that?), not to mention lots of industrious emailing and.. Read More

I’m really sorry, guys.

About the missing photos in the previous post, that is. I’ve got this BlogPress app for my phone, which is really my only access to le blog since I’m technically computer-less, and it apparently has a hard time posting pictures. I’ll add them when I get home, but they are (from top to bottom) a finished shawl, fig & plum galette, and golden raspberries on the vine. It’s been a.. Read More

Up to no good.

What have I been up to since I’ve been on vacation, you ask? Oh, nothing. 😀 .mobile. Location:SE 98th Ave,Vancouver,United States

Falling to temptation.

Had to share. Some stashdiving, crocheting, stitching, steaming, and pinning later…a watermelon slice. I made a pomegranate too. It’s still blocking though. Think I’m going to take them to Neimah’s parents as a thank-you gift for putting us up next week.


Remember when I promised you new knitting? Yeah, about that… All my current projects seem to be in the same places at the moment… there’s the NJ sweater and the Noro socks, which are sort of “oh, I don’t want to mess with that right now.” Not to mention I knit down to the heel on the sock and think I might have cast on too many stitches. Bah. Whatevs… Read More

Soup complete, and pies too!

Intrepid readers will recall this project from an earlier post: I give you finished roast beet and jalapeño soup! It’s in the cup on the right, garnished with a dollop of plain yogurt and some chopped jalapeño, served with egg whites on toast with salsa and avocado, and iced white tea with lime. We came by the beets after a generous gift from our friends Anne and Neil. They get.. Read More

Good morning.

I had breakfast, straightened up the apartment, watered the plants, did some computer work, paid some bills, did an hour of yoga, packed a lunch, showered, put thought into an outfit (well, a little), and made it in to work on time. I’m a little amazed. Still need to buy soap, though. And take a picture and post about my awesome spicy-smoky beet soup. And finish the second sleeve for.. Read More

No apologies.

I realize I have been absent for a nigh-inexcusable amount of time. But, in keeping with my thoughts on the subject, I am not going to spend the first two paragraphs of this entry giving the whys and wherefores of my long-goneness. If there is something in all that expanse of time worth expounding upon, suffice it to say I will do so when the mood takes me. So today,.. Read More

Bronchitis is nobody’s friend.

Least of all mine. Blargh. I’ve spent roughly the past two and a half weeks suffering under its cruel tyranny, and am only today beginning to feel myself again. Worst of all, I am not suffering alone. The plague is making the rounds at my store. The booming coughs can be heard throughout the building, and the smell of menthol is nigh unbearable. Sigh. Gotta love the wintertime, huh? It.. Read More