Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell

I get so angry.  So angry. Why is hate a family value? Why do we allow the minority to  waste our money and time on these fucking “Witch Hunts”? I just can’t wrap my head around why people think that who one fucks in their bed has anything to do with how one might fight. Furthermore here we are fighting for your rights, fighting for your freedom and we are second class citizens.  We are denied rights you take for granted because of privilege you gained just for being Heterosexual.  This unfair treatment has to end.  DADT is just another example of how far behind we are as a country. I am livid.  I am sickened.  At this point it’s just willful stupidity.

Racheal Maddow is a warrior.  She stands talk among the meek.  If anyone is being fierce in the face of adversity it’s womyn and men like Maddow.  How is Obama being fierce when whe lets these thing slip under the  rug?   How is he being an advocate for gay and lesbian Americans?

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This Crazy Busy Life

This past week was super crazy and full of fun!  Last Thursday was my Best Friend Ashley’s 25th birthday, then the next evening was spent with my friend Felicia who was celebrating her good friend ending Chemo, Saturday I work a double and then finally Sunday the entire day was spent at Silver Dollar City!!!  Was there time for much else?  I think not.  My house is a wreck, laundry is starting to pile up and that garden needs work.  So what did I decide to do with my day off from the world?  Play and sleep.  That’s right folks, I only did two things on that to-do list and it felt great!  Dishes be damned!

Never the less I managed to turn the beds a little and weed some ever thriving grass that had worked its way into the cabbage patch.  I also trimmed a rose bush and worked on clearing out the overgrown butterfly bed today. Overall I feel like the effort spent was much needed and of course rewarded myself handsomely, with a 3 hour nap.

I also ordered myself a helmet from REI.  My friend has been on my back about getting one since I ride so much and so far.  I finally found one I liked today and now I am impatiently awaiting its arrival!  I happened to buy myself a new Nalgene too since I lost my beloved pink one awhile back.

Since moving into the new house I have found a new since of craftiness!  I love creating anything and everything.  I guess my mused was just all dried up there for awhile though and I think I went a whole year without making one damn thing.  I didn’t sew a single stitch, paint a single speckle or craft a single collage.  But now!!!  I can’t even stop myself.  I’m painting a bird house to match the house and I love it!  I am working on a third painting and just today I started a Kimono style bath robe for myself!  I even managed to fix a gathering apron today that needed a little love.  Let me tell you how good it feels too.  I love being able to say, “Yeah, I made that!”.

I hope everyone’s week is off to a fabulous start!  Don’t work too hard!

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Peanut Butter Hummus

Today ended up being a rather rainy day.  Don’t worry though; I took full advantage of having to stay indoors!  I managed to clean the entire house!  A super productive day; what could be better?

PEANUT BUTTER HUMMUS!

Last month I decided to become a full time Vegetarian. True, some days I fail and I start over again the next day but; I feel pretty good about it so far.  Since then I have been trying my hand at a lot of new recipes.  Last week my roommate and I had a few friends over and we all had homemade Black Bean Burgers. They were so good!  Not to toot my own horn but, they were really yummy!  We all piled on the Muenster cheese, crispy pickles and those fabulously tangy yellow peppers!  Ummm… 

So last week at the market I decided that I wanted to make hummus from scratch.  Beans to hummus.  I feel like this is pretty cool, no lie.  I made hard beans tasty like yummy hummus!   I tried a bit of it for myself and it’s not half bad.  My initial reaction was that it isn’t as smooth as store bought hummus but I decided that it means it’s less processed and therefore better.  I say the trade off is worth it.  This is my original recipe for Peanut Butter Hummus.  I hope you enjoy! 

 

Peanut Butter Hummus

2 1/2 cups of soaked, rinsed and cooked chickpeas

2 cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 tablespoon lime juice

2 tablespoons of Peanut Butter

1 cup plain yogurt

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Handful of fresh parsley leaves

 

Yesterday I soaked the chickpeas over night and today I boiled them for about 2 hours.  Since I used chunky Smuckers Peanut Butter I threw that, the garlic and the fresh parsley (from our herb garden!!!) in the food processor first.  Then I added the chickpeas and olive oil.  After this reached about the consistency of mayo I mixed in the lime juice, yogurt, salt and pepper by hand. 

 

Soaking the chickpeas.

Soaking the chickpeas.

 

A few of the essentials!

A few of the essentials!

The finished product!

The finished product!

 

 

 

Wish me luck!  My friend and my roommate are the true test of my new recipe later this evening!

Glampour Lust

I don’t need a fiction novel to help me escape anymore.  All I have to do is close my eyes and I’ve already wished myself away into a land surrounded by majestic mountains and sometimes sprawling prairies. 

I’ve always been the kind of girl that lived outside.  I can’t sit still long enough to have anything inside hold my attention.  When I was little if I wasn’t at Girl Scout camp I was playing with the boys or on a fishing trip with my dad or swimming at the pool.  I’ve always belonged in the fresh air.   

Lately though I have a new obsession; a huge lust.  Beyond my cob house, beyond the organic farm and even beyond babies I’ve dreamt up a dream far too marvelous.  It all started with one of my favorite magazines  Mary Jane’s Farm.  It’s a lovely magazine filled with recipes, aprons and organic farming tips.  Nestled in there though was a great article about Sister’s on The Fly.  I was hooked.  Day one I rushed home from work with that issue in hand and sat down at the computer.  I figure I spent the next 2 hours finding everything I could about Glamping (Glamour Camping) and about Sister’s on The Fly.  The obsession was born!  I decided right then and there that I had to have a camper and I had to travel.  My dreams normally consist of going to every single National Park in America.  Sometimes they include visiting Intentional Communities and Organic Farms too.  All this traveling in my fabulous Glampour!!! (My word! Eek! My glamorous camper….get it! Hehehe!)

 Since then the reality has set in.  I love my house and I love my friends and that I would need a truck and a camper to do this but….the dream hasn’t died.  Check out some of these adorable campers and the Flickr sets I found them in!

All green and swanky!

All green and swanky!

 

The adorable inside of a camper.

The adorable inside of a camper.

Absolutely picture perfect!

Absolutely picture perfect!

 

Also Visit:

Sister’s On The Fly  http://www.sistersonthefly.com/

Mary Jane’s Farm http://www.maryjanesfarm.org/

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Kiddie Kart

I don’t know about you but in my mind nothing says summer time quite like the ice cream man!  His mesmerizing little bell just luring me in.  Everyday, same time….I gave in. 

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Ummmm…Yummy Strawberry Sundae Crunch Bar!  I loved you!

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In Full Swing…

Last night I decided to stay up really late painting.  I now have two paintings to show for my diligent efforts!  It had been so long and it felt so good to get into that groove and just keep painting.

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Also, this morning the Hollyhocks finally greeted us!  So gorgeous and large!  I can’t wait to see how beautiful they are in full bloom!  These babies are huge, I’m 5’6 and they are taller than I am.

hollyhocksThe light pink Hollyhocks!  So pretty!

 

frontflowersThis is the very front corner of the yard.  You can see the light pink rose bush, the small fuchsia rose bush and the light purple hollyhocks! 

 

 

 

I figure I might as well show everyone a shot from the garden this morning too.  A little messy but definitely on the way to being cleaned up!   We have managed to get two out of the 3 large beds planted and this afternoon I am working on the smaller baby cucumber bed.  I can’t wait to make those little pickle babies with my friend Laura.  We’ve have been looking forward to canning since last Novemeber!

messygardenI’ve been painting and trying to trim around the bed but it is just so darn hot outside already! 

 

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The little baby spinach sprouts!

 

toms1The tomatoe plants are really taking off now that we have some super warm days under our belt.

 

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blackberries1This morning I also noticed that all of our raspberries are starting to turn.  I can’t wait to make jam and homemade ice cream with these!

 

grapesLast but not least, the white grapes!  Looks like they are growing by leaps and bounds right now!  I for one am super excited about this summer treat.  I love to freeze white grapes!  I  just pop them in my mouth to my hearts content!  Perfect on a super hot Missouri day.

 

 I hope everyone is having a great day and enjoying the beautiful weather!   I am off on a little bike ride!

 

Lindsey

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la mia vita al fresco

Folks, we all know I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time so…

Here she is.  

la mia vita al fresco

a.k.a. my life in the fresh air 

Lindsey Davidson

 

 

 

 

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