Thursday, April 13, 2017

Earth Day and Science March

April 22nd is Earth Day this year. Scientists and science enthusiasts around the planet are planning to march in support of science and the smart people that know its worth and provide it to all of us. Earth Day is a perfect day for this because here in the US, we have a climate of politics that is trying to convince the world that science is not important in order to take funding away from things like climate change research, regulations for our protected lands and animals, and laws that keeps us safe and healthy. This is all in the name of the dollar and nothing else.

If you care at all about your health, the planet and the generations behind you, you need to realize that without science, our planet would be a wasteland and our species would already be extinct. We need science if we have any hope of surviving the changes that are coming to our planet due to our own negligence and greed.

Please go to this site and find a march near you and join in the effort to keep science funded and ultimately keep our planet and ourselves healthy.
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Nine Years Ago on In My Words...Seventh Generation (and I still use this brand faithfully)

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Spring Is Here

Officially bringing in Spring around here, by taking down my snowflakes, and changing out the seasonal candle.

Rainy today, which is also very Spring-like for this area. I don't mind the rain because we need it to avoid our usual summer droughts, but does make mowing the lawn with an electric more difficult.

I have a huge list of things that need to be done around here, so there is plenty to keep me busy even if it is wet outside. Lots of them are indoor items so other than the fact that I am waiting for the ice to take affect on my sore knee, I am raring to go!

No time like the present to make changes and do what needs to be done. Feels pretty good to knock things out so that helps to keep me motivated.

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Eleven Years Ago on In My Words...Pre-Spring


Thursday, March 09, 2017

RESIST

Got this shirt from Amazon the other day!!

Love the message...it isn't about a party winning that I don't agree with. It is about someone in office, that along with Congress, is more concerned with lining pockets than the good of the people and the world. I want them to use their brains and do what is right, even if it isn't the most financially profitable thing for them.

I really don't think I am asking too much when it comes to these six things...anyone in a public office representing those in this country and around the world should already have it in their playbook from the start.
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Nine Years Ago on In My Words....Seventh Generation


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Maru In Snow

I am not sure how much Maru actually gets outside but this is fun to watch. I bet if his owner put out a waxed cardboard box, he would be all over that!!


Still my favorite YouTube kitty!!
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Four Years Ago on In My Words...Maru and Many Boxes (big surprise)

Monday, January 16, 2017

Pink Pussy Hat

I have never made a hat before, but the pattern I found on the PussyHat site made it look pretty easy. I added a bit to the pattern I got from it like the gray in the ears and the fold along the rim.

I am going to one of many Women's Marches across the nation on the 20th and made this hat just for that event. I am amazed it came out okay on my first try, I really didn't have to pull out much at all.

I know I don't talk about politics much on this blog, but I am very passionate about fair treatment of POC, women, the planet, and those that are marginalized based on religion, sexual orientation, and economic status in this world. The March is about standing up for the rights of those listed above. It is about telling the new "powers that be" that they are not going to take this country and this planet backwards without a fight. I am tired of being silent and accommodating...that time is over.
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Nine Years Ago on In My Words....Seventh Generation

Sunday, January 01, 2017

Eagle Cam

Harriet feeding E9 on the Eagle Cam right now...so awesome to be able to see this up close!

Happy New Year to all!! We started out with some snow earlier but it has stopped and melted for now. We are expecting to get more though so we will see.

Now both parents are in the nest, must be time for the babysitting watch to change out for a bit. Looks like M15 is taking over for a bit so Harriet can go out and stretch her wings.


I haven't been as diligent as some watching the live feed but I do check in periodically as time allows. Just got lucky today that they were feeding and changing out.

Getting over a small chest cold this holiday season has slowed my activities but not so much that it hasn't still be a good season. The snow this morning on Day One of 2017 was a nice addition. Hoping the year is good for everyone...
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Eleven Years Ago on In My Words....Morning Shots (when I was addicted to Africam)

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Iron Man 2 MCU Timeline Project

And the project moves on. Watching Iron Man 2 today. It is next in the list for me on my project, and this one does a much bigger tie in with the Agents of Shield, Nick Fury, and Agent Coulson.

I am not that thrilled with the plot so far just because the bad guys are mostly in charge, winning and Stark is a pain the butt. I know this is part of the arc but still, I hate it when bad guys are winning...

So referring back to the list I am working from, Iron Man 2 is supposed to be the 5th, but Agent Carter isn't available streaming for free or on Netflix DVD yet so I have put off that side of things for a bit. I also am completely current on the Agents of Shield TV series, so those won't be worked into the timeline for me.

Next up will be Thor which I have moved to position 3 in my Netflix DVD queue.

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Previously on In My Words...MCU Timeline Project

Thai Green Curry With Chicken

Made this today for lunch with fresh organic eggplant from my father in law's garden.

It is called Gaeng Keaow Wan Gai in Thai and it is one of my favorite Thai curry dishes.

It is a little bit off my fitness quest but I had the fresh eggplant and needed to use it in something. I made sure to keep my portion in check.

I started on a fitness quest last week and managed to get through the first three days which were the toughest. Normally my eating isn't too bad, but with Halloween candy in the house, I had deviated off course big time. No more of that.

This dish is pretty easy to make...I already had the chicken cooked earlier in the week, and I just added green curry paste, fish sauce, sugar, keffir lime leaves, basil, coconut milk, and fresh eggplant. I steamed jasmine rice in the rice cooker.

So delicious!
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Seven Years Ago on In My Words....my favorite Japanese curry