5F out now, it was -0F when I got up this morning. BRRRRRRRR! Wouldn't be so bad, it is nice and sunny out, but the wind chill makes it not so nice. It is pretty biting. We are supposed to start warming up again soon.
The "Reigning Cats and Dogs" art show opens tomorrow. I had hubby drop my photos off on Monday. The reception is tomorrow 5pm-8pm at the 1912 Center. We'll go right after I get off work at 6pm.
Added something new to my health regimen. Between the joint pains in my shoulders and elbows, knee pains and tendonitis in my achilles tendons in both feet I have been mega dosing on OTC anti-inflammatories. Needless to say my stomach and liver are currently not happy with me as I have hit maximum dosages on everything and am still in pain. So I came across a lot of info about using turmeric for its anti-inflammatory qualities.
I already use it for cooking, but not that much. So when I saw an FB posting about something called Golden milk, I decided that was worth a try. I decided to use rice milk as a basis and make it myself to save money. Turmeric I had plenty of and had all the other ingredients called for. Hit Winco for bulk bin brown rice and I was set.
First off got the rice going, made a good sized batch so I could freeze the rice in portions to use for future batches of rice milk. Then it was on to make the turmeric paste. It set up nicely and the recipe makes quite a bit.
Once the rice was done I put a heaping cup into the blender, added a pinch of salt, some vanilla extract and 4 cups of water. The recipe I found said filtered water, but we are on a well and there is no chlorine, so I'm not buying filtered water when I don't need to. I also skipped adding sweetener as the golden milk recipe calls for honey, so no need for the extra.
Put together a cup and NOM!!!!! Tasty. If you are unfamiliar with the flavor of turmeric, you might have some issues when first starting to drink it, but I loved it. So it looks like I have a nightly before bedtime hot drink for the duration. I've stopped the OTC anti-inflammatories in the meantime to see how things go.
The reception for the Best of the Palouse Women Artists show at the LCAH was very nice and I had fun. Went with a black & white theme for my clothes to go with my black & white photos LOL!
Here are the 3 photos I have on show:
It was so cool seeing my photos hanging with the other art work.
Chatting with one of the other women:
Very well attended, there were also nibblies and drinks. Had a glass of merlot. Chatted with quite a few people, got lots of compliments on my photos. Can't wait to do this again! (so seriously good for my ego hehehehehehe!)
So the winds started this last weekend and needless to say, I want to live in a hobbit hole so I can sleep when it is windy out. Problem with living in a tin box is when the wind blows, you know it. When the wind REALLY blows you spend most of the night awake listening to it hammer on the bedroom wall (winds from the west and of course that is where our bedroom is) and hope the wall doesn't buckle in or the whole place falls off what ever foundation you've got.
Outside of that, a pretty decent weekend. Had a print of Phoebe made at Costco and picked it up on Saturday. Still need to get some mat kits and that will be ready to go into the "Reigning Cats & Dogs" art show at the 1912 Center in February. I'll be also entering a pic of Scrapper.
Mostly puttered this weekend. Put away most of the holiday sparklies, so the living room looks a little blah. Keeping a bunch of the lights up for the time being tho, so we have sparklie lights.
Set up a Facebook page and a twitter for hubbys business so we can get him more exposure.
Students have returned and school started yesterday. That , on top of the new library computer system has amped my stress levels quite a bit. I love me my wine and vodka LOL!
Looking forward to a 3 day weekend, need those 3 days to decompress from this week.
"In October 2009 Shawn Nee, an award-winning photographer, was stopped by officers from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD) while taking pictures of turnstiles in the L.A. subway. According to the officers, Nee was engaged in "suspicious terrorist activity."
Not too mention my flying car. I will settle for Rosie the Robot if I can't get the other two.
2014 is good so far, tho I managed to get sick just before the New Year, so with luck that will be a good sign the rest of the year will be good and healthy. Sales thru my Zazzle shop have started well, a couple sales within the 1st week of the year.
I've a couple shows coming up, the 1st will be at the Lewiston Center for Arts and History, it is a best of show for Palouse Women Artists, I have 3 of my best black & white photos in. That show opens the end of January, more details later. Then the 191 Center will be hosting a show called "Reigning Cats & Dogs", so I will be submitting a photo to that. That show will be in February, so more details on that later.
Enjoying the (relatively) warm weather, we got a skiff and a bit of snow last night. More predicted, but then rain, but looks to be a fairly dry winter this year.
Still slowly decluttering, I need to see about my bedroom closet soon, I need someplace to store all my craft bins since I've outgrown my two shelves in the hall closet. I've one box of glassware ready to go to Hope Center, need to see about adding a few bags of clothes and other odds and sods.
Doing some decorating in the bedroom, we've hung up some sheers to make a canopy/bed curtains. Need to do a little bit more and then we'll have a fancy looking bed. I've one of those wedding sheers I will be hanging up over the head of the bed and draping it over the headboard and that will look really nice. Need to see about a new bedspread, the one we have is on its last legs and not a color I want anymore. Still deciding on what color to paint in there, something light since the bed pretty much over powers the room.