Can Haz Desktop

I am sure it has been painfully obvious by my posts that I have been blogging from my Android phone for….over a year. It has been supremely difficult to update my pages and add those special touches that only a full computer can offer. Don’t get me wrong, the Android application for WordPress is awesome and all the updates just keep getting better! It is great for on the go posting and I will likely still use it as such.
However, my tech savvy brother has refurbished an old desktop computer he found. Check dis’ shit out:

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I have already messed with the old desktop photos and added my first sticker to the monitor. On the bottom left of the monitor is the bat symbol. Typical symbol of cavers.

I haven’t just dealt with the cosmetics of it. I got a USB wifi converter so I don’t have to use an ethernet cable. And I added a ton of updates to the virus protection software. I tried to download the Spotify player, but ran into some major playback issues, which means I’m stuck with the web player.

I have been making blogging plans the last few days. You might just pee yourself. Okay, well, maybe not that exciting. Please, go and inkle if you have the inkling. Don’t wait on me to stop spazzing about the fact that I have a computer again.

I have been able to update my About Me page. There are very few differences if you have already read it. I just made sure that my dates and such are appropriate.
You may not have noticed, but it was driving me nuts that my 365 Series Page wasn’t fully updated since I completed the blog series. It has said *Under Construction* for months. I finally fixed it!! Check out my 365 Series: 301-265.

I hope to have more fun blogs coming up soon. However, I must get my computer legs underneath me before I just post ten blogs in one day and overload with excitement.

~Kat~

Question for My Lovely Readers

Hey all!

I know it has been a while since I thanked you all for being amazing and reading my rambling about cooking and other such farmy nonesense.

THANK YOU!!
I keep blogging because I know y’all are readin’!

As you know, my trip to Spain is coming up soon and I won’t be able to sit down and type long blogs about what I ate/did—Can you blame me for soaking up as much culture while I’m there?

However, when I return I promise to share some my insight on part of the Camino trail and the food (because I’m an eater, by God!).

Kit and I have been cooking up a storm this afternoon and in addition to my rapid fire cell phone shots I took some video.
So my question is, are my legit readers interested in viewing a short video of my husband doing some cooking?

Beware, the quality is smartphone lowish, it is unedited, and I sound embarrassingly country when I speak.

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It will probably be a password only video or available for viewing for a limited amount of time.

Winter Goal Results

As you may recall, I posted about my winter goals last fall/winter.
Then I posted an update to show how well I was doing and also to make myself get that butt in gear.
I did fairly well in most of the categories.

Read 10 books—Results

Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (meh)

A Gift for a Rogue by Parks (ok)

Gypsy Rizka by Lloyd Alexander (TGR=Thumping Good Read)

Visions of Sugar Plums by Janet Evanovich (Jolly for the season)

Partial read: Drinking Water: A History by Salzman (Strong start of lore. Non-fiction fails to keep me after the first bits)

The Professor and the Madman by Simon Winchester (Awesome! History WELL written)
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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech (Death by Newberry)

Misty of Chincoteague by Marguerite Henry (If I read this as a child I would squeal)

Wrinkle in Time by Madeline L’Engle (Reread. Awww, fiction :-)

The End of the Party: Three short stories and a poem by Lily White (E-book on Amazon. Pseudonym for author Winston Emerson—dark short stories, REALLY pulls reader in emotionally)

Bean Trees by Margaret Kingsolver (Most shocked by this that a popular novel is not only good, but damn good)

A Wind in the Door by Madeline L’Engle (Reread in progress. Such a lovely writer)

Five Embroidery Project—Results

Headband embroidered with flower/starbursts (Christmas gift).
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Headband embellished with puffy sheep (Christmas gift).

Bookmark with a music quote (SiL studying Music)

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Borderland Farms logo (for the business of the same name)

Kitsch Witch pattern

Five New Recipes—Results

Tapioca pudding (utter failure, I had the wrong type of pearls)

-Sausage and potato breakfast bake (amazing yet greasy–Keeps ya regular)

Golden brownies from scratch/blondies (good if you like that type of thing)

Nutella cookies

-Greek Lemon Chicken

Hasselback potatoes

Ginger Lemon shrimp

Nutella hot chocolate

Slow cooker baked apples

Spinach lasagna roll ups

-Strawberry jam icing (original recipe)

Orange Chicken (blah)

Garlic & balsamic vinegar crusted pork

Pineapple angel food cake

Crock Pot Ribs (twice now)

Boba Tea

Onigiri (twice now)

Belly dancing and Writing—Results
I didn’t make any progress with the belly dancing, but I will get to it. Maybe over the summer.
Although I didn’t finish my short story, I did do some writing over the early spring time. I wrote some listening guides to accompany some old radio show homeschool business.

Technical Difficulties

The last couple of days I have hit or miss success when I try to upload my posts via the mobile app.

It may be the latest update to the application because nothing else has changed about the way I post blogs. The error messages I have been given are quite vague, so accurate trouble shooting isn’t an option.

I want to thank my readers for their patience as I try to work out some kinks and maybe do some mind boggling boring browsing through, ultimately unhelpful, help pages.

I do have a fully written blog for today but at midnight last night I could not upload it.
I am hoping that this post, which has no pictures, will upload. Then I will know something.

Explanation

Let me apologize in advance for all the Christmas posts that are to come. I guess you can blame it on the fact that I take entirely too many pictures of food and my animals.

All the blogs about my 24 Days of December Activities will be posted throughout January. If you really hate Christmas then you might want to avoid my blog for a little bit.

I promise to try to throw in some blogs that are not Christmas related and instead more related to the New Year, resolutions or my Winter Goals. 

I have some pretty big news that I REALLY want to share but it’s a little too early to let the cat out of the bag. I promise to share the news whenever the plans are finalized. I would hate to share my news and then the plans fall through.
Sorry, folks, I am not pregnant. Keep guessing, until I reveal it!

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Stay Cheesy. Especially in photos!

New Posting Project: ABC’s of Fun!

Hello thousands of blog hungry disciples,

I know you’re itching for more of my highly intelligent and informative posts. So here we go!

Starting tomorrow I am collaborating with two fellow bloggers to create my ABC’s of Fun list! We will be posting a little about a hobby or activity that we love to do and it will correspond with each letter of the alphabet.

In an attempt to double dip, I may be posting some pictures along with these posts to help out my 365 blog postings that count still shy of 100.

I make no promises that this will be a daily posting. More likely it will be weekly; unless I really get on a roll. My goal for finishing this 26 blog long co-op blog will be by May 14th, 2011. At that point I will be packing to move to my internship destination and walking to some droll music to get my hard earned diploma.

Who are these irresistibly sexy bloggettes that I am doing this project with, you may ask?

They are Murcia from Moonlit Garden and Beffer’s from her self-named blog.
Murcia has been posting for much longer than me and I think she will keep me on track. Beffer’s and I started the 365 blog together, but because of busy lives we had to stop. I’m hoping to draw her back into the blogging world with this project.

Feel free to follow along with our ABC’s or go ahead and link us to yours in the comments!