• Geekery,  My Best Self

    Finding Joy Where You Can…This is the Way.

    Sometimes you get the hero you need and the hero you deserve at the same time. This is a lesson of finding joy in the smallest and oddest of things. Well, it’s not odd if you know me. Rewind about seven months, to the beginning of quarantine. Like most Star Wars fans, Everett and I were pretty pleased with the Mandalorian series on Disney Plus for completely objective and subjective reasons. We liked the way it expanded the universe. Everett is a huge fan of the Mandalorian culture aspect of the extended Star Wars lore. I really enjoyed the character development and narrative aspect. I also lost my ever loving…

  • Geekery,  Mirandomness

    Give me a Break: Spring Break Day One

    The Fella and I spent the weekend, besides a prolonged Captain Marvel break, cleaning up the Modage. We know if the house isn’t clean, I will not be able to do anything “for me” until it is. Even with that precaution, I usually lose the first day of any prolonged break, resetting my sewing room to optimize productivity. I also use it to nap, because I am recovering from the week before break; which all teachers know is the longest week of the whole year. It’s like the movie Groundhog Day except every day is Monday, until it’s not. I also spent the day making organizing my projects, planning what…

  • Cooking with Miranda,  Geekery,  Mirandomness

    Week One on the Kitchen Front

    I wrapped up the first week by cleaning out the refrigerator.  I used our remaining margarine, meat, and bacon to make meat pasties (shown here with arugula and carrot salad) on Sunday.  There were also carrot cookies and cooked oatmeal scones. I can’t find any documentation in any of my cookbooks for cooked oatmeal scones, but they are very ration friendly, using only 2 tablespoons of butter and very little sweetening.  They were also a smash hit according to the home audience. On Sunday, we went to a showing of “Singing in the Rain” on the big screen as part of the TCM film series for 2017.  It was fantastic…