Best Laid Plans of Mice and Lesbians

I’ve probably used that line as the title of a post before and I’m pretty sure I put 2017 down somewhere and forgot about it.

I forgot mah purzz

I forgot mah purzz

I had planned to get a post up before this but the Dreaded Lurgy decided to smack me around, and then smack me around some more. Coughing one’s toes up is not a fun activity!

So I thought I’d just do a bit of a catch-up-ish post instead.

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Mrs Widds and I started doing swim classes at our local leisure center last Autumn.  (they have a heated indoor pool and a ginormous hot tub) We were having a blast, and then we started to get the itches. Did you know that chlorine and human skin cannot co-exist in the same universe? Neither did I.

Enter the Interwebz! … The trick is to oil up your skin before you go in the water, to inhibit the chlorine from bonding with your skin. It turns out chlorine can be neutralized by good old ascorbic acid or vitamin C. So we use a solution of 1 tablespoon of VC to 4 cups of water, and lightly rub it into our skin after we swim and before we shower.

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We’ve had snow on the ground here on Widder Island since the beginning of December. I look out my window as I work and all I see is this …

Widder Lake with a snow fort in the foreground

Widder Lake with a snow fort in the foreground

Makes my little snow-loving heart go all gooey!

That’s about it. Regular scheduling will retur …. oh let’s face it, I never had a schedule to begin with.

See ya next time.

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Bonus, through-the-study-window-at-night, shot …

Poor little Rosemary is somewhere underneath all that sticky snow

Poor little Rosemary is somewhere underneath all that sticky snow