Thursday, September 25, 2014

Randomness update.

Haven't blogged much for a while. I've been a bit under the weather. A slight infection combined with a lack of social life and autumn depression is what it looks like. But nothing much has happened anyway. The fruits are brewing and bread is baked, as usual now. I've got picture updates too ofc but I'm too lazy to go get them from my phone right now. I'ma go and reheat my cup of tea, that I forgot I had. And wait for Sugar to come home. It's climbing day today. I hope I have a tiny bit more energy today than I had last time.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Randomness, Booked.

Going through some of my books today. Since I can't afford to buy new ones. I'm looking for someone I haven't read recently, that I can read again. And I realize the vampire part of my collection is the biggest. Go figure. I love vampires. I know there are a few books I'm missing tho so this gives me an opportunity to write down which ones. I've been wanting to do that for months now. But I gotta take a break now and go stir some jars. Maybe see if I can find a shelf to put these books on. We'll see.

Monday, September 15, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sourdough test nr:4.

I think I can probably stop calling these baking sessions for "tests" now. Yesterdays baking went awesome. Just like the last time. This time I went all out on it. Added carrot, pumpkin seeds and two types of nuts. And made it full size. I probably used up about 80% of Binks. It tastes good, looks good and smells good. I'm a baker. :D Wohoo !




Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Wooot !?!

Wonderful wonderful news. I have been thinking of getting the green climbing card. The card that proves that I can belay other people safely and therefor am allowed to do it in the climbing hall. So I've checked out the company that gives courses for this. And found out that it cost almost 800:- sek.

Ouch. So I thought this won't happen for quite a while. But then we heard that the staff of the hall are allowed to test you (basically) and give you a card if you pass. Now this got me nervous. A test, with someone I don't know. About something they probably know better. Yikes. So I got a bit unsure.

Didn't really feel like pursuing it at that moment. But then yesterday. I saw that there were two guys in the hall getting tested for the card. And I guess I felt a bit optimistic or something. (Although very scared.) And decided to wait around and ask if it was possible to test me too. Damn the horror.

And in the end, he had time. And I have my card. Wohoo !!!! I'm so happy. I have to say, that although my brain froze up a bit. It went very well. It is still a bit scary to talk to people i don't know. But he was very nice, like pretty much all of the climbers I've met so far. The future looks bright.

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

One of those days.

I just feel like complaining today. About anything and everything. I don't know why, I guess it's just one of those days. We've got some weird ass weather going on. Bright sunshine and fairly heavy rain. And it's climbing day ofc, so this means a bike trip. That will most certainly get me wet as fuck. And on top of that I've got medication itchiness, period pains and a tummy that doesn't agree with me. *gah*

But hey, on the bright side. The blueberry fermentation was finally done yesterday. It's all bubbly and smelly now. Because the liquid in it is so dark, it's been so hard to see how it's been going. But apparently it went very well. Also, on Saturday we started a new jar of plum fermentation. And guess what, it's done too. That's one speedy little bugger. A lot faster than the first time we tried plums.

And over all life is pretty good. So I shouldn't complain. It could have been a lot worse. Maybe I'll try to be a bit productive today and go down in the storage and get some more stuff. A few books would be awesome. I need some more entertainment. And I wish I had brought more yarn with me here so I could knit or crochet. Simply sitting by the pc and waste time there all day just isn't cutting it anymore. 

Monday, September 8, 2014

Yoga.

I want to try it.
Found this version on my phone a while ago and tried the start. Feels like it's something doable. Especially now that I can reach my toes without hurting my self. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Sourdough test nr:3.

Success ! The bread I made yesterday turned out awesome. I'm really happy. So happy that I had to go over to our neighbors and give them a sample. I didn't follow the recipe this time. Since it hasn't worked out too well for me. Funnily though, I realized after the baking that I've read the recipe a bit wrong. Shit happens.

I did it my way this time anyway, and it is awesome. Next step is to make this a full size batch. I still haven't made it as big as the original recipe says. Which is why it's thinner than normal bread. But next batch will be thicker. Also I'm planning on adding nuts into it. Maybe some seeds too because it's just so tasty. 

And on another note. I did some nice climbing yesterday too. While the dough was growing and waiting we were away at the climbing hall. I tried the 5c with grey grips again. I've done it once before. But every time after that I've failed. I realized after a while the the failing was because of a mental blockage.

I think I've fixed that now though. So next time, I might be able to climb it clean. Without having to hang and rest on the rope. Because the first part of it is going really well now. I've got that down. Even made a really nice move on it yesterday. I hope the next climb will be just as pretty, or even better. :P

Thursday, September 4, 2014

In the kitchen.

So now that my phone is somewhat functional again, here's what's happening in the kitchen. The plum ferment is gone. Eat ate eaten. And it was delicious. But we have 3 new experiments going on. In the bottom picture, blueberries. Haven't seen much reaction in there but they are from a frozen state so apparently it can be a bit different.

The left picture on top is the jar of peaches. This one has been going very well. But I doubt I'll do it again because I realize that I'm not that fond of the smell of it. Eew eew. I'm hoping it tastes better at least. And the right picture next to it is the latest addition. Apple and cinnamon. Smells Awesome already, duh. And I think it will taste good too.

And last but not least. It's time for sourdough test nr:3. I'm doing it a little bit different this time than the last two attempts. But I'll go into that more tomorrow probably. When I know how this has turned out. The right picture in the middle though, is the new jar we got for Binks. It's a lot bigger than her starter jar. Too bad I forgot to take the pic before I started the dough.

And that's it. Not much but a lot for me. All this kitchen stuff is making me feel a bit old. Or possibly just my age really. But it's ok, it's fun. And it has given me a new and working routine for the mornings. I feed my self, I feed Binks and then I feed Miles. The turtle. And if it's a baking day. I get that started too. And in the evening after climbing, I bake.

Easy peasy. :-)




Tuesday, September 2, 2014

My Vote.

It's soon time to go and vote here in Swe. So today I'm taking some time of my boredom to listen to a recent debate between the leaders of the current parties. This is as involved as I've ever been. Politics are and have always been very boring and uninteresting to me. Maybe I'm finally growing up because this year I feel that maybe I should try to make a little effort.

I have pretty much already decided where my vote will lay. But getting a little more info and impressions from the parties couldn't hurt. And to be honest, I want to see the racist party make even bigger fools of them selves. I personally believe that humans will not be happy by sorting our selves by skin color and country borders. And/or sexual preferences.

I hope that not too many people will vote for these kinds of parties. But most of all, I hope that as many people as possible will go out and vote. And if you're unsure what to vote for. You can always go to aftonbladet.se and take the test there to see which party you're most likely to agree with. You'll get a few options. It's better than nothing. Or just vote blank. It's ok too.

And just to point this out, again. I have never been very interested in politics. Like I said. But I do vote. I have only missed it once. Because I was out of the country at the time of the election. And stupid me forgot to vote before I left. Shit happens. But I have no reasons to forget it this time. Last but not least, please help us keep racism out of the government.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Life uppdate.

Life as it is, is pretty nice right now. Of course I'm skeptical, so I don't want to say too much. Because then I'm just gonna worry that all hell will break loose and fuck things up. But, regardless. I'm very happy.

Today I started to move some stuff in. Feels like I'm sneak moving into this place. I'm just grabbing what I miss when I miss it from the storage. Just the other day I finally got to sit and relax in my rocking chair again. I've missed that one heaps. ( With the risk of sounding like a granny. ) It's so good for sleepless nights and episodes of annoying pain and the like.

Also the fermentation is going along well, the sourdough ( henceforth called Binks ) is looking smashing in her new jar, and I've got one of my favorite cups unpacked and filled with tea. All in all, awesomeness.