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a simple solution although severely sinister is now altogether totally excusable

to remove ugliness made president

I realise I've never stated this clearly, so I will now. Please call me out/let me know, if I've said or inferred anything that is racist, ableist, anti-trans etc. I'm trying really hard to unlearn white supremacy, stop using ableist language etc, but I'm going to make mistakes. I'd rather know, so I can change that language/behaviour.

Here's a little from my walk with the dog today.

The larger is an American Field Pansy (Viola bicolor) and the smaller ones are Tiny Bluets (Houstonia caerulea). Both show up all over this area as soon as Spring arrives and provide a welcome pop of spring colors after the dreariness of Winter.

I'm giving serious consideration to a temporary return to Facebook just to keep the spirits of my isolated friends and loved ones raised.

Covid-19 FAQ from my main job was updated with this today. Honestly, I've been so worried that the relief I feel now almost has me in tears.

Lentil Soup (continued)

Cook on low for 8-10 hrs. Stir vigorously to shred chicken if used. Add 14.5 can diced tomatoes and 1 tbsp apple cider/wine vinegar. Cook on high for 15 minutes. Serve.

Tastes great, serves many, and freezes well, too!

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Lentil Soup

Rinse 1lb dried lentils; toss in slow cooker w/ 8 cups of water or any broth , 1 med chopped onion, 2 ribs chopped celery, 1 chopped carrot, 3 tbsp parsley, 1 minced garlic clove, 1/2 tsp dried oregano, 2.5 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper. Optionally for meat eaters, add 1.5 tbsp of crumbled bacon and even 1 lbs of boneless skinless chicken.
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Is there a special pandemic hashtag for sharing lower cost recipes that produce a lot of a food and store well? The fediverse is ingenious and forward thinking so I'm sure there is.

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I've been trying to find a Brachystelma barberiae to add to my collection of caudiciforms for years. I'm broke as crap right now and trying to preserve any capital/credit I have for further pandemic hardships.

But I'm also impulsive and greedy so I bought this little one as soon as I received the notification email. At least it was the smallest/cheapest one they had, right?

Alright, which one of you pranksters drew a smiley face on my #tarantula's butt? My #OBT, #Pterinochilus murinus, is usually pretty reclusive but it was out enough for me to get this pic a few evenings ago.

#Tarantulas #OldWorldTarantula #OldWorldTarantulas #TarantulasOfTheFediverse #ILikeTarantulasMoreThanPeople

I don't normally do New Year's resolutions, and this year is no different, but if I did, I'd be killing it this year. So far:

* I've seemed to kick an over 3 decade nail biting habit.
* I've lost 25 lbs.
* I haven't bought a plant since January which has saved me a bunch of money.
* I've put that savings and more towards debts.
* I've made some new friends and reconnected with some old ones.
* I've traveled some every month.
* I've applied and interviewed for a better job with better hours.

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