Thursday, June 08, 2017

Domestic Nemesis VS The King Size Duvet Cover

We bought a new king size bed because our other bed was a queen and My Darling and I didn't to have enough room! We bought a Tuft and Needle. It comes in a box and inflates. Kind of weird- but is feeling good so far. Anyway, because of the new bed, MD wanted to paint the room, re-decorate, get new bedding and curtains. I picked out the bedding and curtains. He did basically everything else :) (although I did have to hem the curtains, and that turned out....acceptable)

Anyway, back to the duvet. I actually love it, it has these simple ruffles and I also love my new comforter, it's wool instead of down, but that has nothing to do with the current situation.

So before with duvet covers I've had a double bed and well, that means a normal sized blanket. I could get it in the corners and like shake it out and all was well. But a KING SIZE WOOL BLANKET IS REALLY HEAVY. I can't even lift it. Now the comforter isn't as heavy, but it's REALLY BIG.

So I start with my usual method and I can tell it's not going to work. I'm crawling inSIDE the duvet trying to straighten the corners, etc etc. That's dumb because I'm on top of the blanket and can't move it or lift it to shake. But, while I was exploring around in there I found these ties inside the cover- but the blanket doesn't have any loops to tie the ties too. Anyway, I'm mad and screaming so I decide to watch a youtube tutorial of this Russian Hacker :)

And well, okay roll it up like a sausage.... so I try his thing and take everything apart and lay it inside out, put the blanket on top blah blah match it up, blah blah. But again, the KING SIZE of everything makes this mission impossible. My sausage isn't rolling right because I'm trying to do it on top of the bed instead of on the floor and so the blanket is falling out the end and my sausage is exploding.

Finally I decide to take all apart one more time and I decide to try to pinning the corners with safety pins- even though I know the pins won't be big or strong enough- but I'm like whatever. I pin in all up, get MD to come in and shake it down and it kind of gets in there. But I still think the whole thing sucks and I know once we sleep tonight it's going to get all lumpy. If you have any ideas or suggestions, please put them in the comments!

Thank you for allowing me this venting time.
In good news. Today was the last day of school! Tomorrow is a work day, but that's easy! :)

Yours Truly,
The Domestic Nemesis aka Ms. Non-Sequitur

Saturday, May 20, 2017

CDs and General Musings

Hello fans, it appears it has been months since I last wrote. Luckily, I know you are all out there waiting on baited breath for my next post!

Today, I began a task that I have been dreading since the inception of CD's and computers. I am attempting to copy-all-my-CD's-onto-my-computer. It is a daunting task- an undertaking not for the faint of heart. It is my goal to complete this mission by January 1, 2018. In my estimation, that will be a miracle. I'm starting with 1 shoebox.

UPDATE: Just now I completed my first disc (JT FutureSex/LoveSounds in case you were wondering :) "We can do it fast fast slow, whichever way you want to run" Anyway... now what? I stared at the CD and set it on the table. Throw it away?? Give it away?? Donate? It has no case, so that's a problem in the donate department. I just looked up DIY art projects for art and crap. Here are some ways to recycle them.  Those look like they will take a lot of time.

In cooking news. There isn't any.

I cleaned my room kind of today, so that is something and I ate some of MD's rhubarb dessert- which was delicious.

In sewing news...I'm still making a skirt. I'm always making a skirt. I've watched hours of videos and found tons of website to find the perfect pattern. I think I'm going to use this one for a maxi skirt! My goal for this project is...1 month! June 20th. I shall post any updates!

OKAY! Tootles for now,
Ms. Non-Sequitur

Saturday, March 18, 2017

5 Minute Queso Dip

Today, I give you a recipe I made up myself!!! Follow the directions exactly as I describe them and you will be full of joy and happiness.

1. Cut up 1 jalepeno like this:
 

2. Pour yourself a Moscow Mule.


3. Shred some strong cheddar, mild cheddar, and mozzarella until your hand and fingers hurt.



4. Fry the jalepenos and the garlic you forgot to cut up earlier for two minutes. 
5. Throw in 1 teaspoon of cumin seeds and a 1/2-1 teaspoon of chili power
5. Pour 2-3 seconds worth of half and half
6. Look in the fridge and decide some salsa would be a good idea and add 3 large spoonfuls.
7. Add cheese, stir, taste, add salt and pepper.
8. Get your chips and eat your dip while you are standing over the stove. 
9. Continue to eat until you feel sick!!! :) 



BONUS FOLLOW UP POST! Earlier, i described the massacre that was my yellow skirt.
I began the skirt back in October, you could read the original post here. I finished it with as much sorrow as it began. 

The panel I added at the bottom probably looks worse than this picture may show. 


On this project I learned that you need to square shit up! What a lovely diagonal!! 
FML Haha 



HAVE A GREAT DAY
Ms. NS





Monday, January 16, 2017

Homage



I depart from my usual prattling about cooking disasters and other such nonsense to speak about something else. The Packers. :)

Sport. The very word brings about this sickness to my soul. Certainly sport can mean camaraderie, teamwork, exercising...like when I was playing ultimate frisbee, etc. But the professional type of sport, like American Football, kills me. Mostly because of the money. Who profits? Who benefits? Who invests? Who loses? The money. Money that could be spent on so many other things. I'm partial to education myself... Maybe healthcare or ending poverty?  So much more seems worthy of money than a leisure sport. Yet...

The Green Bay Packers. My first memories of the team are completely intertwined with my memories of family. Every Sunday, we would be together at my grandma and grandpa's house to watch the game. Upstairs, Grandma would be in the den with Aunt S reading the Sunday paper while myself and younger cousins were squished on the couch or on the floor. We laughed and yelled and I generally had no idea what was going on. Grandma often left the room to sit in the other room because she couldn't handle the game and would always talk about how Uncle H jumped so hard he "broke the chair at the old house." Downstairs, in the basement, Grandpa, Uncle B, and often my dad and Uncle H would be watching 3 TV's.  The TV that worked was on top of the 2 broken TV's below. They would go in the back room to get beers from the case of Red, White and Blue which was my grandpa's favorite. We as kids would run down and get Little Debbie desserts from grandpa and at the end of the game there was always KFC or Hansen's chicken. The men always got the breasts and we got the legs or thighs! Family was the Packers the Packers are family and the synapses in my mind have inextricably connected the two.

Fast forward to today. Today is the day after the Packer vs. Dallas win. I sat on my phone last night for an hour and today for an hour reading tweets about the game? I mean, what gives? :) I still generally don't know what's going on and I really don't care about football (including the Badgers) but I do kind of care about the Packers. After the game yesterday, I immediately thought I needed to watch the game at Uncle J's, to be with family! And even though Aaron Rodgers is no Brett Favre, I hope they win next week!  GO PACK GO!

Thursday, January 05, 2017

Cheese Board and Risotto

It's been a while. Good news is that I'm doing all right! The Christmas holiday was a little rough...
My (our- if my cousins are reading this) dear uncle died, and that was sad. Our dog, well, it's more My Darling's dog, also died. I was happy to take down the Christmas Tree on Dec. 31 and get ready for a fresh 2017 START!

Speaking of New Years, check out this fabulous meat and cheese board I created! 

I think boards are going to be my new thing! You can make them so exciting! Clearly, I can work on a cracker upgrade and an olive upgrade. But you can't go wrong with those pickles OR shake a stick at 3 kinds of mediocre cheeses!! I also thought a variety of nuts was brilliant!

On to the Ridiculous Risotto (which only has 1 "s" by the way)  (Thanks cousins R and C, I got cracking on your Christmas gift right away. And even on a Monday night!)

First I cooked this green and black rice    


Then you're supposed to pour in the stock.    

But not all at once, you have to like pour it in, and then stir for 10 years. And then pour some some more and stir for another 10 years. It takes a really long time. the dumb thing was that it took like double the cooking time it said on the package!

Here is a slightly uneventful video

video


My Darling was so sweet, he made some pork things to go with it. I don't have a picture of that :) 

Okay bye now, 
Ms. NS










Monday, December 12, 2016

Cookies

So here I'm making chocolate cookies with peppermint topping. I should have put the wet ingredients in the BIGGER bowl because it's hard to add all that flour into the smaller bowl!



See???



and see MORE...


Half my batter is in the sink! BUT thank goodness I'm so smart to mix in there!!



I ended up making 3 batches: chocolate peppermint, chocolate chip and peanut butter! (My secret trick that I got from Grandma Edit is for the chocolate chip is to mix the wet and dry with your real hand. Not the hand mixer! :)

Happy Stuff,
Ms. Non-Sequitur

Mostly One-Liners


Tangled Beads?



No problem!!


Tie off the ends!


Put them on your tree!



Cut up some stuff


Sort of flatter your chicken with a tiny hammer.


Put* it in your salad.

*don't forget to cook it!



Unfinished shovel project at the Philosopher's house. Can you see what needs to be done?! :) 

Ms. Non-Sequitur







Sunday, November 27, 2016

Shortie, but a Goodie

A speed post!!!

I was making banana bread, but I didn't have enough bananas (as you can see, I only had 2 tiny bananitas) So I threw in some frozen blueberries instead and holy crap if my bread didn't turn out awesome! It was moist and not too sweet! Here are the pictures to prove it!




Can you see MD's toe in the buttered bread picture? HAHA what a sneaker.

I cleaned my room today, went to polka practice and am now enjoying a glass of boxed wine in honor of my sweet mother-in-law who has 1 practical glass of wine a day! :) To one-glass-of-wine-drinkers everywhere, I salute you! 

Sincerely, 
Ms. Non-Sequitur