Farm Life

We’re a month into living the rural life in Kentucky. We spent the last quarter of 2023 prepping our little brown house in Virginia for sale. We finally closed its sale in Virginia on a Wednesday in late January as we drove through rain and wind on our way to close on on our new home purchase the next day.

We love it so far. We’re settling in. The surprises have been manageable. I’m looking forward to a long and happy time here.

Ribeye with Broccolini and Beer Cheese Sauce

I love cooking in the new kitchen. The combination of the new pendant light and the hood provide enough illumination that the overhead lights aren’t absolutely necessary which allows the warmth of the tung-oiled pine counters to really wrap their cozy arms around you when you’re working at the stove.

These tv trays have been a part of so many projects over the years. I think we’re down to two of the original four now. I’ll replace them one of these days, but until then I really do appreciate the layers of paint, stain, and (now) tung oil that have accumulated over the years.

Phase One

The bases, counters, and major shelves are done. I’m hoping to get the final two shelves done this week. Both require boards longer than I can carry alone, so I’m dependent on the kindness of my neighbor.

There are still a few things to do…

  • Oil the hood shelf
  • Add corner round in the corners
  • Add crown trim
  • Add counter trim
  • Sew and install base curtains
  • Make hood duct cover
  • Install sink pendant light
  • Repair ceiling

Weekly Affirmations

About 18 months ago, after discussing issues surrounding my libido, poor sleep, and otherwise generally not feeling like myself, my doctor ordered a blood test and eventually prescribed weekly testosterone injections to make up for the hormone my body was lacking.

I’m not sure what the difference between me and a transperson is when it comes to taking hormones.

This sounds a lot like gender affirming care to me.


Three years ago we chanted defund the police because of the systemic corruption and classist racism that continues to ruin and kill people of color in our country for no reason other than the color of their skin and not because a tyrant king was throwing a temper tantrum.

Indict This.

As if the guy who’s personal lawyer went to jail, and who’s CFO went to jail, and who’s campaign manager–and deputy campaign manager, both–went to jail… and never mind the six or so advisers, fundraisers, and strategists of his who also went to jail…

Yeah, he’s the only innocent one.

I can’t wait till he gets grabbed by the pussy.