Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

Posts Categorized / Crazy Internet

Friday Fixation: Ibuprofen

Today’s Friday Fixations is ibuprofen, brought to you by the pulled muscle in my neck/shoulder. Enjoy your Friday night folks, I’ll be back tomorrow.

Comments Off on Friday Fixation: Ibuprofen

Sewn with Love

I know I posted a link to her shop awhile back, but I just wanted to post another link to my friend RachelM’s etsy shop. I have two of these bags from her and I love them to bits. These are perfect for small knitting projects but would also be perfect for organizing any small read more


WIP Wednesday: Vanilla Extract

I’m making my own vanilla extract! Based on these instructions and using vanilla beans from this store. In my one quart jar I put in six vanilla beans split in half (I used three Bourbon/Madagascar beans and three Tahitian), 4 ounces of vanilla extract and then filled the jar with Bacardi White Rum. 6 to read more


In Remembrance

In Flanders Fields Lieutenant Colonel John McCrae, MD (1872-1918) IN FLANDERS FIELDS the poppies blow Between the crosses row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. Short days ago We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow, read more

Comments Off on In Remembrance

Thoughts on November Rain

We’re definitely fully into another glorious Willamette Valley Autumn and I just wanted to take a moment to reflect on how I get through the winters here with a smile on my face. I love the rain. I never really expected to, but I blame my love of it pretty much on my stubbornness. As read more