Easy Soy Yogurt

Saturday, July 19, 2014

I used to buy soy yogurt out of the refrigerator cases at the local coops until WholeSoy botched up their production process which resulted in a soy yogurt shortage all over everywhere. So I decided to try making my own. It turned out to be so easy, I'll never buy it off the shelf again.


Not Kayaking Moore Lake

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

I intended on kayaking around Moore Lake (and Sping Lake, in Spring Lake Park) this afternoon but was pevented.


Just One Thing - July 13

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Sunday, July 13, 2014

Another hot, hot week. I don't do outside work in this weather.

And, you know what? I'm declaring this project finished. Spring is the season for getting things done. Summer is the season for screwing around and enjoying the weather. The only outstanding project now is the garage rebuild and, by and large, that doesn't require me to actually do very much. So I'm formally done doing something every day.

I'll probably return to this concept in the autumn, with perhaps more of a focus on arts and crafts (especially since I'll have my nice, new workshop then). Yeah, yeah. That's a good idea. In the autumn I think I'll try to do one-artsandcrafts-thing every day.


Just One Thing - July 6

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Sunday, July 6, 2014

A hot week. And a holiday weekend.


Kayaking Lake Calhoun

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Thursday, July 3, 2014

My friend, Kai S, was in town from the bay area for CONvergence. Since I don't attend CON, we got together on the side and decided to do some kayaking.

We started at the rental shop on Calhoun, paddled our way through the channel to Lake of the Isles, circumnavigated a couple of the islands, drifted through the long channel to Cedar Lake, skipped across it and then under the creepy culvert to Brownie Lake and then did it all in again, in the opposite order.

I saw a softshell turtle stick its funny head out of the water in Lake of the Isles and, in Brownie Lake, saw what I think was a snapping turtle swim under my kayak. We also saw a handful of skinny and majestic cranes and the usual number of ducks and fish.

Since it was the Thursday before the July 4th weekend there were a lot more people on the lake than I expected (but I ended up with a super lucky parking spot all the same!). The farther we paddled from the rental shop, the fewer the number of kids on paddle boards there were.


Just One Thing - June 29

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Sunday, June 29, 2014

I'm running out of things I want to do in this weather. This thing-a-day project is petering out.


Kayaking Lake Marion

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Monday, June 23, 2014

On the recommendation from an old guy I met at Cleary Lake, I drove down to Lakeville and explored Lake Marion.


Just One Thing - June 22

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Sunday, June 22, 2014

A new project this week: house painting!


Just One Thing - June 15

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Sunday, June 15, 2014

Still cleaning up from the HVAC installation and getting ready for next week's house painting.


Kayaking Cleary Lake

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

I'm slowly exhausting all of the Three Rivers Park District's lakes. This time I drove half an hour south to Cleary Lake.


Just One Thing - June 8

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

Mostly this week was spent cleaning up after the HVAC installation of last week.


Just One Thing - June 1

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Big week, this one. Uptown came out and spent eleven hours installing the new boiler and the air conditioning system.


Kayaking Bryant Lake

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Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Another week, another voyage. This time to the Three Rivers Park District's Bryant Lake Regional Park.


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