So…first post in two weeks.  Let me explain.

I spent Valentine’s Day evening with my grandmother.  This is because a) I like to leave my parents (a.k.a. housemates) alone on Valentine’s Day and b) my grandma had someone for 60 years and doesn’t have him now.  We had pizza, salad and played a board game.  She mentioned she wasn’t feeling well. That Thursday […]

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Six More Weeks? Really.

  So today is Groundhog’s Day, when everyone in the US waits for a groundhog to stick its head out of its hole and determine whether or not spring will come early.  Having personal doubts about the degree to which mankind affects the climate, I don’t buy the little rodent’s judgement in the least. It’s […]

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My Trending Stories

Back in September, I had an interesting exchange with a website called MyTrendingStories.com.  I’ve been meaning to post about it since, but keep forgetting. Anyway, it all started with an email from work@mytrendingstories.com titled, “Blogging Opportunity”: Hi Autumn,  We have come across your blog https://strangesalmagundi.wordpress.com  and strongly admire the content. Your writing abilities and ability to […]

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The Houseplants and I

I’ve been fussing over the houseplants all week, because it’s January and West Virginia isn’t scheduled to see the sun until late April and they’re all starting to look a bit sickly.  Additionally, it was 60 some degrees outside today, so I took the opportunity to repot some of them that wouldn’t make it to summer […]

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Irresistible Feline Temptation

It’s not mice.  It’s not string.  It’s not even tuna.  It is, in fact, tampons. After percolating ideas on ‘tempted’ in my brain for most of the day, this one struck me while I was cleaning out my purse in front of the cat.  (Mind you, this is because I shoved her off said purse […]

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