When Death is Your Coworker

Last Saturday, I cleaned my first corpse. I had spent the better part of the twenty minutes I had been on shift explaining to his family how I was going to care for him before the funeral home showed up. What they didn’t know was that this was my first time cleaning a cadaver and I was silently panicking. Continue reading When Death is Your Coworker

Prepping Away from Home

I’m still trapped in an extended stay hotel for another week, so I want to touch on what it’s like trying to be prepared while on the other side of the country from my home. I was legit nervous about the government shutdown, unpaid airtraffic workers, and the prospect of me being stuck here until the shutdown ended. Continue reading Prepping Away from Home

The Basics of Preparedness

So you want to start prepping, but you’re at a loss. The whole notion can seem overwhelming, so where do you even start? Do you just go buy 100 lbs. of rice from Costco and call it a day? (No, but 100 lbs. of rice from Costco is a fantastic idea.) Here are a few simple steps to help you on your journey: Continue reading The Basics of Preparedness

Border Wars: Battle of the Bunnies

As I’m still in my reader request mode, this week we’re focusing on bunnies and how to keep those adorable little bastards out of your garden. Since I actually have three rescue rabbits and have fostered more in the past, bunnies are a subject I actually know a weird amount about. (Wanna talk about rabbit social hierarchy systems in regards to grooming? I’m your weirdo.) Continue reading Border Wars: Battle of the Bunnies

Reader Request: Things Get Spicy

I am the poster child for what not to do when it comes to keeping your hard-grown (or hard-bought) spices fresh. I chronically leave them open, out on my sunny countertop, and the cupboard I keep them in is directly above my stovetop, and some I keep on a small shelf EVEN CLOSER to my stovetop. I am really shitty at spice storage. Oh, and it’s all thrown together with absolutely no organization. And I have stuff that’s been here since before my fiancé moved in…maybe four years old? Continue reading Reader Request: Things Get Spicy