@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Pawpower

@Pawpower@mastodon.social

Deafblind neurospicy queer kitchen witch living in the swamp with 2 service dogs, and an over abundance of loose leaf tea, books, and barbecue implements. Passions include cooking, aromatherapy, reading, and setting shit on fire. Requires caffeine and solitude in equal amounts to maintain grip on reality.

This profile is from a federated server and may be incomplete. Browse more on the original instance.

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Cuddle pile! Callisto says that Phoenix makes a very good pillow! 🩷

NorcalGma2, to random
@NorcalGma2@sfba.social avatar

Good grief!
Busy afternoon.
I decided to order car seat covers for my husband's vehicle. The back seat anyway, because that's where Summer hangs out.
I got the seats pulled out ok, but putting them back with the new covers was a challenge.
Got that done and still had to mow the grass on our side of the road before the neighbors called to remind me again. I managed the mowing without getting run over again. Yay!
The good thing about my life is that I feel needed and appreciated every day.
I think that is important to me.
Dinner is in the oven, and there is berry pie for dessert.
I am ready for a rest.
Summer says to pace myself.

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@NorcalGma2 Your neighbors literally called to remind you to cut your grass! Holy bananas! It sounds like they need a life… Thanks for sharing your adventures with us, I always like to read about the goings on. Also, good luck tomorrow when you meet with the politicians! I hope they help you guys.

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

My blind student just told me, her deafblind teacher, that she is so glad we are reading a book with a blind main character in it for class. She said how nice it is to read stories with "people like me." Representation matters SO MUCH!

bmoore123, to random
@bmoore123@disabled.social avatar

there needs to be a course on shipping electronics to the United States. there are all sorts of rules about batteries. Just selling a used victor stream but my reading of the rules indicate I can not send it by mail.

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@bmoore123 I'll be there next month, I'm happy to take it across the boarder and ship it if they can wait 6 weeks. Ugh I'm sorry

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Tonight's dinner is baby back barbecue ribs, mashed sweet potatoes, salad, and cheddar garlic biscuits! The potatoes are boiling on the stove and I am about to transfer the ribs from the crockpot to a sheet pan so they can spend a few minutes covered with barbecue sauce under the broiler so they get crunchy! It is going to be amazing

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

First day of summer school went well. We are reading a book called "Two Canes on the Tundra." It is about a first Nations boy growing up in Alaska who is blind and his grandfather who is having knee problems so they both need canes although for different reasons and different types, but it is a story about acceptance. we are also doing lessons on pouring liquids, spreading things like peanut butter and jelly. Yes, I am getting paid to read books and eat snacks. Is this living the dream or what!

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

I am going through some old photos and having the AI describe them for me, and I remember taking this one! When Callisto figured out that she could climb on the furniture and it would lead to all sorts of interesting adventures! She is about three months old in this picture

Pawpower, to animals
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

🎶"Some balls are held for charity, and some for fancy dresss, but when they're held for pleasure, they're the balls that I like best. My balls are always bouncing, to the left and to the right. It's my belief that my big balls should be held every night!"🎶 🎾🤣💖 #DogsOfMastodon

purplepadma, to random
@purplepadma@beige.party avatar

24% of people are aware of having met a murderer despite not working in the criminal justice system. I guess I was just curious as to how common it is for people to know that they are talking to someone who has killed someone else because ime you would mostly never guess. One of the happiest people I have met in recent years killed his wife

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@purplepadma Lol, i couldn't help but laugh at your last sentense. I mean when I was married I understood fully why someone would kill their spouse. But there is a really cool thing called divorce, which is where you aren't married any more but also you don't have to live in prison for the rest of your life, either. I highly recommend divorce! 💯🤣💖

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Today I had a really positive experience with Uber. My driver who took me to the coffee shop was nice, but the guy coming home was really great. He was asking me about my job and in the process of talking about assistive technology. We started discussing AI and I was telling him about Be My Eyes. When he dropped me off, he thanked me for educating him and said he wants to go home and sign up to be a Be My Eyes volunteer! I thought that was kind of cool!

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

I believe I am going to return the smart glasses I purchased because many of the fundamental functions such as checking battery status, knowing if the glasses are on or off, etc., are not accessible for a person who is deafblind. Meaning that those particular statuses are spoken only by the glasses… Which I cannot hear. Everything else, such as OCR results and seen descriptions is pushed through the app which is accessible via braille. Also, it takes forever to recognize things. It is so slow!

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Someone told me to check out a product called meta-Rayban, but then I found out that it is somehow related to Facebook? I never have had and never will have Facebook, and I do not want anything to do with it. I don't want to buy something that is going to force me to use their products. I hear that it works really good with the braille display, but I would be interested in any feedback people have to offer about functionality.

MsHearthWitch, to random
@MsHearthWitch@wandering.shop avatar

I washed my hair at 7 this morning, put it in a bun after like 30 min in a towel. Now at 10:30p I'm taking it out of the bun to braid it and it's still a bit damp...

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch Yes! Same!

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch Oh boy! I hope that today's weather is better at least

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

People who have access to writing and reading their whole lives crack me up because they seem kind of nonplussed that I don't write shit down. (1/3)

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

My parents didn't allow me to have braille and they wanted to force me to use my remaining vision (sight in one eye only at 20/1000) so writing shit down wasn't a thing I did, because I probably was going to struggle to read my own writing and also the light/perfect conditions to actually read was like aligning the stars so I learned to remember everything. (2/3)

MsHearthWitch, to Health
@MsHearthWitch@wandering.shop avatar

Been thinking a lot about health lately. Not as some thin white lady doing pilates, or some ripped dude who won't shut up about cross-fit.

But like, what does it ACTUALLY mean, and why is it important? Specifically, what would living in a more healthful way look like for me? Where I find myself is in a place that health is divorced from weight.

I don't care about weightloss. The things that bother me about my size are society's problems - not mine.

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch Have been spending the last 2 years unpacking this shit for myself, I'm going to be unpacking it until I die, I do believe because our society is so toxic/fucked up about weight/health/fitness. There is so much judgement and shame. I too, had to divorce health from weight, or fitness from weight. I don't weigh myself and I don't want to know the number when I go to the dr. What I care about is getting strong enough and to have enough stamina to do what I want.

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch I started exercising daily in june of 2022 and I had to start with only 1 minute because I was so oxygen deprived, and I got so much criticism like "A minute? Like you aren't even doing anything, is this like some performative thing?" And I had to tune them all out. My drs knew what the score was and it took me 8 months to get to 20 minutes, and another 8 months to get to half an hour. But it's paying off. But I still hate exercise just so we're clear lol.

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Yesterday around 7 at night I was just really exhausted after basically 2 days of very intense peopling. I was standing in the middle of my living area trying to remember what I needed to do next and coming up blank when Phoenix came over to me and took my hand. I assumed she was going to show me her empty water bowl or take me to the back door so I could let her out but no, she lead me down the hall and into the bedroom and right to our bed. Hahaha, I guess she knows whats what!

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Since the young chaos monkey is away for the night, it leaves more time for the really important stuff… Like beauty treatments for her Royal Majesty the queen. 🦮🩷👑🧡

Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar
Pawpower, to random
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

Today, in its infinite wisdoms, our United States federal government released new rules for people traveling with or importing/exporting animals into/out of the US from other countries-- including Canada and other rabies free/low risk countries. There are no exceptions for service animals. These rules go into effect on 1 August. I return from Canada on 25 July. Boy did I luck out, holy fuck! Also WTF, Government, you have just made so many peoples' lives about a billion times more complicated

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar
Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch Right? This is such crap! WTF! I feel so bad for people such as yourself who cross the border often. Extra bad for people with service dogs who cross frequently and who need their dogs to function ugh so stressful.

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch There appear to be different forms and criteria depending on if your dog was vaccinated in the US and if it has been in any high risk countries for Rabies. I bet the first couple months after implementation are going to be a complete unmitigated shitshow. Holy fuck did I ever luck out.

Pawpower,
@Pawpower@mastodon.social avatar

@MsHearthWitch Oh hell, I'm so sorry ugh! Where the fuck is this coming from? wow. I totally didn't see this on the horizon.

  • All
  • Subscribed
  • Moderated
  • Favorites
  • megavids
  • InstantRegret
  • mdbf
  • ethstaker
  • magazineikmin
  • GTA5RPClips
  • rosin
  • everett
  • Youngstown
  • khanakhh
  • slotface
  • Durango
  • kavyap
  • DreamBathrooms
  • JUstTest
  • thenastyranch
  • osvaldo12
  • modclub
  • cisconetworking
  • cubers
  • anitta
  • tester
  • ngwrru68w68
  • tacticalgear
  • normalnudes
  • provamag3
  • Leos
  • lostlight
  • All magazines