Tenth practice from the Finding Your Voice class I bought from Holly Lisle. This is not an affiliate link, although if you decide you want to buy a class from her, you can contact me, and I’ll set one up so we both benefit. *smile* Boarding school looms before me, and with it the dread of returning … Continue reading Finding Your Voice: Practice 10
Our apples look pretty awful. I thought they were ruined, but looked them up online and found that it was likely Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck which are apparently the same fungus. Found some information here. They're safe to eat, but they look terrible! So I peeled one. And sliced it. And had lovely little apple … Continue reading Our Apples – Sooty Blotch and Flyspeck
We just had our 5 Year Wedding Anniversary, which to some folks may not seem a lot, but we were excited. We've been together for 9 years plus some change, and we've had our house and dog 5 and 1/2 years. Our first year in this house was pretty eventful: bought a house, found a … Continue reading 5 Year Wedding Anniversary
Or 'Buying Shoes Sucks'. We buy shoes very rarely, pretty much only when the old pair is nearly destroyed (or in my husband's case entirely destroyed). This weekend we had to concede defeat and get both normal shoes and motorcycle boots for my husband as both had bit the dust. For most people this is … Continue reading My Husband Has Flat Feet
My husband got a drone from his parents for his birthday! This one in fact, and here's a review of it. No, that's not an affiliate link. He loves it. He's been flying it all around the house and in our house and in the basement and everywhere. First thing though - the camera is … Continue reading A Drone for His Birthday
My husband has just turned 32! He's been in my life for 9 years... 9 years already! And we've been married for almost 5 - just a few days until our anniversary. We've both changed a ton in this time period. I went from being a hot mess to being stable on my medications and … Continue reading Happy Birthday to My Husband
We drove to the apple orchards for our yearly visit! We intend to go again with one of my husband's friends, but I simply COULD NOT WAIT any longer. I brought my camera but the batteries were no good, so no photos of the trip itself, just what we picked up. We drove through some … Continue reading Our Yearly Visit to the Apple Orchards
Going through my pictures, I discovered this one that my husband took of me, and I thought it was SUPER cute: I like it because we're both in it, but his face is covered enough that he'll let me post it to my blog. And the rocks reflected on the window are pretty. You can … Continue reading Random: A Cute Picture from California
On the way to seeing the redwoods, we took Hwy 4 for part of it, and I'm just going to say, straight up, that it was THE most terrifying road I've ever been on. Hwy 4 is not a highway. This is a lie. It's a road that narrows progressively as it climbs the mountains … Continue reading Hwy 4 Is So Not a Highway
My husband drove us several hours to see what was the high point of the trip for me: REDWOODS. I have wanted to see Redwood Trees my ENTIRE LIFE. And the road to get there was CRAZY scary, but we got there safely, and we saw them, and I am SO HAPPY. That was Highway … Continue reading We Saw REDWOODS!
While we were in California, we got a really good deal on a Condo from the bride's connections. 10 of us, all family, stayed there, and I took photos because Oh. My. God. I've never stayed anywhere so nice! It was ridiculous... I was SO afraid of breaking things! Because, face it. I'm low income, … Continue reading The Condo We Stayed in was Ridiculous!
I said we went to a wedding, but I didn't mention it was to a California wedding. I don't like saying when I will be out of the house for a few days because that's just inviting theft. But we did! We flew to California, and we had a great wedding. This was the backdrop: … Continue reading We Went to a California Wedding
We're going to a wedding, and I'm going to be wiped. I usually do my posts on Sunday, and I just don't want to bank on being able to do that this time. So, no posts this coming week. See you again in a two weeks! *smile*
I may have mentioned in my last post that my husband drove in a terrible rainstorm to get Noah. It was one of several spread out over several days, and we've had extensive flooding where we are. Our house specifically is six or more feet above flood level - we're not likely to even get … Continue reading Did I Mention It’s Been Raining?
Sunday morning, we got a call from my parents - would my husband be available to drive with my dad and their dog Mariah down to Chicago to pick up a new dog from a rescue? Of course he said yes. So I puttered around the house while the drove down and went to bed … Continue reading My Parents’ New Dog or My Husband’s Biblical Adventure
I received a Bond Sweater Machine as a gift and have been carefully completing the first project with help from videos on YouTube and the instruction manual. It's literally just a square of fabric, but since I've never really knit or crocheted before, there were a lot of errors. (As a side note, is there … Continue reading First Project Bond Sweater Machine
A local rescue had a Puppy Pool Paddle on Saturday, and we went! What's a Puppy Pool Paddle? In short, they rent the local pool and invite dog owners to bring their fluffers, and then they let the dogs loose to play! Here's our boy, Tundra: He was SUPER well behaved and played so hard … Continue reading Puppy Pool Paddle!
Crossing my fingers for all of my Madison friends and family. If you haven't heard, they've flooded, and it will likely rain heavily tonight and tomorrow. As of right now, my in-laws are still dry... but folks not even a half block down aren't. So this has caused no small amount of fretting and worrying … Continue reading Madison Flooded & Bunny News
We had a fun Friday! My cousin got married, and while we weren't invited to the wedding (very small), we were invited to the reception immediately after. I left work early so we could get there in time. And all of our relatives were there! This was the first time we've all been together since … Continue reading Let’s Celebrate!
Wednesday night, after I had gone to bed, our neighbor knocked on our door to let us know our bunny was loose. We don't own a bunny. But, lo! There was a giant white rabbit loose in our neighborhood. So, since I have a proven track record of catching bunnies of all sorts, my husband … Continue reading We Caught a Bunny!
My mother-in-law went into surgery on last Tuesday for a Basilar Aneurysm that was about 7mm long. She was supposed to go in in the morning, but didn't start until 1pm, and didn't finish until around around 6pm. It went well. She stayed in the hospital overnight and went home the next day. Success! I … Continue reading Surgery Success!
Octopath is a TON of fun, and I'm so glad my husband was able to get a copy! I spent *cough*seven*cough* hours this weekend playing it, and he was wonderful about explaining strategies and timing so I was doing fairly well. I have especially been playing with Primrose's Bewildering Grace attack, and it's been great … Continue reading Bewildering Grace – Octopath Traveler
My mother-in-law's surgery will be this coming Tuesday (tomorrow for you - I write my posts on Sunday), and this is a little nerve wracking. It was a rough July. We found on my MIL has an aneurysm. My grandfather had a fall and a small stroke. My aunt, who was in remission after battling … Continue reading Mother-In-Law’s Surgery Is Tuesday
So my husband was hugely persistent, and we drove quite a distance, but he got a copy of Octopath Traveler two weeks ago! We've done nothing but play it. It's an awesome game. I can't recommend it enough. We take turns playing or watching the other play, and it's so much fun! But what really … Continue reading Octopath Traveler
I was recently gifted not one but TWO sweater machines! One was my grandmother's, the other is my aunt's, and I'm very excited. I have always wanted to knit, but my hands just don't like it. With the EDS, that's not a surprise, but it has been very disappointed. I've had a much easier time … Continue reading Sweater Machines!
My mother, my father-in-law, my husband's grandfather, and I all have our birthdays in a two day period. It's kind of crazy! I was my mother's birthday present. My father-in-law was his father's birthday present. So we've celebrated this week! *Smile*
We were gifted a pair of HoneyGold apple trees for mother's day last year, which I found highly amusing because I have no kids, but my mother insisted that we have a dog so it counts. This spring they were lovely and flowered, which I can't find a picture of to save my life. But … Continue reading How Do You Tell If Your Apples Are Ready?
We got to go to house on the rock! There are no photos here because they don't allow them, and I don't want to share photos of my friends without their permission. But my friend from Montreal came with her husband and two kids, and my friend from Madison came with her younger kid. My … Continue reading House on the Rock and Swollen Feet
I did manage to get some photos of Tundra playing in the water from my brother, so here they are for your entertainment. And of course I don't include photos of anyone else without permission, so you don't get to see my husband. But doesn't Tundra look silly? He was having so much fun sloshing … Continue reading Tundra’s Water Pictures!
I haven't picked tomatoes all week, and this is the result! Take a second look: They're all grape tomatoes, because I hate cherry tomatoes and I have better luck with the small ones. Anyway, I harvested two pounds of delicious tomatoes! What will I do with them? Currently I'm planning to bribe my father-in-law in … Continue reading The Tomatoes Have Begun!
Our malamute, Tundra, ADORES playing with water. He splishes and splashes in the rain, and we have a kiddie pool we fill just for him. And when I water, he chases me around trying to eat the water coming out of the house. Loves it. We spent yesterday afternoon at my parents, down around the … Continue reading Tundra Loves Water
We had Tundra kenneled during our trip last week, and he always gets stressed, even though he loves the vet and the ladies. We guess it's because there's no one there at night. He paces and jumps on the fencing and tears up his feet, and he usually has some soft stool afterwards. It lasts … Continue reading Tundra’s Sick or How His Farts Drove Me Out of Bed at Midnight
If you're a Neil Gaiman fan, you probably heard about his event at the House on the Rock on Halloween in 2010. They were celebrating the tenth anniversary of his novel 'American Gods', I believe. (No, not an affiliate link. I'll tell you if it's an affiliate link.) Here's the thing. My friends are HUGE … Continue reading Neil Gaiman and How My Best Friend Rode the Carousal at House on the Rock
So, I had to travel for a work training in the Wisconsin Dells recently, and of course this endlessly stressed me out. I was told my husband couldn't stay in the hotel room, but his parents lived close enough that he intended to drop me off and drive to their house. I haven't really traveled … Continue reading Work Training – Wisconsin Dells!
I have friends coming in from out of state shortly, and I'm super excited! I haven't seen them in two or three years, and we rarely talk online. This is mostly my fault because I go to bed so early. They're free later in the evening, so I miss them most nights. One of them … Continue reading Exciting~! House on the Rock Here We Come
My garden has... gotten out of hand. For some reason, a strange type of grass has seeded in EVERYTHING, and I just couldn't keep ahead of it. Then a heat wave hit, and I was miserably sure the garden was a lost cause. I just couldn't stand the heat to try and deal with it. … Continue reading Clever~! Or How To Garden In Style
My Mother-In-Law went in to get a lump checked (it was fine), and the scan they used showed that she had an aneurysm on her Basilar Artery. It's Saccular and about 1 cm in size. It has NOT burst yet. So this week will be a lot of waiting. Waiting for her to meet with … Continue reading My MIL Found an Aneurysm
So, when we have to kennel Tundra (which is rarely - he goes to work with my husband and pretty much everywhere with us), we give him a bone with peanut butter smeared on the inside. Which may require double dipping. So we have our own peanut butter. To tell them apart, my husband draws … Continue reading Dog Sillies
I have computer back! Which is awesome because now I can do blog posts again. Two weeks of withdrawal and begging to use other people's computers or trying to surf the web on my Kindle was pretty awful. First world problems, absolutely. I did take photos while I was waiting, so here's a silly. My … Continue reading Woot! Computer Back and Amazon Sillies
Just a silly for your amusement, but I bought sloth post it notes. They are SO CUTE. Look at that face. How could you not love it? But that's a weird angle to be looking at it from. It's like I'm behind it. Or perhaps it's on a mirror? Yes, we're a silly couple. This … Continue reading Sloth Sillies
My husband and I were talking recently about what the happiest periods in our lives were, and I strongly believe mine is Right Now. And then I thought about it a little more. Our parents are all alive. Our siblings are alive. We visit them often. In fact, every Friday or so we visit my … Continue reading Those Happy Golden Years