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
Susan Copperfield is an author I follow on Facebook, and I entered a giveaway in her group for a mystery box... oh, sometime in the beginning of June, I think? Well... I won! And here's what was in it. *smile* A close up of the Bookmarks: The pens which include a variety of them under … Continue reading Mystery Box from Susan Copperfield!