I've expanding from watching Royalty Soaps a little bit. I saw GypsyFae Creations post in Royalty Soaps comments on YouTube and have watched quite a few of her videos. She's more restful than Royalty Soaps - I love Katie Carson, but she's very upbeat, and some days that's not what I'm looking for. On GypseFae's … Continue reading GypsyFae Creations
Every year I post about my birthday, and it never gets old. My mom and father-in-law share a birthday, and two days later I share a birthday with my father-in-law's dad. We were birthday presents for each of our parents! I celebrated early with my father-in-law because we were only going to be in town … Continue reading Celebrating Our Joint Birthdays
My mom made it through her surgery and is home! She has a foot long incision down her hip that's glued shut with tape over it, but she said her pain went from an 8 to a 2 just from the relief of having the new joint. Huzzah! I was ridiculously worried about her to … Continue reading Home Safe!
When I hear an animal or bird has gone extinct I'm sad, but in a distant way. Have I ever seen or heard of this species? Am I sad just on principal? I've never cried over it. More often I'm angry about it. Until I found this bird species' last song. This is the Kauai … Continue reading Kauai O’o: Extinction
My mom began having hip pain and difficulties walking about three months ago, and it progressed so that she could barely stand even with a walker. She was in a LOT of pain. She had me check, and when I pressed where she said it hurt it went 'crunch'. Nothing in your hip should go … Continue reading EDS – Even I Can Tell Something’s Wrong Here
Hey, so I'm in a downswing, my mom has a necessary major surgery coming up Tuesday, the world is stressful, there's a pandemic, and my 'can deal' gusto wimped out today. See you later this week, hopefully with good news about the surgery.
I decided I wanted to give my father-in-law soap for his birthday. Is this a spoiler? He doesn't read my blog, so it's probably okay. Anywho, time to drag out the supplies! I had some new colors and scents arrive earlier this week that I had been waiting for, so it was time to play … Continue reading Mint and Sage Soap!
Yesterday was hot. I mean, really, REALLY hot for this area. It was humid and sticky and got up to the mid-nineties, which may not be a big deal to you, but this is Wisconsin. Our shtick is snow. If you know me personally, you know I spent my elementary years living in Texas, and … Continue reading No One Says You Can’t Use a Sprinkler
We normally visit our family cemetery earlier in the year, but with some health problems in the immediate family we didn't get a chance until this last week. I went with my dad, and we put in Shepard's hooks and hung baskets of fake flowers we had arranged from them. We did spray the flowers … Continue reading Visiting the Family Cemetery
My aunt passed after a three year battle with cancer. She had lung cancer, we thought it was beat, it returned and spread. They got to a point where further treatment was futile and a struggle for her, and she stopped treatment. We visited her a few times before Christmas, but then Covid came, and … Continue reading Goodbye to My Aunt