My brother gifted me these 60 Ohuhu Markers (company site) for Christmas, and of course the first thing I did one Christmas Day was swatch them. I took a cut up mailing label, swatched on it, and then stuck it to the markers with a bit of extra tape for the edges so they don't … Continue reading Swatching My Christmas Present!
I looked and realized that my last post was my FOUR HUNDREDTH POST! Huzzah! *confetti* I have been posting three times a week, every week, for two and half years, like clockwork. I don't necessarily have the most exciting posts, and I don't have many readers, but I'm pretty proud of myself. I'm always happy … Continue reading FOUR HUNDRED Posts! *confetti*
My husband came home the day before Christmas Eve, and he found a mysterious box on our front porch. It was open, with a plastic shopping bag inside, and when I looked in there were these: Yes, these are exactly what they look like. Wooden clogs. I'm guessing for Christmas, since some traditions still use … Continue reading You Left WHAT At My Door?
Did some meal prep and thought you'd like to take a look. I used a variant of this recipe from Pioneer Woman but excluded the sweet peppers. I ended up with eight containers full after we had eaten some: And they juuuuust fit in the freezer. This is right before I put the last two … Continue reading Food Prep!
No blog post today due to the holiday. Hope you're having a wonderful time! And if you're sitting bored somewhere, I have 393 posts on my blog you can read. *wink*
That Glorious Day has arrived! My seeds are here: There were two freebies - one was Dark Purple Opal Basil, which I had ordered as part of my order. The other was Cilantro, and I mailed that to a friend because I loathe Cilantro. Several of the items I wanted to order were out of … Continue reading Seeds Have Arrived!
One of my alpha readers texted to tell me that she loved my novel and couldn't put it down. I about died of relief. You spend a year or more writing a novel alone with no feedback. It's hard to be subjective about your work because what you dreamed it could be is SO MUCH … Continue reading Just A Squee of Glee!
I have student loans that I've had on an Income Driven Repayment Plan. When I found out my job was ending in September, I applied for them to be recalculated and included my severance letter. A month passed, and I was starting to be suspicious. I called. The paperwork had hung because my husband's proof … Continue reading Infuriating Paperwork
A close friend walked for her PhD yesterday! This is especially impressive because she works full time, has two kids under the age of five, and has ADD (ADHD?). I am SO happy for her! She worked hard and this has taken years of consistent, hard work to succeed. I was one of the ones … Continue reading Now We Can Call Her ‘Doctor’
Every year we have a cookie walk with our church to raise money for utilities and such for the winter. Every year I bake cookies for it. This year, I wanted to do sugar cookies but didn't want to have to roll them out... so I tried a cookie stamp. Here's the stamp: You oil … Continue reading Howling Wolf Cookie Fail