Families tend to build holiday traditions over time, and our family is no different. But this one is just plain silly! Let me present to you... the bird ball: My grandfather was a fan of garage sales. He died in... 1979? So that's how long this tradition has been running. And at one unfortunate garage … Continue reading Christmas Traditions: The Bird Ball
You might have noticed that my blog has been, shall we say, 'light' on photos lately. This is because the camera that we got for our wedding in 2013 finally died. It's had problems for a long time now, but now it won't even stay on for more than a few seconds. I'd been using … Continue reading Pragmatic Gifts
No post today because at the time I SHOULD be posting, I will instead be in church. My church is less than a block from my house, so that's no big deal. I just walk over, and my husband stays home to watch Tundra. My family always opens our presents on Christmas Eve though, which … Continue reading Merry Christmas, Ya’ll!
Sunday was just a lovely day out, so my husband took down the Halloween lights and put up some for Christmas. We don't have anything fancy, and the white hues don't match, but he had a lot of fun, and it looks cheery! Half of one strand is dead, hence the dead zone. The brilliant … Continue reading Christmas Lights Are Up!
I got the bright idea that, to save money, I should crochet some cute animal figures for family, you know, otters, wolves, that type of thing. Fantastic. I found an amazing pattern. Even better. The problem? I don't know how to crochet. **facepalm** I'm not going to buy fancy supplies until I know I can … Continue reading Amigurumi – My Progression So Far
My husband has a driving wheel with pedals and shifter to play his racing games, but there's always issues on where to mount it, making space, moving it around. He has wanted a collapsible driving chair for years. This year he shared one with me, and it wasn't that expensive. Take a look: So his … Continue reading A Driving Chair for Sim Racing
These are a gift for my sister-in-law, but I'm hoping she's opened her present by now so it won't be a spoiler. I'm not a Harry Potter fan, but she is, and when I found official Harry Potter brand, cotton fat quarters, you'd better believe I snatched them up! And I made masks: Hopefully they … Continue reading Harry Potter Masks!
You may have seen articles about 5G conspiracy theorists buying special cases to protect their routers from 5G... and then being outraged that their routers don't work. (The first article I saw on the topic.) I'll admit it. I'm awful. I laughed. And then I promptly sent an email to my family with the joke... … Continue reading Who Doesn’t Need a Faraday Cage?
Ya'll, I got THE most ridiculous hat for Christmas, and I'm loving it. Last year, I lost my winter hat at some point while working in the field. My brother had gifted it to me, and I loved it, so I was bummed. I tried buying another hat from the same company, but their hat … Continue reading This Hat Though
This is not a surprise to me, considering I checked with my husband and ordered it, but I received a drawing tablet for Christmas! THIS ONE to be exact. XP-Pen is a brand that isn't as popular, but I read quite a few reviews and watched artists on YouTube use it, so I felt fairly confident … Continue reading XP-Pen Tablet