My kindle was out of juice, so I didn't have my reference photos and ended up snagging a photo off the shelves to paint. I turned out all right, but something went horribly wrong with mom's face, as evidenced by my husband saying 'is that supposed to be your mom?'. *facepalm* Plus the gouache is … Continue reading First Attempt at Gouache
My uncle died January 17th, and we didn't find out until February 6th. It was a shock. We're all shocked and it doesn't seem quite real. He had a foot surgery, and I had called him on the 13th, leaving some silly, flippant, sing-song message teasing him for not answering his phone and ended it … Continue reading In Which I Ask for a Favor
So you want to learn Tibetan. Whatever your reasons, and I do have reasons for me to learn, the first step is to look at the language learning sites. (My reason is someone else's story, but suffice to say I want to be welcoming and learn my manners. Nothing elaborate.) Duolingo will work, right? Nope. … Continue reading Why You Make This So Difficult, Internets?
I've been vague about why I've had an MRI and such, but I have contacted family, and here's the low down. Disclaimer: There is NO NEED to panic. NONE. No one is going to die, and it's not a crisis. I have two extra salivary glands on the outside of my jaw. In early 2020, … Continue reading It’s Probably NOT Cancer
I had a TON of fun looking at end of the world bunkers with my brother and rating them based on practicality, design, whether the close spaces would incite violence, you know, the usual criteria. So far, my favorite is from Atlas Survival Shelters: The Pennsylvania. The image below is, of course, theirs and copyrighted … Continue reading End of the World Bunkers-R-Us
I got my MRI results literally the day after I had it. Talk about quick response time! Note that this was taken with and without contrast. They were fun to read through. I thought they would JUST check our location of concern, but they looked at everything. I was impressed with the level of detail, … Continue reading Magic 8 Ball Says: Results Are Promising
Ok, ya'll, this is a stretch. I'm not one to ask for help, but we need help. My parents paid a roofer to put on a metal roof, and it was not completed. My parents can't afford to hire another roofer, but it's half done, NOT waterproof, and it's now a crisis. PLEASE, WE NEED … Continue reading GoFundMe: The Hanson’s Roof Isn’t Finished and Winter Is Coming
My parents recently adopted a malamute named Nova Scotia, and she's super sweet. She's three, so she's very high energy and tends to bowl over the other dogs. I have to separate them sometimes because she plays rough and has puppy manners. For example, earlier this week she sat on Tundra's head and chewed on … Continue reading A Gift to Scotia’s People
I'm not the world's best chef, and that's pretty well known. In High School my friends teased me mercilessly for burning a pot of water and for putting a fork through my middle finger when preparing a meal. But I try. I'm not afraid to try. The results are hit or miss, but I try. … Continue reading In Which I Am NOT the World’s Best Cook
Today is Wednesday, and I'm meal prepping for Thanksgiving. I know a lot of people aren't able to celebrate, but we have an odd situation in our households... Odd as in we work upstairs in the office in their house. We go over to their house almost daily to work, see my mom and dad … Continue reading An Early Happy Thanksgiving~!