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~!
There's no photos this time because I didn't remember to bring my camera. My dad and I drove up to our family cemetery in Sparta, Wisconsin. We're related to about 75% of the people buried there, and it's where I hope to be buried some day. (After being cremated, because rotting grosses me out.) Every … Continue reading Family Cemetery Visit
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
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
Mary has been a very sick dog with what we thought was a herniated disc, and we were struggling to get her to eat. Early last week she stopped eating, and she started not drinking. We got a syringe (NOT one for injections, one for feeding baby birds) and fed her water through it, rubbing … Continue reading Mary Didn’t Make It
Still working on masks! I'm using the pattern from the Deaconess website, found here. These ones are blue on the outside and light blue on the inside, and they're for my husband. Next are a set for my mom. They're pale blue with polka dots on the outside and flowers on the inside: Some for … Continue reading I’m Running Out of Elastic!