No photos, ya'll, so you'll just have to believe me. I had a friend planning to come and visit us at our house for the first time ever on Saturday. Super exciting, and I was stoked. And then I looked around the house. It was... cluttered is a polite term for it. Every surface was … Continue reading In Which We Cleaned for Three Days
All I can say is that the Black Friday deals were killing me. I wanted SO MUCH stuff but I kept it down for the most part to Things I Actually Need. For the most part. There's two HUGE exceptions to that, but they're for a later post. Anyway, Nurture Soap had a sale on … Continue reading Soap Making Shinies!
One of my friends has earned her PhD in Computer Science, and I'm super excited for her! She's married and has two wee children, and her husband watched them and worked from home while she worked on her Masters and then her PhD. It was a TON of work, and she struggled at times, but … Continue reading Congratulations to My Friend
I have friends coming in from out of state shortly, and I'm super excited! I haven't seen them in two or three years, and we rarely talk online. This is mostly my fault because I go to bed so early. They're free later in the evening, so I miss them most nights. One of them … Continue reading Exciting~! House on the Rock Here We Come
I was helping out at an event this week, and I met someone new and interesting. It turns out she's a history buff, loves sewing her own period clothes, loves calligraphy and learning how they did it back in the day, and spins as a hobby. "Oh, so you're in the SCA," I said. "What's … Continue reading How Did You Not Know About: The SCA
Right? I know! It never happens! But my husband's best friend came out Friday night, a two hour drive for him, and he hung out with us all weekend! I made thick crust pizza from Gluten Free on a Shoestring from her Bakes Bread book. It sat in the car for a bit on the way … Continue reading Gasp! We Had a GUEST Over!
You know how when you're a kid, meeting up with your friends is easy and requires very little planning? Yeah, not that way as an adult, especially when we only make it into town where they live once every few months. We have to drive two hours to see anyone, and I try to reach … Continue reading Scheduling As An Adult Is Full of Angst
So I'm going to put out an unpopular opinion here. One of the biggest parts of maintaining relationships throughout my mood swings is taking responsibility for all the stupid things I do and say when manic and occasionally when depressed. Because, let's face it. I may not have been thinking clearly, and I may have … Continue reading Taking Responsibility for My Actions Despite Mental Illness