I attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison, which was a wonderful and desperate experience. I was so sick during this time period that it was a struggle. But, one semester, I don't remember what year, probably 2005 or 2006, I took an art class. My professor came down on me hard for making everything … Continue reading When Something You Create Becomes Precious
I used to go to my grandparents' cabin, did this for two or three summers, and they had this painting on the wall that I would sit and stare at. I wanted this painting, but of course it was my grandparents. My grandfather passed a few months ago, and when I went to the interment, … Continue reading That Painting I’ve Always Wanted
We went up to Minneapolis this last week to inter my Grandpa and Grandma Hanson. Because Grandpa was military, he was allowed a plot at Fort Snelling. It was immediate family only and really short - only 15 minutes before they had to move to the next funeral. The woman who got us all set … Continue reading Fort Snelling: Grandpa and Grandma Hanson
I've mentioned that my Grandpa was in hospice, and that we went up suddenly to see him and drop off my mother to help with care. We left Sunday, and on Thursday, Valentine's Day, the hospice nurse told my mother 72 hours or less. Late Thursday night, my dad called my husband while I was … Continue reading Goodbye to My Grandpa
I received several AWESOME gifts for Christmas, including a grow light. There wasn't anyplace on the first floor where we could set it up, so I decided to put it in the basement. So my husband and I cleaned the basement, and I took some time to open boxes I hadn't open in years. And … Continue reading Memories of My Grammy
I was recently gifted not one but TWO sweater machines! One was my grandmother's, the other is my aunt's, and I'm very excited. I have always wanted to knit, but my hands just don't like it. With the EDS, that's not a surprise, but it has been very disappointed. I've had a much easier time … Continue reading Sweater Machines!