We have a car repair shop near us that we really, really like. I've gone to shops where they ignored me and talked to my then boyfriend - like, this is MY car, and I heard the noise, talk to ME. This shop isn't like that. My husband dislikes phone calls, so I call in … Continue reading Supporting Local Businesses
When I got up today, my husband was puttering around the garage, and the lawn was freshly mowed. I yelled hi at him and did my usual chores. My dad stopped by and we ran an errand. He was still in the garage. I yelled that I was leaving and he yelled back okay. I … Continue reading My Husband Is AMAZING
I ordered 150 retaining wall bricks from the closest Menards to finally shore up our grow bags. They're starting to fall to pieces this season, and I wanted to support them with retaining wall bricks so the walls would be sturdy enough to sit on. My husband was a saint and placed them all for … Continue reading Guess Who Bought 150 Retaining Wall Bricks?
It's an understatement to say we've all been a little stressed lately. I had been camping this site, watching the numbers climb, and generally freaking out. (As a side note, the website was created by a 17 year old programmer who taught himself to program. Way to go!) Today's numbers: It was obsessive, and I was … Continue reading Shelter at Home VS. Elder Dragons
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!
We've had a lot of down time lately, so I cooked another batch of Bean and Bacon soup. The post where I cooked it last time with the recipe is here. I soaked three pounds of pinto beans: I knew how much space they would take up this time, so I didn't have escapees. This … Continue reading Meal Prep: Moar Bean and Bacon Soup
This is a blog, and there are no restrictions on who can see it, so it's obviously a public space. My life with my husband and puppy is not visible on the Internet unless I post about it, so it's a private space. The problem is when I post publicly what's going on in my … Continue reading Navigating Public vs Private Spaces – How Does That Work?
Did you know that Sunflower seeds come in 50 pound bags? I didn't, until today. I'd been buying 25-30 pound bags, and when it was snowy and hard to find food, I'd take pity on the little feathered beasties and fill the feeder, put up a suet block, and cover all the rails with seed. … Continue reading Spoiled Little Birdies
We woke up this morning to this: There's a sort of hush when snow is coming down and deep like this. It's lovely, but as the day goes on you hear snow blowers starting, people shoveling, the snow plow. My husband does most of the shoveling, though I try to help. I herniated a disc … Continue reading We FINALLY Own a Snow Blower
My parents and my husband traveled to Iowa this weekend to adopt a rescue from IAMRA (Illinois Alaskan Malamute Rescue Association). She was surrendered by an Amish breeder and has had a hard life so far. She is SO very shy when she's inside the house. Here, you can see my husband coaxing her out … Continue reading Welcome to Wisconsin, Mary!