Thank you to all of the AMAZING people who donated to our GoFundMe to help my parents' finish fixing their roof. The original roofer fell through, and my parents were out a lot of money with no roof to show for it. It was an old tin roof, and we have photos of the house … Continue reading My Parents’ Roof Is Done!
I'm ramping up to publishing, and I plan to use the program Vellum for formatting my novel. It's one of the best in the field, and it allows you to preview your novel on different kinds of e-readers and devices. It provide a professional level product, which is the goal. Doing my own formatting is … Continue reading Wailing and Gnashing of Teeth
It's THAT time of year, and we had our taxes prepared at our usual preparer's office, with the same person we've been seeing for... 10?... years. We always enjoy seeing her, and she likes us because we always have all the paperwork we need AND we pay quarterly so it's not a big bill. Our … Continue reading Tax Time!
Ya'll, I got THE most ridiculous hat for Christmas, and I'm loving it. Last year, I lost my winter hat at some point while working in the field. My brother had gifted it to me, and I loved it, so I was bummed. I tried buying another hat from the same company, but their hat … Continue reading This Hat Though
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
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
We (and by 'we' I mean my parents) have a new malamute named Mary. She came from a puppy mill breeder as breeding dog and has already had tumors on her mammary glands. So those were removed, she lost her girly bits so no more puppies, and she moved in with us. She's scared of … Continue reading Our DOG Has a Herniated Disc
I want to start the week out with another Interesting Thing Just For You from YouTube! (And today I realized I'd been abbreviating it wrong: it should be ITJFY. However, I've been titling that way for a while, the tags all match it, and it's kind of cute, so I don't see a reason to … Continue reading ITJFU: Marriage & Motherhood YouTuber
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
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!