Creatives will probably know what I mean (and most folks have one for bills), but I had enough energy this last week that I tackled THE Pile of Artwork (and hand written fiction) from my younger years. There was much groaning as I went through it because, wow, awful Fanfiction and Fanart galore! I started … Continue reading House Cleaning Is Like Tetris
I'm not much of a soap fan - I don't find the process very interesting, and there's a limited set of smells I like - cloves and mint being the big ones. I do like Zum soaps, especially their ends assorted boxes. Their soaps are pretty and smell strongly (a good thing!). My husband likes … Continue reading Interesting Things Just for You: Royalty Soaps
So this is kind of vague since I don't talk much about work, but I had to take an exam (on Halloween!) to renew my certification. I was SUPER nervous about it and have been studying nearly every day. I really needed to get it on the first try since it expired at the end … Continue reading Passed! But I’m Not Telling You What I Passed
Happy belated Halloween! We didn't think to buy any costume parts in advance since I hadn't felt like dressing up. But then, day of, I DEFINITELY felt like dressing up. So here's what I could piece together using construction paper and basic make up supplies - most of it eyeliner. We had ~150 kids/parents this … Continue reading Construction Paper and Eyeliner
Silly five minute post. My husband asked me to design a cute game character for him, and this is what I came up with. I sketched it out in advance, and then he had me use a pixel art program to draw it. I went with blue and green because blue his his favorite color, … Continue reading I Designed a Cute!
I was sick last Thursday, and I upchucked on myself. So I threw my shirt in the wash and then laid in the bathroom next to the toilet. Which was bad enough. But then the washer went to the spin cycle, and water came gushing up out of our drain and filling the shower and … Continue reading Because Everyone Love Moar Plumbing Disasters
Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is everywhere! I've run across two Youtubers who have EDS, which is always interesting, because all of our experiences with this disorder are different. The first is Jessica Kellgren-Fozard, who has quite a few complications in addition to having to deal with the British healthcare and disability system. (Did you know, that … Continue reading YouTube EDSers!
So, this was replaced a few days ago, but I hadn't gotten down into our muddy basement to take a photo of it yet. We have a... **drumroll**... NEW WATER HEATER! I love it, and I took a 45 minute shower before the water started to cool to something less than the surface of the … Continue reading Hot Water at Last
I've been laying out what I want for a cover to my current novel, and I finally sat down last week and tried to paint it for the first time. I expected to have to retry multiple times. It turned out wonderfully the first time. This is watercolor and colored pencil: I had to color … Continue reading First Peek at My Cover Illustration
I hadn't been posting a lot about my garden because I've just been exhausted balancing life and work and kind of let it go. The tomatoes went crazy with a bumper crop, but our flooding covered them so I didn't feel it was wise to eat them. Septics overflowed, water filled the sewers... the works. … Continue reading Last of the Garden