holiday · Random Life

Can I make the holidays MORE complicated? Why YES, YES I can!!

My grandmother always said you have two choices in life–you can laugh or you can cry, and it’s always more fun to laugh! This week, I may be laughing until I start sobbing. But first, here’s a brief survey of recent activity. This is what happens when a 16-year-old microwave decides to give up the… Continue reading Can I make the holidays MORE complicated? Why YES, YES I can!!

Random Life · sewing

Still here, still busy…

Just hopping in as proof I’m still kicking. Here’s proof–more French seams, and a hem to be hand-stitched. Oh, and a plumbing job from a week or so ago. I’m rather proud of myself–replaced the sink stopper and ball rod all by my lonesome.   Hope everyone is enjoying autumn, although until yesterday it has… Continue reading Still here, still busy…

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A Hollywood studio would say my family is too unbelievable for film

That’s what my sister told me once. It’s true. Honestly, no one would ever think to make up the kind of “adventures” my family has. Possibly because we have a wide and varying range of craziness in the gene pool. On the plus side, it is usually not boring around the extended family. On the… Continue reading A Hollywood studio would say my family is too unbelievable for film

clothing · crochet

So I’m in the 80% that are wrong

First off, before I get too wordy, proof that I have been crocheting: Legs is wearing his latest version of The Best Guy Hat Ever, courtesy of Interweave Crochet. Fortunately this is a dead easy, rather fun pattern, so I didn’t mind having to do version 2. He inherited my family’s extra-large head size, and… Continue reading So I’m in the 80% that are wrong

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I love my family, I love my family, I love my family…

Just reminding myself that I really do love my family. This week’s culprit–my sister, who lives about a 14-hour drive away from me and is married with three grown (okay, college age) children. She called me Sunday evening, about 9:30 p.m. Sis (joking tone): Hey, are those beds ready yet? Me (confused tone): What beds? Sis… Continue reading I love my family, I love my family, I love my family…