Apparently I did more than unplug over the holidays. I also seem to have tripped right into a creative desert. For the first time in probably over a year, my creative brain is quiet. After the non-stop, constant, never ending project list of last year, I'm not complaining. I was in need of a break… Continue reading Feast Or Famine
It seems like there is always snow on my birthday. I'm sure that isn't the reality, but I remember so many times over the years when I've had to change or cancel plans because the weather was too bad to get out. This year decided to follow tradition and gift us with snow. We didn't… Continue reading Snow Day And The Last Of The 40s
I sort of gave myself the gift of being unplugged for the holidays. Everyone was going to be home. Hubby takes vacation every year to closely match the kids' winter break from school giving us all almost 2 weeks of just family time. Of course we do the holidays, but the rest of the time… Continue reading Belated Happy New Year!
I knew last week was going to be emotional. I expected to be weepy at every Christmas program. I did just fine on the first one because BG kept me laughing with her antics with her dance friends. The second one was just full of fun, so it wasn't one that choked me up. After… Continue reading Emotional Week
This whole week has been weird. And wild. And stressful. And emotional. And it isn't over yet. I knew it might be emotional because it is Christmas program week. I have one down that I managed to make it through without crying. Mostly because BG and her friend in that class were goofy and laughing… Continue reading Wild, Stressful, Emotional Week
I've mentioned before that this is going to be a year of lasts for me. When I say year, I'm mostly referring to school year and not calendar year, because it is BG's senior year. That is bringing with it SO many lasts and they are making me a bit of an emotional mess. While… Continue reading The First Flood Of Lasts
I really though that completing the last 3 holiday projects would give me time to breathe and relax before I started tackling other things. I thought wrong. While I was working on the snowmen stocking holders, I had an idea that splintered off from those designs to something else. I figured that since I already… Continue reading The Ever Growing Project List
It looks a little different than normal around here. We aren't carving pumpkins or handing out candy this year. Instead, we are going to do our first big Family Night since MCG moved in. I'll be doing our traditional finger food/junk food buffet while we play games or watch movies (still on the fence as… Continue reading Happy Halloween!
I've been both lazy and productive lately. After finishing my room, I started checking a few other things off my bigger to do list while taking some break days in between. Finally, after months of it sitting unfinished and ugly, my garage door is completely painted. It no longer looks like we are under constant… Continue reading Craft Supply Pack Rat
Since we decided to no longer do the garage for Halloween and last year was a huge no go because of Covid, all of my decorations sat unused last year. What I had been using in the garage doesn't translate all that well to general decorating and all the other pieces I used to put… Continue reading Reusing A Little Fun
I've been quiet on here lately. Mostly because I really haven't had much to say, but also because my brain is in a weird place. I'm having a lot of really good moments I want to squee about and not so good ones I want to whine about. When I think about coming here and… Continue reading Going With The Flow
I have, yet again, moved my work area to a new location. After putting in the last transition piece for the flooring, I am no longer really able to keep working in the basement when it comes to building. That means moving all the rest of my tools out of the area. This is both… Continue reading Switching It Up
The office swap and repaint is done. I'm exhausted. I started the whole thing on Saturday and just finished putting the last things away last night. That is a whole lot of painting and moving of furniture and shampooing of carpets in that time. I'm going to take a small break today and be lazy… Continue reading Brief Project Break
Today is one of those life milestones that you can't decide to be happy about or cry about, but always feels like a mess of both. It is BG's first day of her senior year. Her last first day of school. It is even harder because she is my baby. The last one to do… Continue reading Last First Day
I took a couple of days to shift my focus in my new space to doing a little decorating. From the time this project started, I had been tossing around different ideas and plans for what I wanted on the walls that weren't going to have cabinets on them. I'd been itching to get those… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Getting To Play A Bit
I was wary of putting any piece of finishing off my room on hold, knowing it might be hard to get back the motivation and drive to finish, but I thought I'd still be able to pull it off. It is proving WAY harder than I anticipated. It probably doesn't help that I have so… Continue reading I Knew, But…
The last several days have been hectic. There have been so many different things I've been dealing with or trying to get done, it has been a kind of musical chairs of tasks and trying to shift everything in a way to actually get any of it done. My room is completely finished except for… Continue reading Checking Off That To Do List
I'm pretty sure after the last several months that my super power is being able to get into unique, problematic, complicated, and convoluted situations when things really should be simple and straight forward. I'd much rather have my husband's superpower of being able to fall asleep at the drop of a hat. My lovely stove… Continue reading My Superpower
With this stove debacle going on, I've had to really try and get creative on meals since I don't want to eat out for days on end. We spent dinner last night (frozen pizza, which is another I don't want to live on for days) discussing meal options for the next several days, which is… Continue reading 404 Error: Brain Cannot Be Found
This whole thing really is hitting that "laugh or cry" button something fierce. We had our plumber out to cap our gas line today. They were awesome. In and out, no problem. Except... They pulled out the stove and we discovered that we are hardwired in. This is a no go for the delivery guys.… Continue reading And There’s The Other Shoe
All the furniture has been painted. All the touch ups are finished. The room is cleaned. My house is back to relative normal. Everything is in place and I am DONE! This was quite the project and parts were more work than I anticipated, but it is completed. I couldn't be happier as everything turned… Continue reading MCG To Do List: DONE!