There has been no work done on my craft room the last few days. There were things that desperately needed to get done and Hubby wanted to spoil me a bit, so I took a bit of a break. Hubby and I both had our 2nd vaccine shot scheduled for Thursday morning, so I suggested… Continue reading Just Enjoying
Craft Room Project: Ready for Cabinets Phase 2
Another materials run is done along with a major cleaning and rearranging of space. I was forced to rearrange my space so that BG can get access to her dance floor again. With recital only a few weeks away, she is going to need it for practice. The shift causes me to lose close to… Continue reading Craft Room Project: Ready for Cabinets Phase 2
Fauci Ouchie Time and Recital Season
Almost everyone in this house will have gotten their first shot by the end of the week and I'm SO relieved! MC got his first on Friday though the university. BG has an appointment for Monday for her first and I go on Tuesday for my one and only. Hubby has an event at work… Continue reading Fauci Ouchie Time and Recital Season
Cake Theme: Animal Crossing
Cake is DONE! And I'm so tired, I could hardly be bothered to get decent photos. I had a few issues, mainly that the icing I used, my caramel cream cheese, is one I've never tried to use in decorating. Spoiler, it really isn't great because it is way too soft. Because of that, the… Continue reading Cake Theme: Animal Crossing
More Frozen Fog Spikes
Today starts MC's second semester in college. While almost all of his classes are from home, he is going to be spending a large chunk of time almost every day at the school for his eSports practice. It does make me nervous, but there are protocols in place. Everyone on the team had to take… Continue reading More Frozen Fog Spikes
I did a whole lot of procrastinating, but these finally got done. I do love doing these, but I HATE mixing up all the batches of icing and getting them colored. It just really seems to take forever. When you are still feeling like crap, the thought of having to put in all that work… Continue reading Cookie Day
Ugh! I’m Sick!
Even with all of our precautions, the masks, the distancing, the staying at home, we STILL somehow managed to bring something nasty into this house. It started with BG just after her Christmas programs at dance, which is where I'm sure this came from even though masks were worn (until some girls decided they needed… Continue reading Ugh! I’m Sick!
Night Of Lights
This is another photo from last year. Tonight will be our annual drive to look at lights. I'm kind of shocked that my 16 year old AND my 18 year old think this is still something awesome to do and are excited to do it. I honestly thought by now that they would think it… Continue reading Night Of Lights
We finally got word that MC is NOT required to live on campus next semester to meet his scholarship requirements. We do still have to pay half the tuition, which I'm not a fan of, but I honestly do not care if it means he can be at home with less risk. I never understood… Continue reading Finally!
MC made his college eSports team!! Sorry! Just needed a moment to yet again brag on my awesome kid. 😀
Passing The Torch To The Next Generation
We have a lot of traditions around the holidays. The santa curtain is the first Christmas decoration to go up every year after Thanksgiving dinner once the dishes are done. Decorating is done the day after Thanksgiving. I get a nutcracker every year to add to my collection. The nutcracker tradition started when I was… Continue reading Passing The Torch To The Next Generation
Not To Brag…
Okay. I'm totally going to brag because I need to focus on something awesome. I've mentioned that MC was invited to become a TA for his computer programing teacher. Originally, he couldn't and get paid because of financial rules, but he is going to be able to do it as a volunteer next semester instead… Continue reading Not To Brag…
My Chicks Are All Home In The Nest
I just got done unloading MC back at home until at least after the first of the year. He will be home for the remainder of his first semester at college and, fingers crossed, hopefully all of next semester as well. We've moved all his stuff back home to be on the safe side and… Continue reading My Chicks Are All Home In The Nest
I got the last of my errands today, so I'm now set to be entrenched at home for a while. BG has her dance shoes. I've shipped a batch of masks to a friend in need and I have on hand all I need to get some work done on the craft room when the… Continue reading And Done!
Home For The Holidays
I was given this year's nutcracker last night! Hubby had started giving them to me early so I could enjoy them the whole season. Some years I get them earlier than others because he cannot stand to hang on to it after he gets it. This showed up on the porch yesterday afternoon and it… Continue reading Home For The Holidays
What’s Left At The End Of The Day
It is difficult not to be exceptionally angry today. I'm angry at the ignorance and the unwillingness of those that are supposed to be in charge to actually DO something productive. Yes, I could be talking on the larger scale as that absolutely applies as well, but I'm talking a little lower down the power… Continue reading What’s Left At The End Of The Day
School Heading Into Fall And Winter
Up until recently, I've been mostly happy with the school situation with both BG doing her junior year remotely and MC being nearly all remote for his freshman year of college, but still being required to be in his dorm. Ideally, I'd still prefer MC do be able to do his part from home, but… Continue reading School Heading Into Fall And Winter
We went for a walk and a drive around this weekend. The hope was that the trees were in full color and to get some photos. Of course, where I live, we don't really get a "full color" like you'd see in other areas. We sort of get stages. One week may be the yellow… Continue reading Meandering Path
When you live in an area like mine with lots of distance between school and home and the stores along with almost no public transport, getting your driver's license is one of those major milestones for a teenager. Both MC and BG had circumstances that pushed back their ability to take their test on or… Continue reading Driving Force
I really didn't expect things to go smoothly when school started this year. It doesn't normally, so why would I expect this year to be better than normal? The fact that it has not, in fact, started smoothly shouldn't be a surprise. Today is the first day of BG's junior year. She is going to… Continue reading Bumpy Beginning