Recently I’ve been doing something nearly unheard-of for me. I’ve been shutting down my laptop around 8pm and enjoying the rest of the evening unplugged. Turning on the computer is one of the first things I do in the morning, and until recently, turning it off has been one of the last things I do […]Read More: Unplugged but not unhinged
That must be the answer. Sarcastically over lunch today, I asked my nine-year-old if he’d like me to make him a fake fur bedspread. “Sure,” he said. Turning to the six-year-old, who I’d hoped had more fashion sense than his brother: “How would you like to live in a room like this?” Him: “ok.” Me: […]Read More: The 1970’s were designed by young boys
It’s been a full few days. Eamonn and I baked bread yesterday – a delicious loaf from the bread machine cookbook I could not live without, called Maple Buttermilk Bread. I wish that I had altered the recipe in some way so that I could freely share it with you, but I did not. It […]Read More: Attack of the drooling zombies
Hi, friends. I was taking a breather after scrubbing the kitchen clean a little while ago, and I started thinking about the idea of a Handmade Christmas. As you probably know, I am giving everyone on my list at least one handmade item this year (even if it’s just as small as an ornament). What […]Read More: Truly embracing handmade?
Or is it completely impossible to do anything but sip tea and read blogs, during a morning thunder storm?Read More: Is it me?
I promise this post isn’t all about Reese’s Pieces and chocolate cake. It is about spam, though. Have any of you ever eaten Spam? I haven’t. Don’t plan to, either. The electronic version is bad enough. So I realized this afternoon that I haven’t checked one of my email addresses in a week. My email […]Read More: Spam spam bo bam
As long as I’m asking questions, how about this one? I could use some opinions regarding my personal website’s background. (Click on the images to see how they each look in actual size) [poll=3] Thanks so much for your input! I know what I like, but I could use some objective opinions, especially from people […]Read More: More percolating
The ownership and accusation discussion is still attracting a few comments here and there, but has died down for the most part. Because I somehow ended up consumed by this topic again today, I thought I would share with you some links where related observations and conversations have been happening. Just in case you haven’t […]Read More: More food for thought
[edited March 20, 2008: I think we had some good discussion here for a while, but we’ve gone from respectful disagreement to finger-pointing and sniping. And I’m not saying I haven’t been a participant in this facet of the discussion, but I do feel it needs to stop. That was never what I had in […]Read More: Ownership, sharing and accusation
Under the influence of TV, that is. I put it on simply to break up the silence, but to my surprise, Saturday Night Live is actually funny tonight. I haven’t been able to relegate it to the background like I’d planned. Maybe it’s because of where I am in my own life at this particular […]Read More: Blogging under the influence