Tonight while we were making dinner, our twenty-six-year-old stove went kaput. Luckily, just yesterday we got a new toaster since the one we bought in 2003 stopped working the day we … Continue reading Pushing Appliances to Their Limits
I share genetics with some very crafty people. When we were kids, my mom would hand-sew our costumes each Halloween, often creating the patterns herself or dramatically modifying existing patterns … Continue reading How to build a house in an afternoon.
I’ve listened to some great shows in the past couple of weeks, and here are two I wanted to share with you: Radiolab – Galapagos: My daughter loves conservation and … Continue reading For Your Listening Pleasure
Oh, dear! The gingerbread house is under attack! Darn you, short winter days! We are at the mercy of the gingerbread vampires!
Lately I’ve been thinking even more than usual about what it is I’m passionate about. I’ve been thinking about writing a blog post about this, but it turns out I … Continue reading Classic Imperfect Happiness: Mining Meaning
This summer, there’s one homophonous mix-up I’m really enjoying for the images it inspires: pedal boat, peddle boat, and petal boat. Below I share my definition of each variation for … Continue reading Summer Semantics: Pedal, Peddle, Petal
After two days inside our microwave display, this spider suddenly disappeared. I can only assume that we’re in for a Peter Parker scenario. That will dramatically change my five-year plan.
I’d only planned to change my header image. I found a font I liked, printed out a reference sheet, put on my sun hat, swept the driveway, then knelt in … Continue reading New Digs
I enjoy crocheting (and to a lesser extent knitting and sewing), but I have a difficult time maintaining enthusiasm for projects that drag on and on. So I make baby … Continue reading Crocheted Cuteness and Friendship Symbiosis
My children are running in the yard of a summer day, giggling and digging in the dirt and showing me the worms and bugs they’ve found. The wind shifts and … Continue reading Sweet Little Lies
Under the influence of The Secret Garden, I almost sent the kids outside in the rain today à la Dickon. But then I changed my mind and just made homemade play-dough … Continue reading A (Limited) Literary Rainy Day
I tend to immerse myself in a particular project or type of project to the exclusion of everything else for a time, and then drop that project or type of … Continue reading Not Crotchety…Crochet-y