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Sheer exhaustion

Just so that we can all be clear, including me, myself and I, yes I AM still alive. Yes I AM successfully married for all of a week and a half now. And yes I AM feeling much better to have the wedding all settled and done. However. An end to the wedding planning means back on track with remodeling the house, so I have spent the better part of the last week painting the kitchen, when I wasn’t busy returning wedding gifts in favor of things to go in the kitchen when I’m done. And softball has started for both K and I, and dance recital is coming up in a couple of weeks, and my sister’s baby shower that I’m planning, and it’s been month end so long hours at work, and so on and so forth.

I SWEAR, someday soon, I will actually take pictures and get them up here. Of anything, really, but mainly my knitting and my house, which I keep promising pictures of. And I will get back on track with my 101 in 1001. Someday.


Spring gardens

From the spring fling coffee and yarn swap (yes, I’m actually going to take their suggested prompt, and do a real live blog post!): Let’s pretend for a minute we all live in the home of our dreams, have land, and don’t have to work so time is unlimited! It’s Spring planting season! What would you grow? A little veggie garden? A bed of bright spring blooms? Or is your thumb so far from green that the only thing you’d be planting is your tushy into a nice chair on the porch to get some knitting or crocheting done in the nice breeze?

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Cop-out post

All right, so I know I’ve been doing a crappy job of posting, not to mention failed MISERABLY on my first month and a half of “101 in 1001”. But I’ve got a good excuse…?? Right?? Please say it’s okay. Anyway, all of March was spent working on, moving into, and being completely overwhelmed by the new house, and now all of April has been spent panicking over the fact that I spent so much time on the house that I have nothing done for the wedding – which is next Saturday. So, frantic crazy planning has ensued. Read the rest of this entry »


Well, I know I’ve been a bad blog momma, but I’ve had a lot going on. We’ve actually moved into the family homestead, as of one week ago. Read the rest of this entry »


I don’t need it. Which is why I try to stay away from people who generate it. I have discovered in my adult life that if you stay away from negative people, as a general rule, it makes your life much easier. And it enables you to be a far more positive person. Read the rest of this entry »

Does anyone want to address invitations?

‘Cause I’ve got a crapload to do, on top of everything else. Ugh. But if you want an invite – comment me with your address and I’ll send it on out!