Tuesday, December 6, 2011


As some of you have probably heard me mention before, I used to write only in pencil. As a perfectionist, I could not handle writing in pen. If I made a mistake, that meant starting all over; whereas, with a pencil, I could just erase. Well, a couple years ago, my mom brought me home this:
Ever since this addition to my supplies, my world has changed. I have now almost 100% moved on to using pens. In fact, I have found that writing with a pen (especially while doing schoolwork) puts less strain on my hand. Plus, it leaves a more permanent mark. But, at the same time, that mark can be wited-out, if necessary. Consequently, I am very thankful for this tool.

In fact, I was just doing some statistics homework (and making mistakes) and this little bugger saved my paper.

Thanks, mom.

Monday, December 5, 2011


Aw, look at that sweet pumpkin face!

22 years after this picture was taken, that little boy married me! He is not so little anymore. However, he still does make that face sometimes.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Sometimes I get an itsy-bitsy bit jealous when I read about how crafty and resourceful all my married friends have become. Once Faith married off, she became an amazing quilter and cook. Marie sews a wide array of amazing articles, and Christy makes candles. My other sister draws and paints handmade cards. Also, upon request, she can paint amazing canvases to hang in your home! Once Anna married off, her hidden talents remained hidden. Instead of blooming into an amazing artist or handy-woman, I settle for buying my curtains instead of making them, and contributing nothing to my little household made by me. But, that is okay. Maybe my secret talent is to be the customer for everyone else!

On that note, I would really like a handmade tree-skirt for my Christmas tree to use for years to come.

Also, I would like a wooden coat hanger/bench for my entryway. Are there any wood crafters out there?

Oh, oh, and I wouldn't mind another colorful table runner too.

Ok, that is all (for now). Meanwhile, I will try to come up with some sort of talent that will earn me some $$$ so that I can pay for it all.