It has been a couple of years since I've made a new Halloween costume. I mean, I dressed up two years ago (I went as a faun to work and to the corn maze as a "deer hunter" - faun makeup + flannel shirt + hunting vest), but that costume was mostly just special makeup … Continue reading Poor Unfortunate Souls
We've been playing a long game of "try this and see" with Alvin's health for the past eight months. He's been on and off liver supplements, antibiotics, steroids, Vitamin B12 shots, and so much more since August, when he first started losing weight and acting differently. In January, we even had to take him in … Continue reading When Bad News Is Good News
There is a lovely second-hand store on the corner of the same block as my office. It is perfectly situated for window-shopping. Literally. It's right on the corner, with big windows that run the length of both street-facing sides. The owner makes wonderful use of said windows, changing out the items on the shelves that … Continue reading The Thrift Store Is Calling and I Must Go
This year is shaping up to be another Year of Travel. I'll be heading to Minnesota in a week to present at the Native American Literature Symposium, followed by a trip to Williamsburg in April for RavenCon (I'm a guest!), traveling to Albuquerque for a work meeting in early May, a week-long trip to Hawaii … Continue reading A-Traveling We Will Go
A couple of weeks ago, as I was trying to wrestle my clean-and-folded laundry back into my drawers, I decided I needed to go through all my drawers again and clear out the clothes that never see the light of day. I generally try to reassess at least once a year, and will trot down … Continue reading It’s Never “Just Clothing”
If coffee were to disappear from the face of the earth tomorrow, I would not be alarmed. I rarely drink the stuff. When I do, it's in the rare form of a mocha or similar drink. The disappearance of tea, however, would be a disaster. I love tea. Which is fairly obvious to anyone who … Continue reading Tea’s Up!
If you, like me, are a fan of sewing blogs (an assumption I feel it's safe to make, seeing as how you are reading a sewing/crafting blog right now) you are undoubtedly aware of the #MakeNine challenge. I'm pretty sure it started through Instagram but, as I am an old fuddy-duddy who is not on … Continue reading There Can Be Only Nine