I just finished up a wedding memory box, commissioned by my parents’ good friend for her daughter’s upcoming wedding. It was kind of a difficult project because I really didn’t want to screw up a special gift from a mother to a daughter, but it was an honor to be asked and the reviews were […]Read More Memory Box
We had another foster care placement this week, this time including a four-year-old boy. Here are some new lessons learned: 1. I have the same taste in toys as four-year-old boys. I had been worried about the toys I’d acquired for foster kids since none of the previous foster kids stayed interested in our play […]Read More Dinosaurs and bubble gum and Steve Holt!
Todd and I provided respite care for two little ones last week. We had them for five days, by far the longest placement in our short foster care history, which meant more time to learn valuable lessons. 1. Nap time is sacred. And it’s painful for everyone when a case worker asks you to forego nap […]Read More Things I learned (and one enduring mystery)
My mom recently (two months ago) had a milestone birthday so I decided to make a decoupage block that celebrated some of the big dates in her life as a birthday present for her. Then things got super busy and crazy in my world and the birthday present became a Mother’s Day present. Happy Birthday/Mother’s […]Read More A little late in posting
Y’all, I have had a Month. Actually, I’ve had a Year topped off by a Month, and I’m really hoping they’re both coming to an end together, at the exact same time, with some Russian-synchronized-swim-team-precision. Because while we’re doing fine and are going to be fine, I’m just ready to move on. In the spirit […]Read More Y’all
Peeps! Go check out my Etsy shop! I have lots of new items listed for sale thanks to my sweet friend Laura, who took awesome product photos for me. Photos like this: And this: And this So please visit my shop, buy whatever strikes your fancy, and tell all your friends about it. And if […]Read More New items!
I took my niece and nephew to see Oz The Great and Powerful last weekend. They loved it. (But they also chose watching Larry the Cable Guy’s Tooth Fairy 2 over getting donuts, so their judgment is suspect.) I did not love the movie, for a number of reasons. One of the reasons was that […]Read More “Oz” and other thoughts
It appears I will be watching The Bachelorette this summer.Read More Bad news
“Eight is a lot of legs, David.” And 30 is a lot of beards. But when your beard-loving friend turns 30 you make a collage featuring 30 beards. My co-worker’s son is raising money for a school trip to Boston so I made this piece for a raffle he’s planning on doing in a couple of […]Read More Stuff on which I’ve been working
While I was still feeling extremely tired from my Vitamin D deficiency my former employer was super gracious and let me take Fridays off as sick days to get some extra rest and hopefully recuperate faster. And on those Fridays I slept like I was getting paid to, sometimes sleeping eight hours straight without breaks. That’s unsurprising since I pretty much minored in naps at college.
My cat Toby was extremely glad to have me home on these Fridays. Or maybe I was just in his spot. Either way, I started documenting our time together. This is my series, “Fridays with Toby.”Read More Fridays with Toby