Sometimes things don't work out like I planned. Actually, they often don't, and sometimes I remember that's okay, too!
Necessity is the mother of all invention, so who am I to argue with another mama?
Labor and costumes don't always happen on your schedule, but the results are still pretty awesome.
Who needs to go to the hospital when you have a costume to finish? Not I!
When camping, packing for and eating during especially, one must not neglect the food or there will be consequences!
When you need self care, sometimes you have to get creative to get it because dying isn't an option.
When I was at a weight loss program meeting a lifetime ago, the leader of said meeting asked a curious question: "What part of your body do you have affection for?" Um. What? Affection? Like I have for a favorite pet or a cozy blanket? After a minute or so of not-so-surreptitiously looking at the… Continue reading Look Not to the Mind, But to the Hands
It started out innocent enough… I was trying to convince my partner that the tall, thin-leafed plants cropping up all over our front garden were milkweeds, not just weeds (he wasn’t buying it) when lo and behold! A monarch butterfly comes fluttering down to one of the milkweeds and proceeds butt-kiss the leaves. Pooping? Laying… Continue reading Raising Monarchs
I received a Gallinger loom as a gift from a dear friend and teacher. My mom and I assembled it in my attic, with help from a close friend’s engineer father (let’s be real, he probably undid everything we put together and reassembled it better). No instructions, but can’t be that hard to put together,… Continue reading Kittens and the Loom: A Cautionary Tale