I cannot sit idly by

This is ridiculous. I can relate to this father; the word “retard” and its various forms never really registered on my radar of hurtful words before my brother was born. Sure, I understood how “the n word” was inappropriate and could hurt feelings. I even knew that to say “gyp” someone was an aspersion onContinue reading “I cannot sit idly by”

How becoming a crafter destroys Renaissance festivals

I have been writing this post in my head all day, and every time I wrote it in there, the title of this post was “Doth mother know you weareth her drapes?”, but I thought it might be a missed reference. I’ve seen the Avengers 4 times now in theaters, and it’ll be on myContinue reading “How becoming a crafter destroys Renaissance festivals”

I don’t know where else to get it out…

It happened again today. It doesn’t happen often, but once in a while, the name appears in my inbox, usually because I’ve been included in some mass email. It’s the name that makes my heart beat a little bit too fast, and my stomach feel like it’s trying to escape. To understand why, you haveContinue reading “I don’t know where else to get it out…”

What does a crafter do on her day off?

Most mornings I wake up at 4am. I know what you’re thinking: WHAT?! Why would anyone ever wake up that early? It’s not even really morning yet! Morning doesn’t start until 5 at the earliest. You are correct. Everything you’ve just thought is correct. Alas, my employer feels that, to be productive, those of usContinue reading “What does a crafter do on her day off?”

What I have and what’s up next

I made almond milk! I am excited about it, too. My mother-in-law had been talking about her cutting out dairy products, and she is coming over this weekend, so I wanted to try it out before she came over. Eric and I are also working on avoiding some dairy, but we are cheese fanatics, soContinue reading “What I have and what’s up next”

Challenge Complete!

Despite my garden area being butchered this weekend, I went ahead and finished my porch remodel. In fact, I am typing this post at the little desk-made-table, sipping on some sweet-tea vodka and lemonade, on the porch. Eric is reading a book at the table across from me, and we have the windows open toContinue reading “Challenge Complete!”