Monday, 29 September 2014

Ten Things

Good morning!

In order to get to know each other better, I thought it would be fun to divulge ten random things about ourselves.

I'll go first!

1.  I'm vegan

2. I love my dog more than I like most people

3. I'm a published writer

4. I have a dark blue 'beauty mark' in the middle of my forehead (a la Judi Dench)

5. I wish I could eat anything I want
6. I'm always shocked when people lie to me
7. I usually read two or three books at the same time
8. I've been caught gardening in my nightgown ... in the rain
9. I watched Sesame Street with my kids; I'm pretty sure I liked it more than they did
10.  The love I feel for my grandkids freaks me out
Okay, now it's your turn. Lets have it in the comment section below!

Thursday, 25 September 2014


This is the stairwell to our basement.  As you can see, it's visible from the kitchen, and pretty ugly.

After five years of living with it, I've talked myself into climbing onto that very taaaaaaall ladder and doing something about it.

The wall to the right was pretty damaged and required mudding. Lots of mudding ... one of the most aggravating, frustrating jobs EVER.  I think I'm done now though.

At least it's as smooth as it's going to be.

Monday, 22 September 2014


I love mugs and need to exercise restraint, but this one came home with me today to add to my collection.   

I've been working on this blanket as well.  Good coffee and crochet; they go together just right!