On revival

George and I were talking last night; talking about how I haven’t blogged in a while. I defended the reason, wondering how I could possibly put into a single blog what’s been going on behind our closed doors for the past year and a half.

It didn’t all have to be in one post.

I defended my silence again.

But then, I’d have to tell everyone some of our secrets. Read the rest of this entry

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I can’t wait for summer!; Crochet

10922859_10154996967070332_8922889606144797777_nOn July 4 of last year, I got a new nephew. He’s rambunctious, rowdy, loud.. and he’s three. I made this hat for him, using THIS PATTERN

Ma Famille; Painting

1912550_10154935252675332_3403710910694430023_n 10405417_10154934554815332_4267131982531810411_nMy mother sometimes asks me when various birthdays are. Apparently I have an above-average memory when it comes to dates. I created a calendar for her for Christmas so she could keep track of the birthdays of our family members. Yes, my family tends to only give birth during certain months. We’ve noticed this through multiple generations.

Minecraft Hat; Crochet

10885244_10154893770880332_4440947937435302769_nKathryn had been begging for a Minecraft hat for some time. I finally got around to it on Christmas Eve, and finished it in time for ‘Santa’s Arrival’. I used Black and Green Simply Soft yarn by Caron.

It was the first time I’d ever experimented with intarsia crochet. It’s not a style I’d choose to do often, but it was absolutely fun to learn!

The pattern was obtained HERE

Doom!; Crochet

984241_10154887343085332_4197747646932826346_nA friend of mine from work has a daughter who is a huge fan of “Invader Zim”. Knowing this cartoon personally, she entrusted me to make her daughter a Gir hat. On each of these, the main body of the hat is always the hard part, with repetitive motions for 20 rows and 65 stitches per row, on average. 10867053_10152652333628867_928674221_nOnce I get to the details, things get fast, and fun! Apparently, she loved it!

Alas, here’s the pattern I used.

Troop 6675; Painting

984232_10154766330060332_4207898494063846302_nThis calendar is perfect for scout troops and classrooms!! I made one of these for Kathryn’s Girl Scout Troop.

Ten Things to never say to a parent of an only child

My daughter is an only child; by conscious choice. Though I’m generally open on my blog as to why my husband and I only have one child, I don’t discuss it in public simply due to the long explanation involved. I choose to keep it brief “It’s for medical reasons”. However, for years after we had Kathryn, we were asked, even by close friends and relatives, many questions. Some of them were ignorant. Some of them were hurtful, especially since George and I are both only children ourselves.  Read the rest of this entry

A Letter To Miley Cyrus

I jumped on the MileyWagon and am sharing this recent open letter from another blogger.

A Letter To Miley Cyrus.

Raising the compassionate child

Kathryn was three when her Aunt Tammie died in July, 2007. Tammie left a husband and two children, ages five and nine, that Monday morning. Kaci has no memory of her and vaguely remembers going to Texas for her funeral. Read the rest of this entry

On where I’ve been

Several people have asked me over the past several months to bring my blog back; that I wrote well and expressed things from the heart; that my topics were never dull and were entertaining.

The truth is, I wore out. I ran out of things I wanted to talk about. I tried so hard to focus on regular features rather than expressing my inner thoughts that I burned myself out. Read the rest of this entry