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… and I’m exhausted.  Never *do* get enough weekday sleep during the school year. ;p  I’m off to chill.  Hope y’all have a great one!


End of a Long Week




Lotta rain here, which is good, we desperately needed it.  Not as desperately as Texas, but still, pretty darn badly.  It’s so nice and cool right now, and I wish you could hear the frogs.  Almost a return to normal, wet-wise.



The theme for this month’s NaBloPoMo is “Return.”  I’m absolutely loving it!   This month represents:

  • a true return to blogging here
  • a return to sewing
  • a return to creativity of other sorts – knitting, crochet, drawing, music….
  • a return to making do and being truly frugal (reduce, reuse, recycle)
  • a return to who I am, really – I’ve been on a journey of rediscovery lately.
What have you been returning to, lately?



Well, let’s see –

  • I’m a bit nervous about it, but I’ve signed up for September’s NaBloPoMo.  I didn’t make it last time – hopefully this one will go better. ;P
  • I’ve updated my about page a bit – it was in drastic need of help.  Hopefully more changes on the way, “as we go”…..
  • I’m hoping the sewing machine will be done this week….
  • I am utterly exhausted today.  Gotta keep on truckin, though…..

I’m Still Out Here….


… just feeling a bit frazzled.  As I’m sure is the case for many, we’ve been working hard to stay above water, so niceties like blogging got put aside for a while. 😛  Still more or less in the same position (thanks, BP! -.-), but we’ll get there, and in the meantime, I’ve decided to come back to blogging and pursuing creative outlets in an effort to stay sane. o.O Anyway, so – to bring things back to all things creative and crafty – here’s a new (to me!) concept I’m looking at trying out – crocheting with poptabs from soda cans.  Check out these great links (links pulled from (and adapted from) a fab thread on Ravelry):

Pop Tab Wrap

  • Tutorial for making a large crocheted pop tab purse.
  • Here you can find has instructions for making pop tab flowers (which you can use as motifs for larger items).
  • This one is in Portugese, but the pictures are pretty self-explanitory and could be used as a guide for designing your own (she does rows instead of flowers).”
  • This ebook has patterns for making purses, baskets, vests, bracelets, skirts, and dresses. I don’t know if it uses crochet, though.”

I also found:

Weird Week [NaBloPoMo]


OK, so the school board, in its infinite wisdom canceled school Tuesday for Ida.  Whole lot of us in the community thought that was silly – they certainly wouldn’t have done it 10 years ago.  Total nonstarter of a tropical event.  Many were scrambling to find ways to keep the kids safe and happy – the storm was pretty much over by school time and nobody EXCEPT the school board canceled work.  I am lucky enough to work from here, so we’ve just taken a bit of a holiday the past couple of days, because I had the luxury of being able to do so.

So, beyond not keeping up with the housework, crocheting entirely too much (working on a project for my step mother-in-law) and some movie-watching, we’ve been pretty much been focused on fort-making and the like:




Well, off to bed – back to “real life” tomorrow – I’ll have a lot of catchup to concern myself with, I”m sure.