Depression. Nobody's "choice"
Someone very dear to me suffers from depression. I don't know minute details, but I know sometimes she cannot handle meds any longer (her hands shake so badly she can hardly pick up her cup of coffee....so she will stop taking them. She stays a... Read more
Goodbye special order project...hello, again, Sparkfriends!
We have this special order finally finished, packaged up and ready to go to the post office tomorrow. Haven't had time to do much of anything else...I've kept track of my food, and that's about all. KD, to answer your question, the project is... Read more
I'm not tired, Grandma!
How many times have parents (and grandparents) heard that one!!?
So, Nathan (now 4) is a "big boy" now, and instead of a nap with grandpa, he wanted to ... Read more
What my husband eats and what I eat
We can often eat the same meal, but sometimes he gets cravings and I need to avoid these triggers. He wanted some kind of gravy (he loves mushroom soup gravy, too).
So for dinner he had two fried pork chops, warmed in the oven in mushroom ... Read more
..and my husband's handiwork as well!
...he finished making 2 single beds today (he mostly does only bunk beds since no little girls apparently have only one doll any more)...
I had already finished sewing one of the bedding sets.
We put this online on a few local sales g... Read more
I spent the day baking fancy cakes with sugar sprinkles (pics)
Well, not ALL of the cakes were baked, only the polymer clay parts.
These are little doll cakes, made for American Girl sized dolls...but also good for any doll 15"-20" in size. They are two tiered...top tier is a tea light candle, and is ... Read more
Ice storm. No electricty. No internet. And sick.
Sick yesterday and today, and since our electricity got knocked out from the ice storm, I just stayed wrapped up in bed...read some, slept some. I've been overly-busy and stressed lately, so it was good to take a break.
So, since I gained ... Read more
Finished a bunch of American Girl Doll Valentine's items.
I will sell a dozen "lots" of Valentine treats, and I'm real happy with them. Anyone working crafts knows that the early timeline is important at holidays.
Each lot will consist of:
A drink: Either a drink with whipped cream and glitt... Read more
French Macarons (not macaroons)
I made some French macarons...for my 18" doll food hobby, of course. My granddaughter has a French American Girl doll, and she apparently owns a bakery! Her favorite sweet treat are macarons, So my granddaughter wants some macarons, and I had... Read more
Crispy baked chicken, Low Carb and Yummy!
I saw several low carb recipes using pork rinds to form the crust of oven baked chicken. I didn't like them for one reason or another. So I took another of my recipes and tweaked a bit, and this chicken came out SO yummy.
The "crust" wa... Read more
Cheesecake. THE SEQUEL.
Adding to yesterday's blog. We left when I yelled at my hubby for not eating those 2 slices if (New York Style) cheesecake, this torturing me so cruelly.... Read more
So we had our son and kids over for dinner, and got a small frozen New York Cheesecake (their favorite) with canned cherries to top.
So I went and found some individual cheesecake recipes, and being me, I chose the fastest one, which cooked... Read more
Updated my photo and sharing my new "bitmoji"
So I noticed my profile photo showed a younger me with brown hair and few wrinkles. If I ran into anyone from here on the street they would never have recognized me!
So, I updated my gray-haired photo, wrinkles and all, and also shared the... Read more
So much (too much) hate! Sorry, so so much of this today, I needed to vent.
Sometimes it's hard to keep up a good vibe. Hate is everywhere. People hate Clinton. People hate Trump. People hate Mexicans. People hate law enforcement officers. People hate people of color. People hate Jews. People hate Catholics.
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Hang in There!
We'll get stronger. It gets better. We will turn heads!
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