Failure to Plan

I took the week off work. Not to do anything exciting. Nah, I have a list of things to do that need to get done before other projects get done in the home renovation sphere.

Fun times.

But exhausting, so I thought this would be a great time to make some Halloween and Autumn jewelry.

Except, I failed to plan well.

My son moved some of his room into my craft room, and now I can’t get to my beads or wire or string or… Well, you get the idea.

So now I’m making a list of things to do for today. And I’ve written on the front, back, and am now turning it sideways to squeeze more in. I’m thinking I should chuck the paper and take a nap:D

Until next time when I will post pictures of the demo/reno so far.


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Free Apocalyptic Novel

Since it is my favorite time of the year, I decided to make Redaction: Extinction Level Even free. And has even price matched it.

Extinction Level Event

Six months after an Influenza Pandemic swept across the globe, the world is starting to emerge from quarantine. But Pestilence Free Day is short-lived. For an unseen enemy has just been unleashed.

Redaction-WEb.jpgRedaction-WEbFive people. Seven days.

A brilliant scientist with an apocalyptic forecast

A soldier that needs an enemy to fight

A college student venturing into a changed world

An insurance salesman who exploits every opportunity

A juvenile delinquent desperate to leave his past behind

Redaction: Humanity is about to be erased from the Book of Life


Barnes and NobleĀ 



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When it Rains, It Grows

We were blessed with rain for 5 beautiful days. From a light mist kissing your face to a proper downpour and rivers in the gutters.

Then the sun came out and chased the clouds away.

Two days later, we got this:




This is nothing compared to the Serengeti that is currently devouring half the planting beds in the backyard. And the wildlife there will eat you alive, too. It’s ants. Ants! I hate them

And yet, I must sally forth and try to tame the wild growth. I just love fall.

Until next time.

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What are you reading? Early

It’s weird. It’s September 30th and I’ve finished reading the books I started at the beginning of the month.

I didn’t expect that to happen.

Seriously, one was really good and the other was not. It was so underwhelming I am not having to consider buying a series without reading the first book in the series. (I have bargain hunting issues)

Ah, well, so now I have two new books to read, and this time I am not making the mistake of making them both ebooks.

Without further ado, my books for October are:

How the States Got their Shapes (which, yes, I purchased because of the series)

And Four Last First Dates. Yes, I have switched from cozy mysteries back to romance.


I’m hoping I picked 2 winners for October.

Until next time.

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Beginning Again

Well, I’m doing it again. Working on quilting my daughter’s quilt by hand. I think I’ve started the project about 3 times now over several years.

Too many years.

But this year, I vow to finish the quilt.

And I also vowed not to hand quilt anymore. Next time, I’m sending the sucker out for marching quilting.

Fingers crossed I finish it before New Year’s 2025.

Until next time.

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This is Halloween

I may not be able to decorate my house for the holiday, but that didn’t stop me from other creative endeavors. I originally planned to practice wire wrapping and seed bead earring, my wire was too fat for the tiny holes in the seed beads.

So I made these:


I’m still humming, This is Halloween, This is Halloween, Halloween, Halloween.

Until next time.

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It seems that whenever we have to move something heavy and need a dolly or a landscaping cart, the wheels of the item are flat. And not just, in need of air kind, but rotted, too.


I went online to see if I could find a part number for a replacement wheel and ended up with 3 different sizes of tires that could fit my cart. Quick work with a measuring tape settled the matter. Then the hubbinator convinced me that we’d be better off visiting Harbor Freight then the DIY store. We did a little daydreaming about other things with wheels that could go flat before purchasing 2 new wheels.

During checkout, we found this dish.


It’s magnetic and holds that stupid screws that must always be removed then put back but always require the addition of Tupperware to hold them until needed. The base of the dish is magnetic too, so who knows, maybe we won’t knock all the pieces to the floor just as we need them. Here’s hoping.

Until next time.

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