Friday, May 7, 2010

Hiatus

I'm sorry to say this blog is gonna haveta go on hiatus for a bit. Real life is keeping me crazy busy and I just don't have time to really update it.

So, until I'm back again- it's been fun guys. See you (hopefully) soon!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Baker's Delight Sand Toys


Eco Baby Buys has this Hape Baker's Delight Sand Toy Set on sale today for $7.25. It retails at $14.50 giving us a savings of 50% before shipping. I was able to get mine for $10.17 shipped, not too bad considering we're entering the warm season now.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

AFK

The car's in the shop again and I've decided to go on a spring cleaning bender. You know, time to clean up after last years cleaning attempts. I've moved a bunch of furniture again and right now I'm typing with the (wireless) keyboard on my lap. So yeah, I'm not disappearing. I just need to build or buy some soft of lap table before I can type comfortably again.

BBS

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Spring Holidays!

May your season be filled with rebirth and renewal!

I made the decision to start celebrating the changing of seasons this year so we actually celebrated a week (or two?) ago. Here are a few quick pics I snapped from then.





The Easter bunny hid a carton worth of eggs while the faeries left a lovely Spring basket of goodies including:
I don't think I had any candy in our basket this year and we did not miss it at all! I even got Am to eat & enjoy our hard boiled eggs. I'd say it was a big success. ^_^

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Weekend Spotlight

Well, I'm off to my LARP'ing today. Just wanted to pop on quick for this post. It always makes me smile. ^__^

Thursday, April 1, 2010

D & D is the devil!!!

So, I was discussing the possibility of buying a house with my mum today. She didn't get all crazy on me or anything but we both came to the realization that us living together might not be like the best idea, as much as we love each other. For instance, I like to LARP, play D&D, read urban fantasy romance, & watch material such as Doctor Who. She believes that most fantasy material including D&D & Harry Potter has roots in spiritualistic/demonic stuff, that it invites unhealthy things into our lives.

Now, I don't want to diss my mom for her honest beliefs but really, what do you say to something like that? I can't help but have this urge to use the ever-popular 8 Bit Theater cartoon as rebuttal.


Sadly, I doubt it would do any good.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Auuugh!

Remember that wool I dyed? I've been trying to make up a felted bead/ball tut for you guys but IT WON'T FELT! I've tried a few different methods and it is just not working for me.

I totally understand how Charlie Brown feels.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Lovin' Every Minute Of It: Warning, Adult-Friendly Post

10 Reasons I'm Glad To Be A Single Mama, In No Particular Order:

1. No bed hogs. Okay, so I guess I'm the bed & blanket hog but still, there's no one complaining about it- and who wouldn't love having a big queen size bed to herself?

2. I'm free to educate my daughter any way I so choose. The only limit is my imagination. If I want to teach that Pluto is still a planet there's no one to tell me I'm wrong. ( & Pluto is a planet drnit, I don't care what the educated Harvard degree scientists say! =p)

3. Freedom to choose... choose to oogle any male buttocks that comes my way if I want. There's no one to get jealous, no feelings to slight, and hey, a little peek never hurt anyone, right?

4. The dishwasher is always full when it's run & the dishes are exactly where they belong. Maybe it's a little thing but my dishwasher is touchy like an adolescent drama queen. Everything has to be exactly where she (I) says or the dishes are still dirty when it's done. We all know how good guys are at paying attention to things like this. Maybe 4 should really read- "No arguments over the correct placement of dishes."

5. No holiday gift disappointment. We've all had it happen, that forgotten birthday or anniversary. Well, when you don't have a guy you don't have any hopes &/or expectations to shatter. I find that I have better holidays when single, especially Father's Day. Just call me Daddy Satsuki. ^^

6. No horror films. I'm wondering if I should go back and caps lock this one. You have no idea how much I hate horror movies. Even scenes from the bad B movie ones haunt me for years. No joke, sometimes I jump a little inside when Am walks into my room at night, waking me from sleep. I half-expect I'll walk over to innocently give her hug & put her back in bed only to find some crazy demon-possession going on. The ONLY reason I ever watch these movies is because of a man, proving yet again that men are the root of all evil & fears.

I kid, I kid- It's only 90% of men.

The other 10% are gay.

7. Happy fun bedroom time. Let's be honest, we're all thinkin' it. Most men have more ego than they do skill.

Cost of satisfying toy: $10.
Cost of not having to drop "subtle" hints &/or fake it: Priceless.

8. No need to drag anyone along to family events. When it's just you and your babe you're free to enjoy that easter egg hunt without checking to see if your other adult half is having a good time. In fact, let's just expand this point to say "More quality time with the -actual- important people in our lives."

9. I can cook whatever I like. So, I hear Billy Bob doesn't like tuna? Well, cool cuz I'm not cooking for him! I'm free to make whatever the heck I like whenever the heck I want to eat it. The only picky eater I'm indulging is mah babe and a PB & J only takes a few min to make anyways.

10. Better Wellbeing. Let's face it, when we're not being dragged up and down, side to side, doing loops de friggin' loops on the rollercoaster of love we might find life isn't all that bad. At least it's not better or worse than it really is. However when you've got a guy causing trouble that midterm or interview tomorrow might seem insurmountable, just one more thing on your overflowing plate. A guy having issues is like a boatload of gravy. Your meal might be pretty well-balanced before but dump that sauce on it and pretty soon the whole thing is just a soggy inedible mess. I prefer my food lightly seasoned thankyouverymuch.

Easiest way to tell if a man is right for you- Do you feel like a burden is lifted the moment it's over?

If so just take a breath

& Be glad you're a single mom!

-SR ^^

Weekend Spotlight: Guilty Pleasures

I'll admit it, I love Disney songs. Sure, they're catchy and made for masses of children. I can't help myself. I like that blend of melody, especially when it contains some mature themes. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (one of my fav's) is full of them.





Wednesday, March 24, 2010

WIP Wednesday

I had meant to post this sooner but it's been a busy day. I slept in (kind of) and the phone's been ringing off the hook. Cooked some lamb ribletts I had marinated. Have to toss them, they taste bad enough to make a meat-lover go veg. I kept imagining I was off in the woods in one of my fantasy novels, eating some tough, gamey predator we had killed- like a flying monkey from The Wizard of Oz or something. I dunno, it was gross. In the I gave up and went back to my lazy diet of steamed frozen veggies in the mic (peas tonight) seasoned with organic olive oil, sea salt, & freshly ground pepper. Can't go wrong there.

Anywho, here's what I did today:

Grabbed a bunch of the cardboard boxes I had laying around and whipped up a house.

Recycled some tissue paper, Am helped paint it with starch to make a bowl ala Homemade Serenity.