Thursday, January 28, 2016

Let there be light!

Sophie told me it was too dark in the house.  I fixed it.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Marinate 6-8 hours, then add jelly beans

January 25th was our 14th Wedding Anniversary. Our weekend had some really good plans and lots of fun should have been had.... but John ended up with a kidney stone so that shot everything to hell.
After 4 days of maoning and groaning and the unpleasantness that comes with kidney stones, John passed his stone Sunday morning. 
By then it was too late for anything to exciting for our weekend I decided that I'd make our anniversary dinner at home.
Our anniversary morning came and we had a full day of stuff to keep us busy. I watch my niece Sophie every day after her morning Kindergarten class so when we picked her up at 11:30 am John and I took her with us to have a nice breakfast out. Then back to our house.
I got a call from John's sister asking if Cooper could play and I didn't see why not so he came over. Cooper and Sophie play pretty good together for a while but then Cooper just wants to play with John. I sent Sophie over to play with the neighbors, and I went to the grocery store. After purchasing all the needed itrems I returned hme to make dinner.

Our beverages for rhe evening was Merlin's Treat. A mix of fruit juices and ginger ale.

For our main course we had: 

and finally... Dessert: 
with a scoop of Vanilla Ice Cream and fresh Raspberries

All the food was delicious. I was quite proud of myself... but later, the break out of hives reminded me that I need to look closer at the ingredients of things I eat since I am allergic to Sulfur. Thankfully two allergy pills stopped the hives before it got to bad.

Saturday, January 23, 2016

In the kitchen

I found THIS tutorial on making a kitchen from a tissue box. It didn't really tell me how, but I figured it out using the photos and a little imagination.


I admit it. I am addicted to Playmobil.  The people are so cute and their world so fun to play with.  But oh my goodness have you seen how much it costs to buy them a house?
I might be a spender,  but I can't justify to myself paying for a Playmobil house when a box is just as good. Besides, when ordered from Amazon, they're delivered directly to me in their own potential mansion.
I have taken several boxes and created simple, fast, utilitarian apartment buildings.
Yet, I wanted something more.  I wanted a mansion house with a peaked roof, windows, and style. 
I started working on this one being more exact with my measurements and making it a bit more sturdy.
In my mind this mansion belongs to a group of international art thieves so of course it needed to be fancy.
I gave it a stained glass window with a gilded frame. (I'm currently reworking the stained "glass" so eventually I'll show you how it turns out.)

Friday, January 15, 2016

I don't know how I got here...

I haven't blogged since July 2014.


Has life ever just left you behind and you have no idea what has happened to it?

That's what has happened to me. The last year and a half was swallowed by a bleek depression that I am finding it hard to shake myself out of. But I am trying.

I do feel like a schmuck because I have excluded a lot of people out of my life, but not because I don't love them or want them in my life. It is because I feel that I am terrible company and don't want to inflict myself on others.

I'm going to try blogging more often. It's a good outlet for me when I can bring myself to do it. I have been working on a few hobbies lately, new and old, that I figure I'll share here. if only for myself.

That is all.