This is the best way that we have found to communicate about issues that we’re having without fighting. Living with someone who has PTSD/TBI means walking on eggshells every day, even when things are great. When there are problems it becomes a total nightmare. He shuts down, but I take the opposite approach and start yelling. Soon neither of us are listening to each other and we both just give up and walk away. Or we fight for a few hours before walking away, wondering if it’s time to call this quits. ...more
I'll never excel at craft blogging because of my timing. I do most crafts the day before whatever we are celebrating, never weeks nor months (ha!) ahead. Being that today is the day before Halloween it's time to get crafty. ...more
I had an opportunity to pick thru an old mansion before it was scheduled to be demolished.
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Here is a door that I salvaged.
Ok so no new idea here but I hope that it just reminds everyone that we can all salvage those items with holes, stains, etc that are perfect otherwise!! Out of laziness I usually scrap those items to the very bottom of the clothing totem pole and consider them the "play clothes that can only be worn around us and NO ONE else." Any-whoooo in case you haven't noticed elbow and knee patches are like mega in style and so darn cute... so I couldn't resist spicing up these little leggings. ...more
Overall, I think it has been a good day so far. A decent night's sleep and getting up two hours later than on a work day had me feeling better about life this morning. Toasting bagels for the Manor's signature breakfast dish, the Spouse and I enjoyed quiet time on the mountain.
I needed a "finger food" dish to go for this afternoon and while standing in line at Wal-Mart last night, decide...more
This is a long overdue post about a skirt that I made for myself more than a year ago. I hardly sew clothes for myself (other than this DIY shorts) for fear that it'll end up horrible looking and I'd have to throw it out.... what a waste of time, effort AND fabric!...more
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