Benches, Part 2

Procrastination for the win! Because I was lazy, the hairpin legs I wanted were $20 less per four-pack ($49.99 vs. $69.99) on Amazon. I bought them and we bought screws at OSH, and now, ta-da!    Benches, complete with green hungry hippo. I still need to put vanish on them, but at least we have…

2017 Goals

We’re going into a very weird year for me. I feel…. off. Uncertain. I’m not sure what will happen to my rights in the next four years, and it’s the first time in my life I’ve actively worried about it. And that makes me feel empathetic because I know there are many, many others worldwide…

Starting 2017 With a Project

I haven’t set my goals for this year. But I made a thing already. Priorities, people. I saw the pattern for a reversible fleece hat on Pinterest. T has outgrown his winter hats and I have some fleece in my stash. I followed the tutorial exactly except I used pinking shears to remove the bulk…

2015 recap

I really, really had a good 2015. One of my goals was being less negative, and I worked hard to change things about my life and self to make my attitude better. I’m happier than I’ve been in years. I changed jobs mid-year to find more freedom and time in my life when the commute/job/life got…

December 2015: Goals progress

It’s a few days before the end of the year, but I’m going to go ahead and sum up December. 1. Being less negative. Still about 10% negative. 2. Projects. Two in December. So far this year: Play for Thomas Completed -Felt board -Playdough (it only worked for a day, then I bought some) -Cardboard…

Trains and Advent Calendars

A couple of weeks ago, I was thinking, “Wouldn’t it be nice to do an advent calendar with Thomas this year?” I looked at Target, but I didn’t really see any I thought were any good. On Friday, as we were setting up our Christmas stuff, I had to marvel, because 2014 Stephanie just KNEW…

Books all around

I’m on track for my reading goal this year only because of audiobooks I’ve been checking out from the Los Angeles Public Library. BUT. But. Do you know how many children’s books I’ve read this year? I’ve read about Pete the Cat and his cool, blue magic sunglasses upwards of 25 times. I can recite…