Time Travel.

I teach high school art, so I guess it kinda goes without saying that I get sick. And often. Sharing pencils, paintbrushes and just being around germy kids will definitely get you sick in your first few years of teaching. Last year I got the Epstein-Barr Virus aka Yuppie Flu aka Mono. It knocked me OUT. Sleeping for weeks.

(I hate you, you awful virus)

Well, I’m sick again. I missed three days of school this week because I’ve been sleeping. And not restful sleep. It’s like time travel….I fall asleep and then wake up instantly but six hours have passed. I had bloodwork drawn today, at my mother’s annoyingly persistent request, but I don’t know what that will tell us. Just that I still have this awful virus.

We used to have dance parties to this song in the car. Maybe I jinxed myself.

Oh well, I’ll dance anyway.

Stay healthy.


Recently posts are a place for pics that don’t quite warrant their own entry to exist together. A lovely little patchwork of those random moments that happen through the week.

Nothin on.


This was spirit week at school leading up to the big football game. Thursday was 80’s Day. I just love to make kids’ minds explode. On a side note, that is my authentic NKOTB huge button. Got it at my first concert ever. I also got a souvenir from the tour bus driver as we were walking back to our car after the show. Donnie’s cloth dinner napkin. I still have it.

This BFF is nutz.

My little sister’s finally turned 25. I thought they turned 25 last year and had given them artwork based on that number. Whoops.

We played at the last Farmers Market of the season. We got some amazing tips this time.


Recently posts are a place for pics that don’t quite warrant their own entry to exist together. A lovely little patchwork of those random moments that happen through the week.

We had a quiet Wacky Wednesday Craft Club this week with only one member showing up. So we made pizzas and watched Attack the Block. Pretty nice little evening.

My friend Rit commented on Facebook, “Hello?!? Yes. This is baby!”
Crackin me up.

The crow parties have started again behind my house. The noise is pretty incredible.

I see you.

We’re wrapping the clock up. I’ll miss my little wooden family when they aren’t living in my storage room anymore.

Awesome. In the true sense of the word.

Those darn crickets….

I feel like I’m always apologizing about crickets around here….but crickets are supposed to be good luck, right? Here’s some randomness from the last few weeks.

The boys (well, they’re men…grown men) play games every Monday evening. Formula Dé is a cool French game where I get to show off my stick shift skillz.

For my friend’s bachelor/bachelorette/party but not really get-together, we got to hang out at his millionaire boss’s amazing cabin. The bathroom, however, was aesthetically questionable at best.

I found this while thrifting. $3. Perfect for the man for our fourth wedding anniversary. “A Love Letter.”

The one nice thing about waking up at 5:30am.

Mini Bittner from Taggart’s in Canton, Ohio. Drooooooool….

Poor, poor Pietje. He’s on a restricted diet and on the ‘roids. He has lost five pounds in two weeks so now he only weighs 52 pounds. My skinny little man. We’ll beat these allergies!

My Baby Friend Forever cracks me up every time.


The first tomato from my garden. Eaten immediately after this was taken. MMMMMM.

Hanging out with my Best Friend and Baby Friend Foeva.

Working on a new piece. Finally.

Valleytown rocked our favorite doublewide dive.

MMMMMM Peach Beach….

Oh, Pete.

The winning team of the 3rd Annual Bicycle Scavenger Hunt. Though the tattoo wasn’t the clue that made us win, I’m really glad I got to sit in the AC the whole time.*


*That’s a lie. I missed the whole thing. Oh well….next year.


The boys play games on Mondays. I beat them at Formula De.

Pietje improvises while his couch situation changes.

The couch finally arrived this morning. As you may know with Ikea furniture…some assembly is required*


I got drilled at the dentist today. This is an honest attempt at a smile. No good.