Monday, February 22, 2010

Calgon take me away...

This being the season of snow, we have been forced to be much craftier than usual.
Craftier than usual has seemed to morph into "what craft are we doing today??"

We have made stained glass, wind chimes, painted, baked cupcakes, cookies, bread, and sculpey creations.
We have made homemade goat cheese, for god's sake.

Enough is enough.

Camp blizzard is closing. The camp director was suddenly stricken with a bad, bad case of PMS.
Crafts are supposed to be fun. Not hissing, spitting cat fights over whose is better. Not outrageous crying jags of "I just can't do anything right".
Crafts are not supposed to bring out the craving for a nice stiff drink.
Our latest craft came out the best. probably because it was fraught with much angst and drama. I got the idea from my imaginary friend Erica.

You will need:

  • Soil
  • Activated Charcoal ( I had to go to the Pet Store for this. You can apparently get it at any other WalMart besides the piece of crap one that's near me)
  • Aquarium gravel
  • Smallish plants
  • Container(s)
  • Optional Sculpey to make little things to add.

If you find that crafting is not complete for you without whining, crying, and fighting, you're gonna have to do the Sculpey part.

Layer gravel, charcoal, soil, plant, more gravel.

Add your little figure thingys and...Ta Da! You are done. Pour yourself a drink.

This one might have to be a gift! That is, if she wants it!

Saturday, February 20, 2010

When I was a kid...

One day my girls will be able to say

When I was a kid

My mom was the meanest
We had to walk to school


In a blizzard

In nothing but our barefeet fake Uggs

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Snow Way!

I love snow. I have always loved snow.

I will probably continue to love snow.

Right now?

Snow is pushing it's luck on my infatuation.

The first Blizzard of this week dumped 30 inches.

The second Blizzard, a whole 2 days later, is still dumping as I type.
21 inches so far.

Boredom abounds in spite of my best efforts.

The bird feeders are full.

Slash is enjoy the camouflage of the snow to stalk the birds.

And Roxy is as happy as a clam.

And so is Steve. Since he is in CALIFORNIA.

Friday, February 5, 2010


Please tell me how we got here so fast.

Happy 18th Birthday Teddy!

You may legally be an adult, but you are still my baby.