I'm lazy, and I absolutely love my Keurig. It's getting old, but it still works fabulously!
We run only distilled water through ours and it's been 5 years and we haven't had to descale it once!
I don't usually buy the pods anymore, unless Mister Man has a hankering for a particular kind of coffee.
They start to really add up cost wise.
We use the little reusable basket and fill it with whatever loose leaf tea or ground coffee suits us. When we initially bought the basket it was about $20 at Walmart. But it's been a couple of years and I think you can get them for about $8 now.
Mister Man makes fun of me because I really like Lipton tea. Not just that, but I prefer the Lipton finely ground tea in teabags as opposed to the loose leaf tea in the box. I think it's stronger. So I still buy the tea bags, and just rip the top of each one and dump it in the little Keurig basket. I find it convenient and less expensive!
He thinks I'm a total nerd though :)
I have no idea what's gotten into this little guy lately, but he has been all over us. Mister man especially. I always get a kick out of that, Mister Man with Mister kitty. Doesn't get much cuter that.
Remember how I was envisioning dog sweaters?
Yeah well Patterns for Pooches is going to take care of that urge! Most likely by proving to me that it's too difficult to do...
And I picked up a new library book by R.L. Stein, called 'Red Rain'.
Remember R.L. Stein? He wrote all the Goosebumps books. This is a new adult fiction novel of his that I'm eager to try out.
I'll let you know how they are :)
I made these curtains sometime in the beginning of last year...I think. They make up my favorite part of my kitchen, the kitchen window. What can I say? We live in a crappy rental and I don't like very much about our kitchen. But the window, with it's pretty green view, isn't too shabby.
Walking through Joann's Fabrics one day in February of 2010 I came across a magazine called 'Stuffed'. It was filled with nothing but fiber artists and their creations (such as Katie from Skunkboy Creations - one of my top 10 favorite fiber artists and biggest inspiration for my blog). I fell in love. Decided right then and there that I wanted to make stuffed animals and fiber arts if nothing else then at least for a hobby. I came up with this guy from a picture I saw somewhere online - he seemed fairly easy and straightforward to do. I worked from a two dimensional picture and think I did pretty darn good for having never sewn anything in my entire life before this guy.
The blog came about at the same time as the doll. It was initially intended to chronicle my adventures in sewing and crafting, but has since evolved into...something else. Probably will never stop evolving. But despite the constant change, this little guy will sit above my crafting area as a reminder of where I was when it all did begin. ♥
This was the initial x-ray taken in the ER on the morning of Sunday April 28th. The orthopedist was going to be able to treat it conventionally with just rest and a sling. The tendons would have eventually pulled my shoulder back up. I would have always had a slight bump though, where the collar bone is sticking up. I was okay with that.
Then last Monday I ended up having to lift Crystal up some stairs to get into our house and hurt myself even worse. I could tell it was bad. Had an appointment this morning with the ortho again and evidently I've completely severed the tendons. The new x-ray (which I desperately wish I had access to) looks even worse, as does the shoulder itself. The collar bone is sticking up approximately another 1/2 inch. It feels pretty miserable, and like the bone is going to pop out of the skin. I've been really fortunate to have had nothing worse than a broken big toe and I can't believe the amount of pain I am in. The drugs are helping a bit, but are also causing some extreme nausea.
The result is that I am going into surgery at 9:30am tomorrow morning. Talk about having something sprung on you...whew. I guess it's good that I don't have too much time to worry about it. I'll hit the sack here in the next hour, get up and shower about 2 hours prior, then go on in. Not too much stress out time involved.
But of course you know I'm still packing as much stress in the time frame allotted...I wouldn't be me if I didn't.
The doctor/surgeon, who was rather awesome, said they'll be stretching the torn tendon back over the collar bone and suturing them into place. That will pull the collar bone down, but the tendons won't be strong enough to hold it in place so in addition to the sutures I'll be getting a titanium pin in my collar bone/shoulder.
That is the only possible way to get this giant knob, which my husband estimates to be sticking up "Oh! At least 3/4!!", to go away. I'll be trading the knob for a scar, but I'd much, much rather have the scar.
Anyhoo my friends, I figured this was a rather fitting submission for today :)
This is sort of a sewing/crafting corner of my office. I should probably just set a match to it and start over, it's such a mess. Can you venture a guess as to my favorite color? By the way, my husband made my awesome desk and pegboard holder. Props to Mister Man ♥