Game Night (board/card, not sports) Snacks

Every month or so, we go to Game Night with our childfree friends. This means, I struggle with what snack to take/share at least that often. There are several criteria: vegan/vegetarian items, something Emil likes, clean/neat foods that don’t drip onto irreplaceable cards/boards/pieces, etc. The problem is, searching returns ideas for: “clean eating” (whatever that trend […]

Death to Popcorn, the 3rd chapter

I started the next “chapter” of Death to Popcorn in #DomaLuza this week. Our “Wifey” needed a big distraction, so she came over and helped me scrape the Master bedroom (Chapters 1 & 2 were the Powder room trial and the Kitchen with a tray ceiling). Our bedroom ~13’×18′ and, with her help, we knocked the […]

14 years

90 years ago this past Wednesday, Emil’s mom was born. 65 years ago this week, one of Emil’s brothers was born. 14 years ago this past Wednesday, Daddy suffered a massive heart attack. Happy Birthday, Mom. I still miss you like crazy, Daddy.

Curtains at #DomaLuza

The nice lady who owned our home before us had very different tastes than we do. She had florals and valances and 1200 square feet of pink. She was kind to leave us the sheers and valances that fit the first floor windows. It was just one less thing we had to worry about as […]

Upcoming DIY at #DomaLuza

On the way to see Emil’s mom last week, I started a list of the things I* want to do next at #DomaLuza. It involves a lot of popcorn removal. It might be too much stuff for 2016, but it’s not a list of goals for the year, it’s a list of the things I […]

How to clean a washing machine

We bought (conveyed) a Whirlpool Gold washer with the house. It’s okay as a machine and we haven’t had any problems. It’s “just old enough” to be a water hog, though. Models released just a year or two after started to be quite conservative with water. Replacing it is not on our current list, however. […]

Happy Fall

Today, we went to a family birthday party. It was great to see “everyone”. We used to see everyone pretty often. In fact, there were kinda regular Sunday dinners at Emil’s mom’s house when he and I first started dating. Literally every family member came to those. They were great. Then, we had about half […]

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Happy Birthday,  Daddy! I’ll be honest. I hope I am very distracted today. Jes just lost her dad, and I am spending the week with her to help her get through some of the physical stuff.  I don’t need to add to her grief.  You’d turn a young 69 years old today. Mom is still […]