Life is a Lot-tery

Our lives have been ultra busy. What else is new? Processing my mom’s estate was a puzzle (by design due to the drama), so we left it in a holding pattern for a while. Now that my grandmother has also passed away, it’s time to kick all of that into high gear. I need to finish […]

Rustic Lasagna Casserole

I told some friends about this recipe today and said I’d share it with them. It’s the very best lasagna I’ve ever tasted. I modified the original recipe to save some time and some dishes. (I toasted the bread instead of frying it. I can also sauté some veggies together.) — Rustic Lasagna Casserole Cook […]

Yarn Swap rules

Yarn Swap The purposes of the swap are fun and stash busting. (As a bonus, we might do a little good for a charity.) 0) Swaps tend to be mostly one-for-one. One complete skein of nice yarn would earn one complete skein of different nice yarn. Likewise, medium quality would swap for medium quality, “junk” for […]

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.