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Currently, summer night edition
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Stupid Sewing Tricks: Blanket for Nephew B
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Friday 5: Mist It by That Much

Currently, summer night edition

Relaxing out in the yard. I feel like we did a lot of outdoor work early in the summer, such as planting grass and ripping out 10,000 dandelions and setting up herb gardens, so it would be a shame to miss out on enjoying it.

I wanna sit under my own vine and fig treeA moment alone in the shade

Remembering all the time I spent with family this weekend. Yesterday my cousin had a big ol’ BBQ at his place, replete with food and beer and a firepit and strands of outdoor lights. I am a sucker for outdoor lights. The only factor stopping me from having outdoor lights is that we don’t have outdoor outlets. Otherwise, I’d have my yard lit like a Hallmark movie Christmas Tree Farm, and would never go inside.

I kicked a giant watermelon ball around with Nephew A.


Today, Nephew B was baptized, almost exactly 4 years worth of Sundays after Nephew A. B is a happy and easygoing chap. He has one of those deep husky laughs that seem like they shouldn’t come out of something so small and is instantly delightful.

With the minister, feeling skeptical about that water.


The party afterwards was held in one of the church’s rooms. The lovely Kristen and her husband-who-doesn’t-read-my-blog made sure it was filled with food and plenty of room for the kids to run and play.

Manic Pixie Dream Aunt at your service.


Apparently one of my hidden talents is blowing bubbles for packs of small children. Who knew?

Enjoying another 3-day weekend, because I’m off tomorrow. I was considering taking a ride to Atsion Lake because I haven’t been there since I was a kid. The weather forecast for tomorrow looks crummy. Never fear. I’m also off this Friday (fingers crossed for a beach day) AND next Monday. I’m so glad it’s this summer and not last summer!

Debating a trip to Sonic for a shake. It would require leaving my chair.

Watching Miz and Mrs and Making It this summer. Both shows are funny and warm. Perfect light fare for summer.

Stupid Sewing Tricks: Blanket for Nephew B

The Pinterest pin said it would take 30 minutes.

It took three hours.

But! It looks and feels like a baby blanket and I’m told newborn eyesight isn’t that good so it’ll be a while before he can grab a protractor and see that the corners aren’t very square.

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It’s the first day of SPRING and it’s snowing so hard we were let out of work early and are all working from home tomorrow. GRAR.

Friday 5: Mist It by That Much

We have a new nephew! For blog purposes, he is Nephew B, and his older brother is Nephew A.

Me and Nephew B!

It works out really well that way. The lovely Kristen is doing well and my brother doesn’t read my blog anyway so to heck with him. 😉 Li’l B is snuggly, smells amazing, and has a great tiny smile. I can’t wait to get him his own cape. I’m happy to have my small army of nephews!

After 3 days of being offline due to some freaky voltage on the pole across the street that was interfering with our Comcast signal, we finally have our internet and cable tv back. Because the electric company has been busy in the wake of the 99 snowstorms we’ve had this winter, it took them a few days to get to our tiny (to them) problem. I really really missed the Internet and having the tv on as background noise. I’ve been reading but it felt pretty Little House on the Prairie here at night.

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Time for the Friday 5. This week’s theme is Mist It by That Much. Let’s get to it!

1. What did you most recently spray out of a can?
Hair spray. Right now I’m musing TRESemmé which has a hell of a strong fragrance. It’s not my thing at all, but I feel bad chucking a can of it just because of the (not awful, just strong) smell. I wonder if Aussie Mega has the same scent it did in the 90s?

2. What’s your favorite food (or food product) that’s sprayed from a can?
Reddi-Wip! I’ve tried spray cheese and it was okay for the very strangely specific situation I was in. But Reddi-Wip takes the cake. And the pie!

3. When did you last spray-paint something?
I can’t remember ever spraypainting anything. I end up using a brush, no matter what I’m painting. I need to spray paint something.

4. What’s something that’s not sprayed from a can but would be pretty cool if it were?
WM says eggs, and that makes me a little worried about him, to be honest. I’m going to go with spray soap, for showering. that way you’re not dealing with a slippery bar of soap or a moldy shower poof.

5. What’s conceptually the oddest thing sprayed from a can?
Spray hair. Even though now it’s fibers instead of paint, it’s still pretty odd to me.

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Zero plans for this weekend, other than getting some baby snuggles in. Have a great one!

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