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Have you ever felt like a broken sewing machine, a tangled mess of thread?

The sewing machine kept breaking. The thread got caught under the fabric and the needle stopped moving. I followed all of the directions according to the manual. The thread was threaded properly, the needle was new, the bobbin was placed in the bobbin holder with the thread facing the right direction. The sewing machine would sew […]

I am a lying, sneaking, ice-cream eating in secret, mother who yells

Well, maybe I am not a liar. Maybe I didn’t lie. But I never told my children, or my husband, there were Klondike bars in the basement freezer either. I had bought the six count of the Original Klondike bars several weeks ago for my oldest daughter.

And I forgot to tell her, and then she moved out. And then I forgot about the ice-cream bars.

Taking Jeff Goins Potty Train Your Passion Challenge #ptypc

Last weekend I didn’t pick any weeds. The flower beds in the front of the house were neglected because I took up Jeff Goins  Potty Train Your Passion Challenge (#PTYPC). I have to learn a new skill and get paid for it in 48 hours. I will be painting original water color drawings and making prints to […]

My cat died, bravery, and advice from Winnie the Pooh

The last time I wrote was the last day in March. I wanted to see you be brave. Yes, I did. I wanted you to be brave. I wrote about being brave like I had it all figured out myself.

And the next day my cat, Pooh Hodges, died.