Poem about Mother’s Day


A poem my Mom wrote for Mother’s Day. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

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Mother’s Day


Happy Mother’s Day to all.

To moms, and to moms-in-law.

Show your love, breakfast in bed.

Warm thoughts about moms now dead.

Don’t forget the steps and grands too.

All moms are owed their just due.

Send a card, letter or hug.

Don’t just brush day under rug.


It’s Mother’s Day!  What to offer?

No need to empty your coffer.

Presents some give, all they can lug.

Others silent, squeeze out a hug.

 –                         –  June Nash


Happy Mother’s Day to all the sons and daughters too.
Mothers would not be mothers without you!

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Car Bingo



We took a trip up to the cottage over spring break. Even with the iPods, DVD players, books and toys cries of “I’m bored” sounded from the back seat. On our grocery run to Glen’s I was able to pick up the supplies for this craft. Poster board, fine tip markers, sheet protectors are the materials I found in the small school and office supply section. I cut the poster board so it fits in the page protector sleeve. Then I marked my five by five grid in the bottom of the sheet. I used things we saw on the trip up north as inspiration for the objects on my board. You can customize it to what you are likely to find in you area of travel. I sketched all the images in pencil first then went over them in marker. I grabbed the washable markers, and found that they are not as nice to write with, but I figured they would be good for the kids to use when I was done. They worked well enough though, and probably smudged less, since the one year old was constantly tugging on the board as I drew. Remember to make the center square in your board a Free space. I almost forgot it. When you are done, just slide the board into the protective sleeve and it’s ready to go. The kids can draw right on the sleeve with a dry erase marker, or use the circular stickers used for pricing items at garage sales. Then you can reuse them for your next road trip.
Happy Travels!

Crochet Mini Heart

Crochet Mini Heart

Today I was crocheting some balls for my kids, when I had a whim to make some crochet hearts. I had already chained two and rather than stop and look up a pattern online, I decided to just improvise. I think it turned out well enough to share. I used Patons Classic Wool in Petal Pink with my H/8 hook. I think I will send the one with the hanging loop to my husband in his Valentine’s Day Care Package. That is, if my daughter doesn’t claim them all for her self!

Crochet heart with loop for hanging

You can download the PDF pattern free for your personal use.  Mini Heart Pattern (Crochet)

Sketching with Colored Pencils


My five year old daughter loves to color and draw, so I joined her in drawing with colored pencils. The first pencil I picked up was Orchid which gave me the inspiration for my sketch. It is my goal this year to try and sketch a little bit each day. In high school my sketchbook was my constant companion, but since then I have rarely drawn much of anything. For being so rusty I was actually pretty impressed with this sketch, so I thought I would share it here. Feel free to tell me what you think. One thing I have gained in the years since I last sketched was thick skin. I can take criticism in stride. In high school I would have likely cried.
Colored Pencil sketch of Orchids in a Pot

Join Our Censorship Protest!


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Have you been paying attention to all the hubbub online about the proposed U.S. legislation (SOPA/PIPA) that threatens internet freedom? I wrote about it last week over on WordPress.org, but the gist is this: there’s a bill in the U.S. Senate that if passed would put publishing freedom severely at risk, and could shut down entire sites at the whim of media companies. Fight for the Future created this nifty video to sum it up better than I can.

On January 18, 2012, sites all over the internet will be blacking out to protest and try to mobilize more people to speak out against this bill coming up in the Senate next week — S. 968: the Protect IP Act (PIPA) — in an attempt to let U.S. lawmakers know how much opposition there is. WordPress.org, Wikipedia, and even WordPress.com VIP I Can Has Cheezburger? will be participating in the blackout to…

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