DIY: Muddy Mutt Mitts

DIY Muddy Mutt Mitts

This Share Saturday is inspired by a¬†great tutorial¬†for Mud Puppy Mittens¬†— I found it last night and¬†made my own muddy¬†mutt¬†mitts today and I am so glad I did! I’m always looking for ways to keep our house in order.¬†With animal¬†family members, this can be a task — though the cats¬†are pretty OK¬†until 3AM¬†when¬†they either meow at the walls or lick our heads. Otherwise, we have two large dogs. When it’s rainy, we have a big,¬†gross dog paw¬†towel by the back door. Ew. So upon discovering ‚Ķ Continue reading

Spring — It’s Here

I’m excited to see these kinds of things again: There’s something about springtime that’s photogenic compared to winter, at least for me. Maybe it’s the locale. Our part of the world is sludgey at best in the winter, and there are two things I like taking pictures of then: Our dogs in the first snow, and things frozen over. The first snow didn’t fall until around January this year, and even then, I just wasn’t inspired. The rest of our colder months were a vicious ‚Ķ Continue reading

Spring Cleaning

Yesterday I got in a mood. Pregnant ladies call it ‘nesting’, voluntarily (and possibly temporarily) barren women like me refer to it as ‘spring cleaning’. Tomato, tomato. Pretend you read and pronounced both ‘tomato’s differently. (If I were referring to tomatoes plural, not two singular and differently pronounced words, yes I’d have spelled it tomatoes. Individual words, Curtis people!) So I cleaned, is what I’m getting at here. We clean the house every day, because our yard is a mudpit and our dogs love it ‚Ķ Continue reading


Do yourself a favour and watch the video for Home – Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. ¬†Very fun. I am not a talker lately. ¬†I’m not a thinker either, so don’t mistake my silence for introspection. ¬†It’s nice out finally and I am enjoying it. ¬†I have bought non-special occasional dresses for the first time in probably ever. ¬†I am after 28 years ready to maybe be a girl, possibly. ¬†Did you know these things don’t have leg-holes? ¬†I’m very much not ladylike when ‚Ķ Continue reading


Valentine’s Day is coming up after all. ¬†Valentine’s Day is Casey’s birthday, so the most fun part of it (besides going to work for the evening and making meager wages) is that we make a treat for her. ¬†We’re thinking wet+dry food with a small “1” cut out of cheese. ¬†She loves cheese. ¬†She’ll be so impressed before she devours and forgets about it for another year. I dug through the past 3 years on Flickr and realized they have flown by wonderfully, and colourfully! ‚Ķ Continue reading

You’ll have to forgive me; I’ve never been anywhere.

Big news! Miklos and I are going to Hungary in April! This still really hasn’t sunk in for me. Except that tomorrow when I wake up, I’m positive I’ll realize the reality of it. I’ve never been on a big plane; I’ve never seen the ocean, let alone crossed it; I’ve never been in a total state of culture shock; I’ve never been in a country where I have so little a realistic idea of what to expect, except for what someone has told me. ‚Ķ Continue reading

I’m a strong dead man who’s only looking out for himself

Well, I just heard it on the old cabbagey-smelling bus ride home and decided. The song to start springtime is unofficially: Tuff Ghost by the Unicorns I need a workplace Health & Safety related topic to write a paper on! I’ve got no idea what to write about, and I need something with kind of a narrow scope… the kind of narrow that still fits into five (5) pages worth of writing. Suggestions, plz. Off to enjoy spring! Share the post “I’m a strong dead ‚Ķ Continue reading

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I had a dream I was wearing paper towel pajama pants. It wasn’t too bad. Super absorbent. These sunny days are a nice change of pace. Thirty-two days and I’m done with this shitty school situation forever! YAY! Cheers to this site, which transforms my Flickr photos into a sleek looking layout. It makes everything look good! And jeers to this rusty tailgate… Share the post “Thumbs up thumbs down” FacebookTwitterPinterestE-mail Continue reading

Can’t wait.

You know what’s coming soon? Some nice sleeping with the rain pouring and my window open so I can hear it all. Ooooh baby. Yeah. It’s been a while. What a perfect sound for morning time in bed. Share the post “Can’t wait.” FacebookTwitterPinterestE-mail Continue reading