To all of you who celebrated, I hope you had a wonderful Easter. We actually ended up celebrating on “Good Friday” due to work schedules, which gave me a jump start on my oh so yummy peeps!
And then this took over our home…
Seriously, for about a week I’ve had two choices in life. Lay in bed all day like a festering bed sore in the making or prop myself up like a runny nosed couch corpse.
Just before the invasion of the “crud,” life was moving along pretty well in my lit’l corner of the world. Mz. Milclay treated me to a “girly day” and it was so, so, much fun! We went to lunch at a place I had never been to. A super cool place with great food but shitty service. Still, a great place all n’ all and minus one server chick, it’d be perfect.
The clam chowder was thick n’ creamy n’ delicious.

The fish n’ chips lunch platter looked great and was great – the second time around..
When it was actually served hot..
(This dining experience will be saved for another day when I feel like raggin’ on why I don’t tip shitty service.)
Then we went and got mani’s.
I chose purple for all things bright n’ cheery n’ spring-ish.
(So weird taking pics of your own hand..)
The rest of the day was all about shopping!
My favorite find of the day was this super cute, super fabulous, super shiny Jessica Simpson handbag that I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!
I made the two little zippy pouches down in front and apparently channeled my inner 5 year old while making the one on the left. It’s a fun lit’l kite n’ sunshine applique that I created all on my own, no pattern, all free hand drawing.
– Patting self on back… – I love it because it reminds me of flying kites as a kid in the whipping Michigan winds, and that makes me smile.
Side note: Here’s a better pic of the handbag. It’s actually pink, not peach and I love how it shines. (Better lighting and no flash.)
I also scored some more material and yarn to add to my stash.
Can’t wait to get busy with this!
I worked on a quilt for the Humane Society and used one of the blocks that I screwed up on to make a mug rug.
mug rug And with the Boise Library having a HUGE book sale next week I decided to try one of those “turn a t-shirt into a tote” Pinterest posts. So I did and it works. I made this cute lit’l tote to haul some of the books I’ll be purchasing because yep, I’m a crazy book hoarder bitch.
book bagAnd my current WIP’s (works in progress) are…
A terrycloth beach cover up for my grand-daughter.

Fleece socks, just cuz’ my feet are almost always cold.

And the never-ending “ugly ass” crocheted afghan. I started this to use up all of the ugly yarn people would give me. Seriously. They’d hand me bags full of yarn and I’d look at it and think, “What the fuck were you making with these hideous colors??” And then I’d smile and say thank you and add another row or five to my “ugly ass” afghan. Now I seek out the ugly yarn because, well, the “ugly ass” afghan has sort of taken on an identity all it’s own and I’m hoping in the end, it’ll be like one of those stray pups you find, that are so ugly they’re cute? Yeah, I’m hoping that’s the outcome of the “ugly ass” afghan. Either way, it’ll be warm and big enough to snuggle in. That’s all I need.
Today, I feel a bit more human. The aches are still there and the stuffy/runny nose is never ending but no cough and no projectile vomiting, which is always a bonus.
This is SOOOOO me!!

Happy Wednesday folks. Be well.


  1. You have many crafty talents and I envy that, having no such skills myself. Your new purse looks cool. I love the fleece socks and “ugly-ass” afghan. Bright colours are cheerful and mood enhancing, IMO. Glad you’re feeling a little better. Here’s hoping for a full recovery, soon!

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    • Aw, thanks Debbie. My dad was a pretty artsy guy so I credit him. And I have high hopes for my “ugly ass” afghan. 🙂 I just roll up the yarn in balls, throw it in a bag, reach and get what I get so we’ll see how it turns out in the end. – And yes! Here’s to feeling 100% SOON!!!!


    • Thank you Joe. 🙂 Not sure if I’m 100% back but I’m definitely dipping my toes in the pool. And thanks for the compliment on my nails. They’re fun and I’m ready to go back. Mainly for the amazing hand massage the guy does! 😀 – Great to be missed and back!


    • Getting sick in your 50’s is not as easy as in your 20’s, OR, I’ve just turned into a big ‘ol baby over time. I’m heading your way Cranky to catch up on EVERYTHING – mostly your fishing trip! – I’ve actually mentally blocked out time for reading *just* that! – Thanks for stopping by. 🙂


  2. It was random, wasn’t it? A little of this, a little of that, much like my life. And thank you. I’m glad I’m feeling better too. Being sick just sticks you in that zone of all things out of your control. So happy I’m outta’ there! You’re right. Ain’t nobody got time for that!


  3. Sorry about the crud. That’s never fun. I’m a total germaphobe and won’t go near anyone sick. I figure the next time, I get sick that I may not get out of the hospital alive.
    That fish and chips platter looks so good, I could use some of that, it’s lunch time. 😉
    I like the stitches in your ugly afghan, it’s colorful isn’t it?
    That’s a very cute cover up, she’ll look adorable!
    I hope you continue to get better!

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    • Thank you SJ. 🙂 You know when I started that afghan I just decided to learn a new stitch and toss it in. I had no idea what it would look like but I will be using it on a water-themed throw I have in mind. I could eat fish every day of my life and never tire of it. Today’s lunch is home-made potato soup with ham because you know, Easter ham is much like Thanksgiving turkey, you’ll use it in everything!


    • Oh Joanne.. I had to get up and do something and most everything was already started before I got sick. I had about an hour n’ a half a day to actually move because seriously, who can lay in bed that long?? I can’t even lay in bed for 8 hours to sleep! – And thank you!


  4. Glad you’re feeling better. The first picture made me laugh. Love the pretty nails and purchases. You are amazingly busy for someone who hasn’t been well.

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  5. Sorry to hear you’ve been feeling poorly. The crud is some miserable stuff.

    You are such a crafty lady!! My favorite, though, is your ugly ass afghan. It is nothing short of awesome. Sure, they aren’t colors you would have chosen, but what a story! While you cuddle up under it, you’ll think of all the people who donated and became a part of it.

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    • Your comment makes me laugh Christine only because some of the people who “donated,” I don’t particularly care for. Hahahahaha. So, I won’t think about them. I know, I’m horrible, and thank you for thinking it’s awesome. You wouldn’t believe how HUGE it is. Seriously, I think it would generously cover a king size bed but I like to mummify myself when I snuggle in a blanket so it’ll work for me. If my daughter happens to inherit it, she could cacoon in it she’s so tiny but it MIGHT cover her 6’4″ husband nicely. 🙂


  6. So glad you’re feeling better, Karen!! The clam chowder and fish ‘n chips platter look yummy, my kind of food, and oh, I hate poor service too! Love that pretty purple color on your nails. Cute zippy pouches (you are so creative with your design). Your granddaughter’s beach cover up and fleece socks are OMG adorable!! Nice find on the handbag. I’m a crazy book hoarder too! I can’t even go to a yard sale without bringing home a book LOL! 🙂


  7. Hope you are over your lurgy! Love your craft products – particularly the felt slippers. You are one busy lady! The Afghan looks brilliant – such is patience required to complete one of those. I do many different arty crafty things but sadly, successful knitting and crocheting still eludes me. I sometimes go to a women’s craft group where we take whatever we are working on. I am always in awe of the fibre arts people and how fast they work. Thanks for another enjoyable blog post. Makes me realise I really need to update my own!!!!!!!


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