Skip to main content

Snow Days... Snow DAZE

Another snow day for us here in the grand state of South Dakota. I am so sick of snow days.




There's nothing like being trapped in the house with four bored children for days on end. I think if you did that sort of thing to a terrorist they'd turn over any information in about a week.

Why don't they use those sort of tactics on them? I'm of the mind it would be much more effective than water boarding.

Just let them listen to a recording of one of my kids screaming and I promise they won't last 24 hours. Better yet stick the terrorist in a room with them and a game requiring only one player.

Today I woke up to the sound of the Mischievite sobbing in the family room. I went to investigate and found him trying with all his two year old might to get the TV to work while his brother and sister played on the computer in the other corner, ignoring him.

I was pretty upset.

I scolded them for not acknowledging the crying of their baby brother because of a stupid game. The least they could have done was woke me. They mumbled an incoherent apology without turning their heads.

I think I'm going to turn off the computer and TV today and make them actually think.

Maybe I'll get them to do some chores.


Yes, I am that mean.

You know... I think they've been to school the equivalent of one week this month.

I wish I had crucial information I could turn over to the authorities.


Lisa said…
I recently heard that crying babies has been used as a form of effective torture. I believe it.
cannwin said…
I'm opposed to calling that torture unless I get some legal coverage for it.

Popular posts from this blog

Altered Shoe Art: Ring Holder Shoe Tutorial

This was my week two craft for So You Think You're Crafty. I placed third that week for this one. I thought you might enjoy finding out how I made it.

I tried about a million different decorations before settling on one that didn't drown out my rings. I wanted them to the focal point. This is also why I went with black fabric and not something more vivid.

Don't be intimidated by the lack of 101 I'm giving you. It really is a straight forward sort of project. If you know how to use a glue gun without burning yourself you can do this. Just be sure to dust off your imaginative brain space first. :)

The one important thing you might be wondering is how I got the pink fabric to stick to the shoe. I really just Mod Podged it on.

There are several different ways to make ring tubes that you can find online. One I saw used that colored foam paper stuff that you find in the kids craft section. I thought that might have been easier, but I had scraps of batting lying around so I …

How-To Pretend You Work For Anthropologie

The problem with Anthropologie is that they cost way too much money. WAY TOO MUCH! I mean, come on--these book boxes:

Cost $68-$188!

Do you have that kind of money?

I don't, but you know what I do have? I have a library with a cart full of free books that no one really cares about! So guess what I did... I made my own (and then I gave them away because I really don't have anywhere to put them).

Here's how.

What do you think?

Mutterings of a Middle-Aged Dreamer

Use your words, my dear sweet soul, they are inside of you... So find them. Write, you silly girl, write so hard the world will never forget you.
But does it matter if the world remembers you? 
Age begins to press its hands upon your chest and the need to be remembered seems to increase with the pressure. 
That's not a line of thought you're interested in pursuing. 
Live in the now.
Does it matter if the world remembers you if your neighbor is going hungry? 
Perhaps age is merely pushing you out the door. 
Go. Live in the now.