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Bidding Farewell to Ms. Cranky-Pants (Or At Least, Trying To)

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Bad Habits / Family Ties / Mental Health / Parenting Skills and Spills / Wrestling with Angels

The realization crept up on me slowly, the way clouds slowly gather in front of the sun and you don’t realize until you look up and it’s dark.  I’m a grouch. And I hate it. In my family growing up, my parents were practically polar opposites in temperament. My mom was mostly easy-going, only showing temper on the rare occasion when she was truly pushed beyond the limits of her patience and stress level. My dad was […]

Finishing What I Started (Or, Eliminating the UFOs)

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Bad Habits / Because I Said Sew / Financial Fixin's / Simple Living

A few weeks ago, I pulled out a couple of my bags of fabric scraps and started sewing. I was on vacation, and hadn’t had time to sew for a while. I made five scrappy potholders, all different designs. It was fun! It was exciting! It used up scraps! But then I realized: I had a whole pile of intended or started projects waiting for my attention. I’m great with coming up with new ideas, […]