Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Boycott Black Thursday

I have a history of disliking stores that open on Thanksgiving to allow for extra shopping time.  In that spirit, I am proud to say I am a fan of "Boycott Black Thursday" on Facebook.  Check them out, give them a like, and keep up to date on stores opening on Black Friday and not Thanksgiving Day.  The only way we are going to get the stores to close on Thanksgiving is if we vote with our dollars.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Reading for pleasure

I am oh so impatiently waiting to dive into this little gem. There is a fabric napkin project in here calling my name.  The hands of the clock are moving sooooo slowly. 

Wednesday, August 27, 2014


Usually when the word clutch is used, it is in reference to a person's actions being exceedingly timely. The title of this post does not refer to that much more recent adaptation of the word. Rather. I am using it like a manual transmission on a car uses a clutch; to change from one gear to another. Summer is winding down. Goldenrod is everywhere. Pumpkins appeared at the farm stand. Pencils, composition books, and deer-in-headlights college students have appeared in my part of CNY. That means I will be returning to work soon. Summer 2014 has been wonderful. I went on a few trips. Campfires and the requisite s'mores were consumed. The house is more organized. Beer was enjoyed with friends. Sleep was on my bio rhythm. This week has been filled with a mostly successful effort to get back to my work sleeping schedule, getting food in the freezer for quick meals, and doing every last little drop of laundry. In less than one month it will be officially autumn. Let the pumpkin onslaught begin!