May 31

Bag of Plagues

Posted by Matty

some fun on a slow day, this piece was brought over from the old site. Make plagues fun for your kids! Relive those fun, biblical stories.

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May 29

More PEZ!

Posted by Matty

What? New PEZ you say? Really.

I’ll give you a clue. He used to live in a pineapple under the sea, but now he’s mine, all mine. moo-ha-ha

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May 28

My ticket to the world

Posted by Nanc

Travel can be one of the most rewarding forms of introspection. ~
Lawrence Durrell

I’ve got my passport and the flights are booked! The Honduras trip is a mere 38 days away. Can you believe it?!

Yeah, I’ve still got tons to do and Spanish to study. I’ve completed the first full Pimsleur class (30 lessons) and I’ve started the next. Hiking boots, mosquito netting, and Deet need to be purchased, and I hope to make some quilts for the villagers.

Click on the passport to see my avatar image. Sweet, huh. Interested in making you’re own image? I was led to the site through Tjej’s blog, which is always an interesting read.

May 25

Peep Crispy Treats

Posted by Nanc

Lately, I’ve been on a Peeps® kick. I’m new to this snack item (nope, never had them before) and am amazed at the cult following these lil’ guys have. It’s not as straight forward as whether you like them or not; there’s a wide range of feelings about them.

Personally, I started simple (just ate one out of the package) and moved on to more complex methods of consumption and snackage. I plan to post a synopsis of my overall trial and tribulations with the Peeps, but for now let me tell you about the marshmallow and rice bars.

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May 24

Pow Pow Pow Pow Pow!

Posted by Matty

I was watching Little House on the Prairie with Nanc a few weeks ago, and it sparked a technology memory that I have been suppressing for all these years.

Look inside for more on … TV Pow!

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May 17

Square²

Posted by Nanc

I knitted up these two squares as part of a “comfortghan” for a woman from my charity crafting group. (Click pix for close-ups.)

Even though we’ve never met, there’s a connection with the people that I meet online. We are working together for the same goals and a bond is created at the same time.

Sometimes, it’s a ‘virtual’ friendship with a fellow knitter or blogger, but a friendship none-the-less.

This phenomenon of online social communities has recently come up in conversation at a few different places. (Alyshajane and Loobylu to name two.)

Just think about it.

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May 13

Happy Birthday Nanc!

Posted by Matty

Today is Nancy’s birthday. It’s really not my place to say how old, but I will include the obligatory picture of her as a kid.

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May 10

There is a bond between a man and his cell phone. This bond is sacred and must not be broken.

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May 9

New PEZ

Posted by Matty

Would you believe that I’ve gotten some new PEZ? What a suprise!

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May 6

Dishcloths Galore

Posted by Nanc

I can now, if desired, do copious amounts of washing (dishes) with a variety of dishcloths. Um, … yay?

I can’t say that I’m thrilled with the prospect of hand-washing my dishes, but I am tickled with my selection of hand-knit cloths. I can finally throw out the kitchen sponge and all it’s icky bacteria-ness, and enjoy a new dishcloth every day for a while.

There is a sum total of 11 dishrags and 2 scrubbies. Yup – these were knitted, too, with nylon netting (tulle). They were a little more difficult to knit, but since they only need to be a fraction of the size, I managed.

Come on, I know you wanna see ‘em.

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