Monday, April 12, 2010

I made this for my Dad

Little Guy was itching to do something creative (bless his heart!) so I put him to work editing a photo using Picnik (my favorite photo editor).  Here's what he came up with:

I made this for my Dad on 

Great job Matt!


Sometimes....we just get too tired to put our things away.

A picture is worth 1,000 words.

Damn Spam!

Hey Bloggers!

Welcome to the beginning of new week.  I'm looking forward to a pleasant, peaceful, relaxing time.  How about you?  Ha!  I'm kidding of course.  Who has time for any of that, right?  Always too much to do and not enough time to get it done.  Now, THAT's what I'm talking about.

Hey...just wanted to give you a heads up.  After receiving a TON of spam comments (GRRRR!) I've decided to turn on comment moderation here on the blog. patient.  I'll get your comments approved a.s.a.p. 

Thanks for understanding!

And have a good (crazy) week, okay?  Okay!

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Yep: Still Here!

 Time Flies When You're Having Fun!

Yes, I'm still here.  Lame blogger-man.  The un-CraftyDad.  Oh well, I digress.  Or do I?  Confused yet?  Welcome to my world.

Hey there.  Hope you had a great Easter.  The weather was good for us and and we did the traditional Easter egg hunt with the boys (now 9 and 14). Shazam!  They grow up quickly.  Don't fool yourself.   We had a very low-key dinner with my dad.  Simple:  ham, cheesy-potatoes, green bean casserole, Hawaiian dinner rolls, pickled eggs and beets (VERY traditional recipe from my grandma).

After dinner (lunch, mid-day meal, whatever you want to call it) we donned our old clothes and headed outside for the annual spring cleanup in the yard.  I love oak trees, but I really wish they'd lose their leaves in the fall like all the other deciduous trees.  It would be so nice to rake leaves just one time.  But...that's Mother Nature for you.  We raked and raked and tore out old, spindly marigold stems from last fall.  Oh, (and please don't spread this around) but we still had strands of tiny Christmas lights on two of our conical evergreen trees that flank the front door.  THAT is lame.  Geesh!

It has been such a crazy, busy time around our house.  As a tax accountant, my wife has spent oodles of hours at work.  And there have been several new projects launched at my workplace that have caused a few spikes in blood pressure and some four-letter words to be spouted off.  Not good.  I pray that we're turning a corner and I will have some time to do a few of things on my "I WANT To-Do" list.  (Not holding my breath on that one, okay?)

So...leave a comment to let me know that you're still out there.  Just a quick 'hello' will be appreciated.

Until next time, do something crafty.