Category Archives: Arts & Crafts

Father’s Turn

For the first night in what seems like weeks, the kids are all laying down in their beds, quiet … without a cough to be heard… with only one cough to be heard.  Mine.  Now that the kids are finally … Continue reading

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More to Do

For the sake of all ego… I wish I could do a better job of slowing down time! Today after work the children and I: Did homework Did Laundry Made Dinner Planted plants (4 rasberry sticks, 2 Rose … super … Continue reading

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99+ Red Balloons

There’s a song, from when I was younger than I am now, about 99 red balloons.  I’m not a party planning specialist; in fact, it’s possible I’ve never actually decorated for a party.  But I did today. Things I didn’t … Continue reading

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Something Undone – Painting

This week has been a mad rush of excitement.  I had ordered a bed to replace the ‘temporary’ bed I had been using since the divorce.  The time finally came to be a “grown up”… or at least to act … Continue reading

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Too Domesticated – Book Book

Once upon a time I had a wallet that was about two inches thick.  It is a perfect wallet that has every ID card from when I first joined the Air Force in the late 90’s until now.  There are … Continue reading

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Dolly to the Operating Room

Love leaves a mark… and so one day the dolly who had been loved the very most of all looked in the mirror and realized that her once firm huggable body was now flabby, flattened, and not at all what … Continue reading

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Lollipop – of DOOM

We all have our comfort zones, and one thing that has never been in my comfort zone has been boiling sugar to obscenely high temperatures on the oven to make 'things' with them.  It was with this in mind that … Continue reading

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The Regatta of Destiny – Cub Scouts

Tonight was the culmination of two crazy days of crafting my two sons had the opportunity to do.  Sunday I learned that Thursday we had a cub scout rain gutter regatta, which is a lot like the pinewood derby races, … Continue reading

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Musings at Church

Some days… your mind wanders while doing something innocent and good… and then everyone looks at you and wonders why you suddenly burst out laughing, or why there’s an odd grin on your face. My thoughts went like this: Gorillas … Continue reading

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Sunday Meeting Origami

Let it be said that a clever man always has a toy at hand. My children bring me the church programs and ask me to make them into something they can play with.  This is a star destroyer. (from star … Continue reading

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