Monday, November 24, 2014

Two Computers

Friday I got a shiny new computer at work, since the previous one seemed to be rehearsing for Hamlet.

Also on Friday, we bought a Mac.

I have to say I was impressed that from box to functioning took about 5 minutes.  Now I have a lot of adjusting to do, but I'm really excited to see if making videos is as easy as I've heard.  Hopefully the blog will enjoy lots of benefits of my new tool!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sunday Thoughts

The root of all our unhappiness is the result of sin and its effects.  The sooner we are free from the distortions and crippling of sin the sooner we will experience a fuller joy and freedom as sons and daughters of God, and be able more and more to be a blessing to others.
~ Ralph Martin, The Fulfillment of All Desire

Thursday, November 20, 2014

If You Are Out of Sorts, Here's Some Helpful Trivia


Here is a bit of trivia from the days when printing presses used movable type as invented by our friend Gutenberg:
"The type case for any font contains multiples of each letter and numeral, with the largest sections reserved for the letters, or "sorts," that are used most frequently.  The expression "to be out of sorts" refers to the typesetter running out of a particular letter."

From Paperie: The Art of Writing and Wrapping with Paper, a fun coffee-table book from folks at Kate's Paperie with Bo Niles.  Even if the book does mention their business more than once, it's lavishly illustrated with pictures and artful photographs and exhaustively research by people whom I don't hesitate to call obsessed.  Page 68

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tiles Today


My tiles passed the Boiling Hot Water test with flying colors.

(I guess I should have dripped the water directly on the tiles, huh.  I’m going to try that next!)
 
I’m taking a dremel to some blank ones in order smooth out the edges.  Probably not necessary, but I like to go the extra mile.

I'm still trying to decide what to do about sealing them.  Jason from work has some stuff I plan to borrow and try, which I'll go buy my own if it works.

Monday, November 17, 2014

What is Beard Oil?


Check out my husband’s new website: Charlemagne Beard Oil!

As you know, the more active a website is, the higher up it will appear in lists generated by search engines, so we would love it if you would stop by the website and take a peek:


Please pass it along to your friends!

Also, if you have any suggestions or spot any errors, please let me know.  Oh, and beard oil makes a great Christmas gift for the man on your list who has everything except a razor.  :)  Thanks for your help!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Weekly Round-Up

This week I....

.... finally turned this pile of oregano
.... into a useful form.



 .... made cardboard boxes for more Christmas ornaments


.... spent time with my nephews.  Here's Mom hanging out with my mischievous little godson Alex:


.... and here's the star of the evening: Conner, who played Hank the Cowboy in the school musical and did an awesome job.  (Pardon the flip book, but hey, I'm a doting aunt!)
Note the aforementioned mischievous little godson Alex on the stairs...
 


Friday, November 14, 2014

Bookshelf Repair

When you don’t have time to hold it in place for 24 hours...

PROBLEM:
 SOLUTION:

I think I left it there for a couple of weeks, actually. 
And, yes, it worked.