Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahg

Dear Goddamn Diary; Let’s have, as my friend Becca says about her knitting sometimes, a “come to Jesus” moment. We need to talk about your future. I don’t want to be one of those bloggers who posts every couple of months and the first paragraph is all, “whoa, what’s happened …

On apologizing and making amends

“Oh, laws,” you’re thinking. “She doesn’t write forever and then she gives us one with song lyrics… it’s always a hard thoughtful one when there are song!lyrics!” Hey. At least I just pepper the lyrics in there as words, and don’t do some horrific 90s music pop-up that plays the …

Head like a hole

My head is always so full after Fiber-In. As stressful as it is to get ready for an out-of-town, weekend-long show, being there is actually quite relaxing. I get to spin all weekend long, pretty much any time I’m not helping someone or eating, so I get that zen calm …

Tuesdays unplugged

Back in the stone age, before Facebook, when blogs used to be a thing (remember those days?) I used to read the blog of a woman who started doing something she called “Tuesdays unplugged”. One day a week she would unplug from online life and just… be. While she was …

Fear of Commitment

This year was going to be amazing. Back in January, in spite of being worried about Lenny the Boob Pea, I had such plans for HaldeCraft this year. Part of those plans included expansion, and by that I mean actual physical space expansion (not necessarily product expansion, although that would …

Ghost

I love a good ghost story, especially haunted houses. But do I believe in ghosts? Hmm. Well, I’d have to believe in an afterlife in order to believe in ghosts, and since nobody has ever sent me a postcard from the afterlife, well… Well. So, what then? What are hauntings? …

Ugh; the ultrasound

Well, I didn’t intend to drag my heels on this one, but a combination of a few crafty things I was consumed with, coupled with this being my least favorite part of the story, added up together for a delay. The physical aspects of the ultrasound were not so bad …

Care fatigue

I think I have care fatigue. Not full-on compassion fatigue, it’s just that my personal care.com is coming up with a 404 page. It’s redirecting to “I don’t give two shits dot com.” I’m supposed to care about the suffering of those less fortunate in my own neighborhood. I’m supposed …

Get shit done

Two of the questions I get the most are “how do you find time to do everything you do?” and “but why can’t I have this by Friday?” (sometimes these questions are from the same person, often in the same conversation, which slays me). So let’s talk about how I …