Saturday, November 27, 2010


I know, it is a terrible pun. What puns aren’t terrible? (Did you know that the word ‘synchronicity’ was coined by Carl Jung? Me either!)

This is a long overdue post regarding the resolution of my Great Sink Disaster of 2010.

You may remember this summer, while innocently brushing my teeth, I knocked a cup out of the medicine cabinet, which proceeded to shatter my bathroom sink. Only me. So I whined and wrung my hands and wept. You know, real productive coping methods.

A dear online friend has a real life friend who works for American Standard, the plumbing fixture company. AND SHE ARRANGED FOR ME TO GET AN ENTIRELY NEW SINK FOR FREE!!!

I even got to pick it out!

My beautiful new sink arrived several weeks ago and my friend Peter installed it.

Ta da:

Thank you Nora at American Standard and thank you American Standard (linked here; in business for over 130 years!) for your marvelous, generous gift. At a tough point in my life, people who don’t even know me made this wonderful gesture. I cannot say enough good things about Nora and the people she works for. I am so, so grateful.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Slinking Back, With Thanks

 BACK:   I am tiptoeing shamefaced back into the blogosphere after being MIA for a few weeks. The concerned inquiries I have received are touching and humbling. Thank you so much. I have been sick, I did have a minor fall, but mostly we have been preoccupied at our house with a baby shower and an engagement and sewing like mad for a craft show. So days spun into weeks.


Baby Shower

Crafty Thingies


I am thankful today for the many faithful friends I have through this blog and in real life.

I am thankful that MS, while taking its toll, has not snuffed all the life out of me yet.

I am grateful that despite being out of work we still have food on our table and a roof over our heads.

But more than anything I am grateful for my four children. We have had some rocky patches, and, I suppose, will continue to, but the most joyful, proud, purely happy moments in my life have been because of them.

Thank you, God, for all of this.

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