Thursday, July 20, 2006

Potential cookbook in the works- I need your help.

To all my blog-friends out there- I need you to take my quick and easy survey. Your answers are all anonymous. I will be using the information I gather from this survey to determine what kind of market there may be for a cookbook that I've always dreamed of publishing. **

Please comment here to say whether you prefer digital cookbooks (e-books) at a cheaper price, or hard copies for a higher price.

**This is by no means a guarantee that I will be publishing a cookbook, in any form. I'm just toying around with the idea, trying to see what the market is like. Thanks for your help!! Keep a look-out for a survey about another potential book/e-book about making your own cleaning supplies, too!

7/21/06 UPDATE- to all my non-American blog-friends out there! I have updated the survey to include you who don't live in the States. Feel free to take this improved version! Thanks for your time!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006


*you few out there who check up on my blog, tapping on the other side of my computer screen*- Is anybody in there??

*me, in a very small voice*- yes?

I am still here. I've not run away or eloped or anything like that. But my sewing business has really picked up, and when you add picky clients plus part-time library work plus Sunday School preparation plus normal housework plus occasional sibling-sitting plus a few hours of sleep plus a tiny bit of extra exercising-- well, let's just say there ain't much time left overn for kimputerin'. (See what happens to me when I'm not online??? You'd think I lived in North Carolina or something!!) : )
But it feels good to get even this lame little post up, and it will have to do for now. I'm hoping to have more time this weekend to blog a bit. Happy Wednesday to all my blog-friends!

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Now, for your literary enjoyment...

Ode to a Return to Normal Life after you've had a day off for a Holiday.
Sung to the tune of The Star-Spangled Banner.

O, say can you see?
All those mountains of clothes-
Piled so high in the laundry room
Till they come to my nose?
O, say, is that washer or dryer yet free?
For I have to wash some fabric
Before Sat-ur-dee.

-by Jessica (last name withheld by request)

Well, what do you think? It is my lifetime dream to one day be as accomplished and famous as Hannah (you know someone's got to be famous when they don't have to use their last name!)... and I think I may be getting there. If I'm lucky (even though I don't believe in luck) one day Hannah might even ask me to write the preface to her poetry anthology. And of course Susan could include her inspiring works as an epilogue.

Monday, July 03, 2006

All Dressed for Church

I thought I'd share this picture with you all. (Susan, here's that hat I was telling you about : ) )

Pictured L-R is Matthew, (1), me (19), Hannah (4), Katie (13), Aaron (10) Posted by Picasa