Karsten’s father passed away yesterday. He was 84, and he’d been dealing with a variety of illnesses including emphysema (despite having never smoked a day in his life) and prostate cancer (which he beat — it was the treatment that led to complications). So while his death was not entirely unexpected, it was still rather Read more about Sad news about Karsten’s dad[…]
We’re well preserved! Originally uploaded by Kate O’ (Thanks to Busy Mom for the subject line. 🙂 ) Not sure why this didn’t post to my blog when I posted it to flickr. That whole “post to flickr and your blog at the same time” function is kind of sketchy, I find. The moment we’d Read more about We’re well preserved![…]
Birthday present Originally uploaded by Kate O’ Around the middle of December, Karsten was getting ready to start making visual art again after a long, intense period of house renovation, and in the middle of a period of exhaustion and depression, he needed a comfortable project to ease him back into it. Unfortunately, he’d also Read more about Birthday present – for both of us[…]
I thought about writing a year-end update yesterday, but the truth is, not all that much of note happened. And that’s a pretty good thing, as it turns out, because I was also thinking yesterday about how I’m feeling more balanced and centered than I have in — gosh, what? — maybe 8 or 9 Read more about How about a REALLY happy new year?[…]
Check out the pic of Karsten and our neighbor Jeff at Oktoberfest. Taken by the lovely and talented Sheila at A Blessed Mess.
Someone hit my site from Google looking for “nicknames for Karsten.” Man, I wish I could tell you. Aside from “The Hammer,” which is really specific to my Karsten, I don’t really have anything for you. Karsty? He’d sneer at me for that one. Sten? I think he’d just look at me like I was Read more about Good question![…]
I’m not finished uploading old content yet, and I don’t quite have the layout and functionality I’m planning to have, but let’s go ahead and get this show on the road, shall we? I’ve moved, and the majority of my blogging will now be done at The Bee Hive over at Honey Bowtie Music. I’d Read more about Might as well kick the tires on this thing[…]
Karsten and I both just went through the rigamarole to get our passports processed, and although we have several months before we’re planning to take our European vacation, we’ve heard enough horror stories about delayed applications that we decided to pay the premium for express processing. It was definitely pricey (I think it added something Read more about Unexpected efficiency: the government edition[…]
Karsten: Oh! I guess I thought that was gay. Neighbor-friend: Like, homosexual gay?
him: I need to see a movie with lots of explosions and death. me: Oh, did you call your dad?