sticks, beads and strings
make wonderful, beautiful things


I’m feeling kind of out of the loop, because I *just* found Adele. Like, two weeks ago. Where have I been and how have I missed this artist? I don’t care what kind of instruments her band uses: evh, Fender, Ludwig, Gibson, it’s that VOICE that gets me. Tight here. She starts singing and I am so there! ALso, Norah Jones, to whom I was introduced after I made a Pandora of Adele. Dang, ya’ll!

About that 10 pounds

So, this semester, after a year of weight loss and a year of maintenance, I have managed to pack on 8 pounds. Ok, TEN. It probably has something to do with exchanging a regular backpack for one that rolls and a sudden love for chick-fil-A chicken strips. Fortunately, I think I am over that particular obsession, which is good, because I don’t want to have to be visiting in a moment of despair and self-loathing. But I do need to get up off my heiny and do something besides surf the internet and read, right?

No Knitting

No knitting, no beading, no camping, just school, homework, reading and one hour of fishing during which I read a textbook. Cass is not getting much done that one can actually take pictures of and blog about. That’s the truth, and this trend will likely continue for the next 13 months. Plus 2 more years, right? right. At the end of that time, I won’t be ordering discount scrubs, because I don’t plan to wear a uniform to work. It’s gonna be a street-clothes gig. Yay me!


Hi, howaya?

Fair to middlin

Goodgood, wife’n’kids?

They’re good, too. You?

Oh, I’m fine. Just doing some chores. Little cleaning here, little painting there. Maintenance mostly. Place is fallin’ down around my ears, but at least the water pumps are workin’. And that’s good, we use a lot of water around here, what with the laundry, that dishwasher, the toilets, the showers and so forth.

Yep, ya guessed it, I got not much to say here, because I haven’t actually crafted lately. It’s school time, ya’ll.


So, this past weekend, I did something I rarely do outside of the church walls: I listened to live music! I happened to be a bluegrass band, and they were pretty awesome. There was a cello, a banjo and a guitar, just three people, but they did pull a couple of us to sing with them, and that was fun! They were as much fun to watch as they were to listen to! There hands were flying over the string so fast, they were a blur! I should have looked to see if there was a boomerang looper laying around, but I didn’t.


Listen guys, you gotta tell me when the blog goes awol! I stay logged into the admin panel all the time, and tat means I can see it even if you can’t. This time, it wasn’t my fault, I swear. My host had an issue and reset all the ftp passwords. What thy didn’t bother to say was that we had to log into the ftp with said new passwords so our sites would be publicly visible again. Luckily, this blog was the only one affected, at least as far as I can tell. Perhaps I need blog insurance. Sorta like rv insurance, only I want to make sure it *doesn’t* go anywhere!


That’s a rather quick version of “How are you doing?” for those who don’t speak Cass. Did you have a good Christmas? Are you glad it’s over? Me too, me too.

Here’s my deal. I am going back to school tomorrow. I know I haven’t said anything here since, what? August or something? Right before I went back to school for fall?? Anyway. I have missed blogging, but I truly lack time and motivation to put fresh and interesting content up on six blogs several times per week. So, from now on, most of my blogging will happen over at Midlife Musings. Yes, even the crafty stuff. Sorry. The good news is that you can once again read about my crafting, my cooking, my kids and my crazy life pretty much in one place. Only that place isn’t here, it’s there. This blog will stay up, because I’m sorta attached to it, but the content….well, you know the drill, right?

Heat Frustration

So, it’s too hot to knit. It’s too hot to go dig my beads out of the shed. And my dog isn’t here to play with me. What’s a girl to do? That’s right, SHOP! So, this morning, I have been checking out the Personal Creation store. I don’t think I am too old for a personalized backpack set, am I? I could use it for a knitting bag, and put my needles in the pencil case. And everyone needs a cute lunchbox, right? I want the little mint green one with butterflies on it!

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