Today is a good day

to be a independence is a really bad idea/anyone but her/Brexit went our way Pats fan. 

Battin’ 1000 here at Casa de IWOM!

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Ah, the joys of being married on a set designer….

Not that I wouldn’t do anything for him, but it’s a UNION banner.


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White Girl

So this afternoon — to keep myself out of Himself’s way, what with him WFH — I built a skinny version of an Ana White potting bench I’ve admired for some time:

My version is about half the width and a bit taller to take advantage of the inches to metres translation I needed to make. 

My changes also included off setting the back legs for efficient use of space,  as well as making the middle shelf removeable. 

I still need to decide what to do for shelves along the back but I thought I’d do some work on it first. 

I also can’t decide if I should submit a brag post to Ana’s site. I’ve made a fair few changes and do so hate those Epucurious reviews where people say they changed this, that and left out those and were really unimpressed with the recipe.  

Be that as it may…the location in the greenhouse was chosen so I can look directly out and up toward the back of the house to the upstairs window in Himself’s home office. 

Plus, I can leave my iPhone on the dryer by the back door and it is still close enough to be connected to my Apple Watch. 

Perhaps it needs a cup holder next. 

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Yours. Mine. Ours. 

A decision made on the basis of how such decisions are made is the ONLY result to be acknowledged. 

Original post title : Suck It Up, Buttercups. 

Then I recalled I was raised better.

Off to find some people to oppress. 


SO close!

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One is never too old

to make one’s husband’s Christmas presents :


(the cork iPhone stand, not the iPhone: I’m talented but not that talented) and a custom designed plastic liner for his sling bag which no matter how I photograph it looks decidedly unexciting. 

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You’re fired

Garden Elves. 

Get with the program, you schmucks!

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Not shopping here anymore:

Casa de IWOM has a number of funky bits and pieces from Fishs Eddy. I popped in today to see if they still had any of their election items. 

They did. 

And my wallet stayed in my new Kate Spade bag. 

Besides, who wants to buy things from a shop so stupid as to have these made and on sale until they actually became relevant?

I won enough at craps in Vegas a few weeks back to buy Himself and me Apple watches. Think I’ll donate the rest — in the name of the wife of the guy on the mug above — to the most militant pro life group I can find before leaving ‘the greatest city in the world’. 

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