Car Cupholder Coasters (crochet)

Because I got tired of having my drinks drip on me (whether because of condensation, or because my drink sloshed and got messy on the outside), I began using a napkin smashed down in each of my cupholders to absorb any moisture on the outside of my cups. It wasn’t pretty, but it worked. I […]

Easy Knit Man Hat

Great for beginners just learning to use 16-inch circular needles to knit in the round Materials: Bulky Yarn, approximately 80yards/73meters 16-inch circular needles, size 10-1/2 (6.5mm) Or a set of 5 double-pointed needles (dpns), size 10-1/2 (6.5mm) Tapestry Needle If you’re very new to this, consider a smooth yarn, like Borroco Comfort Chunky or Bernat […]

Backlogged Videos

Realized that I forgot to post the pics and videos I took on Christmas. I’m also still finishing up some Christmas gifts. Sad, really. So here are some of the videos that have been on my camera. Christmas Eve: Nolan on the Piano from Colleen Rummel on Vimeo. Christmas Day: Christmas Morning 2010 from Colleen […]

Snow Day…a live blogging event

8:15am – School is closed.  There’s a dusting on the ground and it’s presently raining…there better be a heckuva lot more snow by 3pm. 9:00am – After dropping Cooper and Nolan off at daycare, stopped at the grocery store to get a Starbucks coffee and to load up on yogurt. Expand Your Portfolio and Open […]

Quotable Cooper

Cooper is a smart little three year old. I’d like to think he’s the smartest I know, but realize I might be a bit biased so I’m willing to say he’s the second-smartest three year old, and is too smart for his own good. He’s very well-spoken and has really high verbal comprehension, so much […]

Starting Young

We start ’em off young on Legos around here.

My House Runs Like a Finely-Tuned Machine

Ohmigosh! How hard are you laughing right now? It’s more like a sputtering old jalopy that needs a tune-up. Especially since my last post four weeks ago was all whiney and I’m going to try harder and post more and read more and do more and blah blah blah, and then I got so busy […]

Is This Thing On?

Hi, my name is Colleen, and I’ve been MIA for longer than I care to think about. Between commuting to my full-time job, caring for our three children, three cats, two dogs, and one house, I was busy. Justin’s job sending him to all sorts of locations for days on end just made things insane. […]

Happy Five Months, Nolan!

Where did the last three months go, because it seems that you should just be a little past two months old?  Oh, that’s right…I went back to work.  Amazing how fast time flies when you are too busy to sleep. But I digress. My little monkey pumpkin is now five months old and I can’t […]

The Rummels Storm the Beach

Last week we packed up the kids and the dogs in the truck and headed south to what seems to now be our annual trip to Virginia Beach (two years in a row makes it “annual”, right?).  I was a little worried about the weather, as they were calling for rain several times during our […]

“4” Meme…

Okay, I was supposed to do this yesterday, but it seems that Sundays are just to busy to jump online to post anything.  *sigh*  For some reason, my husband thinks it’s fun to torture me with purchasing the DirecTV NFL Package each year (well, we split it with friends of ours), so we have people […]

What I’ve Learned and What I Wish

Okay, I finally got my act together to write this post after being tagged by Marcy at the Upstate Update, who was tagged by Anne at Archie’s Room, and if I read everything correctly, are participating in the Bring it Down 31 for 21.  I kept trying to figure out what I’d write, especially since […]

Letters While Driving 2

Dear Teeny-Bopper in the Orange Roller Skate: I know you are very excited with your new driver’s license and your new little orange car (I know it’s yours because what self-respecting woman over 20 years old would have a car that color…although no offense to those of you women out there over 20 years old […]

I stink again…

I totally have been up to my elbows in poop. Literally. Cooper has had a long-drawn-out case of the ‘rhea. About 2 1/2 weeks to be exact. So I’ve had to fill up four stool sample cups with his poop. His watery poop. He wasn’t real keen on me taping any of the cups to […]

National Grouch Day

Did y’all know we missed National Grouch Day yesterday?  Or that I goofed again and didn’t post?  I do have a good excuse this time…I had work to do at work.  And at home.  And I still do, but I’m taking a quick break to talk to all you fine folks out there in Internet […]