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…read more

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…read more

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…read more

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. Not bread, milk, or toilet…read more

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…read more

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…read more

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….read more

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…read more

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…read more

5 Things List, or Meme, or whatever-the-hell-this-is

I saw this over at Madame Queenand thought I’d give it a try, especially since I have NO idea what I’m doing and what a “meme” means, but saw that Thursday 13 is a meme (I would’ve called it a phenomenon myself) and this is supposedly a meme as well: 5 Things I was doing…read more

Writing Letters Works!

Wanna know how I know?  my crazy half-nekid construction worker took my suggestion and was wearing a mostly-clean wife-beater under his bright green safety vest this morning, even though we are forecasted to have a record-breaking high of 91 degrees today (no, I do not live in Phoenix, Dallas, or Orlando, although you’d think so with…read more

I suck…and Gavin rocks!

Okay, not even a week into my 31 for 21 and I miss a post. But I have an excuse…it was Justin’s birthday yesterday!!! And today was Columbus Day…wee! Justin was off for the holiday and I took the day off and we sent the kids to daycare. He studied in the morning and I…read more

Profiles…Gavin

Okay, this post is probably going to be a cruddy one…one created out of obligation to do my 31 for 21…but I’m going to give it the old college try. It’s not my fault that I don’t commute on weekends (which is where I get a lot of my material). So here’s a quick profile…read more

Letters While Driving

Dear Construction Worker Walking Listlessly Near the Construction Worksite Near My Sons’ School: I know it is unseasonably warm outside (nearly 80 degrees at 9am in friggin’ October!), and maybe you are working on bringin’ sexy back to the road and construction industry, but maybe consider having elections as to whom in your industry should…read more