COVID-19 Update

This is certainly a scary time for so many people.  My heart goes out to everyone who’s been touched by this disease, and I hope that everyone reading this is safe and healthy.

Like all Kansans, I’m currently under stay-at-home orders, but everyone in my household is fine.  My husband and I are both working from home, and we’re taking the recommended precautions the few times we do venture out in public.  Since I normally work out of a home studio, nothing significant has changed in regards to my work process.   I’m still taking commissions.

As always, if you have something for me to draw, I’d love to hear from you.

Stay safe.

Mommy Moment: Quart Milk Jug

Today I went to the grocery store and one of the items I needed was half & half. I usually buy the store brand (which comes in a tall cardboard carton), but I saw this instead. This is a quart milk jug. One that looks like a baby version of the gallon milk jug. You can’t see, but it even has the little handle around back, just like the big ones.

And you say, “Yeah. So?” First off, this may be a common container some places, but our local dairies don’t seem to use it. Today’s the first time I’d noticed it and I go to the grocery store all the time. It’s kind of neat.

The reason it’s neat is that I have little girls who are of an age to still play with a toy kitchen set. This quart milk jug is the perfect size to use as an accessory for that. So, once I’ve used up the half & half, my girls are getting a new toy milk jug. They’ve already asked me if they could have it, in fact.

Just a little mommy moment I thought I’d share.

Oh, the image came from the Roberts Dairy website, since that’s the brand I bought. It’s not my photo.

Stolen Bumper Sticker

Someone pulled a bumper sticker off my car while it was in a parking lot.  How rude!  However, I’m not sure it had the effect that the person intended.

As you may have guessed, it was a political bumper sticker.  Nothing offensive. It was just an old Obama 2008 sticker.

See what you made me buy, Mr. Bumper Sticker Thief?

I can only assume that some conservative Republican pulled it off because they don’t like Obama.  But let’s think about this for a minute.  If you pull a bumper sticker off my car, then I have to replace it.  In the case of an Obama sticker, that means paying Obama’s campaign fund to send me a new one.  Which means that, because of this person’s actions, I just donated five dollars to Obama’s re-election campaign which I otherwise would not have.  I can only speculate that this was not the result that this person was going for.

As a side note, I also had a Darwin fish magnet on my car which they didn’t even touch, which puzzles me.  I always thought that was far more offensive than the Obama one.  After all, the campaign sticker just supports the Democratic candidate.  The Darwin fish insults Creationists.

People are strange.