Paint-By-Numbers Needlepoint

Posted by mrssmythe on July 20, 2014 in Art, Marriage, Out & About, Tag Sale-ing |

Of course I went tag sale-ing this weekend. And on my way to an estate sale I’d been especially looking forward to, I stumbled onto another sale that looked very promising. So, I stopped there too, and the first thing to catch my eye was what looked to be a very large paint-by-number painting of horses. […]


A Flannel Misunderstanding

Posted by mrssmythe on January 16, 2014 in Marriage, Musings |

Here is a funny story for you: Someone who reads this blog called to tell me the other day that her husband got confused about who was who in the “Comments” section. It seems this man thought his wife was writing under the name “IrishMum,” and when he read these words: My hubby has a […]


The 2013 Christmas Letter

Posted by mrssmythe on December 24, 2013 in Celebrations, Marriage |

THE SMYTHE 2013 CHRISTMAS LETTER CPT America can be the most maddening person to buy gifts for. Not because he’s difficult or picky or because he already has everything. He’s none of those things. What he is, however, is very good at giving gifts, himself. All year, he maintains a heightened state of awareness that […]



The Story Behind This Sign

Posted by mrssmythe on September 25, 2013 in Camping, Marriage |

When I write, it’s generally on the morning leg of the day’s journey. And, since I tunnel into my head when I write, I tend to zone out and miss things that are going on just two feet in front of my face. CPT America knows this and adjusts accordingly. But sometimes I don’t want […]

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The Big Purple Bag

Posted by mrssmythe on September 23, 2013 in Camping, Marriage, Out & About |

When we began this camping craziness, CPT America went out and bought everyone in the family a duffle bag. He had it in his mind that we would each be able to fit everything we’d need for the trip into said bag. He color coded the bags (mine was purple) and he had our names […]


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