Monthly Archives: December 2009

In response

I was recently cc’d on an email chain wherein the senders were bashing the President, Democrats in general, immigrants, government-sponsored health care, and spouting various kinds of political and racist crap in response to something or other the AARP had … Continue reading


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Where does your money go?

I ran across a quote the other day that really struck home: Where we spend our resources directly reflects what we value. Think about it.  According to, in 2006 the average American household earned $54,400 before taxes, and spent … Continue reading

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Successful knits

It’s a pretty funny thing when something as silly as a knitted beard hat turns out to be so popular. Both of my boys requested these hats, promising to wear them if I knit them — and that was a … Continue reading

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Botanical lights

Last night we went to the Bellevue Botanical Garden d’Lights – which is a beautiful thing to see. In this dreary time of year when our gardens are looking pretty pathetic, they create a landscape of lights. Flowers, plants, trees, … Continue reading

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Why I like my job

Here’s just one reason that I enjoy working where I do – they do stuff like this: Throw carpet samples out on the floor when they are trying to pick colors & patterns for a project. I think it’s fun! … Continue reading

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My ‘tude is tanking

I woke up this morning determined to find some joy and peace. I tried, I really did. I even put makeup on today. When I left the house, there was a car parked in front of our driveway (blocking it). … Continue reading

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Merry freakin’ holidays

Bah. The holidays are looming and instead of feeling merry and bright I find myself feeling crabby and full of spite. I know, I know: I have much to be thankful for. And I am. Thankful, that is… But the … Continue reading

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Maple Syrup Glaze

This is a delicious glaze for fish, chicken, or pork (probably not a good match for beef or other dark meat).  We had it on cod a few nights ago and it was well received by the housemates. 1/2 cup … Continue reading

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Purple flurries

Last night I gifted two friends with hand-knitted fingerless mitts; both in purple, both with cuff fur (though different yarns). I only have a picture of one pair at the moment – forgot to upload the other.  🙂 This pair … Continue reading

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Youthful encounters

This evening while walking to the train, I experienced something that made me feel 13 again. Or maybe 12. Two young men were walking towards me, and just as I was about to pass them on the inside of the … Continue reading

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