Monthly Archives: February 2011

It’s winter, people!

Recently, people have begun to complain about the weather in a way that really bugs me – I heard several folks this week say something along the lines of, “I’m tired of this cold, I want it to be spring … Continue reading

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Backlash

Mother Nature has a wicked sense of humor. After my little taunting limerick yesterday, she saw fit to bury those cheerful daffodils under six inches of snow. No gardening here. Better keep my seedlings warm inside a little while longer. … Continue reading

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Hope springs eternal

From the sky fall little white pellets Not quite snow and not yet hail it’s A chilly reminder of winter’s hold. The wind blows fierce and wild and cold. Bright wool hats pulled tight and low As folks rush home … Continue reading

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Helping hands

Today I took a 6-hour CPR / First Aid certification class. I have to keep my certification for both work and Girl Scouts, and even if they didn’t require it I would still take the class because it just feels … Continue reading

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My blue heaven

Why wait? I dove right into┬ámy newly-acquired fiber stash and came up with that gorgeous turquoise silk blend from Herndon Farms. It sure spins smoothly; the fiber practically drafts itself. That’s half of my fiber on that bobbin, a whopping … Continue reading

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Fiber frolic

Today I played hookie from work and treated myself to a “me” day by going to the Madrona Fiber Arts Winter Retreat, not to take a class (which I wish I had thought to sign up for) but to wallow … Continue reading

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Magic sock

Why, after having long hair for more or less the past thirty-some years, have I just today learned about a sock bun?? What rock have I been under? (don’t answer that) It is amazing! Smooth, light, and just two Bobby … Continue reading

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Sneaky ways to make your kids eat better

I have had many years of practice in getting more healthy foods into my kids than they know about. They may turn up their noses at green beans, but I have a few tricks up my sleeves to ensure they … Continue reading

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Sock yarn scraps

I had to re-start my 10-stitch blanket, due to me being incapable of knitting mitered corners. Rather than a nice flat blanket, I was making a mushroom and that was not the goal so I ripped it out and tried … Continue reading

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Texting quad

As I came up the stairs to the commuter rail platform, I saw these four women arranged so nicely, all hunched over their phones, thumbs flying in an early-morning texting frenzy. It was mighty chilly this morning, so there must … Continue reading

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