Monthly Archives: February 2012

Happy “Bonus Day”

It takes 365 days, 5 hours, 49 minutes, and 16 seconds for the Earth to make one revolution around the sun. Since our calendar is based on a 365-day year, we squirrel those extra hours away in a lock box … Continue reading

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You could be next

Today one of my coworkers watched a young man selling small electronics out of a shopping bag in the park near our office. He says he has seen the young man before, and he called the police – but of … Continue reading

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Grooming in the sun

For six whole minutes, our two cats managed to be on the same piece of furniture together. They must have been delirious from the unexpected bit of sunshine, for they both took advantage of the warmth to do a bit … Continue reading

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Ready for a spin

I haven’t done much spinning lately, so after I finished my errands and chores I sat down to do a bit of plying. This here is merino wool and silk, and it’s real purty. Soft, too. I’m getting good yardage … Continue reading

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WIP Wednesday

(pretend the I remembered to hit “send” on this post yesterday, ok?) Working on my third pair of socks this year, these for my husband. A nice, bright red with maroon toes, these are thick wool – perfect boot socks! … Continue reading

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Pay it off quicker

With my mortgage refinance in the works, I figured today would be a good day to share a simple tool for calculating how you can, by paying just a little extra on your monthly mortgage bill, pay it off sooner … Continue reading

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Growing pains

One of the most rewarding things about raising and/or working with children is watching them become adults. This process is also, unfortunately, fraught with growing pains in the form of poor choices and actions that frequently lead to hurt feelings, … Continue reading

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Just ask

A number of years ago, a friendly coworker gave me the best advice boiled down to two simple words: just ask. She even mailed me a card with those two words on it, and I pinned it to my bulletin … Continue reading

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Annis in action

I wore my new scarf / shawl today, over a plain black shirt. In retrospect I should have worn a pale shirt to better show the gorgeousness of the scarf, but I still got a few compliments (especially at my … Continue reading

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Breakfast Casserole

Good for breakfast or dinner! Breakfast Casserole, serves about 6 1 medium onion, chopped 1 lb ground sausage 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 can cream of ___ condensed soup (broccoli, chicken, celery, or mushroom, your choice) 1/2 cup milk 1/4 … Continue reading

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