Monthly Archives: January 2013

So close I can smell it

They are here! They are here! Our new cabinets, fresh from the cabinet shop – smelling of maple wood and freshly-applied stain, made just for us and our wonky little kitchen with non-standard dimensions. We went with a small, local … Continue reading

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Here we go again

It’s Monday! I have a pretty big bruise and some residual swelling from where I smacked my knee into the corner of the bathroom counter; I don’t bruise easily, so to have any visible evidence of trauma is a pretty … Continue reading

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Green baby cardi

It’s a new day, and I do what I usually do after life has thrown some bumps in the road: I read, I relax and think about all the things I have to be grateful for, and of course: I … Continue reading

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36 hours

Tuesday, 6 am: alarm goes off. I haven’t been sleeping well, and I have trouble getting out of bed. I’ve finally gotten myself up and dressed by 6:30, and I get ready for work. Hop on the scale, immediately wish I hadn’t. Pack … Continue reading

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For the birds

It’s important not to forget our feathered friends when the weather turns cold. The little critters get hungry, and there is very little for them to eat, so we keep a regular feeder up as well as a couple of … Continue reading

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Social art

A couple of months ago, a friend of mine started something. I’m not sure if she understood exactly what she was doing, or maybe she did. She is also a crafty person, and she thought that I (and a few … Continue reading

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I’m working on a cotton market bag; it’s nearly done, and one of two I have planned for the very near future. And yesterday on the train home I saw this adorable hat! I was too far away to ask … Continue reading

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Little by little

Have you noticed? I hadn’t, until a podcast mentioned it and I began to pay attention and sure enough: it’s happening – and I think most of us are unaware. It’s sneaking into our daily lives and hopefully our subconscious … Continue reading

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Hat attack cat

I just finished the third repeat of the Celtic cable, which will form the band of a new hat for me. As I was trying to take a progress picture, our younger cat decided to make a grab for the … Continue reading

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A quick diversion

With the temperature dropping, we have begun digging out hats and gloves. The Girl put on a pink hat the other day hat that looked a little small; she asked me when I made it and we realized it had … Continue reading

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