Author Archives: wonkydonkey

About wonkydonkey

You want random? You got it. Mostly knitting and gardening, with some home improvements, pets, baking, family, and the occasional bad joke thrown in for good measure.

Farewell but not goodbye

Yesterday one of my very favorite people retired from our office. I’ve had the honor of working with him for 24 years; he was on my original interview panel and I have enjoyed every single day that we’ve worked together. … Continue reading

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Take the call

Like a lot of people, I don’t answer my phone if I don’t recognize the phone number. I cannot, therefore, explain what compelled me to answer mine when it rang today; I glanced at the screen, saw that it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Murphy’s Law is alive and well

Our office, like every business, is short-staffed. For me this means we don’t have an administrative assistant, so the accounting group is covering those tasks. This has been working fairly well – today not so much. The other two accounting … Continue reading

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One pill makes you small

Rough morning – I accidentally took my “evening” vitamin supplements instead of the “morning” ones — so I’m loaded up on sleepy things like melatonin and ashwagandha. Makes for a drowsy start to the day. (and yes, they are in … Continue reading

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Is this all there is?

Today I am pondering the cadence of my days. I sleep about 8 hours a night. Less than that, and you don’t want to be around me. There’s an hour in the morning and three hours in the evening – … Continue reading

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Poppy Update

This weekend marks two months since we took Poppy in. Though an initial look by a vet tech gave us a female verdict, a full vet exam the other day determined that Poppy is in fact a neutered male. So, … Continue reading

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A greenhouse!

For years I have wanted a greenhouse so I could start my veggies from seed. Our house does not have good windows for seed starts, and up until a few months ago we had a voracious plant-eating feline. So I … Continue reading

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Reading & knitting

I finally finished 1Q84. Whoo, what a journey! I enjoyed the story – it’s imaginative, quirky, and entertaining – and once I settled into the cadence of the writing I found it a very soothing read. There isn’t a lot … Continue reading

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Reading Corner: 1Q84 (in progress)

(this post contains an affiliate link) I swear I have been reading this book for almost three months and am only 70% thru it. The fact that I am still reading it, despite this slow progress, tells you that I’m … Continue reading

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Who rescued who?

Ten days ago we took in a stray cat. So far, it’s going well! She seems to have a steady personality; her initial fear moved into cautious acceptance, and then into curiosity. We don’t know how old she is, or … Continue reading

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