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.

Finding the good

I can barely keep up with what day of the week it is — and today I realized it is JUNE. The year is half gone, and it’s been fairly shitty so far. Today I’m having one of those “I … Continue reading

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Things are just weird

The Mr. and I are fortunate in that we have remained at our jobs through the pandemic that sent so many people to unemployment websites. My office has had to respond to a decrease in business, but we will survive … Continue reading

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With hook and needle

One knit blanket done and a crochet one begun! I am feeling better, more stable. Time blunts the sharp edges of grief, and there are many things in my life to be grateful for. New babies, for one. I finished … Continue reading

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Onward. With knitting.

Knitting is great therapy, I highly recommend it. I’ve been pecking away at a Ten-Stitch Blanket, with some Lion Brand Mandala yarn. It’s currently 26″ across, and will be a baby blanket – so I have a few rounds yet … Continue reading

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Ten days

Pictures are hard. You want to see them, to remember, but they also make you so very sad when you think of the loved one that will no longer enjoy those things that brought him joy, no longer hear the … Continue reading

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Plodding along

Balanced on a cliff’s edge, we plod through the days. Most return to work because we need the routine and diversion, and of course, the income. A memorial service is planned, airfare discussed for the distant one, more gatherings in … Continue reading

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The loss of a loved one

Grief is a funny thing. It comes out of nowhere, after a typical Friday evening spent doing mundane things with your partner like making dinner and watching a movie and not worrying about anything really important. And then a knock … Continue reading

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Two steps back

Fed up with being out of shape, I joined a local gym a couple weeks ago. I’ve gone several times, trying to figure out what will work for me, hold my attention, and what my body can withstand. So far … Continue reading

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Unexpected side effects

As our kids were growing up, I kept hearing how great it would be to have an Empty Nest. Bittersweet, for sure, but overall nice to live as an adult again instead of “so-and-so’s mom”. And at first, it was … Continue reading

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Sometimes it’s just too much

I had to take a bit of a blog break; 2019 is kicking my arse and I didn’t want to whine about it online too much. I think (hope) the worst is now behind us, and I can focus on … Continue reading

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