Category Archives: Beginnings

Unusual activities

Today marked a milestone for yours truly: I ordered a purse. Now, I realize that this is not cause for celebration for most women, but I learned long ago that I am not like most women. I am not a … Continue reading

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Forward thinking

It’s late January, which means it’s time for thinking about several things: pulling together papers for filing our taxes, Chris’ birthday, Valentine’s Day, and this year’s garden. Since nobody likes to think about taxes, I’m skipping right over that one … Continue reading

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What’s in your blood?

I get a physical every year as part of my take-care-of-myself-and-live-a-good-long-time plan, and I just got the results back from my blood tests. I must admit, I was a bit leery about opening the envelope… after all, I try to … Continue reading

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Hitting the ground running

Happy New Year! I generally try to avoid making New Year’s Resolutions, because so many are made in haste and quickly abandoned, but I do have goals for this year and they primarily revolve around my health, happiness, and family. … Continue reading

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Where does your money go?

I ran across a quote the other day that really struck home: Where we spend our resources directly reflects what we value. Think about it.  According to Forbes.com, in 2006 the average American household earned $54,400 before taxes, and spent … Continue reading

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The Red Shawl

Once upon a time, there was a knitter. She didn’t just like to knit, she loved to knit – and so, she knit a lot. She knit on the bus, on the train, while watching TV, on the couch, in … Continue reading

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What’s up?

Yikes – an entire week has passed without a blog post! It’s a sign of the times, holiday times that is. Our calendar filled right up for December; I’ve had something going on almost every evening and that does tend … Continue reading

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Full steam ahead

Goodness sakes, is it really going to be October next week??  Eek! During my commute this morning I started to list the handmade items I want to get done before the end of the year (most are for Christmas gifts, … Continue reading

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Getting into gear

As the weather cools down and I turn to hearty comfort foods (mmmmmm), I find myself trying to head off the inevitable hibernation tendencies that set in about now. By this I mean going against what my instincts are telling … Continue reading

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Strumming along

It has been a long-time goal of mine to learn how to play the guitar. I should insert here that I did learn to play the piano as a child and though I didn’t continue with it I have a … Continue reading

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