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Sometimes Monday | 11.7.22

Sometimes Monday | 11.7.22

...is all about persistence. I got a Christmas Cactus last November from Trader Joe's... it was full of buds then, but not a single one bloomed. Instead over the course of a couple of weeks, they all fell off. I was quite heartsick over it. But!! I did not give up!...

Currently | November 2022

Currently | November 2022

Welcome to the final Currently post of this year. I know. Where did the year go? Time flies. It's up to you to be the navigator. — Robert Orban Good advice, and some advice I have been following closely this year – I am the navigator of my days – the "filler of my...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.2.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.2.22

Greetings Unravelers! I have returned from my glorious vacation... one in which I barely knit a stitch and since returning home on Sunday I have still barely knit a stitch! But!! I have a great excuse... I have been madly working on getting my last painting done for...

Hello, November | 2022

Hello, November | 2022

Last month, I copied Carole's idea to welcome the new month... I liked it. It kept me focused. And it was semi-successful! Ha! So, Welcome November! In November, the smell of food is different. It is an orange smell. A squash and pumpkin smell. It tastes like cinnamon...

Full of Life | October 2022

Full of Life | October 2022

I did not have any idea of where I would go with my word this month. I was absolutely feeling like I understand the concept of how to fill your days with things that matter. But leave it to Krista Tippett to show me how to take what I have learned this year and fine...

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.26.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.26.22

Greetings Unravelers! Not much making this week! I might have knit less than 8 rows on Close To You and that is alright with me! Instead I have been spending as many hours as possible outside in Presque Isle! It has been simply amazing... sunny, clear skies, and warm!...

A Gathering of Poetry | 10.20.22

A Gathering of Poetry | 10.20.22

Welcome to the second installment of A Gathering of Poetry. Today, I am going to introduce you all to a poet I discovered late last month on the Poetry For All podcast. I had never heard of Rafael Campo but I was so enamored of the poem, Primary Care, that I checked...

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.19.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.19.22

Greetings Gentle Unravelers! This week I am profoundly grateful for the diversions that making brings... I needed diversions this week! And so I am sharing the plethora of them that have been entertaining me! Buckle in! The sewing. Oh my. Well, there is a very good...

Museum of Me | October 2022

Museum of Me | October 2022

I am convinced that most people do not grow up... We carry accumulation of years in our bodies, and on our faces, but generally our real selves, the children inside, are innocent and shy as magnolias. — Maya Angelou, Letter to My Daughter This, my friends, was a very...

Pre-vacation RIFFing | 10.14.22

Pre-vacation RIFFing | 10.14.22

First up... before any fun begins... I want to give a bit of a reminder to check your voting registration... in PA you have until October 24th to register to vote in the November election AND there is still time to get your mail-in ballot! You will find your state...

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.12.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.12.22

Greetings Unravelers! Welcome to the weekly making/reading check-in! October has a Gnome... and what a Gnome she is! Meet Gnutkin! She is all in for fall! She is based on this pattern from Imagined Landscapes... sans beard, but I made some Pippi Longstocking-esque...

Sometimes Monday | 10.10.22

Sometimes Monday | 10.10.22

Brings an adjusted To-do List... I stumbled across this quote over the weekend and have not stopped thinking about it. Sometimes our stop-doing list needs to be bigger than our to-do list. ― Patti Digh, Four-Word Self-Help: Simple Wisdom for Complex Lives Yes, it...

October RIFFing | 10.7.22

October RIFFing | 10.7.22

This week moved at warp speed... or at least it felt that way to me! I kind of had a mini-freak out this morning when I realized it was the 7th. Why this surprised me, I am not sure... as long as I can remember 7 follows 6... but yeah. Why this sudden panic? I...

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.5.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 10.5.22

Greetings Unravelers! It has been a good week for making in my house! I have a finished, blocked, and all ends-woven-in sweater! In January of 2020, I started Amy Christoffers' Pheasant Sweater (Ravelry Link). I started out like wildfire knitting all that fun color...

Welcome October | 10.3.22

Welcome October | 10.3.22

October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins. O autumn! O teakettle! O grace! — Rainbow Rowell, Attachments Welcome October! I have a...

To Whom It May Concern | 9.30.22

To Whom It May Concern | 9.30.22

We have arrived at the last day of September and I have a letter or three to share with you all. Dear Citizens Bank, You botched our loan pay off and dinged our credit score but you said you'd fix it all. Honestly, I did not believe you... I thought that you were just...

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.28.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.28.22

Greetings dear Unravelers! I have a confession for you all... September has been a month of me living my very best life (sadly, my house is complaining of neglect...loudly! lol) But for me, it was a great month! I am on still on Sleeve Island...BUT! One sleeve is...

A month full of… | September 2022

A month full of… | September 2022

Life is full of beauty. Notice it. Notice the bumble bee, the small child, the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams. — Ashley Smith This month, Allie Edwards team had a brilliant...

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When All Is Said
it was amazing
Seven chapters of sheer bliss. Beautiful writing and an incredible tale. Who would you toast on the last day of your life?
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2019
Transatlantic
it was amazing
LOVED! Every single word. The thread that tied this story together is wonderful! I could not stop listening – it was that good!
tagged:
2019 and audio
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
it was amazing
A beautiful memoir. The writing is wonderful – the story shared is so poignant. I highly recommend.
tagged:
2019 and audio-2019

 


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