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Unraveled Wednesday | 9.11.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.11.19

September Unraveling is going well… and with no unraveling to date! I have indeed finished Reagan's sleeves and have begun the lace work, although the sweater looks like a great grey blob right now! As I write this, I am completed the first repeat of the pattern and...

Make it Monday | 9.9.19

Make it Monday | 9.9.19

The "list-free" weekend was truly restful – although, on Sunday we did get some much needed yard work done! We did a bit of culling of the dying plants from the pots on the patio - the coleus was getting pretty leggy and were dropping leaves thanks to the spate of...

Friday Thoughts | 9.6.19

Friday Thoughts | 9.6.19

I have been spending a good bit of time thinking about how to reinvigorate me as I contemplate my blog. I keep circling back to the less is sometimes so much more concept as I have contemplated this space. I know that we all have a finite number of minutes during the...

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.4.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 9.4.19

Let me just say that knitting something for 34-ish inches in stockinette can be quite boring…except when you have 5 seasons of DCI Banks to binge. And, that is partially how I got those 34-ish inches knit quickly! I have now moved on to the sleeves, which I am...

Looking Back | August 2019

Looking Back | August 2019

August, die she must The autumn winds blow chilly and cold. April Come She Will, Simon and Garfunkel If you asked me what I accomplished in August my response would be, 'not much'. But as I look at these images, it seems I accomplished more than...

TGIF | 8.30.19

TGIF | 8.30.19

This year, I have really tried to be in the moment and enjoy the day at hand, rather than wishing for what comes next. I thought it might make the year feel like it is going slower, ha! I am sitting at my PC this morning wondering how on earth August is over, it is...

Three on Thursday | 8.29.19

Three on Thursday | 8.29.19

Joining Carole today with a Bridget themed post! Per Bridget: "There's a meme going around on Instagram stories, where you name three things that you hate, but everyone else loves." And, I am adding her disclaimer as well: So here are Three Things Everyone Else Loves...

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.28.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.28.19

Today, I am going to talk about languishing projects… sometimes they languish for a reason, amirite? This one has been languishing for a L-O-N-G time. For the longest time I tried and tried to get back to knitting it. Why, I even put it in the basket next to my bed...

In Focus

In Focus

I am joining with Juliann and friends to share an update on my word! Concentrate all your thoughts upon the work at hand. The sun's rays do not burn until brought to a focus. – Alexander Graham Bell The journey to a more focused life took a dramatic turn this month...

Macro Monday | 8.25.19

Macro Monday | 8.25.19

The light was the winner as I thought about how to compose my photos. I also played with color removal – I learned things too, which is never a bad thing! My weekend just flew but, it has a wee extension!! Steve took today off and we are heading out to find new...

TGIF | 8.23.19

TGIF | 8.23.19

Overnight rains have ushered in much cooler temperatures! After days in the 90's, today our high will be in the low to mid 70's --- ahhh! I have the windows opened wide and my ears are rejoicing hearing the birds rather than the non-stop drone of the air conditioner....

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.21.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.21.19

I confess, I laughed at the comments about "making jam in this heat" from Monday's post. So, true confession time…. I do not go to a Raspberry Farm and pick buckets of berries. I head to my back yard and pick berries from 6-ish plants. I am lucky if I get a cup of...

Macro Monday | 8.19.19

Macro Monday | 8.19.19

Waning summer days mean heavy laden branches with dew covered gems I have been amazed at the volume of raspberries I have picked this year! And, this weekend's harvest will soon be transformed into lovely little jars of jam! And that is not a bad way to spend a Monday...

TGIF | 8.16.19

TGIF | 8.16.19

Mid-August… yes, I said it. Unbelievably, the month is half over. I am having zero success in my efforts to slow August down and my garden is beginning to show "end of season" signs. All of this is putting me in a bit of a melancholy mood – although I am more than...

Three on Thursday | 8.15.19

Three on Thursday | 8.15.19

Joining with Carole today to share three things! Errr...okay maybe one thing with three parts! Thing One "... thinking back on it now reminds that the pleasures of the table, and of life, are infinite – toujours bon appétit!" Today is Julia Child's birthday! She would...

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.14.15

Unraveled Wednesday | 8.14.15

I must confess that I found this knit to be a real slog. It was slow going and tedious, unlike Screen Door which was so much fun and so easy! However, I am happy it is finished, and I even think it will get some use in the coming months. I am still working away on my...

Sometimes Monday | 8.12.19

Sometimes Monday | 8.12.19

Are a harbinger for a coming change…. The past two morning it has been so crisp outside that I needed a sweater to work in the garden! Everything is laden with dew and glistening in the early morning sunlight. The drone of the mosquitos and the buzzing of the cicadas...

TGIF | 8.9.19

TGIF | 8.9.19

Once again, Friday is upon us in a week that just sped by! I need to figure out how to slow these August weeks down in order to fully savor these summer days! Thinking – Why does it seem that stripey socks knit up faster than plan socks? I cast on my Non-Euclidian...

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Kat’s bookshelf: read

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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