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Macro Monday Haiku | 5.4.20

Macro Monday Haiku | 5.4.20

Spring rain wreaks havoc and lilac confetti falls among empty walnut shells And finally, with a nod to my favorite son, May the Fourth be with you! *wink* Happy Monday everyone!  

Hello, May | 5.1.20

Hello, May | 5.1.20

Sweet May hath come to love us, flowers, trees, their blossoms don; And through the blue heavens above us, the very clouds move on. — Heinrich Heine While March was eons long, April has just sprinted on by - hasn't it? I guess when each day is the same as the last, at...

A poem for your pocket | 4.30.20

A poem for your pocket | 4.30.20

It's Poem in your Pocket Day and this poem is going in my pocket. I will carry it with me during the day. I will be thinking of the "heavy threads" of the day and hope that I will be stitched "into a useful garment". And yet, there is comfort in knowing the day "will...

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.29.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.29.20

Greetings Unravelers! There was NO unraveling for me this week - and I am almost done with Clue Three of Romi's Mystery shawl - although it still looks  like the green blob in the photo! Trust me that I am very happy with it and I am even happier to be back on track!...

Macro Monday | 4.27.20

Macro Monday | 4.27.20

Last week, I get up close and personal with my 100-Day Project. My goal is that this stitching will become a piece of art on my living room wall. I have taken my time on this project and I even spent some time learning about listening to that inner creative voice. Kym...

TGIF | 4.24.20

TGIF | 4.24.20

I feel like I need to get a blackboard and write the day, date, month, etc. on it to help me remember what day it is! Yesterday felt like Wednesday – although, I am not sure Wednesday's "feel" like anything, my brain was convinced it was. Today does not have a Friday...

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.22.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.22.20

I am plugging along on making. The knitting is going well (as expected) however, the crochet... I do like the "end result" but boy. Who knew my very agile knitting hands could suddenly be all thumbs with crochet. Things I am struggling with: Holding the yarn in the...

Macro Monday | 4.20.20

Macro Monday | 4.20.20

Over the weekend, I got out the big camera and took a few photos. Okay, I took dozens of photos but only a few "turned out." And, yes, turned out - as in to (accidentally) happen in a particular way…the effort was there but having not used the big camera for a long...

TGIF | 4.17.20

TGIF | 4.17.20

Breathe the incense of sun on prairie Offer peace to the sky — Heid E. Erdrich, Peace Path It has been a week and then some. I think what I am missing most is the "normalcy" of the week - that is, normal work schedules, normal routines, and looking forward to Friday....

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.15.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.15.20

This week there was a good bit of unraveling. Sigh. Yep, I almost gave up on Romi's Mystery Shawl (the top green "blob" above). Clue two is a real challenge! (Or perhaps the challenge was that Pear Martini + intricate lace knitting = a colossally bad idea) However, I...

Sometimes Monday | 4.13.20

Sometimes Monday | 4.13.20

Means a complete "brain dump" - yep, that's right… today I am dumping out all the things rattling around my brain that I have been trying to remember for "future posts"... Also, cocktails on Monday need to be a thing when we are back to "normal," whatever that might...

April Promise | 4.10.20

April Promise | 4.10.20

Another week… another Friday…and joy of joys, it is snowing in Pittsburgh this morning. Yes, that's right… snow! On all the tender new leaves. On the lilac blooms. On the magnolia blooms. Sigh. Today is day four of my 100 Day Project and these moments of creatively...

Three on Thursday | 4.9.20

Three on Thursday | 4.9.20

I find myself remembering the days of the week by my "blog calendar" and have felt the need to spend more time here, which is not a bad thing. Today I am joining Carole and friends to share three things with you today. Some years ago, Kym introduced me to National...

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.8.20

Unraveled Wednesday | 4.8.20

Greetings Unravelers! I forgot to share yesterday my temperature chart, but it deserves a mention. One stunning thing I noted... Pittsburgh only had 4 days in the first quarter where the high temperature was in the 20's. Let that sink in a minute. Yes, that is right...

Looking Back | March 2020

Looking Back | March 2020

Only those with tenacity can march forward in March. — Ernest Agyemang Yeboah  I needed an abundance of tenacity last month, which felt like the longest year of my life. Truly. It lasted forever, but I made it through to the other side and for that I am grateful!...

Sometimes Monday | 4.6.20

Sometimes Monday | 4.6.20

Starts with a trip down the loveliest rabbit hole! Clara started it, but that led me to this and this and finally this! These kids… PURE JOY (and you can believe me when I tell you that because joy has been a scarce commodity in my life these days!!) Perhaps, a trip...

April Promise | 4.3.20

April Promise | 4.3.20

Another week, another un-Friday! March was the longest year of my life and how is it only April 3? However, I am managing to keep my mind occupied and away from activities that allow it to stray to worried thinking! First, Steve thanks all of you for your birthday...

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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?
tagged:
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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