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Macro Monday | 7.29.19

Macro Monday | 7.29.19

I was lucky to have this lovely visitor yesterday morning! The butterflies have been abundant on the butterfly bush this year, but I have not been outside with the "big camera" and the tripod when they have visited! This Red Admiral butterfly was most photogenic, and...

TGIF | 7.26.19

TGIF | 7.26.19

It is almost painful to type these words: The last weekend of July is upon us…and while I have no desire to return to the ungodly temps we had last weekend, I would like to put July on pause and slow down these days that are just racing by! Thinking – I did not make a...

Three on Thursday | 7.25.19

Three on Thursday | 7.25.19

It's Thursday and I have three things to share so I am joining with Carole and friends again today! This morning a curious quiet greeted me when I took Sherman out – no bird song, no frenzied hum of cicadas – just silence. It seemed that nature was reminding me that...

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.24.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.24.19

Last night, the temperatures dipped down into the 50's! Sleeping with open windows is just the best and I am so happy that horrid heat stretch is over…at least for the time being. Meanwhile, I am reveling in the respite and enjoying time outside! I spent time on...

Macro Monday | 7.22.19

Macro Monday | 7.22.19

The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry. – Robert Burns Note to self, 95+ degree heat and humidity at a gajillion percent means that your camera lens will instantly fog up… Add to all of that, this morning it is raining, and the humidity is still off the...

Oh, Friday | 7.19.19

Oh, Friday | 7.19.19

There is no black-and-white situation. It's all part of life. Highs, lows, middles. – Van Morrison Mary has challenged us this week to share #goodnewses, and, Gentle Readers… the struggle is real. How do you find good news when there is so much horrific news? Part of...

Three on Thursday | 7.18.19

Three on Thursday | 7.18.19

Joining together with Carole and friends this week again. And, I don't know about you, but holy hell this been the week of all.the.horrific.things! My things this week, have been things to pick me up…and I hope they do you too! Thing One: This week I discovered...

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.17.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.17.19

It's Wednesday and that means me giving you an update on what I am making and reading! The color work on my Early Bloomer is complete and now I am just knitting around and around and around. I generally like mindless knitting, but I am happy that I am almost 1/3 of...

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere…

It’s 5 O’Clock Somewhere…

I tried this cocktail on Thursday (because all cocktails need a test run, right?) and it was just kind of bland and I did not think the tequila was really the best in this application. But I thought the idea had potential. So, I worked on it Friday and found that my...

Macro Monday | 7.15.19

Macro Monday | 7.15.19

I waited until Sunday again and rushed to get some photos. My rushing did not serve me well this week – there was a light breeze, so all my shots were just a bit blurry. The weekend was sort of a blur as well, and it seems Monday wins the race every time! I managed to...

TGIF | 7.12.19

TGIF | 7.12.19

Another Friday and another weekend. Summer is not being lazy at all! Thinking About: The future came and went in the mildly discouraging way that futures do. – Neil Gaiman, Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch I find myself pondering the...

Three on Thursday | 7.11.19

Three on Thursday | 7.11.19

I love the rain and everything about the monsoons! – Disha Patani Another day of insane rains here in the South Hills of Pittsburgh. Hail, thunder, and torrential downpours greeted my morning. I am trying so hard to find the beauty in this weather – and am hopeful...

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.10.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.10.19

The fingers of the knitting women were vicious… Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities The finishing streak moves forward with my second Screen Door and I love it! I went up a needle size and only knit 22 pattern repeats, but it is the perfect size I think! Details are...

Macro Weekending | 7.8.19

Macro Weekending | 7.8.19

Greetings from an uber-soggy Pittsburgh. This song has been on replay in my brain and, like CCR, I am wondering who'll stop the rain. Hilariously, when I searched for the YouTube link to the song – I was reminded that CCR not only has torrential downpours covered, but...

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.3.19

Unraveled Wednesday | 7.3.19

Some weeks, I wonder what on earth will I write about and suddenly, all sorts of things fall into place! Ravelry brilliantly continues to amaze with this week's update to their previous update. I had so hoped to finish my second Screen Door but instead I only reached...

Looking Back | June 2019

Looking Back | June 2019

I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June. — L.M. Montgomery I think my photos last month show exactly what it might be like were every month June! And, yes please - can I get this on endless repeat? It was a...

Macro Monday | 7.1.19

Macro Monday | 7.1.19

The weather was not very accommodating of macro photography this week. Despite it being one of the hottest weeks we've had this year – there was lots of wind! But I managed to get out very early Sunday morning to grab some photos where light was the star! I hope your...

Friday Thoughts | 6.28.19

Friday Thoughts | 6.28.19

Sometimes, I feel like I just need to shake my brain out – empty it of all sorts of odds and ends to free up some space! Today is definitely one of those days! I got my second (and final) dose of the shingles vaccine this week and can I just say that I am glad that is...

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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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