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Sometimes Monday | 2.20.23

Sometimes Monday | 2.20.23

Is a continuation of the weekend. I thought I'd share some of the things that have made my weekend extra wonderful! First, I saw this on IG and I had a batch of focaccia in the fridge... so on Saturday I did a bit of a riff on it. One russet potato, a couple of...

Mid-Winter Friday Finds | 2.17.23

I don't know about you, but I have found since I turned the "50's" corner, I have struggled mightily each year with an ever worsening case of the dreaded Dry Winter Skin! Usually, by mid-February, there is not enough moisturizer in North America to make a difference....

A Gathering of Poetry | 2.16.23

A Gathering of Poetry | 2.16.23

I read the poem I am sharing today earlier in the month and I did not know then how much these words would help me as the month progressed. I have memorized these words – it was simple to do so – and they have become my litany of hope as February has had some daunting...

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.15.23

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.15.23

Greetings Gentle Unravelers! I am still feeling behind on sleep from a weekend of insomnia, but I got one good nights sleep and (at this writing) have my fingers crossed for a second. But I wanted to catch you all up from the past two weeks of making!! I am roughly...

Sometimes Monday | 2.13.23

Sometimes Monday | 2.13.23

Brings a slow start thanks to a bad bout of insomnia this weekend. Ugh. So I am easing myself into the week gently, with an extra cup of coffee before I begin the "Monday Chores." But there is sunshine again today! And I have some weekend embroidery wheels to catch up...

A Few Good Things | 2.10.23

A Few Good Things | 2.10.23

Hello Friday... it's been a week where my motto has been this: "The hurrieder I go, the behinder I get" I have felt like I have been playing catch up all week but there were a few good things. Thing One: I have had tremulous buds on my snow drops for weeks and I...

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.8.23

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.8.23

Greetings Unravelers! It is Wednesday and I don't have my painting homework done (which is due by noon today... so guess what I am doing this morning! LOL) It has been a week that I feel "behind" ... terribly behind! I begin each day with a plan of action but then a...

Sometimes Monday | 2.6.23

Sometimes Monday | 2.6.23

is overflowing with good things from the weekend. Krista Tippett's On Being podcast returned last week, but I did not listen to the episode until Saturday. I am hitting replay this morning... it was just that good! I have also gotten on the waitlist for Dacher...

Hello February | 2.3.23

Hello February | 2.3.23

And Hello Friday! It's been a week, hasn't it? How about an update on all.things.medical first... On Monday, the Nurse Practitioner called with my blood test results...sigh. My cholesterol was not at good levels and had jumped extraordinarily since my last blood work....

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.1.23

Unraveled Wednesday | 2.1.23

Greetings Unravelers and Welcome February! January was such a good month for me! I knit one gnome... and have a healthy start on another. I have his arms to finish... and you will note that Vera is my Gnome Whisperer! Dear Gnorton has a beard and braids! Now I need to...

Getting to know you… Authenticity | January 2023

Getting to know you… Authenticity | January 2023

Here I am almost at the end of January and my word demands that I share with you that it has been a bit of a rocky start... Confession time; more than once this month I have asked myself why I picked this word! However, one thing I am not is a quitter...and so I...

The Doldrums of “Winter” Riffing | 1.27.23

The Doldrums of “Winter” Riffing | 1.27.23

The "January Thaw" has been more like the "January Revolving Door" in my neighborhood... wintery-mix-rain-repeat. Proof of this weird weather is evident with this: I have Snowdrops that with 5 minutes of sunshine will likely bloom today (I will be watching to get a...

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.25.23

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.25.23

Greetings Unravelers! This week is truly a week for unraveling... issues. So let's get started! First, I thought I'd give you all a very brief update on my experiences at the new doctor yesterday. No... there were no C3PO-style staff. Whew, right? But I am still...

Sometimes Monday | 1.23.23

Sometimes Monday | 1.23.23

Brings the dreaded long awaited doctors appointment. Yes, I am a bit nervous. A new doctor. A new office. A new system...although if the pre-check in text that I got on Friday is a hint, it might be easier! AND... 20 minutes before my appointment I will get another...

A Gathering of Poetry | 1.19.23

A Gathering of Poetry | 1.19.23

I first heard this poem a couple of years ago and late last year, I got myself a new book for my Poetry Library (Happy Birthday to ME!) and I was happily surprised to find it there as well. This poem is for teachers everywhere, who teach all the amazing things every...

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.18.23

Unraveled Wednesday | 11.18.23

Greetings dear Unravelers! We are racing through January... yikes! As I am typing this I cannot believe that the month is more than half over. Big hint... Thus far, I don't have much to show for the month! I have reached the halfway point in my Pressed Flowers...

Sometimes Monday | 1.16.23

Sometimes Monday | 1.16.23

...is for remembering. Out of the mountain of despair, a stone of hope. — MLK Jr. I have long been a fan of Martin Luther King Jr. and I loved his "I have a dream" speech... and have watched it dozens and dozens of times. It provides the most "cherry picked" quotes by...

Museum of Me | Stardate 2801.13

Museum of Me | Stardate 2801.13

Greetings Gentle Visitors! As a younger person, I truly loved Star Trek and this month our exhibit is one that has us traveling into the future... the near future, but the future nonetheless. Never fear though, the journey will be delightful! Dear Old Scotty is the...

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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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