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Organizing Your Stash

Monday, January 1st, 2018

The first task for my Knitter's Life List Journey is organizing my stash. This comes up in Chapter 10, which seems illogical. I don't feel that I can take a serious run at becoming a more expert knitter unless I organize my stash first, so I am going to do this even though it comes […]

Knitter’s Life List

Sunday, December 31st, 2017

The holiday guests have gone and I'm taking the day off. No church, no chores, and I don't plan to answer the phone or check my email. Oh, I might do the dishes and finish up my baking, continue taking down the Christmas decorations, and walk the dog. I'll definitely do some New Year's Eve […]

A to B: Journeys

Saturday, December 30th, 2017

#2 daughter and her beau are leaving early tomorrow morning, so this is my last day of holiday revelry. This is also a day for baking and cleaning and thinking about the new year, since they will be up at #1 daughter's for much of the day. #1 daughter has a really pretty tree. With […]

A to B: Fiscal Fitness

Friday, December 29th, 2017

With my husband back at work, I plan to budget and reduce debt in 2018. I have three tactics planned: Live off our hump. This is a strange phrase, but it make a lot of sense to me. It refers to the camel's hump of stored fat, which feeds the desert beast in the times […]


Thursday, December 28th, 2017

I've completed the back of Ketch, one of Amy Hertzog's Custom Fit designs. It badly needs blocking, and is currently nearly an inch smaller than the schematic says it should be. The blocking could help with that, or I could be an inch smaller when I finish it than I was when I started it. […]

A to B: Physical Fitness

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

I reached a healthy weight in 2017, but I have one more weight loss goal for 2018. That will complete my weight loss journey, and maybe also my food journey, if I cement those healthy eating habits. I don't eat fried food or fast food in any meaningful quantities, but I join Americans surveyed in […]

My Personal A to B

Wednesday, December 27th, 2017

A is where you are on New Year's Day and B is where you want to be on New Year's Eve. In 2017, I wanted to travel and I did. I wanted to finish up my service on the Session well, and I did the best I could. I strengthened relationships, polished up the systems […]

Holiday Breakfasts

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Breakfast on Christmas Eve was bacon and eggs with muffins, fruit, and doughnuts brought by #2 daughter and her friend. Christmas morning we had breakfast casserole with tomatoes and cheese, sausage, fruit, and more muffins. Boxing Day was ham and eggs, leftover yet still delicious muffins, and the last of the fruit. Tea, coffee, orange […]

Merry Christmas

Monday, December 25th, 2017

Christmas Eve 2017

Sunday, December 24th, 2017

We began with a festive breakfast. Well, really, we began with serious baking. Then breakfast. Then decorating cookies and a gingernbread house. Then turkey soup. More playing. More baking. I went to church and enjoyed singing carols and the general merry good cheer. When I got home, dinner was on the table and the family […]

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