Month: March 2019

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Synthetics

In the book How to Hide an Empire,  the author claims that the rise of synthetics in WW2 made tropical colonies unnecessary. Without the need for rubber, silk, quinine, and tin, he figures, we didn’t need to worry about who […]

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Campfire Girl

For some reason, a Campfire Girl song from my childhood jumped into my head and stayed there. “The little twinkling stars on high are whispering nature lore, While all about us the soft winds sigh and great Wokanda watches o’er! […]

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Labels and Tidying

Between rehearsals and time with #2 daughter, I haven’t done a lot of tidying so far this week, but I did label things and do a bit of reorganizing in the process. Labels are important for things like flour, baking […]

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Tidy Toys

The Baby has her own shelf of toys. I added a couple of containers for the books and the stacking toys, and it looks more tidy. It might stay that way, too. The Playmobil farm and market have their own […]

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Tidying the Kitchen

Today I intended to make a new top for the Baby and to work on #2 son’s GF’s shawl. In fact, I did errands and tidied stuff up quite a bit. I put the labels on the frdige and freezer […]

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Tidy Bathroom

I organized the bathroom cabinets. I was inspired by The Home Edit. The book is not very useful, but it did make me feel like taking steps. So after a day of building forms and writing blog posts, I spent […]

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Planner Quandary

I discovered decorated planners several years ago. They appealed to me for the same reason I used to love scrapbooking — self-expression, the fun of playing with color and design, and a chance to capture thoughts and memories. But I […]

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Tieks

I have been shopping quite a bit lately, probably more than I should, plus restaurant meals with the family. My greatest extravagance? These shoes. They’re comfortable and cute, and I guess the only question is whether they’ll last long enough […]

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Ravinia

I’ve completed the back of my zombie project. I got back to Geo-Snow and nearly completed the first chart. I also cleaned the bathroom, tidied the living room, and cleaned up the fridge and cupboards. It’s been a satisfyingly productive […]

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Restaurants

#2 daughter needed to replace her eyeliner, so we went to Ulta and then to the Savoy Tea Room for lunch. It turned out that they have taken up an All French Toast All the Time menu. Accordingly, we bought […]