Month: November 2019

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Fresno Road Trip

We drove through the Grapevine to visit family in Fresno, enjoying the drama of snow in the mountains. Seeing the family was the main point, but we did also visit a book store and have a couple of meals out. […]

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Thanksgiving 2019

This is a Savory Sweet Potato Casserole. ¬†We had Thanksgiving with #2 daughter’s sweetheart’s host family — five generations of happy, hospitable people. Lots of fun.

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Ventura

We spent much of the day in Ventura. I got up at 4:00 and got some work done first,and we enjoyed breakfast at Cafe Nouveau. Then we went to Super Buzzy, which did not disappoint. I got some zakka for […]

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Packed

I’m feeling recuperated. I used cold meds and got eight hours of sleep three nights in a row. I think I will be better tomorrow. So I’ve packed for the trip. I got the vest done to the point of […]

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Self-Care?

I’ve been working a lot, getting ready for our trip to the west coast, watching my grandchildren, engaging with the church… But then I started feeling like I had a cold. Yesterday I had a dental appointment and today I […]

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More Sleep, More Rest?

New research suggests that brain fluid cleans out the brain while we sleep, preventing Alzheimer’s. Our muscles build strength while we sleep, too. Sleep is important. For the last month I’ve averaged eight hours of sleep a night, or close […]

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CBD Salve

We interviewed a CBD expert, or at least a convincing sounding CBD seller. She let us try a CBD salve on our hands. It smelled bad, but had a wonderful texture. I am going to admit that when I stood […]

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Cowichan Vest

#1 son is getting a sweater vest. #2 son has gotten five and will be getting a sixth this Christmas. It’s a Cowichan design — perhaps the only North American knitting tradition. It’s a combination of llama (brown) and sheep […]

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Snore Monster Cap

“Snore monster” is apparently Norwegian for “lace pattern,” so this is a lace pattern cap. The fur pompom is the trend in Norwegian knits this year, if you believe Instagram. Which I guess I do. I spent the day knitting.