Pieces of Me

Review and Marching-On

As March starts, I’m thinking about spring, about warmth, colors, and things to do outside. We haven’t even quite gotten out of the cold spells yet and I can already feel cabin fever starting to creep into my bones. I want to throw the curtains open on all of the windows and crank the windows […]

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Embrace Spring

I feel like when winter hits, all of my projects become extremely colorful, like I’m wishing for more than just a dull landscape of white, blue, brown, and grey. I stare at those colors often from my office window, wondering how I can spice up my view, be it plants on the windowsill or hanging […]

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Energy Conservation

I took over running the Air Quality compliance program last summer, which has led to some interesting research that has reemphasized how all different types of environmentally related things are connected to each other and need to be balanced. Energy conservation is something that has caught my attention, and I thought it would be a […]

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January Check-in, February Fever

Been a while? Head colds tend to do that to me when it comes to trying to keep a schedule. I opted to sleep instead of trying to stick to writing and posting said things. There hasn’t been a whole lot of concerns though and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the time off when I wasn’t wishing […]

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Recycling and Me, Part 1?

I remember in the late 80s and early 90s bringing materials home from elementary and middle school with the words Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. I remember the Earth Day promotions and how it was important to take care of the environment. These types of messages trickled away when I reached high school, but I never […]

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Week 2 Check-In

Running has been feeling a lot easier this week. I actually want to run more than the program I’m following allows me. I’m trying to be smart about it though since I’m not necessarily as young as I feel and my body tends to be a lot more sore than usual. I made it successfully […]

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Week 1 Check-In

I felt pretty good this week, even though I think my sleep schedule has been a wee bit off. My mind has been on the heavily active side, so I’m not always able to fall asleep and once asleep, I’m not always able to stay asleep. With the regular exercise though, I’m hoping I’ll balance […]

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Go for the Gold Scarf

With cold weather comes a desire for a lot of scarves and other neck covers. I made this particular one for myself. I chose to do more of a color block with it, so I made the lace portion a different color from the main body of the scarf. I’ve already gotten several compliments on […]

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Orange Love

I finished this back in December as a gift for my grandmother. I hadn’t really made her anything since I was a teenager after she had first taught me how to crochet. I thought it would be nice to send her something handmade and, honestly, it was really the only thing I made this Christmas. […]

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January Goals

I missed the beginning of this year, but truthfully, I didn’t want to write. I’ve been dealing with symptoms of┬áseasonal affect disorder and am just now feeling better. Depression is real and when it reals its ugly head, the logical side of my brain argues with the feeling side of my brain and I pretty […]

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