That's Intriguing

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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Pieces of Me

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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Pieces of Me

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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Fiber Love

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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Fiber Love

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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Pieces of Me

January Goals

I missed the beginning of this year, but truthfully, I didn’t want to write. I’ve been dealing with symptoms of seasonal 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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That's Intriguing

The Dilemma of Food Waste

I felt myself slightly horrified the other day, while overhearing random conversations in the office. It made me realize a few things too, the generational differences between baby boomers and millennials (I am an elder millennial apparently), and the costs verses waste predicament when it comes to food. What exactly did I over hear? “I […]

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Short Oregon Trip

In September, we took a short trip (exactly 3 days), to visit my father and his future wife. I haven’t seen him in about 8 years and was extremely nervous for the most part. I took the Fiance with me as a way to get him introduced to that part of the family. The trip […]

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Furry Children

Meet Willow

Willow came to live with us in August. She’s about 8 months old now, loves yarn, loves giving her people love nips, and is best friends with her brother Tyr. I thought Smudge would be happy to have another feline friend, but she’s not really bonded with her. Instead, Smudge will walk up to Willow, […]

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Pieces of Me

A Week For Myself

With how busy things have been between family and work the last four months, I haven’t taken much time for myself. Not from a vacation standpoint. So, I took this week off. It’s something I think is important to do. The last few times that I’ve had time off, it was for something that was […]

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