Monthly Archives: June 2012

Please help Colorado.

Smokey and I received this forwarded email from his cousin Gisele, who lives in Laramie, WY. Pass along to your contacts, anyone who can donate something.  The first half is designated to animals, then lower half is assisting helicopters, firefighters, … Continue reading

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Ten on Tuesday, the like-a-kid edition

Ten Ways To Feel Like A Kid Again. Run through the sprinkler. Or walk, if running is beyond you these days. Next time you are at the Dairy Queen, have a cone instead of a sundae. Nothing like a DQ … Continue reading

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A drive-by post.

Avoiding gluten has produced amazing results. Yes, my hip feels a bit better, but the amazing part is that so do the rest of my joints, those aching joints for which I have been taking 800mg of ibuprofen twice a … Continue reading

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How to hypnotize a chicken.

This one is for Erika and Yarnhog. You may not be familiar with Michael Perry. He is a local author from New Auburn, Wisconsin (population 485) now living on a farm in the Chippewas Valley near Eau Claire, Wisconsin. His … Continue reading

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During tax season I didn't read much, but I did listen to several audio books. Before I went back to work I read a couple mystery novels by Kate Atkinson, One Good Turn and When Will There Be Good News? They are in the Jackson Brodies series … Continue reading

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The haul.

      Clockwise, from top left, posing happily with my rain gauge: Fingerlakes Soft Wool, worsted, 100% wool; 4 ounces, yardage unstated. Color is actually a heathery soft light brown, not gray as it appears here. Audrey had a … Continue reading

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This was the Saturday activity for my friend Colleen, the county librarian and fellow knitter, and I. She picked me up at 10 am and we were off. First stop was Fibre Functions in rural Frederic, WI. (No website; link … Continue reading

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[light bulb moment]

A number of years ago I had an idea which, had I been able  to perfect it / patent it / sell it, could have brought in a tidy sum. I have since seen the thing, so I know it was … Continue reading

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Eye (and ear) candy Friday.

Join me here for the ear candy part (totally safe for work, no matter how crabby your cube mate is).

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