Monthly Archives: December 2017

Ring out the old, ring in the new.

This are things I am officially tired of and hope will disappear in 2018 (in no particular order). The cheeto in the WH and all his minions. People who say, about others’ accomplishments that they do not understand, Somebody has … Continue reading

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My year in knitting, with a bit of crochet thrown in for variety.

Potholders, two.   Fingerless mitts, four pairs.   Mittens, one pair.   Socks, one pair.   Dead baby buntings, several.   Stump covers, two.   Hats, lots.   Cowls, one.   Scarves, one.   Sweaters, zero.   Afghans, one.   … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, Baby stuff, Cowls, Crochet, Fingerless mitts, hats, knitting, Mittens, Scarves, Socks | 5 Comments

Bolting the links.

This is just wrong. This would be sooo appropriate here in Polk County. Texting for seniors: a lesson. Window seat envy. The Beatles had no f***s to give. “The ships hung in the sky in much the same way that … Continue reading

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Back in early November our governor appointed the state senator from our district to be the new commissioner of agriculture and scheduled a special election on January 16 to elect her replacement. An hour later our local state assemblyman declared … Continue reading

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Unraveled Wednesday.

Lots of catching up to do here. Last Wednesday was the day after I worked a 14-hour shift at my polling place — primary election leading to the special election in January for our state Senate seat (guv appointed our … Continue reading

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Apropos of nothing except cold.

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Merry Christmas!

View this post on Instagram Please watch with 🕪🕪🕪 #dog  #instadog #bordercollie #performer #cute #funny #dogtrick  #gay #sydney #gaysydney  #hollyandace A post shared by Holly & Ace & Rosie with Dai (@positivedogcare) on Nov 17, 2016 at 7:04pm PST And … Continue reading

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I haven’t done one of these in forever.

Mutterings. Cheap :: Sunglasses. Brace :: “Take a — !” Delicate :: Jewelry. Era :: Gilded. Naked :: …as a jaybird. Bad TV :: Sitcoms. Gift :: Generous. Forgive :: …and forget. Staple :: Flour and sugar. Last :: Tango … Continue reading

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Plain old links. But, like, festive for, y’know, Christmas.

A fascinating and scary tale of internet bad actors (It’s a long-ish read.) The 2017 Hater’s Guide to the Williams-Sonoma catalog. Nope, not gonna do this. via Ibuprofen: what do you use it for? I want this! The care … Continue reading

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It’s mitten season!

Another kind of Christmas knitting. The first flag of resistance. #saveourscraps! Subtly rude.

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