Category: Hobby

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    Impatient Crafting

    I am a self-proclaimed perfectionist. I like my creations to look good, straight, and even. It doesn’t always happen, unfortunately. It rarely happens. Each time I try to make something, 9 out of 10 times, I stop and frog because the pattern was either too confusing, boring, or the product was not what I had […]

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    The Month of Thanks

    Happy November, my friends! It is the month of thanks, filled with stuffing our faces with cranberry sauce, turkey, and a lot of pie. This year, we are actually making a turkey (courtesy of my sister-in-law) and having at least 3 different vegetables to help offset the indulgence that is pie.  We’re planning on our […]

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    Is It Spring Yet?

    I’ve been itching to plant outside.  Really itching. Unfortunately, in my area, the soil in my garden is nothing but clay.  And on top of that, the areas around the backyard lawn are nothing but river rocks.  The previous owners of the house thought it was a good idea.  They also thought that putting the […]

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    A New Year … New Projects!

    At the end of 2021, I embarked on a new project just to see if I could do it.  I saw a free pattern for a pretty light shawl/stole on the Knitpicks website and since I had returned my birthday present to myself back at Costco, I had some money to burn.  I decided to […]

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  • Don’t Give Up

    This is probably my 6th attempt to create something this past weekend. I had a saxon cable shrug on the needles, but after a hiatus, whilst I completed the Pulmonaria Shawl for a friend, I had lost my place and I had also lost interest.    So it was frogged into two large balls of […]

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    2021 in Retrospect

    The year is finally coming to a close.  This has been year 2 of the pandemic.  In the earlier part of the year, I was still contact tracing and enjoying it, though cases had died down significantly and I was able to return to my home department in July. In January, we had a horrible […]

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  • Trying Out a New Hobby: Gardening

    I have a black thumb.  For the most part, anything I’ve ever tried to grow in a “garden” has always died, one way or another.  Either I water it too much, or forget about it and don’t water it at all. I had an opportunity last year to start a garden, I suppose, but I […]

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  • Distractions: Knitting

    My current project is a pair of socks.  The pattern is from Knitpicks and the pattern name is Shorties Socks. My first attempt came out a little loose and not quite right.  Of course, I also made them one at a time, instead of two at a time.  And the bind off was too loose […]

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  • Vomit Draft Progress Report #3

    Well, I think this might as well be the first report again. After 36k words, I decided to redo the story from scratch. It was a hard decision but I think I like the direction it’s going right now. I’ve changed some of the attributes of the MC and the love interest. She’s older now […]

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  • Vomit Draft Progress Report #1

    I had started this project a few weeks ago. And though I promised that I would not let Marcia (my inner critic and editor) out of her cage, I fear she had learned to pick the locks. Damn!  I guess this is why I am still on chapter 8 and only at about 25k word […]

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Just your average human being, trying to live a normal life... with dogs, a husband, a job, many interests, and many dreams.

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