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Passing Judgement/Forgotten Baby Syndrome
Today, while I was sitting at a picnic table eating my lunch, I was also scrolling through my facebook feed to see what friends and family had to say. I noticed that my daughter had posted a comment to a news story about yet another father in t... Read more
Signal Has Been lost....
I don't quite know why, but it can sometimes be very difficult to get my gps to work anywhere around my daughter's house. It's all flat land, well populated, has industry, plenty of towers around and yet....
Last year on mother's day, I nee... Read more
Yup, that's what they're calling it. There were no plans to lay off people. Instead they're just being reconsolidated right out of their jobs. Can't call them layoffs, technically, if there are no plans to hire them back.
I work in the he... Read more
It's been over a year....
and what a year it has been. It started with Bob leaving another job...and collecting unemployment until it finally ran out this past March. Yes he has found a new one.
My two oldest grandchildren started school, and are growing up too fast.... Read more
“Grammy?”, said a little voice as a small hand reached out of the darkness to touch my shoulder, “Can I come snuggle with you?”
I rolled over on my side to make room and held the blankets up as that precious tiny body climbed under the cove... Read more
Just 5 Minutes
From time to time at work, I occasionally go in at the start of the day and ask if I might leave early if it’s quiet, and if the coworker doesn’t mind. Sometimes I ask to leave to get a jump start on errands that need to be done. Sometimes it... Read more
and another morning where I stopped on my way to work to enjoy it.
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"Properly practiced knitting soothes the troubled spirit, and it doesn't hurt the untroubled spirit either." Elizabeth Zimmerman.
I was 5 when my grandmother first stuck a sewing needle, a crochet hook and a set of knitting needles in my ha... Read more
Stopping to smell the roses...
Well, more like pausing to enjoy the Sunrise. It's early yet for roses...or lilacs...or daffodils. Heck, there's still so much snow in my yard that I can't even enjoy my crocuses yet.
I just had a week full of minor annoyances, the most li... Read more
Blood from a Stone.
So I had to interrupt my peaceful day of doing nothing and run out to the store to grab a few things before this current snow squall started to pile up. As I was making m... Read more
So from my last blog, Sue asked what is a Bob House. Different terms are used in different parts of the country, but basically it's a portable fishing shanty that's hauled onto the ice. Some say it's called a bob house because in the old days ... Read more
A moment's pause
to appreciate the last day of winter.
Any one who reads my blog knows that I have a fairly long daily commute back and forth to work. Some of you know, also, that for a couple months of the year, much of the commute is done in darkness, arr... Read more
Not exactly how I was planning to spend the first half of my long weekend, ha ha.
But the worst of t... Read more
My husband, sometimes much to my annoyance, likes to use voice texting to send me messages. Now, we all know how well voice texting sometimes works. And his phone REALLY seems to dislike his Jersey accent. So often I'll pick up my phone to ch... Read more
Sometimes it seems that just when I get up and get moving, something comes along to derail all of my plans. In fact, strike sometimes and lets make that every time, shall we?
I am recovered from the flu. 3 days of being sick, sleeping, rea... Read more