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Every year at this time, I take a look at our diet and think about reducing the amount of processed foods we consume. In some ways, the guidelines we now have to follow for a heart-healthy diet have made whole(er) foods meal-planning even more challenging.continue reading "The butter dilemma"
Someday I will learn to be superstitious and I will knock on wood when I say things like “this will finally be a normal week.” Also? I will have a teenaged helper here with me tomorrow. I plan to work his fingers to the bone. Poor boy.continue reading "Normal week?"
If I lived at the beach in the summer, I would want to live in a little house in the middle of town. It would be close enough to the beach that I could hear the waves crashing and smell the ocean through my open window at night. And it would be within walking distance [...]continue reading "If I lived at the beach"
It’s Sunday morning, and I am sitting alone in my hotel room, sipping coffee and waiting for my family to join me in a google hangout that they probably have no idea I’ve invited them to. It sounds more needy and sad than it actually is. The coffee is quite delicious, and if I don’t [...]continue reading "Fun with freebies"
I have two updates for you: 1) Neil’s surgery went well. He is now a cyborg. 2) My hexagon blanket is going well. I had plenty of time to crochet while waiting at the hospital yesterday. Although, I didn’t crochet the whole time. I also looked at the clock and fidgeted. We’ve been having a [...]continue reading "Updates"
One of the secret Christmas crafts I made was a rice pillow. Well, actually three rice pillows. I followed Blair’s tutorial, which was terrific, but I made a few changes. For one, I didn’t bother closing up the pillowcase. I didn’t have a problem with the end being open, and I couldn’t bring myself to [...]continue reading "Of rice pillows and surgeries"
Yesterday morning I went food shopping for all of the ingredients that would get me started on a cleanse. I read the book Clean a few months ago, and it completely sold me on the idea at the time, but I hadn’t been able to find three convenient consecutive weeks to try it out. This [...]continue reading "Not a good time"
My heart was in the right place. What place is that you ask? Why, the place that would have resulted in the second installment of the Yarny Buttons Saga Tutorial being posted here for you on Monday, of course. It seems, though, that my heart was not on the same page as the rest of [...]continue reading "Autumn in New York"
Somehow I found myself throwing a change of clothes in a bag and flying down the highway at 10pm tonight. I was all set to enjoy a typical Friday night: I’d probably brew a warm beverage, put on a British mystery, and knit a few more inches on my Milady vest. But somehow, somehow, I [...]continue reading "Rhinebeck and Down Cellar"
I found this post in my unpublished drafts. I started writing it over a year ago in September of 2011. A few nights ago, 11:20pm. Neil and I were heading upstairs to bed, when I peeked in on the kids as I always do. A groan came from Boring Office Guy’s bed. “Still awake?” I [...]continue reading "I’ll need duct tape and a sheet."