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Time for kitty? Block Printed Cat Pattern T-Shirt http://t.co/ebzBslEi July 24, 2012 at 07:35AM
History on Two Needles Knitting Book http://t.co/A7Hx1S2B where pledges and kickstart make it possible. July 10, 2012 at 07:10AM
fonts in public! →
Forget knitting in public… let’s look at beautiful use of fonts!
Started Granny Square Sampler
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1958196@N20/ - Nope, none of my photos are there yet. But last week I began… I made it through week 1, 8/14 of week 2, week 3, 2/3 of week 4, 2/3 of week 5… I have not touched week 6… but discovered I needed to get a bit more yarn. GASP! I have so much! Alas, I’m making this with Mission Falls 1824 Wool. I have a lot of black and red. That...
Crafting your 'voice'
Everything you do online is part of your voice. You can have several different personas depending upon where you are working and what you are doing, but I feel it is important to consider crafting your voice. Be deliberate - what do I wish to say here? Whatever you put out there - stand behind it! Just be sure that it is the message you meant. =)
Don’t be angry, frustrated or disappointed regarding what others do. Focus in on your relationship with God. Watch your words and your actions so they are in alignment with your beliefs and feelings. I had an opportunity to practice this weekend. I give myself an A for the conversation and a B- for the mulling which occurred after.
Loved it! →
Been rereading Spider Robinson over the last 10 days. Decided to grab a book I bought a few months ago and just devour it over the weekend. I needed to rewatch some of Downton Abbey season 2 in order to slow down the rate of demise on this book. Thankfully there are three more coming in the series!
Watching “The Family Stone” Crocheting Noro Silk Garden into a lap throw Reading “Timeless” by Gail Carriger Taking a moment with my bad self. Chillin’.
After the Golden Age
http://www.carrievaughn.com/aga.html - Carrie Vaughn, author of the Kitty books… “Kitty goes to…” Bought this at Fred Meyers the other week - liked the Kitty books. Really easy fluff. Easy read that can be engrossing. It took me a little longer to get into superhero’s kids… I guess I do like vampires and werewolves. Anyhow. Not bad. If it is at the library,...
Web 2.0 tools for the classroom →
Ate it in two sittings! →
From 11p-11:20 the first seven chapters… then from 4:05a (don’t ask) until about 7:10a … FINISHED it. Ate this book in two sittings. Yummo!
I’m reading “Committed” by Elizabeth Gilbert (http://www.elizabethgilbert.com/committed.htm) … I want to put it down and be unfaithful to it. I want to read a Tess Gerritsen book; I just can’t. This book is good. The information is good. The storyline is gripping. It makes you think, only it did not tell you it was going to make you think. Verra nice!
Finished "The Keepsake"
Okay, thought about not reading this while staying in a stranger’s house all by my lonesome. Read it anyhow! Wow. Can’t seem to get enough of Tess’s work. Thought about going to the library, but ended up stopping at Barnes & Noble to buy “Ice Cold.” I miss Baker & Baker Booksellers. All my Fairbanks peeps - chime in! Also picked up another book that is...
Ten minutes of clean up
This morning I’m doing a little clean up. Unsubscribing from newsletters I do not read; going through and deleting things from my email; confirming that I’m ‘ignoring all requests from this app’ in FB. These tools are for my use, not the other way around.
Not just because it was -51 (degrees F) over the weekend… but because I finished “Walking Dead” book four of the Walker Papers… by CE Murphy. Finished it last night. LOVED IT. Had to go out and buy a donut today and lick off the frosting. Okay. I couldn’t do it. I tried. Too sweet. Plus I like the idea of the cinnamon swirl being intermixed with the frosting. ...
finished Bone Garden
Tuesday - late Tuesday, I finished the Bone Garden. Hey! This is not one of the Rizzoli and Isles books… but Wow. What a lovely story. I wouldn’t normally recommend her work, she is a fantastic writer, but grim. However this book has a lovely interchange between an imagined past set in a very real 1800’s Boston and the present. A great read!
Early yesterday I finished Gideon’s Corpse by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child. There were some passages that were laugh out loud funny. I found myself giggling hours later… I’ll be passing this book on to Patti who turned me on to Preston/Child in the first place.
Don’t ask if you don’t want to know. I just got my Vera Bradley catalog for SPRING! … I dutifully checked: where are the bags made… First couple of pages, I could not find anything which said where they were made. So, I went and grabbed one of my lovelies… Turned it inside out. “Made in China.” Oh Man! … So it goes. No more VB for me… Of...
Seen Project Runway?
Just like they say in Project Runway “EDIT!” … I may have a small problem. I don’t think I’m putting five credits worth of info into a three credit course… It just could be that I have to EDIT some of the links and commentary and support material and resources I am providing for my course. Sigh. MY COURSE. That’s a nice phrase…
Okay, it was two days ago… but I finished Laura Anne Gillman’s “Tricks of the Trade” http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51NCJ5AaXgL._BO2,204,203,200_PIsitb-sticker-arrow-click,TopRight,35,-76_AA300_SH20_OU01_.jpg I’m thinking that Tumblr is a good way to tell you about books… since I’m not updating my personal website oh so much. I also finished...
What's a DTM?
A DTM (Distinguished Toastmaster) is a person who THINKS about starting a speaker’s bureau in Fairbanks, but realizes that she’s supposed to be taking it easy. DTM is the culmination of awards you may achieve. You begin with working toward becoming a Competent Communicator. From there you’ll see several other options. I’m just tooting.
Make a change
Maybe I’m not into the hundred days concept… but I believe in making a change. I think starting at home is a great idea. http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/60-small-ways-to-improve-your-life-in-the-next-100-days.html#
Ode to David K (or, I should sweep in here)
I’m in the bathroom. I think, “I should sweep in here.” Dang. David is whispering in my ear… from twenty years ago: ‘as soon as you see something wrong you should fix it.’ Yes. So, I shake out the rugs, pick everything up off of the floor and I sweep. Then, because it is swept, I grab a used bath towel, a used kitchen sink (for washing dishes) towel, the Pine...
Jan 1 - great start!
Yesterday was a lazy day. It was beautiful! It started out slow and pretty much kept on that way all day. Why tell you? Why share it with everyone? When I went to the store with no rush, no objective, a few coupons and a VERY SHORT LIST, I was able to check labels. I didn’t buy anything from China. I was standing in the housewares aisle contemplating a cup… ‘Well, china comes...
Will you look at that?!
“Christmassy” feelings are stealing upon me. I was all “Grinchy” and feeling the cynic… Could just be I needed to be closer to the date (and further away from???)
just a test
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Don't be bummed about being bumped →
Passengers can now collect up to $1,300 for being bumped from a domestic flight if they arrive at their destination more than two hours later than scheduled, under Department of Transportation rules revised earlier this year. (The previous maximum was $800.) Passengers can also get as much as $650 (up from $400) if they get to their destination within one to two hours of the scheduled...
Last weekend was amazing! It was a joy to soak up material that I will be able to use while training others. Professional speaker Ed Tate was a veritable font of knowledge; he also knew how to share it.
5 minutes of ruthlessness
Direct your ire at your junk drawer. Go armed with a trash container and small bags. Organize or toss. Then quit. Better?
One good thing
Well… wouldn’t you know: yesterday I got shoes and food poisoning.
The only thing better would be a bath. But I’ll settle for yarn.
A girlfriend of mine is in South Carolina - she and her hubby put an offer in on a house and it was accepted. Oh… I will miss her. What’s this got to do with my house? I was looking at the pictures of her new home and thinking… looks warm there. I need to get the furnace cleaned, but before you berate me for not having done it yet: I have called two electricians - some minor...
knitting nirvana →
This morning’s sanity brought to you by Petite Purls. ADORABLE … *free* patterns!
How cool is that?!
What?! Diigo just tweeted for me! Can’t believe how cool this whole sharing thing can be when you take all the connections and zip tie them together. Watch out! Geek spam coming. (Zip tie = not as cool as duct tape, but highly portable.)
I don’t have 183 friends. I don’t care what Facebook says. Time to sift. Like an acquaintance of mine used to say - it’s the folk you can call at 3am (who pick up) that count. (Note… acquaintance… used to be friend.) Things change. Ooooh curmudgeon calling.
Great meeting with folk I’ve been having miscommunications with. Here’s to a clean slate and an optimistic attitude.