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Early breakfast

I have mentioned that I am cat sitting, right? And that said cat belongs to my youngest? Like many others of her generation, she works remotely. Not an issue in most cases but the firm for which she works is … Continue reading

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Not quite a throne

and I was the recipient of the Kitty STARE for a good proportion of the morning. There were obviously several things I had done totally and completely wrong and thus had earn the ire of the cat. The first was … Continue reading

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Check 0ff the Greenhouse

This is the third of the Fabulous House Series by Cottage Garden Samplings. So far it is the only chart of theirs that I have stitched in the last three years that didn’t call for even one skein of a … Continue reading

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Amur Leopard complete

and here he is in all his glory. stitched on 18ct fabric hand dyed by VintageNeedleArts (Etsy shop) left from another project. As the background and one of the suggested floss colors wouldn’t work, I substituted DMC 3862 and two … Continue reading

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my grey shadow

It has been a long time since I lived with a cat. Decades in fact. I am not counting  temporary cat sitting, especially of one that spent all its time living in the linen closet. This time it is different. … Continue reading

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Go vote

If you are a US person, and live in one of the states which are holding primary elections today – please go and vote. Or mail in your ballot, which ever applies. California is an automatic mail ballot state. This … Continue reading

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Saturn

is now stitched and I am one more planet close to a finish on this SAL which has been hanging out way too long. Perhaps it is because I didn’t touch it last year at all? Anyway – In family … Continue reading

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She is finished

The last 169 beads – Pisces – by Nora Corbett on 32 Vintage Country Mocha linen. less than 5k stitches but it seemed like all the beads. Started about Feb 2022, finished 25 Feb 2024. Which is actually during Pisces.. … Continue reading

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Another trip

Into San Francisco early this morning. Making my usual stop at Peet’s just before they opened I still managed to get caught in the lane control lights at the Bay Bridge Toll Plaza. After that point, the traffic was reasonably … Continue reading

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Starting Cancer

Just in case you are wondering – there is no particular order to my completing of the Zodiac Girls. I have them all clipped into a pants hanger and am just working down from the top. There are a dozen … Continue reading

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Bleh –

After being such a good girl yesterday and getting both my flu and Covid boosters, I paid for it today. Tired when I got up, I dragged myself over and picked up Alex for our weekly breakfast at Mel’s. After … Continue reading

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It has been

45 years since 10 Sept 1978 which also fell on a Sunday.  George and I had just moved into our new house, got up early to clean since we were having our wedding reception in our (mostly empty) dining room … Continue reading

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Monkey Paws

yet another cat check. He is doing fine. I wasn’t so sure when I came through the door. This was the first time I wasn’t greeted immediately. If you are familiar with cats, you probably have had the experience of … Continue reading

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just a few purrs

the couple of hours spent at Avenue Yarns for the Sunday morning open knitting was lovely. I had to re-cast on Strider (a Martina Beam pattern I have already knit a couple of times but falls into the lovely category … Continue reading

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Not coffee

Another day, another cat check. His official name is Kitty Ramon. and he is not supposed to be on the table and I would prefer that he not be so interested in my stitching… but he was glad for the … Continue reading

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Today he had greenies

I mentioned that the youngest was traveling. I volunteered to check on her rather well fed cat. As a rule, he really doesn’t like or appreciate anyone who is not one of his two people. It means that he met … Continue reading

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All the excuses

Over the years, I have lost track of just about everyone with whom I attended various schools, courses, and universities. That is, with the exception of Carmen who I have known for just about my entire adult life starting from … Continue reading

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The best toy

Can sometimes be the simplest. It doesn’t have to have bells and whistles. Be shiny or terribly expensive. What it needs to do is be the exact thing to bring joy to a two year old’s heart. Lev turned two … Continue reading

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Birthdays

Today is Noah’s Birthday. Tomorrow is Miriam’s. They turn 32 and 30 respectively. Given everyone’s work schedule it seemed most sensible to revert to what we did when they were toddlers and combine the two events. When I look at … Continue reading

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Home

It was a long day. A really long day if truth be told. Disembarkation days are my least favorite travel days. It seems like there is always a deadline hanging overhead, made worse by all the hurry up and wait. … Continue reading

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