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Often I write these daily missives first in my head, then transcribed to WordPress. Some might think of this as journaling, perhaps it is. But since I was near a diary girl (complete with pink, glitter and an easily snapped lock) when young, it probably isn’t an accurate description.

Journaling? Not since that modality has been co-opted by the therapeutic realm.  Rather I consider it recording observations and progress in a medium that is both fleeting and permanently housed somewhere that none of us ca easily reach.

But the “what”? That has changed over the years since I first started an email list in 1998. That is well after all of us were born, but significantly prior to all of today’s insanity of social media. The “what” is no longer a daily record of that Bosnian deployment, the military, or life in Germany, the UK, the US, or wherever I found myself on travels.  Craft interests have always been included. Weaving wasn’t compatible w

ith deployment, nor was hauling along a spinning wheel so knitting came to the forefront. I am still knitting as well as sewing but primarily finding cross stitch as my major focus. This is partially because of the portability and being currently relegated to home due to health reasons.

I am leaving the mess below as indicative of what happens when a bleary eyed woman attempts to catch some thoughts when waking in the middle of the night…..

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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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