Monthly Archives: September 2012

Birthday Thoughts

I had coffee with my seventeen-year-old daughter on my birthday and she asked what was my best memory from the last year. I immediately asked if I could make it, ‘My top choices’ rather than just one. I have three … Continue reading

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Flower Coupon

I bought a coupon for $60 of flowers to use on my birthday. Instead of being disappointed that the coupon deal didn’t result in better-than-average flowers, I should be delighted that my husband does such a fantastic job of bringing … Continue reading

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Not Knowing

When I said that I wished I was in the middle of half a dozen knitting projects like my daughter always is, she handed me one, saying it was boring. Ten more inches of just knitting, nothing fancy or complicated. … Continue reading

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What About My Security

I’m bothered by having to take my computer out of my bag to put it through the scanner at the airport. Especially when I’m them directed to another line, where I have to wait before I’m scanned through. I’m bothered … Continue reading

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Smiles

When I think of the trip to California to see our sister, I hope I think of smiles. My brother’s on the plane when I handed him a brioche and meat to make a sandwich, our smiles as we walked … Continue reading

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Still Time

As I prepare to visit my sister in California who has cancer, I know that it could be worse. I could be visiting one of my children, or my husband. Or I might not have gotten this time. Still, this … Continue reading

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A Thousand Words

Critique Circle (an on-line critiquing system) had a ‘Hook’ weekend, where people post up to a thousand words anonymously and people critique them anonymously by reading until they lost interest, then telling the author why. I submitted the beginning of … Continue reading

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Nice & Snarky

People keep saying the nicest things to me lately. I suspect I’m due to stick my foot in my mouth and really piss someone off. Hopefully it’s not this week when I’m visiting my sister who has cancer. Then again, … Continue reading

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Comments on My Blogs

Before I started this blog site, I read a number of blogs and discussion about blogs and discovered that female bloggers are often trashed. Even ones who blog about knitting. So I decided to moderate all comments. I’m glad I … Continue reading

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Sympathy for Others

You know how people say if you want something done, ask a busy person? If you want sympathy, ask someone who is going through terrible times. My sister has cancer, bad. Yet when I mention hoping that my new medication … Continue reading

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