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Preparing

Baking fun treats and practicing for my reading tomorrow. It’s going to be a dramatic reading, of course, because once an actor, ALWAYS an actor. ;-) (Also on the to-do list before the reading: swim lessons and ice skating. Because…

Gratitude

Today I’m steeped in gratitude for… * one last warm Fall day filled with sunshine and golden falling leaves. * the coming cold days to be spent curled up in front of the wood stove, toasting ourselves to bone-deep warmth.…

Another Kind of Revision

I’m revising a hat I made last year—unmaking it while I reknit it again a tad smaller (it’s kind of fun to unravel it as I knit…I haven’t done this before). I think this is the hat’s third (and last-because-it’s-now-exactly-how-I-want-it)…

Crafting

I’m starting to look ahead toward the holidays and think about the handmade gifts I want to make this year—for my kids and our extended family. We’ve done this for several years and I have to say that while it’s…

On the F-word

No, not THAT f-word. Fat. At the end of last week, I came across “The F Word,” an article written by Jennifer Weiner posted over at Allure.com. You should go read it now. Just click the link. (Don’t worry, I’ll…

The Wrap Up

1. Steve just drove away with all the kids for another day of adventure so I can have a whole day to WORK. (He rocks my world, that husband of mine.) I have to say, though, that I always have¬†…

A Good Cry

It was only recently that I found out a movie has been made of Les Miserables, the musical, and is coming out at Christmas. (I’m sure that’s old news to most of you, but we don’t have TV—I don’t know…

On Craftiness (and Avoiding Revising)

I’ve been feeling so crafty lately—as in making-things-with-my-hands crafty. I’m sure it’s a combination of the cool, autumn air and the mental crafting I’m doing with Imaginable. I have this theory that craft begets craft—that if you’re feeling creative or…