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Karen
Who I am: Sometimes blonde, sometimes brunette, more and more grey - born and raised in PA; overweight outside but a skinny person on the inside! I like to read, knit, bead, decorate, listen to music and be with my family. I do not like cleaning, doing laundry, grocery shopping or people who lie. When I grow up I want to be anything but an ACCOUNTANT! Maybe I'll be a gardener or artist...someday...when I grow up. What I love being is a mom and wife and daughter and sister and friend and now new grandmother (mimi).
Interests: knitting, gardening, soccer, sewing, spending time with my family
Recent Activity
Thanks! I went home last night to half a floor with the other half happening today. So maybe we will be ok for the weekend after all.
Toggle Commented Aug 30, 2016 on Weekending at Pick Up Sticks
There is nothing like the routine of home - that is for sure!
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Carole's prompt for 10 on Tuesday this week is 10 Things You Miss About Your Home When You Are Away. We have been taking lots of long weekends away - for camping, kayaking and visiting our sons, DILs and grands.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 30, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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This was an exhausting weekend. I spent Saturday doing yard work for 3 hours then painting. We are in the midst of a home renovation...one that is taking way too long. Our contractor is a friend of ours. Because of... Continue reading
Posted Aug 29, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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I am renewing this blog that I started years ago. I so love to garden and have neglected my garden the past few summers - for a variety of reasons - bad knees, terribly hot and humid weather, and the biggest one - pure laziness. But because I enjoy it so much I want to get back to doing a better job keeping up with it. I tend to do great in the spring and early summer but come August I give up. Here are some of my fall garden goals. Remove things that are not looking great. Some plants... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at In the garden
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I have struggled with my weight since my 30s. Since I just turned 54 I realize that is way too long to be overweight. UGH. In recent years I have made progress and am down about 55 lbs from my... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2016 at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
I have to be organized because I typically work 6:30 am until 6:00 pm. If I wasnt we would not eat very well.
Toggle Commented Aug 24, 2016 on Weekend Cooking at Pick Up Sticks
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I've said this a million times on the blog - because I work really long hours during the week (hello - 60 hours minimum) I tend to cook on Sunday for the week. If I didn't we would either eat... Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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I so look forward to weekends - especially ones where every minute isn't busy. With our sons living in opposite directions (one 3 hours NE and one 4.5 hours south) we are seeing lots of travel on weekends in our... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
That color is lovely! It is terribly hot in PA as well. Stay cool!
Toggle Commented Aug 11, 2016 on inch by inch... at Morning Glory Studio
Luckily she saw the bear before leaving for a walk and not during as the dogs would have taken off and maybe pulled her down! They regularly see bears - and deer and turkeys and fox....
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on Weekending at Pick Up Sticks
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I typically do not go back and look at blog posts after published. I use to get emails when someone commented but lately hadn't received any. I honestly thought no one was reading and commenting since I am such a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
You are so right! Even breezy summery dresses make me feel a bit more polished at work.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
I have always avoided dresses - but am finding them so comfortable and easy to wear.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
I believe you are in the same boat weatherize as me in PA. We tend to have similar weather conditions to your area.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
We have window units - but they do not do the same job as central AC. Plus they are loud!!! We survive.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
It was cooler - 70s during the day and 50s at night - plus little humidity!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
I really hate sleeping in AC especially since the window units we have are loud. We escaped the heat of Pa last week to NH and VT. It was in the 50s at night!
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
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When I saw Carole's prompt for 10 on Tuesday I thought I would have a hard time. List 10 words that describe you that begin with the same letter as your first name. Ummm...K? But actually I did ok. Kind... Continue reading
Posted Aug 9, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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Carole's prompt for this week's 10 on Tuesday is very appropriate - 10 Ways to Beat the Heat. I think that is the biggest topic of conversation around here - as we are headed into day 5 or so of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 26, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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Several months ago I wrote this post about feeling good and being on the right track. As I tend to do, shortly after this post I got off track with my eating and went off the deep end with carbs.... Continue reading
Posted Jul 7, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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Joining Carole Knits for 10 on Tuesday. the prompt this week "10 things you did this weekend" Did a drive by drop off of food, beer and kiddie fun (bubbles and sidewalk chalk) at my family reunion on Saturday. We... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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What a beautiful weekend! We headed north near where our son and DIL live for a long weekend away. We had hoped that our newest granddaughter would be born while we were up there but she was stubborn and wasn't... Continue reading
Posted Jun 27, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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We are waiting for the birth of our 3rd grandchild. Patiently? Our youngest son and his wife are due with their first child on June 29th - a week away. This sweet couple will become a family of 3! It... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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One thing we have loved doing this summer is to have happy hour on our deck on Fridays. I no longer plan a meal for that evening but instead pick up a few things that we can enjoy on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 21, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks