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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
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This weekend was absolutely wonderful. The weather was perfect - in my opinion. Mid-70s and no humidity - perfect. We did house chores Saturday morning then packed up the kayaks and a quick lunch and headed to a local state... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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We have had crazy weather for the past month. March saw days in the 80s. Yet this past week it has felt like January - temps in the teens at night and 30s during the day. Our poor garden is... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
What is surprising to me that as much as yoga calms me down so does throwing some weights around at the gym.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
I always thought it was just the beach I loved but after kayaking and spending time on a lake and stream I realize it is just water in general.
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
Isnt that the truth?!?!
Toggle Commented Apr 5, 2016 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
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The prompt for 10 on Tuesday this week is 10 Things You Do To Calm Down. Breathe - my husband will tell you this is my go to thing to calm me down. Place my hand on my abdomen and... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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In the busy scheme of life I am a planner. Hubby and I work really long hours - leaving the house about 6 am and getting home about 6 pm. This doesn't leave lots of time for cooking meals at... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
I miss hanging clothes out on the line. We got rid of ours a few years back. I need to replace this ASAP. Nothing like sleeping on sheets hung out to dry.
Toggle Commented Mar 31, 2016 on Ten on Tuesday: Outside at knitorious
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I can't wait for my tulips to bloom! Only buds so far.
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I mentioned in a prior post that I have a new lease on life. I have made some major changes in the past year - including eating healthier, working out, finding a better work/life balance. Last August I started to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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Tomorrow is the last day of March...and I am still wondering what happened to January and February. I am never one who is happy to see winter end as I tend to love the cold weather and especially snow. But... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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The theme for Carole Knit's 10 on Tuesday post this week was 10 Things I Love to do Outside. Easy list to make - especially as the weather gets nicer in our area. Walk - easiest form of exercise -... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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This week’s Ten On Tuesday topic is My 10 Favorite Comfort Foods. I do have to say that my definition of comfort foods have changed in the past few years since I eat gluten-free. In the past I probably would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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I can't believe I have not written since September of last year. I wanted to keep this journal for me as a way to document my journey to wellness. While I have worked hard on my journey and made progress... Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2016 at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
I read a lot of blogs. Some I read with real intent of following their knitting projects, some because over the years I have become friendly with (even if it is just an internet friend) and some I read because... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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It seems the only posts I am getting out here are the 10 on Tuesday from Carole Knits. Her prompts are an easy way to get a blog post done. This week's prompt - 10 Foods You Are Looking Forward... Continue reading
Posted Sep 15, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
Today is the last day of my Whole 30. It went fairly smoothly and I learned a lot. I learned I can do anything for 30 days. I learned I can live without cheese - and dairy - but this... Continue reading
Posted Sep 9, 2015 at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
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I can't believe it is Sept. 8th already - where did the summer go. We had a long weekend of family. Our nephew and his wife hosted a picnic on Sunday. It was really nice to not be the hosts... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
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As of next Wednesday I will be done with the Whole 30 eating. It has been ok - not too hard. It's funny because I tend to love good for me foods. But I also love some bad for me... Continue reading
Posted Sep 2, 2015 at Becoming Fit and Fabulous After 50
I never thought I would like reading a book this way but I do. And I like having less clutter since all the books are in one place.
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2015 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
I don't know what it is about that little bit of sunshine on my toes that just makes me happy!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2015 on 10 on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
Great list! Crossing things off my list is one that I should have added. I am a list maker for sure.
I'll have to look for those products. You mention "can't get it over there"? I live in the states - PA - so you must have me mixed up with someone else!
Toggle Commented Sep 1, 2015 on End of Summer at Pick Up Sticks
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Carole Knits topic for 10 on Tuesday this week is "10 Seemingly Ordinary Things that Bring You Joy". Love this topic! It reminds me of the Happiness Project I did last year - naming 3 things a day for several... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks
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I can not believe it is the end of August! To me that marks the end of summer - and it has been an ok summer. It has had it's ups and downs - most ups. I have taken on... Continue reading
Posted Aug 31, 2015 at Pick Up Sticks