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I know I've talked about wanting to direct my purchases toward items that are sustainably made by people who are paid fair wages and treated well, and that was kind of that. And it was, because then I spent most of the next three months at home, except for visits... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2017 at Borderline Savage
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I'm not really a New Year's Eve person. When I was really little, I remember the various adults in the family saving their noisemakers, party hats, and Happy New Year tiaras for the kids to enjoy. On the basis of that alone, I though New Year's Eve had to be... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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This week's topic is about the ways I stay positive when it feels like everything is going wrong, and this year has pretty much been the hardest test of that ever. This year, along with a child being murdered, we've lost my father-in-law, my uncle/godfather, and a few more relatives.... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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This week's Think Write Thursday prompt is about holiday spirit, and I have to admit that seems to be rather elusive this year. This has been an extremely rough year for us, and December has continued to remind us of that. I just did our Christmas cards, and was surprised... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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As you might imagine, two weeks lying around the house and hospital has left me rather disconnected from my everyday life. In many ways, it's a blessing to be able to deal with my injury without having to worry about other things. In other ways, it is isolating, especially at... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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I mentioned in my last post that I went back for my first post-op appointment. The surgeon says I am recovering well, and he thinks I'm doing just fine with my opioid consumption. My x-rays look good, too. The other part of my visit was getting a new cast. That... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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I've been rather quiet, living in a world that doesn't have any sort of regular rhythm to it. The pain and the painkillers have dramatically decreased my attention span, my ability to think clearly, and my ability to sleep normally - I fall asleep randomly, but never sleep for more... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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I've been hanging with my nurse, shown here. I fractured my patella yesterday and I need to have surgery to fix it. So, a good many plans need to be changed, and I have new challenges to face. Right now, I'm not being very ambitious at all. I'm having a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2016 at Borderline Savage
It's here, it's here, finally it's here! The new MONTHLY format for a list of ten, and we are starting with 10 Things That Make a Good House Guest. (This was supposed to be November's post, but November was mixed with Think Write Thursdays.) 1. They clean up after themselves.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2016 at Borderline Savage
Ah, I had such plans for November - I was going to blog every day. I was going to do a photo-a-day challenge as well. I was not going to write a novel or knit an entire sweater. The two things I chose seemed like more than enough. In fact,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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Ah, Ten on Tuesday has moved to a monthly format, so I've got to make my own ten-less Tuesdays without Carole's guidance. I suppose I could follow up on my last post. Recycling and trashing has continued with a vengeance. Our town has a fantastic annual Zero Waste Day, where... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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Today we have two lists of five. Five best things I did this summer: 1. Started a new job. Hallelujah! I still love everything about it. 2. Went to see a Red Sox/Yankees game, courtesy of the folks at my new job. I sat in our awesome corporate seats. Go,... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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This year has been an exercise in patience and letting go. For someone who always likes to have some control over things, even if the control comes in the form of having a plan to cope with the effects of an event or action, this has been very difficult. I... Continue reading
Posted Sep 10, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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We had plans for the weekend, but things didn't happen the way we had planned. My uncle (and godfather) died, and we rethought things. 1. I took it easy. I had a cortisone shot in my elbow earlier in the week and, though the shot didn't hurt, I had a... Continue reading
Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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I was going to try to put these in some sort of order, but I couldn't decide how to do that - rank things by the order of importance, chronological order, in the order of the certainty with which I think they will happen - too many ways to think... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Borderline Savage
This is a tough one, not because I'm not curious about anything, but because there are way more than ten things that I am curious about. So, I'm going to just go with what springs to mind most immediately, and accept that I will think of more things and/or see... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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I'm back after a long hiatus, and this post might explain a little bit about why I took that time. There seems to have been a theme to most of this weekend's activities - Small Business. We spent the weekend patronizing small businesses, the same ones we usually go to,... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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This was one prompt that I was thrilled to see, mostly because it's something I've been thinking about lately. I'm still stuck at home with my fractured foot, so my priorities have chranged a bit from my usual frenetic pace. That said, it hasn't been all relaxation here. I've had... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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I've seen this floating around the internet and the one thing I've learned from seeing other people's answers is that I missed out on a whole lot of 80's and 90's television shows with super crafty characters. But let's see who I could think of for tv characters who could... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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Hi there! That's my new Lindgren (by Karie Westermann). I started it last weekend, and hopefully I will finish this one this weekend. During the week, I've been doing more mindless knitting (on the days I get to knit). This year hasn't really started off the way I had hoped.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2016 at Borderline Savage
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This is a bit of a tough one, because I grew up with a mother who would smack the pride right out of me, so I have a deeply ingrained habit of downplaying successes, finding the tiniest of faults in my achievements, and generally minimizing my accomplishments. But, let's see... Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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This is a bit of a tough one because our local grocery chain doesn't sell all the crazy stuff you can find in many supermarkets today. But it would be easy if I picked the kind of grocery store that sells books and socks and that kind of stuff. Also,... Continue reading
Posted Dec 14, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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1. Making and enjoying foods that I don't eat throughout the year. There are some things that are reserved for the end of the year - Christmas cookies, egg nog, and, in my family, some Polish foods - and though we could eat them at other times, it's more special... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2015 at Borderline Savage
1. We started getting meat delivery once a month - it's going to always be a little surprise as to exactly what we get, but it will always be fresh and from local farms where animals live in decent conditions and eat diets that are healthy and not full of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 1, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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November is gone, November is done - and amen to that. I have a love/hate relationship with November. It's always been a month full of family birthdays as well as deaths. Often, as I limp through the minefield that is November, I feel relieved when I realize that I survived.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at Borderline Savage