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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 7 days ago 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
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Another Sunday, another trip to the vet with Rusty. He's still super skinny and the $300 blood test didn't show any abnormal results. I'm super grateful that he's with a rescue that will spend the money on him to find out what's wrong, but I'm also really frustrated that they... Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Borderline Savage
There's not much to report for today. I spent most of it standing in lines at stores. Ordering stuff online to pick up at a store turns out not to be a great time saver. Continue reading
Posted Nov 29, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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I am exhausted. I didn't have to work today, but I did get up early to take one dog to the vet for an annual checkup. Then it was back home to recover from Thanksgiving. . . I ended up falling asleep for most of the afternoon. But I did... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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We had a quiet Thanksgiving Day. El Esposo worked in the morning. I watched the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade with the dogs while I knit. I made my first Thanksgiving Day meal. I've hated this holiday for a very long time, as I don't believe that we should be giving... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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Our pumpkin pie from Community Servings is here - ours was baked by the Cambridge location of Jasper White's Summer Shack. It looks and smell so yummy that it's going to be hard to wait until tomorrow to eat it. I think the youngest child may even try this pie,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2015 at Borderline Savage
Today's topic is Ten Things You Are Thankful For Right Now. Rather than generic things like health, I'm going to try to be more specific and talk about things that I am thankful for since last year at this time. 1. I'm so pleased that we had a foster failure... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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There will be precious little blogging today because we are having a dog party tonight. Someone is turning two. That's her as a puppy. She was born into rescue, then surrendered back when she was a little over a year old, and now she's ours forever. Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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Another Sunday, another trip to the vet with our foster dog. It looks like he lost some weight over the past week, likely due to being on some pretty serious de-wormers. He had more blood drawn, and that's being sent out for more testing to see if that will help... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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The youngest had an art workshop in Lawrence today, so when we went to pick him up, we had a little wander by the movie set to see what was up. The second unit of the Ben Affleck directed movie Live By Night (based on the novel by Dennis Lehane)... Continue reading
Posted Nov 21, 2015 at Borderline Savage
I'm hitting the wall. I've barely had time to post this week, never mind read other blog posts. I keep reading posts on Facebook that say something about how we all have the same number of hours in a day that Einstein and Mother Teresa and other important people had.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 20, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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I saw this the other day and I have to admit, I was a little puzzled. The weather the sign was referring to was rain. Somehow, it just doesn't seem right that an event honoring veterans would be cancelled due to rain. After all, veterans withstood a lot more than... Continue reading
Posted Nov 19, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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It's that time of year. This week I am observing the anniversaries of the deaths of both of my grandfathers. I lost the first 34 years ago and the second 27 years ago. We've had some kind of crappy Thanksgivings in my family. Also, one of my grandfathers, his brother,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 18, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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This is a really tough one, because there's so little hanging out that gets done any more. But, here are the ten places that I spend most of my hanging out time (other than work). 1. Home, of course. 2. In my car in a parking lot, where the princess... Continue reading
Posted Nov 17, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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As I said yesterday, we didn't eat those jalapeño cream cheese rolls during yesterday's football game. The Patriots game started at 4:25 pm, so I had dinner planned for halftime, and the football gods were with us. Not only did halftime happen exactly when dinner was ready, the Patriots won... Continue reading
Posted Nov 16, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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Today has been a long day, and it's not even 4:00 yet. El Esposo had an early morning soccer game that was over an hour away, and I had a 90 minute drive to take the foster dog to a vet that works with the rescue organization that has him.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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I have lots of thoughts, all jumbled up, but no words to really express what I'm feeling about what happened over the past week - Mizzou, Beirut, Paris, et al - so I have a few photos from the chapel at the US Air Force Academy from this summer. I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2015 at Borderline Savage
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I'm not a huge Ben Affleck fan, but I have a special interest in his latest film, Live By Night. It's based on the Dennis Lehane novel, and you all know I'm a Dennis Lehane fan. Even more special, the movie is shooting in Lawrence, Massachusetts for a couple of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2015 at Borderline Savage
I was fortunate to have yesterday off from work. The kids were off from school. El Esposo had to work at both of his jobs. The weather was pretty crappy. So, we didn't get up to anything super special, but it was a nice day to kick back and relax.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2015 at Borderline Savage
My great-grandfather was in France on Armistice Day, serving as a blacksmith in the US Army. His future bride was laying her mother to rest - the bells rang for the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month as my great-great grandmother's casket was being removed from... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2015 at Borderline Savage