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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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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 7 hours ago 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
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We had a weekend of really lovely weather. Saturday started on the cool side - think 60s early and ended up in the high 80s. Typically I wouldn't enjoy high 80s but there was low humidity which made it so... Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
My lavender looks great as well. I have plans for a gin cocktail made with a lavender simple syrup called Purple Rain.
Toggle Commented Jun 17, 2016 on Friday! at knitorious
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I thought I linked to the Pioneer Womans Restaurant Style Salsa in the post. If not that is what I am going to try. It looks yummy!
Toggle Commented Jun 14, 2016 on Ten on Tuesday at Pick Up Sticks
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Joining Carole Knits for her 10 on Tuesday post. This week's list - 10 Things on This Summer’s Bucket List. Mine is pretty simple - nothing crazy. I want to embrace summer. Eat dinner outside on the deck or patio... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at Pick Up Sticks
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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.
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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.
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Isnt that the truth?!?!
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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