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the Great North Woods of Wisconsin
I am a retired CPA and elected public official.
Interests: My family -- Smokey (DH), Elder Son (A), Younger Son (M), Lucy The Wonder Dog, Misha The Skittish Dog, Hannibal The Fluffball Of Doom (cat), and En Esch The Fluffball Of Stoopid (cat). Also reading, knitting (duh), travel, local politics, and Saving The World. Also reading, surfing the innerwebz, volunteering, food, and (occasionally) politics.
Recent Activity
photo credit: jeff_golden via photopin cc Links from Chris. This is scary. So is this. Unhackable: the typewriter. Wikipedia predicts flu outbreaks. When you are walking like a penguin this winter, think of this. This video is cool. via Continue reading
Posted 5 hours ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Having pictures helps me write a post. Since I was scambling for something to post about, I went back through my photos and found some that you haven't seen. Elder Son started his residency in family medicine in late June.... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at kmkat and her kneedles
Carole mentioned reposting a favorite old blog post as a help-out during NaBloPoMo. Great idea, thanks, Carole! Saturday sky and stuff; 25 November 2006 Bear and I took a little walk. What last summer was this: is now this: Autumn's... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
* * * * * Not so mesmerizing -- in fact, about as interesting as listening to someone read their grocery list -- but still. I haven't done the muttering thing for a while. Drive thru :: restaurant. Horse power... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Carole has come up with a very interesting topic today. Ten Musicians I Would Bring Back From The Dead. Janis (That's Janis Joplin for those of you under 30 40 50.) My best friend in high school got the nickname... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Lopapeysas galore! Uh-oh. Math geek sweater. Fashion tip: match your yarn to your ink. This stuff is just silly. Speaking of silly / strange / odd. ...and three partridges in a pear pine tree. Aha! I shall knit a few... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
Disclaimer: I am not hungover and have not suffered one of those in years and years. But the title of this post popped into my head, and how could I NOT have Johnny singing the original? Onward. When I started... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Will Lion via photopin cc PSA: how to stay vertical on an icy sidewalk. Living small.* Scary or good? The wood wide web. Violent crime is down. Way down. Paris and New York. So glad I do not... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at kmkat and her kneedles
We all use the tools we are familiar with. Smokey uses a screwdriver to tighten a screw, I will sometimes use a knife. Real gardeners use a wooden or bamboo stake to keep a houseplant upright, I use a knitting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
My stats say that this blog gets 75 - 100 page views every day. But I get five comments per post, tops. Perhaps it's my subject matter? On the rare occasional that I blog about knitting, the comment count rises... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Well, not quite true. The mailman brought a Knit Picks order and a swap package. And I have a winter photo to share. First, the KP order. The yarn is for Fox Paws. The six-row pattern calls for five colors... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
11.8 inches beats us. We got about 6-7 inches. Do get Yak Trax. They have saved my butt many times. If you look hard you can find glow-in-the-dark ones.
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Yes, that is ten, count 'em, TEN! screens of tweets from the MN Department of Transportation warning about road conditions. I like to subscribe to their feed so I can feel smug when I don't have to go anywhere or... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Amazing. From a crochet site. Want a cowl? Want to knit short rows? Here ya go. Knitted flowers. Cables! The tree of knitting skills. Four-hour knitted Christmas present. New slogan. A little something for the dog. Let's make blueberries! I... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Cold weather means oatmeal for breakfast. My favorite version is to throw in a half cup or so of blueberries, but they are not in season now. A peeled and diced apple is delicious, too. I used to buy the... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: *Blunight 72* via photopin cc It really is. Seasonal drinks. Turkey tail fungi. Not ebola. Fun facts to know and tell. My boys would have loved this. . Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
It's Woody Woodpecker! We have lots of downy woodpeckers and hairy woodpeckers and red-bellied woodpeckers and the occasional red-headed woodpecker or northern flicker here, but seeing a pileated woodpecker is cause for a stealthy photo. We have seen one on... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
I was ready for cool weather -- layer on the warmth, snuggle up, hot drinks, etc. -- but I was not quite ready for snow yet. Happily, it mostly melted right away. Winter is coming. The dark comes an hour... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
PSA: Here is the pattern for those thrummed slippers in yesterday's knitting links post. Now. The pictures. Polk County Dems represent at the side of Hwy 8 near St Croix Falls. GOTV! LIttle Free Library on the front of our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: Ѕolo via photopin cc I haven't actually done it quite yet. Gotta wait until Smokey is up and dressed and fed and ready to move. Then we will drive to the fire station in town and cast our... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Ten Favorite Book Series. The Bobbsey Twins series. The first series books I ever read. The Nancy Drew series. My introduction to mysteries. The Hardy Boys series. The logical next step after Nancy Drew. All Agatha Christie's Jane Marple books.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
Way too cute to walk on. Awww. Stephen West is so strange. Oh, yeah, this happens. WTF? Hatmasks. Pug-kin patch. The Captain America scarf. Continue reading
Posted Nov 3, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: the new world via photopin cc Ha. Today's post is brought to you by leafleting and door knocking, which is what I am doing. No, that's a lie. I will be sitting in the mobile office with my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles
photo credit: tubb via photopin cc Adult humor. Time-lapse video of braces working. Jellyfish technology in the road. Repurposed items. My generation all has this heart. Clever stoplight. This whole thing is amazing. via Continue reading
Posted Nov 1, 2014 at kmkat and her kneedles