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I knit when I fly, which is quite often, but even baby sweaters in tiny yarn takes a while. I've been sewing while I'm home because it's a little more instant gratification even when I do crazy things like underline a toddler dress.
Toggle Commented May 31, 2018 on Happy Coincidence at Adventures in Paradise
I made these for a holiday party at work. One of my co-workers mentioned that these are a holiday standard in Russia and that she used to buy them almost in bulk to ward off scurvy since they were about the only source of Vitamin C she could find. They went over great with everyone - definitely on my list of go-to recipes for holiday treats. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2012 on Festive Candied Cranberries at Honest To Nod
I made these for a holiday party at work. One of my co-workers mentioned that these are a holiday standard in Russia and that she used to buy them almost in bulk to ward off scurvy since they were about the only source of Vitamin C she could find. They went over great with everyone - definitely on my list of go-to recipes for holiday treats. Thanks!
Toggle Commented Dec 19, 2012 on Festive Candied Cranberries at Honest To Nod
Almost all of my fabric related crafting starts on the floor - picking, sorting, laying out. Right now I'm even cutting on the floor.
No, that extended leg takes a lot of effort and when you recline back and twist, it gets you around the foot and at the hip. I can still feel that stretch!
Toggle Commented Nov 24, 2011 on Tahiti at Adventures in Paradise
I love the Zoo! When I'm living in DC, I always bring my guests there, even if there aren't children.
Toggle Commented Oct 27, 2011 on Lions and tigers, no bears. at MommyCoddle
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I remember having an almost identical shirt, except it was light blue and there was some sort of ruffle. I was SO PROUD of that top even though it makes me cringe to think of it today.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2011 on someday is here at MommyCoddle
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Mom and I spent the last three days (not including two days of travel time) at the ranch where she was raised. I have lots of amazing pictures that I will share, even though I still haven't shared all of the pictures from the last week of the deployment or... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I got a recommendation for a local bar from someone who lives in my neighborhood this afternoon and about two hours later discovered that the buddy who is going to cat-sit for me this weekend had picked that very spot to wait for me. The tater tots were indeed lovely... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I should probably pay more attention to the terrain in which I am living when I decide that an afternoon run is a great way to find my around. Particularly when I'm living on what is essentially a ridge between two canyons. Canyons don't just go up and down, there's... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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Day two of the conference was only slightly less exciting than day one, if only because nobody came around to "explain" things to little old me. The last few days have been conference-ship-home and crash, but that's okay because my house right now is populated with a dining room table... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I took the weekend off and headed north with my mom to pick up the car and the cat and to spend some time with my siblings and their brood. I had a great time despite wrestling with a decompression headache the size of Texas. (Did you know you can... Continue reading
Posted Apr 26, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
Posted Apr 22, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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So, one of the greatest things about having Tigers onboard is the chance to show off a little of our firepower...we did some shooting with the main battery and then moved on to the small arms. While I love shooting anything, any time, we had particular fun this time around... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I'm sort of slowly catching up to myself here...the one full day I had in Hawaii with both my guests was great. I wanted to give them a quintessential Hawaiian experience, so we had breakfast at my hotel, which was waterfront with a view of Diamond Head (and lots less... Continue reading
Posted Apr 19, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I had to pick up a friend at the airport, but thanks to an amazing set of appetizers at Nobu Waikiki that included half a bottle of sake and an even more amazing dinner at a local sushi joint that also included half a bottle of sake, I opted to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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The first day after we arrived in Hawaii, one of my Sailors reenlisted at the Arizona Memorial. This is a particularly special place to Engineers, because so many of those who died at Pearl Harbor were trapped deep in the engineering spaces. It's a nice piece of symmetry to have... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I didn't mean to go so long without posting - there was a stop in Hawaii and lots of fun that apparently didn't include much in the way of actual posting. I''ll put some more stuff in soon, but in the meantime here's a picture of something I have been... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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XO and I spent close to an hour just standing on the street and taking different shots of the motor bikes that are everywhere. He was going for blurred motion against stationary backgrounds and I tried panning for the exact opposite effect. People seemed to find us as interesting to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I am finally feeling human again. Seriously, I don't know what Guam has against me, but I managed to get through both India and Thailand without so much as a queasy stomach but just 30 hours after mooring in Guam, I was down hard. Back to the business at hand...Monkeys.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
Chi Running is a great book. I'm surprised the guy (didn't bother to read his reviews based on your review of him) was anti-Chi Running, because the technique complements the minimalist running technique. I wear Five Fingers and I do Chi Running...they blend well. Ah well, at least when they self-identify, we can avoid the jerks.
Toggle Commented Apr 6, 2011 on Not Hyperbole: Life Changing at Now Norma Knits
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I'm always happy when I'm eating somewhere new and Thai food is good stuff, so it didn't really matter where we went... Our hotel offered a cooking class taught by the Executive Chef, and it included a trip to the local market, which was a lot of fun. Lots of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I didn't stay in a hotel my last two port visits - the one in Bahrain because it wasn't safe and then in India because my day on the ship was starting at 0530 so it didn't seem like a good idea. That meant I had extra money to spend... Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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It took us a few days to get from India to Thailand and there were a few nights of amazing sunsets... And beautiful post-sunset skies... And tropical rainstorms... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace
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I've always enjoyed taking pictures, but never really got into the whole photography thing until this deployment when I encountered two of my guys who are serious about photography and eager to share their knowledge, even if they do occasionally slip into a languge resembling, but not quite actually Greek.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2011 at In Pursuit of Peace