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The Best Laid Plans…

I’m not exactly sure how to write this post… if I go back to the very beginning of this blog, I only intended to write about books I read, a project here and there, and being a librarian.  So much has happened since then–moving to San Francisco, quitting my job, my condition worsening and then… Continue reading The Best Laid Plans…

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Alabama Adventures: Orange Beach

Do you remember a time in 2011 before the holidays started?  Neither do I, but I have pictures to prove that time did indeed exist.  And during that time, after I had healed from two surgeries, successfully started infusion treatment, and started to go stir-crazy, I flew to Alabama for a ten-day visit with my… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: Orange Beach

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Alabama Adventures: YarnHouse Studio

Do you remember a time in 2011 before the holidays started?  Neither do I, but I have pictures to prove that time did indeed exist.  And during that time, after I had healed from two surgeries, successfully started infusion treatment, and started to go stir-crazy, I flew to Alabama for a ten-day visit with my… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: YarnHouse Studio

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Alabama Adventures: Live Irish Music

Do you remember a time in 2011 before the holidays started?  Neither do I, but I have pictures to prove that time did indeed exist.  And during that time, after I had healed from two surgeries, successfully started infusion treatment, and started to go stir-crazy, I flew to Alabama for a ten-day visit with my… Continue reading Alabama Adventures: Live Irish Music

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City Sights: Christmas at Fisherman’s Wharf

A few weeks ago, I walked from our apartment down to Fisherman’s Wharf to do a bit of Christmas shopping.  With this being our first year in San Francisco, I might as well take advantage of Fisherman’s Wharf, a treasure trove of cheap gifts–by next year, everyone will probably be tired of touristy trinkets, but… Continue reading City Sights: Christmas at Fisherman’s Wharf

Book Chat

A Few of My Favorite Things: Christmas Picture Books

One of my favorite things about unpacking the Christmas box each year is gathering the holiday picture books and enjoying them again.  I grew up listening to the same Christmas books read aloud each year, savoring the illustrations and well-remembered words. The Little Golden Book Christmas Story.  The Night Before Christmas.  The Berenstain Bears Meet Santa Claus.  How… Continue reading A Few of My Favorite Things: Christmas Picture Books

Craft Chat

Last-Minute Greeting Card Ornament

To prepare for our visit to Mississippi–and afterwards, the triumphant arrival of our two kitties–I cleaned up all my craft supplies and packed everything away.  Sewing machine in its case, craft table folded up and under the couch with the cutting mat, scraps from finished projects sorted or thrown away, and everything put in its… Continue reading Last-Minute Greeting Card Ornament

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A Mississippi Christmas

Sam and I are packed and ready to go–when this post is published, we’ll be in the air flying from California to Mississippi.  I am so excited to be going back to Southern soil for Christmas! We’ll be spending a week with Sam’s family in MS, visiting with friends and old co-workers, and enjoying time… Continue reading A Mississippi Christmas

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Holiday Linens

Along with the ornaments, and books, and knickknacks, I’ve been adding a new holiday item to my collection this year… tablecloths.  Yes, plural.  Have I mentioned that I’ve become addicted to eBay lately?  Sad but true–I just can’t resist buying an item for under $10 that would cost twice as much (or more) in stores.… Continue reading Holiday Linens