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Gripping Fear’s Tail

7, September 2017

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Experiences in life are teachers of future behavior. The behavior is based on a positive or negative moment, and maybe sometimes both. For me, I had a car accident in an extremely heavy rainstorm during a late evening (I was unable to see past halfway down my car’s hood, and did not realize I was […]

Checking Boxes

27, August 2017

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Whenever I am tackling how to balance my work and personal to-dos, I always find myself writing lists to organize and track the gamut of items. These lists outline the tasks to achieve my overall goals. Often the tasks fall into three categories: communicating information; reaching milestones; adjusting schedules. As with most people, I managed […]

Unexpected Priorities

20, August 2017

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The past five (GASP) years have been a roller coaster. I grew from being a newlywed to a mom while trying to keep a working foot in the door of my chosen industry. As I constantly found myself looking back to compare what I had done ten years ago to what I have accomplished in […]

Reflecting on Editing

10, January 2017

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In my last post, I have been reflecting on how to share my life online. When I began volunteering in the fibery yarn world, I was told by a known working knitter that compensation is never stated in public. Yet not to share information of being compensated (the details of how do not need to […]

Invigorating Nostalgia

6, January 2017

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The obvious tale my website spins is that I have been undergoing a number of changes in my life. Applying my field of technology experience to the yarn industry since I began blogging in 2002 is one. The huge personal life changes are meeting BFF and my daughter’s birth. All three were instrumental when I […]

Back to Basics: Blue Jeans and Knitting Patterns

23, December 2016

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For the past six years, I have been plagued with the issue of trying to replace much loved blue jeans. Shopping for denim garments is a challenge because of the physical changes that the fabric often provides. Upon the suggestion of my mother-in-law, I changed to a different style, cut, and brand. That change is […]