Thursday 13 – 13 January Images

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It's snowing.  My husband is not amused.  :)Boria napping in our new living room.  We had to get rid of the beanbag chair, but the cat loved it.Here comes the train.  It's snowy and they don't put salt down on the platform, but sand.  Yes, it's slippery.This is a path that leaves the corner of my usual lunch park.  Where does it go?This is the viaduct.  I love th...
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Thursday 13: A Writer In Her Library, Chapter Six

I have done a few posts about my favorite books in the past, Chapter One, Two, Three, Four, and Five. I’ve purged my library twice in the past, and cut too close to the bone. I’ve gotten rid of things I’ve later regretted. Now, if I keep a book and it goes into my library, I don’t get rid of it. I cherish it. I made special bookplates that can be printed on Avery labels, since buying bookplates wo...
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Thursday 13: Thirteen Images from Lunch

Not actually images of food, but images from my walks during my lunch break.  I'm fortunate to be working along the Chicago River and the weather has been absolutely fabulous lately!  Take a look:This is the medallion in my elevator, actually.  I'm fond of it.I love flowers.  Never know what they're called, but I love 'em.This is actually a shot of the train platform in the mor...
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Thursday 13: Thirteen Herbalism Terms Defined

In the study of herbalism, I come across a number of terms that are both interesting and mystifying, since they're not things we use in everyday conversation. I thought I'd share 13 with you - out of a list of quite a bit more than that! o.O... Never knew whatcha didn't know, huh? Me neither.So. Here we go:1. Abortifacient: A drug or other agent that induces the expulsion of a fetus.2. Alt...
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Thursday 13: The “I’m Not In A Mood Anymore” Post

As a follow-on to last weeks vent of spleen, this week I want to focus on 13 Things I'm Grateful For. And, for those of you who are curious if domestic mayhem was committed at the Noonypad last week, all is well. THINGS were discussed, and are on their way to being resolved.See what a good rant can help with?:)1. I'm grateful for my OCD creative husband. In the last 3 weeks, he's sewn over 14 ...
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Thursday 13: The “I’m In A Mood” Post

13 Random Things. And if you have to ask, don't.1. When you “do the dishes,” they’re not done until they’re put away.2. “Doing the dishes” means all the dirty dishes get washed. Not just the ones in the sink. Or on the drain board. Or on the stove.3. When you are doing nothing but going to school, you damn well better be getting A’s and B’s – ESPECIALLY if I had to work full time, get an MBA...
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Thursday 13: A Writer In Her Library

Today we continue with craft books. The fun thing about craft books is that they can serve as inspiration for art that one wants to create. I get ideas and inspiration when I read them and see pictures of things. It’s one of the reasons I love knitting and crochet magazines, because the full-color glossy pictures are fun to look at and imagine myself making the outfits. Even if I don’t make th...
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Thursday 13: A Writer In Her Library

Welcome to another segment of my ongoing series, “A Writer In Her Library.” Today, I’d like to pull the focus a bit and talk about categorizations. When one goes to a library, the books are organized according to some particular method. The most common are the Dewey Decimal System, as seen in many high school libraries and some public ones; and the Library of Congress System, as seen in, well, ...
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Thursday 13: A Writer In Her Library

Chapter ThreeToday’s TT focuses on Knitting Reference books. These books focus on particular techniques, rather than a designer’s vision of patterns, and include stitch dictionaries. I love knitting reference books. They usually have things in them I don’t already know, or look at a particular topic in a new way.In fact, when I signed up for the Master Knitter course through TKGA, a bibliograph...
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A Writer In Her Library, Chapter Two

Thursday 13: A Writer In Her LibraryHappy Saint Patrick’s Day! As a fourth-generation Irish American, today has special significance since my uncle, the oldest surviving Irish relative on American soil, passed away this month. Our family draws together to remember our connections and to celebrate our family ties. I wish you and yours a very happy and bountiful year! As you raise a glass in ce...
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