Garden 2015: Spring On The Dining Room Table

March 27, 2015
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The table I grew up with is in my dining room, but I’m not precious about it. My mother gave us this table many years ago and it has been just as used and loved and used and used as it was through the 70’s, 80’s, and 90’s in the…

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Art: Facing the Painting Demons (Or just too chickenshit to get started)

March 20, 2015
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    First, seedlings. In the dining room today are seedlings, bread dough rising, and canvases with paint, all part of my “Do something on my days off incentive plan”. My incentive, to have fun and accomplish something other than sit at my computer all day playing Cities Skylines. Look…

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Follow the Less Traveled Path and Eat the Weeds Along the Way

February 13, 2015
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People think I lack tradition and that I don’t fit into what they think someone should be, you know exactly what I mean. I don’t believe in any gods, I respect and have confidence in our President, Obama, Bush, Clinton, whoever it is because they know more than I do…

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Genealogy Notes

January 18, 2015
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Making notes about things like family history takes many forms. This is an envelope written by my late Grandmother Roberta Violet Cook Redding. She was clearly thinking through the different generations, when and how and where people were born and died. It’s an artifact like any other one might find…

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2015 – January 2 ~ Knowledge vs. Information ~ And Baking Bread

January 2, 2015
2015 – January 2 ~ Knowledge vs. Information ~ And Baking Bread

I was watching a documentary about video games the other day One guy said his kids and this generation are smarter because of interactive media. He went on to explain that they have more than we (our generation) had so they are smarter than us, and our parents and grandparents…

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2015: January 1 ~ New Year Bread

January 1, 2015
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1 1/2 COLD water 1 T sugar (dissolved in water) 1/2 tsp. salt (dissolved in water) 1 packet of quick rise yeast 4 – 4 3/4 cups plain white flour 3 cups flour in the mixer bowl Add in the yeast between cups. Add in water/sugar/salt mixture 2 minutes on…

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Project: Paper Wreath Featuring Monopoly Money!!

November 20, 2014
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Projects, love them. I like getting out the glue and the scissors and the wire and paper and and and and….it’s exciting to make something from almost nothing. This project came to me in a dream, of sorts. I thought I saw a spiky kind of wreath on our door…

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Foot Surgery: 2 Weeks – Stitches Out

October 24, 2014
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  It’s ugly business, sewing human flesh and then removing the stitches to let it finishing healing ITSELF…weird and a bit gory. Today I got the stitches out by a lovely lady, Kat. She was super good, no pain, which I like.   I really like the look of these…

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Foot Surgery: Day 5 – Taking a Bath

October 13, 2014
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  By all accounts I thought I would be able to get out and about by day 5, post surgery. Oh, the surgeon said “No! Stay off it for 4 more days, keep it iced as prescribed…blah blah blah.” How I underestimated the power of having holes cut into your…

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Foot Surgery: A Day of Pictures, Stimulation, and Learning

October 10, 2014
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