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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Creativity: The Taunting

September 3, 2014
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The supplies are supplied. The time is available. The motivation is…..is…..ugh. The glitch in the system of making some art is that the gears don’t quite get going when they need to. The bucket of wonderful potential is just sitting in my dining room. I LOVE drawing and making things.…

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Creativity: ?

September 3, 2014
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Can we define creativity? I know there is a dictionary definition, of course, but then what is it really? Sometimes I have the urge to do things like the photos below. I saw the cool shape of the sliced apple, and there were some grapes laying in a bowl just…

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Hope With Flowers

August 12, 2014
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  I’ve decided to always post some images when I post thoughts about anything. That way if you don’t like what you just chose to take the time and effort to read, you can look at the pretty picture and forget all about it:) Hope: More than one person has…

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