Knitting My First Shawl

This fall I began knitting my first shawl. It was a quick and satisfying beginner project. My mother, grandmother and all of my aunts always had creative work in progress.  They were always sewing, crocheting, embroidering, quilting, beading, cutting, gluing etc.  And, I feel lucky that they always put a

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Books I Read in October 2020

In a year that has brought a lot of turmoil, reading has been a good refuge for me.  It occupies my mind with new learning or provides a brief escape from heavier topics.  Today I’m highlighting the books I read in October. This month was an eclectic mix of reads.

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Vacation turned Staycation 2020

Just like everyone else, our vacation turned staycation this year. After last year’s 2 week road trip through Canada, I had high hopes for this year. My goals for 2020 included planning an epic vacation and camping every other weekend all spring and summer. I kept postponing any planning in

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A little Monday motivation, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives. -Annie Dillard."

A Little Monday Motivation

I love a little Monday Motivation. Finding quotes and affirmations for reflection and inspiration gets my week off to a good start. I can’t remember where I first came across this bit of Monday motivation. It must have been 2+ years ago when I first saw this Annie Dillard quote.

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Books I Read in September

Today I am sharing the books I read in September. Reading is one of my favorite pastimes. My tastes lean toward literary fiction, escapist reads and productivity but I will give most any book a try. I credit a lot of my recent reading to discovering the Modern Mrs. Darcy

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Summer Slipping into Fall

Summer is slipping into fall. The temperatures have dropped and signs are everywhere.  Leaves are browning, the garden is overgrown and all the pumpkin things are everywhere.  Summer is my favorite season, but I’m still generally a fan of fall. Fall has visual appeal and just feels like a cozy

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Recently I started tracking my steps

Tracking My Steps

Recently I’ve started tracking my steps. I had never focused on this before because basically, I thought walking was a boring excuse for exercise. Then I learned the term NEAT.  NEAT stands for non-exercise activity thermogenesis. It turns out that NEAT is super important for health and well being.  In

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Debbie Rivette in backyard

What I’ve been up to during the Pandemic

Early in February, my husband bought a few face masks just in case.  It seemed like an abundance of caution at the time.  Then in just a few short weeks, shelter in place orders were common and my husband and I were now essential workers.  At the same time my

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