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Sunday, October 31, 2010


With so much to do these days, I feel overwhelmed. I'm looking forward to winter. At least, outside work is over and I have a little more time for my writing. Right? Wrong. Guess what's lurking around the corner? Holidays.

Sometimes, I wish we didn't have holidays. I know, I sound like Scrooge, don't I? Does anyone know what the word 'overkill' means? Holidays are out of control. Way to much money is spent. The money we spend on holidays could feed hundreds of hungry people, place computers in schools, or start IRA's. Maybe even help sponsor your local animal shelter. I could go on with more, but I won't. Back to my time issue.

I guess, how I manage my time is my responsibility. So with that, I will give more thought to these long winter days and see if I can manage my writing, my family, my work, my reading and my life into a more relaxed place, so I want be soooooooo overwhelmed.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

"Fall Project"

Good morning to all,

If you guys remember, I posted in July that I would knit a small blanket with left over yarn. Well, I have sorted the colors down to tan & cream and donated the rest to the thrift shop at work. The blanket will measure 40 x 50, needle size 11. Each square will measure 6" x 6".

Cast on time, today. I'll keep you posted on how the blanket takes shape or not. I knitted a blanket years back and it ended up running side ways. It found a home in the trash. Hopefully, this time, I'll do better.

Till next time,

The Square Knitter,

Tuesday, October 12, 2010



Munchers with a bag-a-day habit may find carrot pigment accumulating in their skin. It's harmless and reversable, but if you're looking for something to munch on all day, you may want to switch to celery.

I guess this is good info for carrot lovers.

Thursday, October 7, 2010


Build your sentences with strong self- standing verbs. Use stone hard nouns. These two make for a good marriage in storytelling. Building a house takes time and lots and lots of selecting the right tools for the job. Don't accept less of yourself in your writing.

Happy writing,


Sunday, October 3, 2010

"Been Away"

September was health month for my hubby and I. We had Dr. appointments and hospital stays. Wasn't able to post a lot. It was hard to keep up with everyday chores and my work at the senior center. We're better now, and are looking forward to Oct. Our grandson will spend a few days with us on his fall break. Looking forward to his visit. Baked a fudge cake today, rearranged furniture and bathe both of our puppies. The cooler weather feels good. I was tired of the hot days of sweat and staying inside. The grass is burnt and I really don't care. I grew tired of watering and paying the higher water bill. Have to run. Time for supper. And . . . time to eat homemade fudge cake with peppermint icing. With chocolate, life if always good. TWYL