Family

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Living in real life to me means being unbuffered by the white noise of social media and the hurry/scurry of future events traipsing on the now. It also means having to face the bad stuff head-on as it comes. And, it means expressing my genuine thoughts and feelings in the moment, rather than trying to

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Labor of Love: Minecraft Creeper Crocheted Blanket

The Blanket The 4-1-1 Made with 576 “magic ring” started granny squares (magic ring start reference video below) Sewn together “invisibly” (reference video below) Finished with 4 rounds of single crochet in “Navy” Completed in 10 months (Started in February, took a break for 4 months over summer, restarted in October) Pattern for granny squares

Good friends for J5 Catching a couple of quick geocaches after lunch People in the world like Eldad Hagar and Lisa Arturo (I’m sorely tempted to list J4 and J5 as my first two items every day, but let’s just proceed with the knowledge that they top the list and the rest of these are

Seeing the total adoration in J5’s eyes while he plays video games with J4. A quiet clean home Time in the evening to work on genealogy.

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Random thoughts this evening: Boundaries are essential to health. Know them. Establish them. Protect them. They make life so much better. Intuitive Eating. A new pursuit with nothing to report except I’m well on my way to figuring out what I like and don’t. And the simple act of blogging about it is a trigger

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Devotion is the motion for a world that makes sense. – Jennifer Louden So, what am I devoted to? At first thought, I would say I am devoted to my family. I will probably spend some time ruminating on that today, though, before I land on that for certain. Devotion DFN -love, loyalty, or enthusiasm

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Family tree is where my brain goes first. I’m becoming a bit of a genealogy geek lately. I inherited a trove of boxes of papers from my Grandfather, Robert Forman and I think he would be proud of what I have done with it so far. I have been back and forth with my desire

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Why I prefer to let the dog out of her crate AFTER I meditate in the morning:

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…it would: have moderate temperatures be near mountains and a lake be just a little ways outside of town have both sets of grandparents within babysitting distance be a cozy place with plenty of nooks to recharge in have enough yard for a garden, a pool, and a jungle gym be with the two great