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Home Improvements Delayed by Pandemic

I’m blogging late today. Hubby and I have been sanding, priming, and Bondo-ing trim as part of our home improvement projects. The weather has been lovely today, so we’ve been able to work outside, which kept the dust mostly out of the house. As I was sanding trim with an orbital sander, I had plenty of time to consider blog topics. I want to talk about “My Fair Lady,” but after today’s work I don’t…

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I Did a Thing … a Paralegal Certificate Thing

My husband is fond of saying, “I did a thing,” when he finishes a significant project. I finished something significant recently and my husband has been waiting for me to announce it so that he can share the news. So, then …. I did a thing! I earned a paralegal certificate from St. Cloud State University via The Center for Legal Studies. This 14-week course started in January 2021 with a 7-week first section, followed…

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Writing Nook – Now With Pencils!

When I transformed my book giveaway box into a Writing Nook last month, I struggled with whether to add some sort of writing implement. I’m using the Writing Nook to give away blank notebooks in several sizes, index cards, and books about writing. I mentally went back-and-forth on whether to include pencils or pens. I prefer pens myself, but with our very cold winters (24 below zero was a constant for two weeks this past…

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Book Giveaway Box Transformed Into a Writing Nook

In June 2016, my husband and I finally put up our book giveaway box. It was supposed to be a Little Free Library, but that’s a branded thing and you have to register your box in order to use the name. I never registered our box and I’m glad we didn’t. Quite a few Little Free Libraries have popped up in our community. Not too long ago, someone also put up a larger box that…

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Fertility Bunnies

Have you heard of amigurumi? It is a crocheting technique wherein you use primarily single crochet to create these wee, cute creatures, which can include animals, fictional characters, or even human beings. An Albert Einstein amigurumi figure showed up in my Twitter feed not long ago. I’ve dabbled in amigurumi before, making an amigurumi frog years ago. I saw an amigurumi bunny pattern roll through my Twitter feed around Easter and it gave me an…

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