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January 7, 2015

Today I finally got up the nerve to replace the gaskets / seals around the doors of my lovely 12 year old fridge. It has made an amazing difference. 353 more words


Gum Drop Earflap Hat

One can never have too many hats. :) So when my mom showed me the gumdrop hat she crocheted for my brother I was like: “I want one too!” 94 more words


Home Altar: Christmas 2014

Happy almost-end of Christmas!  A little late, here’s a peek at how our home altar is dressed up this season.  Advent candles are put away and the wreath is now a backdrop.   314 more words


Weekend in Review: January 3/4

Well, the end of my 10-day break is nigh, and it’s going to be hard to go back in the morning.  Not just because I’ve got the start of a cold, but also because I’ve gotten a taste of freedom and domestic productivity, and it was glorious.   612 more words


Christmas Vanocka

We haven’t had many Christmases to establish traditions yet, but having vanocka for Christmas breakfast is going to stay on the list forever.  Johnny has just enough Czech in him that he feels justified in adopting their Christmas bread, and I’m happy to oblige.   445 more words


The Death of a Star

I was searching on the internet this morning and I ran across this picture. This picture is the death of a star taken by Hubble and I can’t stop staring at it. 112 more words

Keeping Busy

I despise being still. I’m a thinker, so I need opportunities to move around in order to not get lost in my thoughts. I find solace in completing tasks, even ones that most people would find monotonous, that demand my concentration and prevent my mind from wandering too much. 165 more words