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    Puberty.

    I often read mom blogs who are dealing with one, maybe two, children who are in their toddler years, and how difficult it can be.  I can’t help but chuckle at them because they have no clue what’s coming.  Hahaha!  I huff-and-puff about raising one child in the middle of puberty and two small kids who are in their terrible two’s, and I’m tellin’ ya here first, wrangling a three year old ain’t nothing compared to raising a teenager.  Teenagers are argumentative, emotional, sneaky, and are constantly seeking that line between independence and ticking off their parents. (I told my friend once to imagine it and she told me she…

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    A Throw In Hibernation

    I recently brought my throw out of hibernation and have slowly, day by day, been knitting on it.  My hopes to have it completed by Fall were squashed due to so much other “busy work”.  Nevertheless, it is coming along, little by little.  I’ve messed up on a few stitches, but hopefully by the time the whole blanket is finished, an untrained eye won’t be able to tell. My book of choice has been on my library waiting list for over a month, so when I received the email notice of its arrival for pickup, I jumped in the car and hightailed it to the library.  It’s called, Orange is…

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    Authors Rally

    I mentioned in this post that I would be attending an author’s rally at my local library.  It was an event that gathered many of the local author’s in the area to let us show case our books to the public.  It was great for me to finally emerge from my house without the kids and meet with like minded writers.  They were all amazingly kind and talented.  In fact, the youngest author there was only THIRTEEN years old!!  Her dedication at such a tender age is inspiring.  Her name is Sydney Dreamweaver and her books can be found on Amazon. Also attending the event was Amy Clipston!!  Some of…

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    Reads & Knits

    I was caught in that situation again, where I place a hold on all of the books I want to read at the library, and then they all arrive at the same time.  I always feel rushed to read them when this happens.  One book is mine and I recently finished it.  Bubba is now reading it and finds it as enjoyable as I did.   Here is the list of the books: The Dirty Life French Kids Eat Everything Jesus>Religion – Finished/great book to read.  The White Queen  I am almost finished with, The Dirty Life; I just started the, French Kids Eat Everything; I’m about a quarter of…

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    a hat for yarn along

    I finally started knitting Nathan’s hat for this winter.  He has been asking about it on a regular basis, which tells me that he anxiously waiting for me to finish.  I decided to go with the Big Easy pattern that Ginny used.  The pattern is exactly as the title describes it; easy.  It’s the type of pattern that I can work on while doing other things.  It doesn’t require as much concentration as some of the others I’ve knitted.  I can stop at anytime and be able to pick it up without questioning what stitch I am on.  As the saying goes–So far, so good. Pic Source Currently I am…