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Some productive crocheting on the way to the Luvin Lavender Farms.


Welcome home!


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I had made a decision, many years ago, to move back to Ohio to be close to my family. My husband’s family is from a short driving distance away so it seemed like a no brainer.

I have become tired of all the traffic in Orlando and the heat and humidity is wearing on me. (I have complained enough about it, you know.) And truth be told, for as long as I have lived in Florida I have never felt a sense of community, so I have always felt a little lonely. I have searched for this community ever since I moved here and have never found it. The closest I have come is my dog park friends. I figured that Florida is such a transient state, that there never truly is cohesiveness or community, it’s just what it is. 

So in April I put my house up for sale, and since then I have been working toward moving. I have been packing and cleaning and clearing and purging, and I still have a lot left to do. I’ve discovered how much I can live without and how much I actually need. I have 10 pieces of clothing to wear and I have never felt more unencumbered in my life.

Let’s see how that plays out in winter in Ohio, amirite?

I’ve discovered how much crafty stuff I actually have and do I really need all that? I have come home to a near vacant house and I feel so free of the duties and obligations of all that physical stuff. 

On the one hand it is all very freeing, on the other I’m nearly terrified. Change is always difficult but even more so later in life. 

But I have missed my family these 30 years I have been away and time is moving at such a faster pace than it used to that I need to move now before I lose another 30.

So I am crying and sobbing saying goodbye to my beloved dog park friends and my coworkers and my really really good friends I used to work with but have kept in touch with all these years; and I’m packing up all my crap and moving to Ohio. 

It’s what I need to do, because it’s true.

I’ll talk to you on the other side.


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I think I can, I think I can…

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Monday motivation 

crochet, knit, crochet…

So if you didn’t know, I took a Level I crochet class at the library this past week. I only learned the chain stitch and single crochet stitch, but I practiced my ass off over the weekend. I made about 5 dishcloths just from the single crochet stitch. All I did was make a square and crocheted back and forth. The pink and the beige and green are the crocheted dishcloths. The dark green is a knitted crochet cloth.

I have noticed that crochet is much more forgiving than knitting, and (so far) so very easy to do. (no wonder my mom likes crochet so much!) Crochet is not as fussy, you only need one hook, and I can whip through a pattern really quickly with crochet. Now let’s just see if I still think it’s that easy once I try the Level II class.

So what do you think of my patterns? This was so easy to do and kind of fun. Besides napping, this was the bulk of my weekend. I am not complaining.

Oh, I also started some more of those drawstring bags too. Those are fun; quick and easy to make too! So, what are you working on?

Lazy Sunday · photography

Lazy Sunday


How are the dogs awake and the people are asleep?

I took a much needed almost 4 hour nap yesterday,

Is it still a ‘nap’ when it’s 4 hours?

and I napped again today. Maybe I am getting to that part of my life where naps are more and more common, you know, like when you get “old”. Although why we stopped napping once we got out of kindergarten I’ll never know. There are more and more studies out there that confirm that napping is good for you, mentally and physically; and there are still many places in Europe that encourage napping during the week. Most animals of the world nap, or just sleep very long hours (like my cats). If only life were that simple, huh?

I hope you enjoyed your Sunday

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