Christmas was barely done when the media began rating 2011.  Best movie of 2011, best health news of 2011, best business moment, best style trend … you name it, there’s a list.  This was pretty much what inspired my survey this week – the one I post every Tuesday on my Facebook page.  “My 2011?”…

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I’m so bad when it comes to afterwork, like weaving in ends and making pompoms.  So I had six hats, all done but in need of finishing before I could send them off for the holiday.  After procrastinating much of last weekend, I ran out of time.  I had to mail them, or they’d never…

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Eating has been a challenge, what with the oral surgery I recently had.  Finding things that work has been sheer trial and error.  Puréed soups work; oatmeal does not (too many little pieces).  Jello works; ice cream does not (too cold).  If you follow me on Facebook, you’ve already heard me mention fried eggs, which…

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I had oral surgery last Thursday.  I wish I could say that I’m an adoringly appreciative patient, but when I’m not feeling well, I just want to be left alone.  So here I had an army of friends and relatives wanting to help, and there wasn’t much they could do.  I couldn’t talk, couldn’t eat. …

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I really, really want to complain about something, but I have a personal rule.  It started when my son went to college and, during those first weeks of adjustment, too often called with complaints.  I finally told him that for every bad thing, he had to first tell me something good.  That’s my rule.  So…

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I love unexpected pleasures.  Some hit me in the face, others are more subtle.  But each is a joy. Take this blog.  I set out today to give an early December update of I write, I knit, I live.  And then, tucked into each paragraph, came a little surprise, turning what might have been just…

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