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How do I love my Kindle ...

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It is a dark and stormy Saturday morning; I am sitting at the dining room table writing, sipping coffee, and enjoying the view outside of the barn, the field of corn out beyond it, and the trees swaying in the wind as rain falls from the dark clouds.  The tapping sound of rain on the windows adds to a cozy mood; my husband is sitting on the sofa in our dining room reading the paper by the warm glow of a lamp, the giant English Mastiff is at his feet, while Blu is laying beside of me.  I hear the...

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New Knitting Pattern ... How Cute is That?

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[twitter-follow screen_name='ILiveonaFarm' show_count='yes'] Remember I told you all that my son made a custom Subway Roll Sign style print for me for my birthday back in early August? And, I was going to take a photo of it to share with you all, but I had second thoughts about posting that particular one on the Internet. It has some personally identifying landmarks from my life on it, and I don't feel comfortable broadcasting that out to the universe. Please forgive me, it is not anything personal. However, I did want to share this photo with you of a custom sign...

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Insomnia leads to a lonely game of Scrabble

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I couldn't sleep ... so I came downstairs to do some work.  I used to suffer from insomnia as a child and teenager, and the thing I found most troubling about it was a terrible sense of loneliness I would get. My insomnia started when I was probably eight or nine years old, and continued until I was in my early twenties.  What changed? My children were born, and I got to where I could fall asleep standing up if I had to ... anything to get a few minutes sleep here or there. I rarely have insomnia now, and...

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As seen in Vogue Knitting Fall 2011

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I have been waiting to be able to type those words and hit "publish".  Vogue Knitting has featured our Knitter's Eye Charts in their Fall 2011 issue, which just went on sale today. If you don't have a subscription, be sure to pick up a copy to share the love. Thank you Vogue Knitting, we appreciate the coverage! We are now offering world-wide shipping on our Knitter's Eye Charts and other fiber lover art prints.  You can order from the Etsy Store, or our website. And remember, my son (Flying Junction) also does custom signs and prints -- whether you...

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And here, I confess

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I had determined not to talk about this, but I changed my mind because telling you what I am about to tell you might help someone who reads my blog.  So, here goes. I am doing Weight Watchers, the online program.  I am not particularly into diets, and favor instead lifestyle changes as being the only really viable means of addressing weight and health related issues.   I was nice and trim when we got married five years ago, but each year since I have put on an average of five pounds which usually happens over the winter months (big surprise). ...

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