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23 Apr 2016

My friend Gwen had a booth at Yarnover this weekend, so I drove out to Hopkins after work. I only bought two skeins of yarn, so I win.

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April 23, 2016 at 07:35PM    |    No Comments »

23 Apr 2016

Spring is so beautiful in Minnesota. Our neighborhood is just stuffed full of loveliness.  I am equal parts excited and intimidated at the thought of being responsible for a yard this time next year. It’s a lot of pressure!

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April 22, 2016 at 05:53PM    |    No Comments »

22 Apr 2016

Continuing my lifelong tradition of leaving the library with more books than I returned. THIS is why I use the book drop. I cannot be trusted.

D’Aulaire’s Book of Greek Myths was a major formative factor in the formation of my paganism; somehow I never came across the Norse book. I wonder what that might have changed.

I don’t know if I’ll actually read the Night Vale book – I love the podcast and I’ve seen all of their live shows, but it’s such an auditory medium for me, I suspect I’ll just end up checking out the audiobook. I just got excited when I saw this on the shelf.

I’m doing the Read Harder Challenge this year, and hope that This is Not a Love Story will work for my religion category.

Pagan Every Day was another on-a-whim checkout. Even though I’ve been out of Oklahoma for over twelve years, I still get so! excited! when I see pagan books at the library, I have to grab them. To be fair, my childhood library did have The Encyclopedia of Witches and Witchcraft and The Encyclopedia of Witchcraft and Demonology on the Special Reference shelf behind the counter. But…yeah.

I can’t resist a little memoir, so The Year My Mother Came Back was inevitable.

The Bernie comic is for Michael, whose optimism in that direction has outlasted my own.

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April 21 2016 at 02:23PM    |    No Comments »

21 Apr 2016

Dude spent all morning being irritating, then curled up precariously on the back of the chair, snuggled into my neck, heaved a big sigh and fell asleep. He’s like a toddler, I swear.

Smudge is somewhere in the neighborhood of two years old, but he still acts like a kitten. Which is sometimes adorable, but there is a reason we wanted adult cats, you know? Hmph. Kyrie still mostly keeps to herself, but I hold out hope that each of them will mellow in opposite directions.

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April 21 2016 at 01:39PM    |    No Comments »

21 Apr 2016

This Kwan Yin Oolong from @teasource is amazing. I’ve never had a tea that became so fully ~leaves~ after steeping. It’s definitely intensifying my desire for a compost heap, though.

Hmm, two days in a row that I’m talking about “stuff to do when we buy a house…”

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April 20 2016 at 09:04PM    |    No Comments »

20 Apr 2016

I love this guy so much. I want him to live with me but Michael thinks he’s “creepy.” I’m trying to talk myself into buying him anyway for my creative space (in the house we’re planning to buy this fall). I wouldn’t inflict involuntary art on him in our shared spaces, but I get whatever I want in my studio.

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April 19 2016 at 10:46PM    |    No Comments »

19 Apr 2016

It’s finally warm enough that I can meditate in the car on my lunch break again. Still auditioning apps. Any faves you don’t see here, let me know!

I’ve been intermittently attending a weekly meditation class at a friend’s dojo. It’s a great class, and I’m actually doing better about daily meditation for a change. Weirdly, I almost never miss a work day, but it’s harder to get it done on other days. I’m really good at putting it off, but when I have the dedicated break in the middle of the day it’s harder to forget. I should figure out what time would be best for me on my days off and just block it off like an appointment.

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