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    Three on Thursday | Counting Down.

    Happy Thursday, y’all!  Hopefully by this point, you’ve found something to be happy about – me, I’m happy to mark another week in the boot … and just four more sleeps until Monday’s doctor visit. Three weeks back, I was mentally preparing for another three weeks, but this time, I’m anticipating liberation! I guess it goes without saying that if I leave Monday’s appointment in the boot, I’m going to be … disappointed … because I have plans. This is a list I couldn’t possibly keep to just three. But I did manage three three’s: Going out by myself. even for a mundane errand. (note that I have not for…

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    Three on Thursday | Saying Yes.

    Wow, I just counted up my time in the boot and this is day 31. I knew it was a lot, but I didn’t think it was a whole month of days. In the big ol’ scheme of my 55+ years, a month is just a drop in the bucket, but it is enough to start a habit. And in the spirit of Three on Thursday, here are three things I’ve said Yes! to in this past month-of-days that I hope to continue: Cottage Cheese. for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Pre-boot, this was a “sometimes” thing for me. I’ve always loved it – with fruit or vegetables or doctored up…

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    Three on Thursday | Time Flies.

    Whoa, it’s after 7pm as I start typing this post. Time flies. even when it’s raining. and I’m (mostly) stuck at home in a boot. In the spirit of Thursday, here are three things that made today fly by for me: First, my mom brought lunch and we spent a few hours catching up and planning food – for my sister-in-law’s upcoming birthday party and our Labor Day week-at-the-lake. yes, cookbooks were involved. as was the internet. Next, I’ve reached the first must-think part of the sweater I’m testing for VersaciKnits. Short-row shaping for the back shoulders. in pattern. with neck decreases. before I knew it, two hours had passed!…

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    Three on Thursday | Close to a Cover-all.

    I finished listening to The Mirror Crack’d From Side to Side (lower right) this afternoon. Pretty much the perfect accompaniment to fixing the mistake I found yesterday and finishing Clue 5. (I was listening to The Woman in the Window last week when I made that mistake and let me say, Jane Marple is a much better companion for knitting lace … maybe because she’s a knitter?!) I’m a life-long Agatha Christie fan, but I was a Hercule Poirot snob. I think this is the first time I’ve actually read a Miss Marple! My library doesn’t have many Miss Marple mysteries on audio, but it does have the first two.…

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    Three on Thursday | Making Me Smile.

    Joining in with Carole and friends today to share three things … making me smile. First up, a card from one of my Friday morning small group friends. I am wearing a bandaid on my toe (ugh, the boot hits it in an uncomfortable place), but my bandaids have anchors and trucks on them (of course). And those do make me smile, but I think the package should include ones with a simple heart, too.   Second, my watch’s never-failing-optimism. (that’s me this morning, waiting for that first cup of coffee …) I’m glad my watch remembers the Me I used to be 🙂   Third, Marc (finally!!!) found a…

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    Three on Thursday | Luxuries.

    Not only is Carole hosting Three on Thursday (as always) this week, she’s also provided an of-course-I’ll-steal-it prompt – luxuries. First up – that’s the scene at my kitchen counter about 9am today … luxuries aplenty, for sure. But the real luxury for me is about the time (and the space) to do what I want. journaling. knitting. volunteering (that pile of notebooks way back there and the spreadsheet open on my laptop are for the women’s ministry at church – my first full meeting as Moderator is this Sunday … needless to say, I have a few to-do’s beforehand) … and top-of-mind right now – healing (that blue pump…

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    Three on Thursday | Hello July.

    Summer is in full swing here. Heat, humidity, and almost daily thunderstorms, the smells of freshly mown grass, sliced tomatoes and peaches, the sounds of laughter coming from the pool next door, the constant whirr of ceiling fans, and a generally slower pace. Hello July! When I started thinking about this month, I was tempted to just go with that slower pace and, you know, just go with it. but no, that’s really who I am. So this morning, it’s Thursday, I set three goals for the month: Stay focused. There’s a bit of “getting my focus back” here, too. I had a wonderful time in New York last month and…

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    Three on Thursday | Shopping Plans.

    I’ll be in New York next Thursday and while Sara works, I have plans to meet up with Diane for lunch and shopping at Purl Soho. Purl is one of my favorite yarn shops, but they sell fabric too. I’ve never spent much time in that part of the shop, but this trip, I will! Thinking that Sara’s blanket is going to leave a nice big opening in my suitcase, I’m planning to buy yarn and fabric. These are the three projects I have in mind: 1. Uniform Tunic, View A, in watercolor linen. 2. Lotta Jansdotter’s Kiomi Dress (from Everyday Style) in a Liberty print. 3. Terrace Wrap in Cattail…

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    Three on Thursday | The Beltline.

    My two favorite little boys didn’t have school yesterday. So I had the privilege of joining them and their mom at a new-to-me place in Atlanta – Ponce City Market and the Beltline. Same as last week, today’s post doesn’t quite fit into Three on Thursday, but I’m going for it anyway! The drive down was awful. It was totally worth it. I’m looking forward to our next visit (hopefully on a weekend!) Point 1. (and the actual was even worse).  Thankfully the trip home was much better (see point 3). Point 2. Where do I start? The cityscape views were amazing … headed north before lunch – Ponce City…

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    Three on Thursday | Atlanta Botanical Garden.

    My mom and I spent the day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden and I had planned to make that today’s Three on Thursday post. You know, along the lines of three things I loved, or three new-to-me plants, or three favorite photos … but the reality of the Garden. in May. on a day when it’s warm but not hot, with a cloudy morning that gives way to beautiful white clouds against a bright blue sky. after days of rain. and an incredible special exhibit called (most appropriately) Imaginary Worlds. well…. here’s what my photos looked after I went through them It’s a good problem to have, for sure! so…