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No Phone.

I see a lot of people these days posting about 'no screen time' and how refreshing it is to take a break from your phone and social media.

I agree. It is good to have that break. Take some time, be in the moment with your person although I get caught peeking at my phone when D and I are out. We're both guilty but I'll take the blame in this post. 
Back in December I attended my company party and had a really good time. A really good time.
My phone went missing multiple times. My friend who was in charge of me gave up on keeping track of both my phone and I so she chose the phone and got me home safe and sound at the end of the night.

Well the screen was cracked. Apparently I kept dropping it on the dance floor and it kept getting checked into the DJ table.

I kept putting off having it fixed because I didn't want to spend an hour at the apple store.

I finally did it yesterday.
Checked in at 10:00
They took my phone back to repair and said I could pick it up in one …
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One Snow Day for Another...

Long live three-day weekends.
It means I can maximize vacation time and do a quick run back to Minnesota to visit family and surprise friends on their actual birthday.

Because of a snowstorm getting ready to hit the Mpls/St.Paul area on Friday 01/17 when I was supposed to land my family travel agent moved me to a red-eye so I got to mom's house at 6:00 a.m. Friday instead of 12:00 Friday.

We had lunch at Coalition in Excelsior which I highly recommend their take on street tacos and their house salad is delicious.

Lunches with mom are always fun because we are champion day drinkers.

Which results in naps when we get home.

Especially for me have only 3 hours of highly interrupted sleep on my flight where my seat mate got really drunk on red wine and started rapping outloud whatever f'bombing gangster rap was playing in his headphones.

Could not walk away fast enough when the plane disembarked.

I digress.

Naps. Where I fell asleep in the chair in my bedroom and was in a most un…


We've had more like SNOW DAYS! 
Monday though was the day I stayed home because of the snow. 

We knit finished my Twistmas Hat for my January KAL and I attached the most beautiful pompom. 

We snuggled on the couch. 

We made homemade tomato soup. 
We made a really sad loaf of bread that still tastes good just looks ridiculous. 
We played in the snow! Theo enjoys eating it. Phoebe enjoys racing around like a demon in it. 

We watched the West Wing on Netflix.  I really like watching the West Wing when it's an election year.  The show really breaks down how the government processes work.  Whatever party you swing towards I highly recommend binging all 6 seasons. 
Then Dale came home. :) 
Tuesday was snowy but my roads to and from work were great. 
Wednesday coming to work was great.  Coming home was a nightmare.  Literally was like driving into a blizzard.  The streets of Mukilteo were snow covered ice rinks.  When I got to the bottom of my little hill ready to make the turn into…

The Adventures of Fred the Squirrel, Dino the Dinosaur and Friends

I'm running two Knit A-Longs this year for the America's Knitting Ravelry group.
One is designer focused.- January is focused on patterns designed by Espace Tricot
The other is toy focused.
January's toy focus is Mochimochi Land Toys by Anna Hrachovec.

So Saturday I knit a bowling ball and pin, Koala, and a Dragon. (the purple one is new and has been adopted by a friend) The little Black Heart Dragon I made a month or so ago. He loves Box Cat.

Sunday morning I did A Cat in a Box

Followed by a football for D.

Then I knit a Squirrel.
The cutest little squirrl you'll ever see.
So tiny and sweet with a big squishy tail.
He loves our nut bowl. It feels like home.

Then he needed a friend for adventures so I knit a tiny dinosaur from her book Teeny Tiny MochiMochi.

This is where the adventure begins.

I should have never played with Theo with them.
It was just too damn cute to stop though.

Then it was time for bed.
Monday morning I woke up and I couldn't find them.

Welcome to 2020

Is it just me or did the last months of 2019 whip out of here like a birds heading south?

Maybe it's just me.



Christmas Eve
Christmas Day
I should point out the day after Christmas all my decorations came down. 


Then financial year end, New Years Eve.

Now it's just a normal Friday.

So I know I said a couple blog posts ago that I was going to have some big news after Thanksgiving.
I didn't post right away because I need to process all of it.

All of you know I was adopted as a newborn by my parents who picked me up and took me home to Washington State.

I was born in Basin Wyoming May 1974.

I have always been curious about my biological parents but never pursued it.
Then a couple years ago I did a 23 & me dna test.

Nothing really hit close to me. Not that I knew.
I mean what good is a dna test if you can't identify where the relatives come from because you don't know them.

So I did another one this past summer. My Heritage DNA an…