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Geocaching, already one of my favorite adventuring methods, is improved drastically by the presence of random cats. 🧭😻

cat under a wooden bench among wild grasses

Today @FunkyPlaid and I had a picnic lunch in Council Crest Park and hiked part of the Marquam Trail. 🥾🌲🧭 Perfect weather, beautiful surroundings, stellar company. And we geocached, too!

selfie of cygnoir and funkyplaid

Tonight was Tigard’s first Pride parade! 🏳️‍🌈 I asked for help decorating my car, and the thirteen-year-old grand marshals of the parade obliged with liquid chalk and awesome quotes. Here’s my favorite!

chalk on car window that reads "I'm bisexual I get anxiety around girls and boys"

Watching the sun set in a virtual world. 🌅 What a time to be alive!

screenshot from Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Today’s cooking project: a bit of vegan breakfast happiness with Minimalist Baker’s Easy Tempeh Bacon. 👩🏻‍🍳 Flavorful and protein-packed!

slices of vegan bacon on parchment paper

I’m delighted with the color and shading of Oblation Olive ink! 🖋

ink test of olive green ink

This is a fun pattern to knit! 🧶 It will look gorgeous once it is blocked.

close-up of knitting with blue variegated yarn

Next on the needles: I’m practicing YO (yarn over) with this drop-stitch scarf pattern. 🧶

start of a knitted scarf with variegated blue yarn

Novel Eats, our summer of local food carts in the library parking lot, kicks off today with Bubbles & Treats! My drink is the Moxie with coconut milk. So good!

Criminy and Crivens love it when I wind skeins of yarn into “cakes” with my swift. 😻🧶😻

two tabby cats looking curiously at a yarn swift

Finished the triangle garter wrap! 🧶 I’m glad it’s done, but I’ll miss getting lost in the pattern’s cozy simplicity.

dark purple knitted wrap around my neck

I always feel better after a walk in the sunshine. I wish I would remember that.

bright tulips in the garden

Today’s tools: TWSBI Diamond Mini fountain pen, Goby Design pocket notebook with Field Notes inside, and an OliClip. Portable, refillable, and a joy to use.

Both kittens absolutely lose their minds when FunkyPlaid closes his door to record a presentation. I’m attempting to distract them, with mixed results. (Crivens will just sit here, thank you very much.)

Housing for everyone. Now.

Candace Avalos column: Our unhoused neighbors deserve a safe and clean place to sleep www.oregonlive.com/opinion/2…

Daphne odora, I love to say your name, to catch your not-quite-citrus and not-quite-vanilla scent on a rain-ridden gust. You and the ocean were my first West Coast crushes. One glimpse and I’m all right.

During my lunch break today, I passed the 75% mark on this triangle garter wrap. 🧶 Each side is now 39” long!

Masked and walking past plywood and plastic “dining rooms” encasing friends huddled together in the rainy afternoon. Perplexed and envious at the same time. The word “safe” replaced by “safer”. This moment half-bloomed.

Whew, 60% done and it’s looking less like a big triangle and more like a cozy wrap! 🧶 Now it warms my lap while I knit.

Comparing fountain pen nibs: Architect, calligraphy medium, 1.0mm stub, and medium. 🖋 I love all four for different reasons!

This triangle garter wrap is knitting up nicely. 🧶 Measurements indicate I’m about 40% done, and already getting some good draping action. Cozy times ahead!

knitting project in progress, garter stitch in eggplant purple

Snowy days call for comfort food! These Instant Pot mini frittatas were a bit time-intensive but yummy.

Crivvy.

Crimmy.

I made my 200% move goal … falling down the basement stairs. (I’m fine, just a little bruised!)

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