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Whew, I’m loving these workdays packed with plans and promise for what comes next. And I returned home to a warm welcome from my wee family, then found out that Misophone has a new album out soon! โœจ

Do you track the books you’re reading? ๐Ÿ“š If so, do you use pen and paper, your own website, your public library catalog, or an app like LibraryThing, The StoryGraph, Readng, or Goodreads?

Whew, 60% done and itโ€™s looking less like a big triangle and more like a cozy wrap! ๐Ÿงถ Now it warms my lap while I knit.

Comparing fountain pen nibs: Architect, calligraphy medium, 1.0mm stub, and medium. ๐Ÿ–‹ I love all four for different reasons!

This triangle garter wrap is knitting up nicely. ๐Ÿงถ Measurements indicate Iโ€™m about 40% done, and already getting some good draping action. Cozy times ahead!

knitting project in progress, garter stitch in eggplant purple

Many years ago, I had to switch to a gluten-free diet due to a medical condition. These are the resources and cookbooks that have helped me enjoy my gluten-free life! ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿฅ˜

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

Michigander who just called the Portland snowstorm โ€œweaksauceโ€ on the 10 oโ€™clock news, I love you. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Crivvy.

Crimmy.

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

๐Ÿ“š Read: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜† A solid start to a fun and fast-paced space opera. I enjoyed reading it about the same amount as watching S1 of “The Expanse” but for different reasons.

I found some fluffy wool in my stash with no label and decided to make a quick seed-stitch cowl with it. ๐Ÿงถ

Remembering Gabriel over the golden milk smoothie I made for breakfast. Turmeric always makes me miss him. I feel guilty for being relieved that he didn’t have to add this pandemic to the list of things he tried to survive.

Today was a busy day at the library so I missed out on Inauguration Day coverage. But for the first time in years I got to focus on work without thinking about the former president at all. That felt good. More of that, please.

Knitting lowers my blood pressure. ๐Ÿงถ The repetitive motions are soothing, plus I canโ€™t doomscroll with needles in each hand!

Knitting in progress, a thin scarf in garter stitch with variegated yarn in warm colors

Getting back into knitting with a little something for brighter days. ๐Ÿงถ

knitting project in progress, an orange rib knit scarf

Thank you to everyone who has reached out about the officer-involved shooting and ensuing protest in Tigard. My heart is heavy as my community grieves. I wish I had answers, and I wish I knew what to say.

Just wrapped up the final monthly reflection and the yearly reflection in my 2020 Passion Planner. It was a brutal and heartbreaking year in so many ways, and I appreciated reflecting on what changed and what mattered. Opening my 2021 planner now … here we go.

Currently reading: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey ๐Ÿ“š

Uh-oh. What have I done? ๐ŸŽฎ #ACNH

screenshot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

Last nightโ€™s dinner! I tried three new recipes: turkey crown in the Instant Pot, Brussels sprouts with bacon, and sweet potato casserole.

Criminy loves romping in tissue paper, so heโ€™s a fan of this holiday. Iโ€™m a fan of his pink bottom lip!

photo of a tabby kitten amidst red, white, and green tissue paper

I was utterly charmed by this winter shadowbox take-and-make craft designed and demonstrated by a librarian at my library.

Finished reading: Big Friendship: How We Keep Each Other Close by Aminatou Sow and Ann Friedman ๐Ÿ“š

โ† An IndieWeb Webring ๐Ÿ•ธ๐Ÿ’ โ†’

I acknowledge that I live and work on stolen Cowlitz, Clackamas, Atfalati, and Kalapuya land.
I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.

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