Category Archives: Friends and Family Stuff

Happy New Year!

Hello and Happy New Year to you all! I hope you enjoyed your holidays and that 2013 is treating you kindly so far. As for me, I am really happy to see the last of 2012. While there were definitely … Continue reading

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Going “Gothic”

Last night, Rob and I went to a Halloween-themed wedding where the guests were requested to wear “elegant costumes.” Despite the fact that I tend to be a very natural kind of girl (I usually don’t wear make-up, I keep my hair … Continue reading

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After the Storm

Hey folks! Just checking in to say that everyone here weathered Hurricane Sandy as well as could be expected. We’re all safe and our house came through undamaged. We lost electricity and internet access for a couple of days (which … Continue reading

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The Emotional Toll of Sharing Books.

Recently my aunt had to go in for surgery and was looking for book recommendations so she could have something good to read while recovering. When she asked me, I gave her a long list of some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Checking in

Life has been surprisingly busy lately. Usually, I am bored out my mind by this point of my summer vacation but this year I seem to be doing better at keeping myself entertained and out of trouble. Jewelry Design / … Continue reading

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Snippets

It has occurred to me that Celtic Knits has been rather heavy on the book reviews and poetry lately. And so, to help address this imbalance, I thought I would write about some (mostly) non-literary things. So here we go: … Continue reading

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Moments of Poetry

Billy Collins once wrote that the trouble with poetry is that it encourages the writing of more poetry. I think he may be right because today I was inspired to write not one, but two poems.  I hope you like … Continue reading

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Evidently our cat is a hobbit. Who knew?

Rob and I are fairly new to kitty ownership and as a result, our mastermind of a kitty has totally played us against each other. Tonight, we discovered that the cat has been scamming us to get more food than he … Continue reading

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Congratulations!

Congratulations to my cousin, Joseph, and his lovely bride, Samantha. I wish you every blessing in your new life together. I would also like to say that I had a great time at the wedding!! You guys really know how … Continue reading

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SYML – Tea Time

When I am finally able to buy a house of my own, I would love to decorate my kitchen with a “tea time” theme. I love teapots and tea cups and tea cozies. There are so many different styles, from sweet and … Continue reading

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