KarenD

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Articles Posted:32
Last Posting:2015-01-01 21:35:03

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Hat on Top, Coat Below by KarenD (32)

Starting Off Right : Since there are plenty of things I want to accomplish in 2015, it would seem there's no time like the present to make some resolutions, but I'm not going to do that right now. (posted Jan 1, 9:35pm)

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2014 Photo Project : Some of my favorite photos from this year’s diary project. (posted Dec 31, 10:35pm)

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Temptation at the Thrift Shop : Just look how rad it is! (posted Dec 30, 9:13pm)

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Places I'll Never Live : What if I had a lakefront cabin with 65 feet of frontage? Or for only 35 thousand more, a waterfront home with guest cabin and 100 feet of shoreline? (posted Dec 29, 9:37pm)

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Drinking Chocolate : Cooking is not one of the things that engages me, generally. I don't dislike it; I'd just rather spend my limited free time doing other things. Yet the past two nights, I've made hot chocolate from scratch. (posted Dec 28, 8:47pm)

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Somebody's Got to Run the Errands : Our first stop was Home Depot, where I immediately got distracted by the Christmas clearance stuff, even though about 90% of my current Christmas decor never made it out of boxes this year. (posted Dec 27, 9:50pm)

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The Continuing Adventures : Today Stanley and Sparty Monkey got to play in the snow. (posted Dec 26, 8:12pm)

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Merry Christmas : Merry Christmas to those of you celebrating today, from me and also Sparty Monkey and Stanley the octopus, who invaded a giant poinsettia tree together (I helped). (posted Dec 25, 7:57pm)

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Hangin' with a New Posse : I met some new friends today; they're so new I don't know their real names yet, but I just know we'll have fun adventures together. (posted Dec 24, 6:45pm)

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'Twas the Night Before Christmas Eve : Soon I will leave the office for the holiday break. Most of my colleagues have already gone, but I don't have anywhere I have to be until after lunch tomorrow and am rather enjoying the quiet here right now. Or was enjoying it, rather--the cleaning crew has just arrived on my floor with their vacuum. (posted Dec 23, 5:09pm)

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Bad Santa : His boots are fine, and he won't be needing them where he's going, so maybe I'll give them to the snowman--or the penguin, who at least has feet. (posted Dec 22, 10:34am)

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Hair Clippings : In the age of the internet, it's hard for me to justify having this file, or most of the ones on other subjects that live in that same drawer. I have a Pinterest account; a few hours of Googling and pinning and I could make a board to replace this file. (posted Dec 21, 4:52pm)

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In Which the Day Gets Away from Me : I see friends on Facebook who've baked four kinds of cookies just today, whereas I don't even clearly recall when I last used my oven--last weekend to heat up one of the big pasties we get at the free range organic grocery, maybe? (posted Dec 20, 7:17pm)

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Better Than Not Winning : If I were giving out awards, I would have given me the “most likely to find the limits of the new unlimited time off policy”. (posted Dec 19, 2:21pm)

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Detroit Back in the Day : Detroit was exotic and strange. I knew no one there; my mom and grandma knew no one. (posted Dec 18, 8:07pm)

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I'd Rather Be Limited : One of the few downsides of working for Purple Systems is the lack of sick days. (posted Dec 17, 12:00pm)

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December Manicure Favorites : Yes, I'm recycling content today, bringing three of my favorite looks from my nail blog this month over here to the journal. I won't go all nail polish geek on you. (posted Dec 16, 7:24pm)

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Three Books Behind : But the number is not really the point. I read because I enjoy it, because books entertain and inform me. Setting a reading goal is a way to say "this is important to me" and "I give myself permission to spend time on this". It works. (posted Dec 15, 10:31am)

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Quilt Show Flashback : After a couple/few days of feeling like I was getting over the sinus crud, it seems to be staging a comeback, leaving me once again with an extra fuzzy head and low energy. Instead of dwelling on that, let's instead look at some pretty pictures. (posted Dec 14, 7:43pm)

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Irrevocable : Maybe in ten years one of your reading this will come check in to the Selkirk Lodge and find me behind the hotel desk, working nights so as not to interfere with my skiing on powder days. It could happen. A lot of things could happen. (posted Dec 13, 6:28pm)

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Social Butterfly I Am Not : It turned into tour, late lunch, coffee break, dinner, which was too much eating in too short a time, but it had to be done. (posted Dec 13, 7:16am)

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This Is My Brain on Stress : I'm not sold on the snowman or the holly but haven't had time to fiddle with or remove or replace them (posted Dec 11, 4:22pm)

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Let's Go Red Wings : Even the taunting was good natured, especially when a woman in our section yelled "Go back home and make some syrup". (posted Dec 10, 9:36pm)

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Rest in Peace, Daddy Dale : I guess since he'd lingered this long I thought he'd just keep at it while longer. Mr. Karen's mom Joan once told me that the secret to their long marriage was that they were both stubborn, and I suppose at some level I thought Dale would be too stubborn to leave us before being around for one last Christmas. (posted Dec 9, 2:14pm)

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It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Something : Some might say when overwhelmed by work, taking time out to decorate my office was not wise. (posted Dec 8, 3:57pm)

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Gimme Some Sugar : It's been an extra social weekend for me, with the Instagram gathering yesterday and then today's adventure, a gingerbread house decorating party hosted by one of my coworkers. (posted Dec 7, 7:21pm)

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Instagram Gathering : In which I meet some new friends and fail at the daily part of Holidailies. (posted Dec 7, 6:31am)

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Brain Training : Surely spending time doing things that require me to pay close attention and remember stuff are better for my brain than scrolling through my Tumblr dashboard looking at pictures of animals sitting on capybaras. (posted Dec 5, 2:15pm)

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On Still Not Acquiring Sock Monkeys : I need a quick win here as I sit in my bathrobe at home, cycling through fever and chills. When I saw that my December 3rd entry last year was about not buying sock monkeys, I thought "hey, I haven't bought a lot more monkeys since then, and have photos of most of them". (posted Dec 4, 1:12pm)

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To Everything There Is a Season : A window cling retrospective. Thrill to the changing colors and and motifs! (posted Dec 3, 1:19pm)

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Music, Family, and a Furry Kitten : In which I recap my Thanksgiving weekend, which started with hanging out in a bar in Chicago listening to live music. (posted Dec 2, 3:27pm)

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Lucky 13 : It's December, so it's time for Holidailies. Of course I signed up. How could I not? This will be my 13th year participating, which makes it a longer-lived tradition than most things I'll do to celebrate this winter holiday season. (posted Dec 1, 9:29am)

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