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Bandera shawl, finished

I anticipated our trip to Maine for months, specifically, since January. And in the last several weeks, I got into a flurry of planning what projects I wanted to finish in order to bring them and wear them on vacation, knowing the weather would likely be in the 50's and 60's. This was one such project. I thought cotton/wool blend and petite size would make it the perfect travel shawl--and small enough to stuff in a bag if I needed to...

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12 lessons from my career as an RN

I'm not a particularly "career-minded" person. However, if I do something at all, I want to do it well. My role at work has changed a little over the years at my hospital, to including precepting new nurses and recently, helping out as a relief charge nurse on occasion. I love this, since it adds variety and keeps me learning new skills...

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Scrappy socks, finished

Well, they're finally finished. This is the longest I've spent knitting a single pair of socks. Granted, they had a long hiatus while I monogamously knit on my Swoncho (post on that to come soon, I promise).Despite the delayed timeline, once I picked them up again, I was able to finish them quickly...

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Long weekend love

I've had the last three days (and today) off from work. I didn't have any specific plans, but each day became a "fun" day, rather organically. It's been delightful to have a bit of a staycation. On Saturday morning, I met my friend Molly for our little ritual of Saturday morning coffee...

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Little loving rituals

Years ago, back in the days of being Nicholas' girlfriend, I bought a book called What Happy Couples Do: The Loving Little Rituals of Romance. I think this was before we had said "I love you" to each other and I remember thinking some of the rituals mentioned by real-life couples were mildly scandalous, since we weren't married yet. But what resonated with me about this book was the celebration of little (usually simple) rituals in a marriage or friendship. So many of them are simple enough, and yet are sacred in a way, as they are unique to that relationship...

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