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Maine, Part I: Senses

We just returned from a wonderful trip to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, Maine. I'm gradually sorting through both my photos and my thoughts from the trip, and as I do, I intend to write a few posts about our trip. This is the first of those posts.I'll begin with the five senses of coastal Maine (& also, what we wore) :Seeing: the movie Lion on the plane, and crying like a baby, sunsets over water; large islands, made into tiny dots on blue water by our vantage & elevation; sparkly ocean surfaces, birch groves everywhere, white caps with waves crashing on rocks, lighthouses on granite cliffs, full brightness in our bedroom by 6AM (just about the furthest east you can get in EST, with sunrises around 5AM this time of year)...

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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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