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I Love the Fall – How About You?


I haven’t had much to say in the last two weeks. Had a cold last week which occupied my body and brain. I am much better this week and again assuming a full schedule. Anyway I have included some pics of my birthday flowers and probably the last harvest of my garden except for my collard greens which will continue to grow to at least another month. I love the fall and all the things that come with it. The beautiful second act of our parks and gardens, the pumpkins, apple picking, an excuse to knit sweaters and shrugs and of course my birthday! I enjoy every day of it. Hope you do too.

Our Garden Produce

My tomatoes, bell peppers and jalapenosBirthday FlowersBirhday Flowers

Did You Lose Your Job? Say Thank You


Alright, that is the last thing that you intend to do. The fear, frustration and anger are probably still bubbling near the surface. I know. I have lived it. Yet I have discovered that  taking a good hard look at ourselves and our lives generally comes when we have nothing obstructing the way. I thought about this during my walk this morning. When I was working full-time, I had a built in excuse for my lack of exercise, inability to finish projects, less than stellar housekeeping (I paid someone to do it) and a myriad of other things I didn’t do including pursue the things I love.  Guess what? No more excuses.

Now I know if you are like me you still need  income to pay bills. You still need to feel useful and you don’t want to be a burden to others. I get all that but at some point you will be sitting quietly and realize that you have to get on with life and perhaps re-inventing one’s self is the way to go. The cover story has been blown. Now what? I love crafts and spend a good part of my “free” days involved in knitting, crocheting, felting and writing (in my blog) about the whole mess. A career? I’m working on it! The personal issues like diet and exercise, no more excuses. I find that working out is good because it is something you can still control and the benefits are great. Also did you know that eating out a lot and buying junk food is expensive? I take my lunch or dinner when I teach and what a surprise I have more control over that too.

So when you adjust to your new circumstances and you will, remember to make lemonade with the lemons you were dealt.

I’m Back


I created this blog just over a year ago and began talking about the my personal re-invention process. Sometime in August I stopped posting and began another blog dedicated to my love of knitting and crocheting. I have been faithfully writing that blog to this day. I am passionate about crafting and enjoy writing the blog. I had recently considered taking this one down believing that I couldn’t handle writing two. I am now thinking that I should try to keep up both.

Since this blog is about transformation I will continue to write about what that means to the best of my ability. I won’t promise to do so daily but I will make every effort to keep it fairly current. In the mean time anyone who is interested in crafts may like to read my other blog knitteddreamscrocheteddesires.