Tag: dogs

it’s not heavy metal, it’s punk rock

All right, enough about family dysfunction and on to something far more punk rock: I visited Still River Fiber Mill this afternoon to talk fiber processing rates/turnover times, to pick up some dyes for the upcoming Craftsy class, and for general tomfoolery purposes. I’ve been a fan of their heavy-metal-free Greener Shades dyes since they were introduced- they’re free of…

in which we have a guest

This week is all about hand- knit legwarmers, puppy sleep- overs, homemade apple pies (made from the spoils of last week’s orchard run, an annual fall tradition), giant calzones, and desperately waiting for piles of fiber to dry despite rainy days. I’ve got a pan of spices and apple peels simmering on the stove right now while we wait for Sam…

in which you get my weekend thoughts only somewhat edited, you lucky dogs

Random, scattered thoughts on dogs, people, movement, and bodies: A couple years back, I started taking this new medication, a night- time “muscle relaxer” called Requip. This isn’t actually a muscle relaxer: that’s just what it does for me. Requip is a non-ergoline dopamine agonist frequently used for Parkinson’s, RLS, and SSRI rebound syndrome. If you’re a neuro/ medical nerd,…

the 26th list of Very Good Things, plus a puppy

You don’t need this on Flickr, I don’t think: it’s deliciously simple. Things are stressful. Not bad, but stressful: so much going on, lots of moving pieces and things that need doing. Some of the things on my mind right now: SG Fall 2010 color release SG Fall 2010 pattern releases SG Winter 2010 colors (need 4 more colors, STAT!)…

catastrophizing 101 (some days are)

Some days, nothing is going right. Did you ever read the kid’s book, “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day“? Some days are just like that. Some days are all about doing laundry all day long because there are no clean sheets or towels or kitchen linens or underwear and the silk scarves that were soaked to…