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May and Southeast Asian Food

Duke’s birthday is in May. His absolutely favorite cuisine is  was Thai, so May got designated the Month of Thai. Eventually, it morphed into the Month of Southeast Asian Food. Now I didn’t do a whole Thai spread every day, I did make something most days. I have quite a few Thai and Vietnamese recipes on my blog. Interestingly enough, while we ...

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Mermaid Tails

Awhile back I saved this pin, to my Pinterest board “Things 2 make and sew 4 my grandchildren”.  There isn’t a lot of space in my daughter’s home, she is more into giving them experiences rather than more stuff, so I do more pinning than making.  The mermaid tails looked like something they would use, that would be unique, and fun ...

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Second time

Pride goeth before a fall. My second expansion was yesterday. I was feeling pretty cocky, a couple of people had told me it would hurt, but it had been merely uncomfortable. The doctor only put in 30 ml (first time was 50) in three groups of 10 ml each, a little more than a tablespoon (28 ml). So I figured ...

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Mermaid Tails

Awhile back I saved this pin, to my Pinterest board “Things 2 make and sew 4 my grandchildren”.  There isn’t a lot of space in my daughter’s home, she is more into giving them experiences rather than more stuff, so I do more pinning than making.  The mermaid tails looked like something they would use, that would be unique, and fun ...

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Elizabethan Smock: Less procrastinating than I thought.

I finished my Elizabethan smock! I even hand sewed the entire thing using run and fell seams. I’m particularly proud of the underarm gussets. I had a hard time getting around to starting this project. Usually I would just make a simple raglan sleeve peasant style smock with a drawstring for Renaissance Faire garb but the costuming  guidelines for Much Ado ...

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Procrastination January begins

Now that January is here I’m having a hard time deciding what my sewing project will be. Originally I planned on finishing my 1920s one hour dress, but now I am not so sure that I care enough to finish it. I’ve decided to make an Elizabethan smock. The fitting really only applies to the shoulders, the costuming guidelines for ...

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May and Southeast Asian Food

Duke’s birthday is in May. His absolutely favorite cuisine is  was Thai, so May got designated the Month of Thai. Eventually, it morphed into the Month of Southeast Asian Food. Now I didn’t do a whole Thai spread every day, I did make something most days. I have quite a few Thai and Vietnamese recipes on my blog. Interestingly enough, while we ...

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Home again

Tuesday was a lesson in patience.  Thinking that I had the process figured out because I had done it once, I didn’t bother to go to the window when I arrived. Last time, they had told me that they would call me when it was my admitting time. At 1:35, when they had not called my name, Nora and I ...

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No more lopsidedness

After I had my mastectomy, I swore that I would never ever have another surgery again. Duke loved me even if I didn’t have a right breast, my in-bra prosthesis looks natural even if it wasn’t quite as large as my other (34 DDD) natural left one. Then my left shoulder started to drop, there is a visible difference between ...

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Second time

Pride goeth before a fall. My second expansion was yesterday. I was feeling pretty cocky, a couple of people had told me it would hurt, but it had been merely uncomfortable. The doctor only put in 30 ml (first time was 50) in three groups of 10 ml each, a little more than a tablespoon (28 ml). So I figured ...

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Playing catch-up

When I start getting emails wondering how I am doing, it’s time to touch base with my two or three remaining readers. First things first, I am not putting the house up for sale. Let’s just say, it’s not the right time. While I would like to have the extra money in my savings account, it isn’t urgent. I am, ...

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What do I do all day now?

January is fast approaching. One thing I know that I need to do is start some new routines. Furgus is helping with that, he gets up at dawn and wakes me up too. He sleeps in my bedroom next to my bed, he’s just big enough to reach the edge of the mattress when he stands on his hind legs. ...

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