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6th-Feb-2016 08:04 pm - Crepetacular!
wok don't wok
SilverLily is supposed to learn how to make crepes next week in Home Ec. Therefore she practiced them today. They were goooood.

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5th-Feb-2016 08:22 pm - Coffee memoriam
silver the gerbil
Coffee the gerbil has passed on. The last "pets" tagged entry was about his tumor; he was nearly 3 years old when he died last night. We got him and his brother Cream (predeceased) in April 2013, and they were probably 6-8 weeks old then?

It was fairly quick when it happened, and I suspect a combination of old age (gerbs don't usually last past 3) and the tumor.

We're now down to just Maverick. This time, when Maverick goes, I need to not get any more. It's too heartbreaking when pets die. And the kids are in that early-teen phase where pets aren't as important as they used to be.
4th-Feb-2016 09:01 pm - Big Year update
We got 69 species in the month of January! Here's the last ones added to the list:

Mourning dove
Northern flicker (yellow-shafted race)
Field sparrow
Great-tailed grackle
Franklin's gull

The downside: We got all the low-hanging fruit. All the neighborhood and city birds are accounted for, and a large number of shorebirds from Florida. To get the remaining 92 birds we'd need to beat last year's count, we have to do a lot of traveling to different places. Last year we had Alaska, for example.

February started with a Cooper's hawk on 2/3 for #70.

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3rd-Feb-2016 08:58 pm - Month of Letters Challenge
guybrush high seas
I found this on Postcrossing. The challenge is:

1. In the month of February, mail at least one item through the post every day it runs. Write a postcard, a letter, send a picture, or a cutting from a newspaper, or a fabric swatch.
2. Write back to everyone who writes to you. This can count as one of your mailed items.

All you are committing to is to mail 24 items. Why 24? There are four Sundays and one US holiday (plus Leap Day). In fact, you might send more than 24 items. You might develop a correspondence that extends beyond the month.

Write love letters, thank yous, or simply notes to say that you miss an old friend. Send a fabric swatch from your new dress. A feather you picked up while on a walk. Whatever it is, let yourself step away from the urgency of modern life and think about an audience of one. Think of it as sending 23 little gifts. And, who knows, you might enjoy going to the mail box again.

~ ~ ~

I already do Postcrossing of course, and that will count as some of these, but if anyone of you reading this wants me to send something, PM me your snail mail address. International addresses ok!

porkwithbones, iceraptoress, and seidoo_ryuu, you can probably expect something anyway, but you can leave a comment too :)
3rd-Feb-2016 06:15 am - Blue and Orange Pillow
I couldn't post about this in November (!) when I made it because I had to wait until January to give it to the recipient!

Presenting: A blue and orange patchwork pillow cover. This was fun to put together and I even had orange thread thanks to the Quilt Festival! :)

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2nd-Feb-2016 11:49 am - 2016 UFO Challenge: Month 2
Month 2's random number has been chosen and it's...
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coh sims
Since it took so long to post this Round Robin continuation (so so very long...), you really should go read the first part: Service Sim Legacy Generation 1: Garden Party!

Generation 2 was played by iceraptoress.

In this part: Postage Due Temblor, daughter of Statesman and Leith Temblor, continues the Service Legacy Round Robin. Postage Due is an outgoing, active and grouchy (seriously, NO nice points) sim. Her OTH is Sports and she likes both blondes and brunettes. PD’s father was apparently insane and her mother was bitter, and PD is determined to not have the same kind of life they had. Thus, she has gone her own way.

Many, many pix and a HUGE heir poll await you!

Start here:

( With Ten You Get Eggroll )

Part Two
Part Three
Part Four
Heir Poll
As part of the 2016 UFO Challenge, I have completed a second UFO... yes, in January. The Row by Row Challenge, using patterns from Alaska quilt shops, that I picked up last year!

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30th-Jan-2016 07:25 am - Happy Birthday iceraptoress!
happy guybrush
May you have a wonderful day!
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