Sunday, April 16, 2017

233 Lotta Beer in This One


Episode 233 is live.

Shownotes can be found on Ravelry and at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.


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233: Lotta Beer in This One



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There will NOT be CFR this year.

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Nothing this time.

In Progress:

Random Entrelac Scarf....just because....the recipe is here. Also, Entre to Entrelac book.
My LYS Creative Ewe Studios


Several pairs of socks:

The "Stuck in Traffic" first sock is done!

The Pink Cascade Socks

Nancy's socks in Paton's

Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Dizzy Blondes: 
Nope. Dreaming of grooming the dogs. But here is Fearless, pondering the spindles:



Strategy:

Envisioning your goals to make them really happen.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Put a Lid On It:

No, not really...

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!
Still in the midst of walking daily for 30 minutes for 30 days. I see lots of great flowers!
Episode 4 of Running Dog is live.



Make YES Happen

Something I Really Like:

Wikispaces.com. Build a group-edited website for your team! Or class!
The Happiness Advantage
Drive


Blather:

Nancy got her pussyhat:


Fearless has attached herself to me as often as possible when I am home.



Calendar:
August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Dec 13-17: Anaheim for Evolutions Conference!
Hoping to make the Retzlaff Winery event June 3rd!









Sunday, April 9, 2017

232: Blow Me Down


Episode 232 is live.

Shownotes at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com and on Ravelry.


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232: Blow Me Down!


Blankets takes me for a walk as I record!

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There will NOT be CFR this year.

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Nothing this time.

In Progress:

Random Entrelac Scarf....just because....the recipe is here. Also, Entre to Entrelac book.


I was bitten by the LA Yarn Crawl, alas....at my LYS Creative Ewe Studios


The Gryffindor Vest

Several pairs of socks:

The "Stuck in Traffic" first sock is done!

The Pink Cascade Socks



Nancy's socks in Paton's

Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Dizzy Blondes: 
Nope. Dreaming of grooming the dogs.

Strategy:

Goals: relevant, attainable, time-limited, behavioral, quantifiable and measurable, over different spans of time

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Put a Lid On It:

No, not really...

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!
Still in the midst of walking daily for 30 minutes for 30 days.





Make YES Happen

Something I Really Like:

Audible.com. No, they do not sponsor my podcast, but, yes, I love them as part of my ongoing education efforts.
The Happiness Advantage
Drive


Blather:

Hubs wore the geisha wig as we celebrated his birthday this past week with sushi.




Calendar:
August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Hoping to make the Retzlaff Winery event June 3rd!


Spring flowers!








Sunday, April 2, 2017

231: Tootling Around the Valley


Episode 231 is live.

Shownotes at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com and on Ravelry.


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231: Tootling Around the Valley


All in a day's work: I had to begin a meeting by catching a large Alligator Lizard running loose in our conference room. Everyone else was afraid of this wee guy!


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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Nothing this time.

In Progress:

The Gryffindor Vest

Several pairs of socks:

The "Stuck in Traffic" first sock is done!

The Pink Cascade Socks

Nancy's socks in Paton's:

Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Dizzy Blondes: 
Nope. Dreaming of grooming the dogs.

Strategy:

Be proactive, as opposed to reactive.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People

Put a Lid On It:

Of Gringo Salsa....

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!
Working a bit on the Running Dog podcast. In the midst of walking daily for 30 minutes for 30 days.

Make YES Happen

Something I Really Like:

Tougher cords for recharging in my car. Treat recharging in your car as a serious business and invest in the most solid cords that are long enough that you can find.



Blather:

The Beloved Son got his Hogwarts letter...by owl, of course!



Of enjoying my office's remote location with my peers. Birthday shopping my spouse and collecting Pokémon. Weather on the farm.
Calendar:
August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Hoping to make the Retzlaff Winery event in May!











Monday, March 27, 2017

230: Happy Days Here on the Farm


Shownotes on Ravelry and at www.cogknitivepodcast.com.


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230: Happy Days on the Farm


My Birthday Boys

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Nothing this time.

In Progress:

The Gryffindor Vest

Several pairs of socks:

The "Stuck in Traffic" first sock is done!


Nancy's socks in Paton's:



Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Dizzy Blondes: 

Getting prepped to collect dog hair again. Now I just need a dyer...

Strategy:

Stop making drama based on your crazy birth family. Manage your relationships as reasonable projects, not as opportunities for remedial relationships to replace bad early relationships. Let the drama of bad family end. That's your boss, not your mommy!

Put a Lid On It:

The Hubs is cooking nightly and...canning season is coming!

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!

Still unhealed. I bought new running shoes, though, so the tension to run is building.

Make YES Happen

Something I Really Like:

Nato Mount for cell phones. www.NatoMounts.com



Blather:

I still love my job. Audit coming up, so I may sound like a wreck next week... We are all well here! The Beloved Son got his Hogwarts letter...by owl, of course!



The loveseat from my former private office has relocated to my study/studio, and my world is even happier! Fearless the Cat has a new happy place to be.




The round-up of AMazon Echoes in my home, and I FINALLY CAUGHT THEM ALL!



Calendar:
August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Hoping to make the Retzlaff Winery event in May!











Sunday, March 19, 2017

229: Lifting the Lamp Again


Show notes on Ravelry and at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com.


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229: Lifting the Lamp Once More

Let's just get this out of the way right now:

  

The New Colossus


Not like the brazen giant of Greek fame,
With conquering limbs astride from land to land;
Here at our sea-washed, sunset gates shall stand
A mighty woman with a torch, whose flame
Is the imprisoned lightning, and her name
Mother of Exiles. From her beacon-hand
Glows world-wide welcome; her mild eyes command
The air-bridged harbor that twin cities frame.
“Keep, ancient lands, your storied pomp!” cries she
With silent lips. “Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”


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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Another Pussyhat for friend Nancy:


In Progress:

The Gryffindor Vest:



Several pairs of socks:




Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.

Dizzy Blondes: 

Looming:



Strategy:

Failure. You need to make your peace with it because it is the first step to learning.

Put a Lid On It:

Still prepping for the next cherry harvest. It's time to start getting your materials and spices and supplies together for the spring canning.

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!

Still unhealed. Using My Fitness Pal app with good success, but I am thinking also of reviving my podcast "Running Dog" to prompt me to run again.

Make YES Happen

Something I Really Like:

Pokémon Go Plus. Feed your Pokémon addiction! Okay, so it is sold out again  on Amazon.



Blather:

I still love my job. Audit coming up, so I may sound like a wreck next week... We are all well here!

Calendar:
August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Hoping to make the Retzlaff Winery event in May!

Quechua thanks you for staying with the podcast.

















Friday, March 17, 2017

Monday, March 13, 2017

227: Sunnybank and More


Another missing episode--227. Shownotes in the usual places.


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Sunday, March 12, 2017

226: How Many Times Can I Record This (re-release)


Re-releasing because I think Libsyn killed this one.

Episode 226 is live...again! Shownotes in usual places!


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228: Return of the Supervisor


228 has been uploaded. MANY problems with feed and libsyn Good luck!


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228: Return of the Supervisor





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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

Mother Bear Project--the website, for info on making bears.

Finished:

Various socks. Of interest: The repaired ones, after the Invasion of the Sock-Nibbling Vermin Mice!




Pussyhats.


In Progress:

Gray Dawn--another Collie scarf for the Terhune Sunnybank memorial



The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. No, I have neither finished not forgotten this one...

Or this one:

Eleanor Scarf--spun from Eleanor's undercoat and knitted in my favored checkerboard pattern.


Dizzy Blondes: 
 I now weave on the smallest of the Schacht Looms. All handspun so far.


Strategy:

If you MUST demand change from people, do it with a slow plan. Give them time to cope with changes, help them mourn the perceived losses, and wait for the moment when they see the improvement.


I cannot recommend these folks enough! 1-800-GOT-JUNK

From this:


To this:



Put a Lid On It:

No serious canning or cooking, but I am gearing up for the Spring 17 cherry harvest in a few months!.

My favorite books:

The Joy of Pickling
The Ball Book of Preserving Foods
The Joy of Cooking
The Perfect Scoop

Aw Shoot!

Working on bringing weight down with My Fitness Pal app. 2 bouts of Evil Lung Disease and a cracked rib from coughing. No real exercise so far.

Make YES Happen--Finished the Pacific Coast Run--100+ miles of shoreline with good pictures! And the first of the Appalachian trail series.Yesfit.com

Something I Really Like:

Dashbot: $50 to make your car truly hands free and interactive.

Blather:
 My new job, Cleaning out the old, Fearless the Cat v. mice invading, and more...

Life in the Molehill of Early Childhood Mental Health....

I missed you all at Stitches West!

My new Pokémon Go Plus....



...For use at Universal when we visit Hogsmeade to hang with Harry Potter....



Calendar:
August 18-21, 2017: Sunnybank again--northern new Jersey
Hoping to make the Retzlaff Winery event in May!

Fearless the Cat thanks you for staying with me during such a long absence...