Thursday, May 18, 2017

236 Happy Mothers Day


Episode 236 is live.

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

236: Happy Mothers Day!



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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:

Easter Egg Entrelac scarf

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--nearly done that first sock because of all the entrelac.

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: 
Finally! I washed some coat from Baron. On to the combing...!

Strategy:

Everyday Leadership: Clarifying Your Goals--the easiest way to stay firm when someone else attacks them.

The Leadership Challenge--yet another fine book

Put a Lid On It:

I made orange marmalade and it is WONDERFUL!! Get the recipe here!



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.
Episode 8 of Running Dog is live. Races I am doing in Yes.fit: Finished The Race to Oz (free) and still creeping along on the second in the Appalachian Trail series. Started the (free) Dublin Pub Crawl to see pics of Dublin.
Several races here are now free, as long as you choose not to order the medal or shirt. So I have signed up for them all!

Make YES Happen



Something I Really Like:
The Acorns app. Gift cards for Apple watch: $150...

Blather:
Hockey Son's first season continues. Game 3--which his team "PsychoDogs" lost 4-3, but what a great game!.

Happy Mothers Day!!



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, May 7, 2017

235: Mall Crawling

No, it was just a windstorm...

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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:

Easter Egg Entrelac scarf




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--still creeping along on that first sock because of all the entrelac.

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: 
Baron helpfully continues to blow coat! A bit about the eternal issues of spinning doghair. Weaving it: so far it has worked better as weft than as warp. As warp, the hair did not stand up well to friction from the heddle.

Strategy:

Win-win solutions: the end of all good negotiations.

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People
The Happiness Advantage

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.
Episode 6 of Running Dog is live. Races I am doing in Yes.fit
Several races here are now free, as long as you choose not to order the medal or shirt. So I have signed up for them all!

Make YES Happen



Something I Really Like:

The care and feeding of gift cards: my method for saving up with gift cards.



The Outdoor Travel vest in action at Universal Studios theme park. Carryin a bottle of water, a wrapped pastry, pen, notebook, keys, phone, etc.

Blather:
Hockey Son's first season continues. Game 2--which his team "PsychoDogs" won.



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!

Paz would like you to know that he thinks the opening picture looks more like Llamageddon to him. He would never participate.










235 Mall Crawling


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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

234: Windy Day!


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234: Windy Day!


Quechua and I enjoy the morning from my study.

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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:

Easter Egg Entrelac scarf--Yes, I lost another battle at The Wall of Noro.




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: 
Baron has begun to blow coat, so I am busy brushing the best areas and harvesting!

Strategy:

First things first: prioritizing the small steps towards your goal.

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.
Episode 5 of Running Dog is live. Races I am doing in Yes.fit.com:

Several races here are now free, as long as you choose not to order the medal or shirt. So I have signed up for them all!

Make YES Happen

Something I Really Like:

Wikispaces.com. Build a group-edited website for your team! Or class! My team's wiki:


The Outdoor Travel vest and the Luna vest from L.L. Bean for POCKETS!!

The Happiness Advantage
Drive


Blather:
Hockey Son's first season has begun. Here is a pic from his very first game today.



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 16, 2017

233 Lotta Beer in This One


Episode 233 is live.

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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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You can now subscribe to the BLOG on your Kindle or Kindle app.

I am gemmadw on  Twitter and Pinterest, DoeWalking on geocaching.com, and DrGemma on Plurk and Instagram.

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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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.

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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


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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


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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.