Some Things Are Actually Worth Paying For

Some things in this world are just worth paying for, regardless if you personally think the value exchange is equal or not, and especially if it goes to help another person, or enables someone else to help another person. Being frugal is one thing, being cheap is another, not recognizing the difference between the two…

Happy Birthday Deborah and Another Year to Celebrate

Saturday was Deborah's birthday, and yes, she was born on Saturday the 14th (she has enjoyed pointing out to me this year it is the same exact day as it was 45 years ago). This was a special birthday for her, since she loves markers in years, 45 years was a small milestone for her,…

Receiving a True Gift Does Not Create an Obligation

Now that the Christmas holiday is over and the gift giving has basically gone back to normal, I have a few observations.  As simple as we try to make Christmas, it seems to get more complicated each year.  To try and simplify things at our house this year we went back to the German tradition…

What Would You Do With an $86,400 Gift?

What if you were told you would be given $86,400 at the start of each day. Wow, great huh. You can spend that amount each day, but at the end of the day, what ever you haven't spent you loose. You can't keep any to spend it the next day, you can't save it, you…

Sarah's Shawl is Complete, Christmas in January

Sarah's shawl is complete. It was finished a little late, but still appreciated I think. This shawl is from the book Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle and is called the Stora Dimun shawl. It is a Faroese shawl and the first of this type that I have knit. I used "Essential" yarn from Knit Picks.…

Sarah’s Shawl is Complete, Christmas in January

Sarah's shawl is complete. It was finished a little late, but still appreciated I think. This shawl is from the book Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle and is called the Stora Dimun shawl. It is a Faroese shawl and the first of this type that I have knit. I used "Essential" yarn from Knit Picks.…