Crafts, Family, Family Matters

Occasional Quote of the Day: On Whining and Deafness

Two years ago this October, I had the very great pleasure of driving to Armagh, PA, a tiny little town in farming country about one-hundred miles East of us, in West-Central PA, where Mr. Right, my stepdaughter Jenny, our granddaughter and I had lunch at Griffith’s Tavern, a nice little diner of the “hot meatloaf… Continue reading Occasional Quote of the Day: On Whining and Deafness

Beauty, Crafts

Free Stuff: Fizzy Bath Salt Recipe for Your Home Spa

There's a new bit of "free stuff" on RWKJ today--a recipe for lovely fizzy bath salts for your very own (hopefully, although I can make no guarantees on this) Covid-19-free home spa!  Just click here to find it.  And enjoy!  (I'm currently working on bubble bath recipes, having discovered that my faithful cat Psymon, is… Continue reading Free Stuff: Fizzy Bath Salt Recipe for Your Home Spa

Crafts, Friendship, Knitting

Free Knitting Pattern! Super-Easy Lace Scarf

Newsflash, all!  Knitting isn't rocket science.  It's OK to try things you've not tried before (in the knitting world, no-one will die if your brilliant idea is a dud), and it's OK to make mistakes.  We've all been there, trust me.  Me, perhaps, more than most, in life, if not in kntting. I love to… Continue reading Free Knitting Pattern! Super-Easy Lace Scarf

Crafts, Education, Friendship, Military

Making Connections

“Beware the enlisted man. He is stupid, but crafty.” Those words were first spoken to me by Bernie, my teacher, mentor, and friend. I met Bernie in 1972 when he was a teaching assistant, and I was a college freshman. My composition teacher had suffered a heart attack, was out for the rest of the… Continue reading Making Connections

Crafts, Medieval

Shedding Some Light on Those Beastly Dark Ages

I saw this story the other day, and sent the link to my stepdaughter and sister at approximately the same time as my stepdaughter sent the link to me and my sister, and only a moment or two before my sister sent the link to my stepdaughter and me. The circle of life. Connections. Not quite… Continue reading Shedding Some Light on Those Beastly Dark Ages