Nature Journaling Bird Tracks: Using Comparison to Improve Observations

Last fall, I observed a bald eagle bathing on the lake shore. Later, I walked the beach looking for any prints the eagle might have left. Journaling about bird tracks seemed like an easy task, but it wasn’t until I compared tracks from different birds that I really learned something.

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Turning a Tiny Box into a Travel Case

One of the YouTube channels I’ve been watching while sick is diy Handy Mum Lin TV. Her sewing videos are quiet and soothing, and scratch the “I want to be sewing” itch when I don’t feel well enough to do it myself. My favorite videos are the ones where she sews everything by hand.* I have made extensive notes from a couple of them, so I can try her projects, but so far, I keep making the same one: small round boxes.

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Finding The Upside to Heel Fissures

I was already struggling with pain and fatigue when I hurt my foot. I thought I’d stepped on a shard of glass, but my dry foot had cracked naturally. I slathered my feet with hand cream and seemed fine. I would walk down the hall or across the kitchen without a problem. Then some step apparently no different than the others would result in stabbing pain. I would limp for a short while, then the cycle would start again. That’s when I learned about heel fissures.

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Why You Should Watch Craftastrophe

I’ve been sick. A lot. Unable-to-sit-up-and-craft sick. So I’ve been indulging in vicarious crafting, watching others create on YouTube. Grateful … More Why You Should Watch Craftastrophe

9 Lessons I’ve Learned From Sleep Deprivation

Nine things being severely sleep deprived has taught me: If you’re standing with the freezer door open trying to remember … More 9 Lessons I’ve Learned From Sleep Deprivation