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During my lunch break today, I passed the 75% mark on this triangle garter wrap. 🧶 Each side is now 39” long!

Join me in signing up for this bystander intervention training to stop anti-Asian/American harassment and xenophobia. It’s a one-hour interactive training that is totally free.

Masked and walking past plywood and plastic “dining rooms” encasing friends huddled together in the rainy afternoon. Perplexed and envious at the same time. The word “safe” replaced by “safer”. This moment half-bloomed.

During the drive home tonight, Vienna Teng’s “Level Up” came on. This song … Shivers every time. “If you are afraid, give more. If you are alive, give more now. Everybody here has seams and scars. So what? Level up.”

Whew, I’m loving these workdays packed with plans and promise for what comes next. And I returned home to a warm welcome from my wee family, then found out that Misophone has a new album out soon! ✨

Do you track the books you’re reading? 📚 If so, do you use pen and paper, your own website, your public library catalog, or an app like LibraryThing, The StoryGraph, Readng, or Goodreads?

Whew, 60% done and it’s looking less like a big triangle and more like a cozy wrap! 🧶 Now it warms my lap while I knit.

Comparing fountain pen nibs: Architect, calligraphy medium, 1.0mm stub, and medium. 🖋 I love all four for different reasons!

This triangle garter wrap is knitting up nicely. 🧶 Measurements indicate I’m about 40% done, and already getting some good draping action. Cozy times ahead!

knitting project in progress, garter stitch in eggplant purple

Many years ago, I had to switch to a gluten-free diet due to a medical condition. These are the resources and cookbooks that have helped me enjoy my gluten-free life! 📚 🥘

Snowy days call for comfort food! These Instant Pot mini frittatas were a bit time-intensive but yummy.

Michigander who just called the Portland snowstorm “weaksauce” on the 10 o’clock news, I love you. 😂

Crivvy.

Crimmy.

I made my 200% move goal … falling down the basement stairs. (I’m fine, just a little bruised!)

📚 Read: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey ★★★★☆ A solid start to a fun and fast-paced space opera. I enjoyed reading it about the same amount as watching S1 of “The Expanse” but for different reasons.

I found some fluffy wool in my stash with no label and decided to make a quick seed-stitch cowl with it. 🧶

Remembering Gabriel over the golden milk smoothie I made for breakfast. Turmeric always makes me miss him. I feel guilty for being relieved that he didn’t have to add this pandemic to the list of things he tried to survive.

Today was a busy day at the library so I missed out on Inauguration Day coverage. But for the first time in years I got to focus on work without thinking about the former president at all. That felt good. More of that, please.

Knitting lowers my blood pressure. 🧶 The repetitive motions are soothing, plus I can’t doomscroll with needles in each hand!

Knitting in progress, a thin scarf in garter stitch with variegated yarn in warm colors

Getting back into knitting with a little something for brighter days. 🧶

knitting project in progress, an orange rib knit scarf

Thank you to everyone who has reached out about the officer-involved shooting and ensuing protest in Tigard. My heart is heavy as my community grieves. I wish I had answers, and I wish I knew what to say.

Just wrapped up the final monthly reflection and the yearly reflection in my 2020 Passion Planner. It was a brutal and heartbreaking year in so many ways, and I appreciated reflecting on what changed and what mattered. Opening my 2021 planner now … here we go.

Currently reading: Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey 📚

Uh-oh. What have I done? 🎮 #ACNH

screenshot of Animal Crossing: New Horizons

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I give respect and reverence to those who came before me.