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My daughter asked me to make a minion hat for P-Man to wear for Halloween. Thanks to Pinterest I found a couple good patterns from Kriskrafter and Stana’s Critters. They each had their own interpretation for their minion hat and so I picked what I liked about each to make my own version to fit my 6 month old grandson. The construction is pretty basic and I’ll show you a trick to size a perfect hat for your own minion.
Many, many years ago my grandmother taught me how to crochet. I’m a lefty and she was a righty so she set me on a stool in front of her so I could see the mirror image of her actions. Let me just admit right now that I lived through the granny square years and made my share of ponchos.
Later, my friend’s mother taught me how to knit. I used to work on whatever project she had going on. She never scolded me, but I’m pretty sure she had to rip out most of what I’d done.
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For many years weekday mornings were a stressful time in my house. Trying to get two kids up, dressed, fed and out the door in order to get them to their grandmother’s house to catch the bus and then travel another half hour to get to work on time was often a struggle. Some days were better than others, but it was a big relief for me the day I realized I’d dropped my son off for the last time.
Thankfully, my mother-in-law lived in the same district as my children’s school and was willing to help us out, even after her son and I divorced. Besides Mommom, the second biggest help during those years was our launch pad where (in theory at least) we placed our purses, backpacks, shoes, sports gear and any other item we might need to carry out of the house. It seemed like there was always something.
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For 557 miles the Duero River winds its way across the high plains of Castile and León where it supplies water to the golden fields of grain, sunflowers and vineyards. Its name changes to the Douro when it crosses into Portugal, and it creates a microclimate perfect for almonds, olives and especially the grapes used to make the Port wine which is famous throughout the world. Eventually, the Douro empties into the Atlantic Ocean but not before it passes through the port cities of Porto and Vila Nova de Gaia, known locally as Gaia.
Spend more than a few days in Spain and you’ll soon learn the rhythm of the day is dictated by the “siesta”; that period in the afternoon when many shops close and the Spanish enjoy their largest meal and perhaps a short nap. In reality there are two siestas; one for the shops from about 2 – 5pm and another for bars and restaurants from 4:30 – 8pm. The actual times will vary, but it makes sense because many people dine out instead of going home to eat.
It’s an unfortunate fact of life that stuff gets dirty but it doesn’t have to be a chore to clean it up when you lose yourself in music and memories.
My phone loves to be taken for a walk. There’s an app that tracks my steps on my Galaxy phone. It not only tracks my steps, it tells me when I walk at a “good pace” and also urges me to get off my rump when I haven’t moved my phone in a while. The best part is it gives me a sticker when I reach my goal of 10,000 steps.
Now, apparently the idea of ten thousand steps is actually a marketing catch phrase for a Japanese pedometer, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a worthwhile goal.
GIMP is a free graphics program with similar functionality to Photoshop and other graphics programs you have to pay to use. I’ve decided to figure out how to create a seamless blog background with GIMP. Turns out, it’s easy!
When I first started blogging I wrestled with Photoshop until PicMonkey came around. PicMonkey is awesome for creating blog graphics, but there are some things it doesn’t do as well as more advanced graphics programs can. And since Photoshop and I have a love/hate relationship, I figured it was worth taking the time to learn GIMP– an open source (free) program that’s available to everyone who can download it.