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2014 drop off #2:
at Lancaster General
16 baby hats
10 blankets

(Total so far: 29 baby hats, 15 Blankets)

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Donation record

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2014 drop off #1:
at Lancaster General
13 baby hats (various sizes)
5 blankets (2 round, 3 square)

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Letter Home, Spring 2014

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Hello Everyone!
(I don't remember the last time I sent one of these out, so I apologize if any of you feel out of the loop.  I'll try to do better!)
We here at Pendragon House have had a very snowy winter.  (Linda keeps joking that she brought it with her from upstate NY.)  But we've also had a good time in our new house.  Our gas fireplace has seen a lot of use - we've really enjoyed it!    We've hosted several gatherings and have been pleased with the hosting capabilities of our big living/dining room.  We put up a birdfeeder outside the front windows and Catherine has been spending all of her time yelling at birds.
Kith and I have spent all of our money on dentistry this winter - he's had several cavities filled and I had my wisdom teeth out this past week.  But on the plus side, we've found a good dentist right here in town that we like!
We've all spent lots of time with our favorite crafts this winter: Kith has carved a bunch of new stamps; Linda and I both worked on quilting and knitting.  We've joined a wonderful crafting group that meets at a local coffee shop after being introduced by a neighbor who came to our open house in December.  This spring, Linda and I are teaching a Pysanki egg dying class at the local historical museum!
I hope you have all been well and haven't been snowbound too much!
Fondly;
Laurel

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101 things, 2013, Mid year visit.

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~Some things are fine planned for the whole year - like reading. But lots of things change over the year, and so I need to plan to revisit the list more often. Re Evaluate goals after each HPHC Term. Mark clear failures and make additions and changes. I'm a bit late, but I am revisiting.
~Remember Ravenclaw: Work Smarter not Harder. This is still important.

So: Major Life changes occurring.  We're officially Buying A House.  Closing (hopefully) in August.  This will make some big changes to this List.  Bolded Items were original list.  Regular text is commentary and updates.

Be Girly

  • buy appropriate and new undergarments.

  • Visit Sephora

  • learn to put on eyeshadow (EVERYDAY EYE)

  • learn to put on busher (BLUSH & BRONZE)

  • learn to put on lipstick (PERFECT LIPS)

  • This entire section is cancelled.  The Sephora store was not where I thought it was, and more important things have come up.


Read

  • read 50 books from my To Read List.

  • Read 50 new (or new to me) Children's books.

  • Too Difficult to Track.  GoodReads is tracking a goal of 100 books for the year.


Do

  • Create New Resume Still important.  Moreso, now.

  • Play games in Public. (Flash Gaming?) Gamer's Guild counts?  I'm calling this one done.

  • list cds on amazon or sell to used store

  • list books on amazon or give to book sale. Done!

  • Mortgage will need pay stubs, bank statements and tax returns. Clean book shelf and organize appropriately (folders? Boxes?) partially organized.  Needs further work.

  • move "read books" from Old LJ (http://pendragon-books.livejournal.com) to Goodreads acct. Started.  Needs further work.


Go

  • Visit Landis Valley Museum

  • Visit Ephrata Cloister

  • Visit 5 Museums or Tours.

  • Go to the Zoo.

  • This may turn into a Fall exploration of Lancaster with Mom.  Revisit in September or so.


Get Active

  • Presidential fitness challenge Not worth tracking.  Cancelled.

  • Run From Zombies Have discovered that I Walk from Zombies.  Updated goal - complete season two.

  • Go Ice Skating

  • Go Kayaking

Subsection: Get Prepared

  • locate and purchase sports bra Done!  Have several.

  • locate and purchase running shoes Done!  Purchased two pairs of Merrill Dash Gloves, which are wonderful.

  • Research running/walking techniques Did not discover anything exciting.

  • track food and activity level (my fitness pal?) Done!  FitBit One.


Eat!

  • Try 10 new (to me) restaurants. have been to one.  Bull's Head in Lititz.  Expect more of this will happen this fall.

Subsection: Cook!

  • Bake 12 different kinds of cookies Done 3 so far.  Still plan on continuing.

  • Bake Bread Cancelled - passed off to Kith.

  • Make Dinner (in it's entirety) 12 times completed!  Discovered Joys of Slow cooker and Freezer.



Make

  • Knit socks. Done!

  • 52 charity hats 20 completed so far.  Intend to complete over the year.

Subsection: Fiber!

  • Meet 5 different breeds of fiber producer

  • Spin 5 different types of fiber

  • Knit or crochet with 5 types of spun fiber.

  • Dye: fiber, spun fiber and knit fiber.

  • Subsection Cancelled.  Failing to keep track, and finding hard to sort into HPHC classes.  Most of it will likely get done anyway, and doesn't need to be on the goals list.

MAJOR GOAL:
Accomplish Moving.  Revisit smaller goals in the Fall.

101 things, 2013 edition.

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Things learned from last year:

~Some things are fine planned for the whole year - like reading. But lots of things change over the year, and so I need to plan to revisit the list more often. Re Evaluate goals after each HPHC Term. Mark clear failures and make additions and changes.
~101 is a ridiculous arbitrary number. Stop Numbering things. "101 things" now means "a large list of stuff".
~Remember Ravenclaw: Work Smarter not Harder.

Be Girly
  • buy appropriate and new undergarments.
  • Visit Sephora
  • learn to put on eyeshadow (EVERYDAY EYE)
  • learn to put on busher (BLUSH & BRONZE)
  • learn to put on lipstick (PERFECT LIPS)

Read
  • read 50 books from my To Read List.
  • Read 50 new (or new to me) Children's books.

Do
  • Create New Resume
  • Play games in Public. (Flash Gaming?)
  • list cds on amazon or sell to used store
  • list books on amazon or give to book sale.
  • Mortgage will need pay stubs, bank statements and tax returns. Clean book shelf and organize appropriately (folders? Boxes?)
  • move "read books" from Old LJ (http://pendragon-books.livejournal.com) to Goodreads acct.

Go
  • Visit Landis Valley Museum
  • Visit Ephrata Cloister
  • Visit 5 Museums or Tours.
  • Go to the Zoo.

Get Active
Subsection: Get Prepared
  • locate and purchase sports bra
  • locate and purchase running shoes
  • Research running/walking techniques
  • track food and activity level (my fitness pal?)

Eat!
  • Try 10 new (to me) restaurants.
Subsection: Cook!
  • Bake 12 different kinds of cookies
  • Bake Bread
  • Make Dinner (in it's entirety) 12 times


Make
  • Knit socks.
  • 52 charity hats
Subsection: Fiber!
  • Meet 5 different breeds of fiber producer
  • Spin 5 different types of fiber
  • Knit or crochet with 5 types of spun fiber.
  • Dye: fiber, spun fiber and knit fiber.

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101 things, 2012 edition. Final Tally

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I know it's not quite the end of the year, but it's close enough.

No more edits but at August was 2/3 of the way through the year, I thought I'd put up the whole list this month:

this list has Strikes through items that I have already completed and commentary.

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We're Alive!

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Hi everyone!

First, we are all ok following yesterday's hurricane. We got severe winds and a good amount of rain, but no major damage.

And on to the regularly scheduled Fall missive!

We've been partying hard this fall! In addition to my birthday, September held our annual visit to the Renaissance Faire, a Fort Hunter event with the Susquehanna Folk Jam folks, a day in Elizabethtown and a weekend visit to a cabin with friends in Maryland where we played games and went hiking up a waterfall. In October, we had two halloween parties - a small one at our friend Greg's house and a BIG Letterboxing one in Harrisburg.

In October my hours at the Library shifted a little - I now work Wednesday mornings instead of Wednesday evenings. John is very happy that we get to bed at a more reasonable time on Wednesdays now. I also took up spinning - I have a very nice drop spindle and a variety of different fibers from a local fiber shop. It's been fun learning a new skill!

We look forward to seeing most of you during the coming Holidays and hope you all have survived the recent weather unscathed.

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2/3 Updated List!

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No more edits but at August was 2/3 of the way through the year, I thought I'd put up the whole list this month:

this list has Strikes through items that I have already completed.

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Late Summer Missive

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I've been really bad at quarterly letters this year. I'll try to do better, I promise!

So, Things you might have missed this Spring and Summer:

*Kith and I joined the Susquehanna Folk Music Society's Folk Jam group. They meet once a month and play music. Kith bought a new drum - a Bongo Cajon - to play there.

*I've been crocheting up a storm. I made an afghan over the winter ( http://i40.photobucket.com/albums/e202/kaypendragon/Crochet/Winter%202012/owl2.jpg ) and over the summer I crocheted over 5,000 yards of yarn!

*We gathered together with lots of people: we reestablished our Gamers Guild - we meet once a month at a local sandwich shop to play games and have fun; We partied with the Letterboxers several times; we met new crafters and made Ukrainian Easter Eggs; We partied in New Hope a few times (including for Kith's Birthday) and we spent a week hanging out in Utica and Old Forge in July.

*Kith and I learned about Beer this spring - we went and tasted at 4 of the local microbreweries and visited Saranac in Utica. So far, my favorite has been the tiny nanobrewery in Lancaster (which makes beer with a lot of malt flavor). Kith's favorite is the dark stout made right here in Harrisburg.

* Work is work. The Library has been stressful with budget woes recently - at the moment, it's a waiting game, is the county going to give us the tax increase we asked for? and we won't know until late fall. But there have been bright times too - we have new furniture and early learning computers in the children's area due to a grant. Kith is busy as ever at the Railyard - the shipping industry never sleeps!

We hope to see many of you this fall - we'll be at the PA Renaissance fair on September 9th and will be visiting CT for Thanksgiving!

Hope you all are well!
~Penny

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July Goals Update!

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GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Create!
10. Make 20 tea meals and 20 supper meals. 7/20 Tea, 4/20 Suppers.

GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Active!
21. Take 1 million steps: 170,570 steps in July, year to date total: 1,004,272!!!!
27. Kayak on the Susquehanna. - Kayaked on Fourth lake....

GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Games!
35. Letterboxing: Reach 200 finds. Add patch to bag. - Reached 200 finds! Discovered that the patch is for 250.

GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Learn!
37. Beer tasting! Tasted at Saranac.

GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Visit it!
65. Go to 6 movies in the theater. Done! July was MiB3 and the Avengers.

GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Read the Library
As of June, I have read:
82. 3 of 10 JNF
83. 15 of 26 JP
84. 2 of 9 Easy Reader books.
85. 8 of 9 jfic books
86. 6 of 9 YA books- fic and Non-fiction
87. 4 of 9 different genres of adult fiction
88. 5 of 9 adult non-fiction books
89. 2 of 4 Great courses.

GamerScout/Fireside girl patches: Do Hershey
92. Hershey Restaurants: visit at least 5 different ones: Tried the Soda Jerk in Hummelstown...


Full goals list here: http://kaypendragon.livejournal.com/271455.html

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