Appreciating Crazy Aunt Purl

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I thoroughly enjoy reading Laurie's blog Crazy Aunt Purl. I can't count the number of times I've teared up, smiled, cried crocodile tears, laughed out loud, or laughed so hard I cried.

I'm not from the South, don't live in or near Los Angeles, have not been divorced, don't knit, don't have a gardener, don't have a horrific commute. I grew up and still live in the East Bay Area of California, am married to a man I've known for over 20 years, have one adult son and two adult step-sons, have an obsession for a craft involving yarn (crochet), started gardening a few years ago, and on most days enjoy my commute.

Laurie has a gift for writing. She says what is true and honest in her thoughts and in her heart. She also posts photos of her 4 cats and what they're thinking. She's made me a bit more thoughtful and appreciative for what I have and want and know and love.

Here in California, 2006 is winding down and 2007 will begin in almost 9 hours. Laurie has posted her list of The To-Dos and To-Don'ts for 2007. Amie at NexBlog posted her 2007 list based on Laurie's list.

Near the start of 2004, I made a list of 104 for 2004, a shorter version of the 204 for 2004 lists that were popular in late 2003/early 2004. I did a lot of the items and didn't even attempt others. It was a list focused on getting things out of the way rather than a list of doing things for improvement.

Laurie's list includes Practical, Everyday, and Main Event items, and is focused on taking care and improvement. I may make my own list for 2007 following Laurie's format.

[Update April 23, 2007] Crazy Aunt Purl has written a BOOK! Read more at CAP then order it at Amazon: Crazy Aunt Purl's Drunk, Divorced, and Covered in Cat Hair: The True-Life Misadventures of a 30-Something Who Learned to Knit After He Split.

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Enjoys crocheting, gardening, cats, NASCAR (especially Tony Stewart and Kyle Busch!), reading, photography, snorkeling in Kailua-Kona with sea turtles, Sizzler's Mega Bacon Cheeseburgers, hot and iced decaf coffee, dark chocolate, color (yarn, fabric), playing around with web technologies - not necessarily in that order! Still very much a beginner with quilting, knitting, and sewing. Donates crocheted lap blankets.

List maker, detail-oriented, organized, leans heavily toward perfectionism. ISTJ. Libra.

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