Cathartic Ink

putting my own spin on things

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This generation of Americans has a rendezvous with destiny. – F. D. Roosevelt Nanie as a baby, 1921 or 22 I believe [she was born in 1921] Today would have been the 87th birthday of a woman I loved dearly, a woman who in just three short years made an impact on my life so read more


bloggers (silent) poetry reading

Today is the Feast of St. Brigid. I’m a little indifferent to most poetry, but there are a few that hold great meaning for me. This one speaks to my roots, my training, my loves and my love. In fact, it was the poem that my older sister read for us at our wedding [my read more



TheBoy and I spent Friday night at the best themed party I think I’ve ever been to. An eggroll party. At ViolinJodie’s house. Her fiancĂ© turned 30 on Christmas Eve and so to celebrate the house was full of very cheerful people filling and frying eggrolls. The food was great, the company was great, and read more


He’s the Cheese to my Macaroni

TheBoy and I saw the movie Juno on Saturday. It was brilliant. I laughed. A. Lot. And then I cried. Just a little bit. Then I laughed some more. It left me feeling really wonderful about my marriage and the relationship that I have with TheBoy [I know I’m gushy and schmoopy, but I can’t read more


Year In Review

In fiber: 1. Peacock, 2. Bear Spins!, 3. Romney, 4. Washrags!, 5. Peapod With Buttons!, 6. Merino/Tencel, 7. Hat!, 8. Hebrides Overture, 9. Sweet Baby Cap and Thumbless Mitties, 10. Octopus, 11. Sweater for Baby Lingo, 12. Tiny Stockings Created with fd’s Flickr Toys. In daily life: 1. Magnets!, 2. Stitches West, 3. Magnets!, 4. read more