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As I was readying for my trip to Italy with my husband this September, I decided to start a knitting project for any downtime since I would not have my computer. I had previously purchased Wonderland Yarn's Queen of Hearts sock weight yarn in the Off with Her Red colorway back in May when I visited the Yarn Store on Nob Hill in Albuquerque, New Mexico on a work trip. It is 80% superwash fine merino, 10% cashmere, and 10% nylon. The color is the perfect red for me. I used one skein to knit the Ghost Gardens Shawlette.
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My goal for my week vacation to Italy with my husband was to travel with just a carry on and a purse. I usually overpack when it comes to vacation, as I keep grabbing stuff I think I might need, would be fun to have, or just in case. Packing for this trip meant being very disciplined and asking myself what I really need and what is just my overpacking tendency telling me I needed.
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I traveled to Italy September 14-22, 2018 with my husband. Today was our second day in Rome. We visited the Colosseum, Roman Forum, and Palatine Hill, as well as the Alter of the Fatherland and Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.
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For me, spices have always been something I pick up at a store when trying a new recipe, and don't use much outside of the basics: salt, pepper, garlic, and the occasional herb like oregano or dried basil. For our wedding we received a gift card to a spice shop, Penzeys. Until then I didn't know there was such a thing as a spice shop.
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Let me start off by saying that I am a Virgo, and true to my sign, I worry about every little detail. I obsess over all the what-ifs, all the worst case scenarios. Planning for the first trip across the ocean that I would be taking as a grown up where it was all on me, the planning as well as the consequences of anything that may go wrong, was enough to trigger some pretty intense anxiety for me.
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There are countless articles and books written about setting goals, timelines, and tasks. Something I have found to be effective for large goals that span weeks, months, or years, is to focus on setting "process goals", or goals that are more focused on getting something done, and moving forward, rather than on the end result.