Noise Pollution from the Chesterfield Compressor Station

Noise pollution in one of my many pet peeves in general.  As I have both noise sensitivity and tinnitus, I really hate loud noises.  Though there are many sounds I cannot control, there are some that I can control.  Damage to hearing that is caused by the proposed Chesterfield Compressor Station is something that we as a community can prevent to keep both our hearing and our sanity intact.

The Chesterfield Compressor Station goes hand-in-hand with the Southern Reliability Link so we must stand together to fight this as well.  A compressor station is the facility that is needed to force the gas through the pipeline and it poses its own set of health and environmental concerns for the citizens of our area.

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The Syrian Refugee Crisis, My Thoughts

The Syrian Refugee Crisis is all over the news.  How can you not be aware of what is going on in Syria, even if you don’t understand what the conflict is all about?  I’m sure that you have heard of the attacks that happened in Paris, France last Friday.  And no doubt you have drawn your own conclusions about who did it and what must be done to prevent it from happening again, possibly closer to home next time.

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My Biggest Crocheting Complaint

I love crocheting.  I really do.  There is a challenge in deciphering instructions that makes the cogs in my brain creak and turn.  It’s calming once I’ve stopped raging at what feels like my own stupidity when I’ve frogged the first few rows for the fifteenth time and it starts looking more like the finished project.  Then as the project grows before my eyes, I find myself being amazed at the creativity I possess, gaining confidence with myself as a human being.

Now for the downside…

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Stop the Southern Reliability Link!

Southern Reliability Link
Part of the Union Transportation Link during autumn

Almost every Thursday I walk with a friend up and down a short stretch of the Union Transportation Trail, a beautiful trail that was once part of a railroad that ran between Pemberton and Hightstown.  Besides good conversations, we enjoy the flora and fauna that surrounds us.  There are several streams that flow under the bridges we cross.  I often stop to take photos of the various plants we come across.  It’s a small gem hidden away in a bustling state that people normally associate with city life.  However, this is all being threatened by a proposed high-pressure gas line that will run close by if it is allowed to be constructed.

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The Seraphina Shawl Lights up the Skies

I finally finished one of the Seraphina Shawls I did in Lion Brand Homespun Harvest.  Whatcha think?  She’s so fuzzy!  Almost too fuzzy as she is shedding more than the rabbits are.

My Harvest Seraphina Shawl
My Harvest Seraphina Shawl

Since the yarn is so thick it didn’t take much time.  But she did gobble up almost five skeins of yarn!  And now that I have the pattern memorized, it was so easy!  All I can do is gush about my new friend.

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Concentration and Teaching the Basics

Have you ever tried to concentrate with two rambunctious bunnies causing trouble and making a racket?  It’s not easy.  One is bounding all over the living room like a drunken ping pong ball while the other is nibbling away at one of the plastic tunnels even though she knows she shouldn’t.  If they weren’t so darn cute, it would be rabbit stew for dinner.  (Just kidding!)

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I’ve cut half of the cord!

Not the whole cord, mind you, just half.  I still need the other half to try to get my blog going.  I called my cable company Tuesday evening and cancelled the TV portion of my services.  How does it feel?  Am I feeling the loneliness of not having “live” TV?  Am I loosing my mind?  What am I doing with myself now?

These questions and others will be answered after this short commercial break…

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