Author Archives: Cyndilou

About Cyndilou

Just a diva dilettante who sings, knits, crochets, dances, takes photos, and generally has a good time while she tries to figure out what she wants to be when she retires from her technogeek job.

Kenya adventures, Part 1

Jambo, from Kenya! It’s been a great couple of days here,  after the longest travel period I’ve ever taken.  🙂 Forgive the wordy post,  but Internet access has been spotty. I’ll supplement this with photos hopefully later this week. We … Continue reading

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Who I am

I am not good with crowds of people, but I don’t like to be too often alone. I am not a talented writer, but I have lots of good stories to tell. I am full of anxiety, but I am … Continue reading

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Another year, another perspective

Well, 2015 was interesting. Not quite in the ancient Chinese curse sense, but it definitely had its share of stuff happening. Earlier this year I finished with the rest of my surgeries and every scan since has shown no evidence … Continue reading

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Musical Notes

*Achoo!* Sorry, it got a little dusty in here. Life got a little crazy for a while, with its ups and downs. I keep saying I should write more, and yet… At any rate, it occurred to me at rehearsal … Continue reading

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Goodbye 2014, Hello New Year!

It’s a new year, new beginnings, new possibilities. 2014 was a challenging year for me, to say the least. It began with uncertainty that turned into a diagnosis of breast cancer – which turned into a fight that I’m happy … Continue reading

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Twelve years!

Yes, my blog has been up and running in one format or another for twelve years now. Happy Bloggiversary to me! The original title of the blog was Yarn Utopia, and I started it primarily as a craft blog. Now … Continue reading

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Blessed in the Journey

There is a song I learned when I was much younger, called Blessed in the Journey. It was a gathering song for a youth gathering, and before today I think I was really limiting its application. “We are blessed in … Continue reading

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With a capital C, that rhymes with P, that stands for Pride

Life has a way of surprising you. When these moments occur, you find out more about your own character and the things that truly matter to you. My own story has recently added a new chapter, one I am not … Continue reading

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Nothing to fear but fear itself

We all often tend to be creatures of anxiety. I am no different, much as I would wish it otherwise. Inside me resides a spring, that winds tighter when various worries arise. Unfortunately, though these fears have different sources — … Continue reading

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A glance back, and a look ahead

2013 has been…interesting. Not the worst of the years I’ve lived through, but not the best, either. Plenty of challenges have reared their heads this year, primarily in the last couple of months, but I wouldn’t give up any of … Continue reading

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