Thursday, February 23, 2023

The Old "Safe Place" Gamble Weekly Link Round-Up


This week, I figured out that putting something “someplace safe” sometimes means putting it right in front of your face.
I have two different colors of yarn that I’ve been dying to use. I decided I’d knit a shawl, so I found a pattern online, printed it out, and put the pattern in one of the open yarn boxes in the craft room so it would be right there with the yarn. Sensible, right?
A couple of days later, I wanted to take a look at the pattern, so I went out to the craft room, turned on the lights, and went to grab it. I couldn’t see it.
For three days I hunted for that blasted pattern. I even gave up and went online to print another copy only to learn that I couldn’t find it. 
Last night, I went out in the dark craft room to put something away, and I happened to have my scooter’s headlights on. As I turned around to go back up the ramp, the headlights shone at an angle on the side of the yarn box, and guess what? 
There was the pattern. Right. Where. I. Put. It.
Enjoy the links!

►Books & Other Interesting Tidbits◄
►Book Banning & Censorship◄
►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
►Channeling My Inner Elly May Clampett◄
  • Four dogs have set the Guinness World Record for the most medical conditions detected.
  • A study has found that Vikings brought horses and dogs to England.
  • Why fennec foxes are the world's smallest wild dogs.
  • Do beavers have a solution to climate change?
  • Farmers in Missouri found a wild African cat wandering around the fields.
  • Watch this gentle dog join his human baby brother in the crib.
  • These woodpeckers went nuts, stashing 700 pounds of acorns in the wall of a California home. (And I'll bet they weren't happy when their private Fort Knox was broken into!)
  • Meet Bobi, the world's oldest dog.
►The Wanderer◄
►Fascinating Folk◄
►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

And don't forget that quality Me Time with a good book!


  1. I'm so glad you found that pattern, Cathy! I've had that happen to me, too, where I've put something 'someplace safe,' only to find it was such a safe place I'd hidden it from myself. And thanks, as always for the links. You had to know I'd be headed for Egypt, right?

    1. You're going to wear out your passport, Margot! ;-)

  2. Cathy, I can't tell you how many times something like that has happened to me. Makes me want to make a list of my 'safe places', but I'd probably put that in a safe place and lose it. LOL

    1. I think I would do exactly the same thing, Kay!

  3. Maybe you have a mischievous poltergeist who likes messing with you by making things disappear and then reappear. ;D

  4. That is so frustrating! I'm glad the pattern turned up - an added bonus of your fancy scooter 😉. Have a good weekend!

  5. I've had 'safe places' take much longer to find again - hope the knitting is going well!

    1. It is-- I'm working on an afghan for our king-size bad. Just call me a glutton for punishment!


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