Monthly Archives: November 2006

Snow day

I tried, really I did. I woke up with my alarm clock, got dressed, packed a lunch, bundled up, and walked to the bus stop. Then I stood there, waiting. For 45 minutes. Four buses failed to arrive and my … Continue reading

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Stash-busting update

Well, I broke my self-imposed yarn-buying restriction… Got some nice wool from the LYS on Saturday, couldn’t resist. But it’s for Christmas presents – which in my book makes it an acceptable transgression. To make up for it, I attacked … Continue reading

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Snow in Seattle!

And in November, no less! We got a good coating, a couple of inches, easily. The kids had a blast building a snow fort up at the school, came home soaking wet because of course it is slushy. Heck, the … Continue reading

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Jill Greenberg – The artist who made children cry

Have you seen this? It’s mighty controversial, but I am on the fence about it. Artist Jill Greenberg is under fire from thousands of angry people, who are calling her everything from a child abuser to a sick woman. Basically, … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks

Well, Thanksgiving went off without a real hitch! We worked ourselves to exhaustion the week leading up to it, getting the sheetrock finished, texturizing, priming, painting…. Jim was a huge help, especially since I am somewhat limited with my foot … Continue reading

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gauge swatches suck

they really do. More so because when I don’t make one, the garment turns out the wrong size – usually WAY wrong. Did I tell you about the hat I was making for my mother-in-law that ended up fitting a … Continue reading

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Long-lost Friends

What is it about friends? We need them, we appreciate them, we rely on them, we respect their opinions, and yet we don’t make enough time for them in our daily lives. I’m speaking in generalities, I’m sure there are … Continue reading

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Tasty Down-Home GUMBO Recipe

Keep in mind that I make large pots of this, and the actual ingredients and amounts vary according to what I have and who I’m feeding. It freezes well if you do it without seafood. I often use gumbo as … Continue reading

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Scarfapalooza

Hmm. Thanksgiving is next week, which means Christmas is not far behind. And guess what? I don’t have very many gifts stock-piled yet. Some things, but not enough. And my budget isn’t going to allow for last-minute shopping sprees. My only … Continue reading

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Lunch buddy

With year-end approaching, things are getting crazy in my office — so to ease the pressure I treated myself to a nice lunch across the street. Nothing like a $20 lunch to lift the spirits. 🙂 Anyway, soon after my … Continue reading

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