Monthly Archives: August 2011

Like a moth

The clouds and rain returned to Seattle today and everyone seemed to be a little less cheerful, a little more melancholy. I was no exception, finding myself yawning and reaching for caffeine and sugar to keep my eyes open. It … Continue reading

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Tips for tourists

How to ride the elevator: The big star next to the “1” button in the elevator identifies that as the ground floor / main lobby of the building and thus floors 2, 3, 4,  etc. are above floor 1, and … Continue reading

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The Mystery Shawl grows

(progress photo) I have begun the edge for my Earth & Sky shawl, and am very happy about it. This will be a warm, cozy shawl that will be perfect for our cool autumn evenings. Need to get it finished … Continue reading

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Lazy people

It amuses me to see people take the elevator one floor on their way to the gym, and others run down the sidewalk to the train station only to stand on the escalator inside, and others drive around a parking … Continue reading

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Catdog

Amelia has started to lay on the tile like a dog, with her belly flat against the floor. Only the tile, never the carpet. Must be cooler on the tummy.

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Mother may I

have new shoes? These won’t keep out the rain… (there’s a hole in Jordan’s sole!)

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Savor the moment

Life is funny. Every day we are presented with choices, large and small, and yet it seems that few people make the choice to be happy. Things aren’t perfect in my life by any stretch of the imagination, but I … Continue reading

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The thinks

Why do dried grapes and plums get special names but other fruits just get “dried” added to their name? How can the woman beside me on the train not know how bad her breath is? Why do I have great … Continue reading

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Just that crazy

I finished Clue #2 on the Earth & Sky mystery shawl KAL. Sorry for the wonky color; I took this pic last night and our indoor lighting is on the dim side: And while I waited for Clue #3 to … Continue reading

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Earth & Sky KAL

I started another mystery shawl KAL*. This pattern is by Stephen West of WestKnits and while I’ve admired his designs I have never knit one until now. I like the bold color blocks and asymmetry that are featured in many … Continue reading

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