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Archive for May, 2005

Tuesday May 31, 2005

Tuesday, May 31st, 2005

It is our old friend Hopkins. Two months ago, with one sleeve left to go, I abandoned Hopkins for a T-shirt and a prayer shawl. It seemed like a good idea at the time. For future reference, it was not a good idea. I have misplaced the last skein of the yarn and am just trusting […]

Memorial Day, 2005

Monday, May 30th, 2005

There were indeed pineapple boats. Also many other foods, including deviled eggs, cabbage salad, baked beans, sauteed mushrooms, and tri-colored Jello which probably no one will eat. I always make fancy Jello for holidays, just as a table decoration. It makes the whole thing look festive, and contains absolutely no real food, so you don’t […]

Sunday May 29, 2005

Sunday, May 29th, 2005

Here is the completed scarf, with fringe. I had never added fringe to anything before… just never came up. I may do it again at some point in the future, though. Today I will take the shawl to Mrs. M, the Keeper of the Prayer Shawls. Yesterday I picked Partygirl up for lunch, thus getting […]

Cold War Food

Saturday, May 28th, 2005

Reading this book about food in the ’50s (an excellent book, by the way), I was reminded of Memorial Day 2000. That year, my friend S and I were working together at the historical museum, doing educational events. We had done Native American weekends and Sheep to Shawl afternoons and Victorian Tea Parties and Edwardian […]

Friday May 27, 2005

Friday, May 27th, 2005

No muppets were harmed in the production of this prayer shawl. Of course, you are right. Muppet pelts do automatically imply dead Muppets. This had not occurred to me, and I am terribly sorry for spoiling anyone’s breakfast. #2 daughter agreed to model the prayer shawl for me, in this Zorro-like pose, to save it […]

Thursday May 26, 2005

Thursday, May 26th, 2005

Yesterday was unusual in that I heard someone say “Hot damn!” in choir practice for the first time ever. The director also announced that we were going to “work on attacks, cutoffs, vowels … and all the things that make music music.” I have forgotten all the things he listed, but they were things this choir […]

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Your Political Profile Overall: 5% Conservative, 95% Liberal Social Issues: 25% Conservative, 75% Liberal Personal Responsibility: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal Fiscal Issues: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal Ethics: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal Defense and Crime: 0% Conservative, 100% Liberal Chanthaboune has the link for this quiz. It is entirely scientific and accurate, as all blog quizzes […]

Wednesday May 25, 2005

Wednesday, May 25th, 2005

Work, for me, often involves close interaction with boxes and ladders, so it is nothing unusual for me to notice at some point during the day that I am covered with dirt. Yesterday, since I was going out in the evening, I had a mild flash of irritation at the fact. It also brought the […]

Tuesday May 24, 2005

Tuesday, May 24th, 2005

Here is the grunge sock with a hole in it. A hole and a bit of a run. Right at the toe. I could embrace its grunge nature, following the destroyed jeans look with a destroyed sock look. I could throw it away and knit another. But there is a third option. Just frog the […]

Sunday May 22, 2005

Sunday, May 22nd, 2005

Don’t you love lying in bed listening to the rain? However, since we had thunderstorms all night, I am beginning the week in a sleep-deprived state. It is also hot. Hot rain seemed strange to me when I arrived here, but now I know it well. We had the Jack Mitchell jazz band in church yesterday, […]

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