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Archive for November, 2005

Wednesday November 30, 2005

Wednesday, November 30th, 2005

The customers at the store are still cheerful. They enjoy playing the games and trying out the toys, they tell me stories about the nephews and grandchildren they are shopping for, they blithely discuss the relative merits of Blastpads and Mikado. I like this part of the season. In another week or so, there will be […]

Tuesday November 29, 2005

Tuesday, November 29th, 2005

“My bawk is knit at both ends…” There is no way to continue that, I’m afraid. It will definitely last the night and it doesn’t cast a lovely light, so I’ll just quit there. I am finally reading The Da Vinci Code. Both #1 daughter and #2 son loved this book and read it way […]

Monday November 28, 2005

Monday, November 28th, 2005

Here are the Guardian’s Top 20 geek novels. I am not of the geeky persuasion, but I have read the boldfaced ones. 1. The HitchHiker’s Guide to the Galaxy — Douglas Adams 85% (102) 2. Nineteen Eighty-Four — George Orwell 79% (92) 3. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley 69% (77) 4. Do Androids Dream […]

Monday November 28, 2005

Monday, November 28th, 2005

I followed through with my plans for a stationary day yesterday, and got the seventh bawk all the way to the point at which its nice little turtleneck is supposed to begin — where I ran out of yarn. Yes, I have used the same yarn for all the bawks so far and have not […]

Sunday November 27, 2005

Sunday, November 27th, 2005

If you roam the knitting blogs, you will find that many of them seem to be on a deadline. They neglect their husbands, they say, they give up cooking and housework, they endanger their jobs and their friendships by knitting compulsively. They do without sleep, they snap at their pets, all in order to turn […]

Saturday November 26, 2005

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

Novelist Danielle Steele, according to the Wall Street Journal, prefers not to be identified with the term “chicklit.” She feels that it is too limiting. Since I feel quite sure that Danielle Steele does not read this blog, I will share with you my surprise at her reaction. I have always felt that Steele was […]

Saturday November 26, 2005

Saturday, November 26th, 2005

We’ve had a lovely Thanksgiving, followed by the Day of Eating Leftovers, so today is back to oatmeal and fresh vegetables. (Not that Thanksgiving didn’t involve fresh vegetables — it’s just that there was a lot of butter, cream, and pie crusts involved as well. And it is quite possible that leftover pie was on […]

Friday November 25, 2005

Friday, November 25th, 2005

We had a very nice Thanksgiving. The dinnner was lovely, the visit with my parents was great fun. #2 daughter was here for a couple of days and we enjoyed her visit. We played Encore and Word Thief, cooked things, ate things, watched a movie, and had a marathon hair-cutting session with Cecelia. Today, my […]

Thursday November 24, 2005

Thursday, November 24th, 2005

Happy Thanksgiving Don’t you wish this nice old lady was coming to your house with her platter? She probably won’t make it, being as she is fictional and all. Even so, have a wonderful Thnaksgiving.

Wednesday November 23, 2005

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2005

The great exciting news here is that #2 daughter is home. I continue to cough and sniffle and sneeze, but it doesn’t matter, because nearly all my family is at home. There is no greater happiness, unless you can have all the family at home. Even though tomorrow is Thanksgiving, I have almost none of […]

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