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Archive for March, 2006

Friday March 31, 2006

Friday, March 31st, 2006

More driving, The same 250 miles up and then my husband wants to drive right back. I hope to change his mind on this and come back tomorrow, but we shall see. We are going to #2 daughter’s senior recital, and I am very excited about that. Her junior recital was very good, and the […]

Thursday March 30, 2006

Thursday, March 30th, 2006

Calendars have been coming up a lot in my conversations lately. I started it by talking about the Franklin Covey store. This is a store that sells planning calendars, the kind you carry with you. I have been using these since I was 12 years old. Normally, I buy them right after Christmas. This year, […]

Wednesday March 29, 2006

Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

This book contains patterns for pretty fitted sweaters with a lot of texture and interesting detail. There are pullovers, cardigans, and a twinset, with cables, lace, texture stitches, and lots of special things going on with collars and cuffs and hems. Pretty well all the patterns have waist shaping, set-in sleeves, and what my grandmother would […]

Tuesday March 28, 2006

Tuesday, March 28th, 2006

Ah, yes, the Jasmine sweater. Here it is — a fetching raglan from Elsebeth Lavold’s Summer Breeze Collection. I got the book and the yarn before spring break, and was prepared to make one for me in the color Silken Damask — pink — and one for a friend in Regal Orchid,  which is purple. The […]

Monday March 27, 2006

Monday, March 27th, 2006

Sunday was a matter of driving 250 miles with a single, 10-minute break. Therefore, I do not include it in Spring Break. We will be doing it again this coming weekend. Today, everyone goes back to school and work, and I hope (after work — before work I have to take one of the boys to […]

Sunday March 26, 2006

Sunday, March 26th, 2006

Saturday was a day for urban pleasures. #2 son had us start out at his favorite bakery, which is at Crown Center, across from Union Station. I love Union Station, and I also love The Link, pictured here. It is a metal-and-glass structure to walk through from Union Station to Crown Center. We were not […]

Saturday March 25, 2006

Saturday, March 25th, 2006

The first stop on our roadtrip was the George Washington Carver National Monument. We had eaten a hearty breakfast and then been in the car for a couple of hours, so we were ready to hike the Carver Trail. This trail takes you from Carver’s birthplace around to other family sites, with the idea of giving a […]

Friday March 24, 2006

Friday, March 24th, 2006

The snow day was very pleasant and relaxing,and I got a good bit of knitting done The back of the Damask Jasmine is done, but for the ribbing, and I did a few rows on Erin. #2 daughter picked up her invitations and finished her work obligations. We did laundry, packed up the car, and […]

Thursday March 23, 2006

Thursday, March 23rd, 2006

Here is where the mid-point of my spring break took place: the library. I was doing my volunteer lookups. There is an organization called RAOGK (Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness) which hooks people up with folks who live in the area that they are trying to research. It is so much easier to find data […]

Weight Machines

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2006

#2 daughter tumbled out of bed just in time for us to get to the gym, if not to do a whole lot of exercising before she had to get ready for work. This is the current entrance to the gym, which is in the process of remodeling. Yes, this is a strange painted-on facade […]

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