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Archive for April, 2006

Sunday April 30, 2006

Sunday, April 30th, 2006

I worked six days this past week in order to make up for taking a day off for #2 daughter’s recital and leaving early for her graduation. I don’t mind working on Saturday, but there are consequences. My house is a mess, there is a backlog of laundry to be done, the grocery shopping didn’t […]

Saturday April 29, 2006

Saturday, April 29th, 2006

One of the things I like about blogs is that you get to see other people’s lives — things that may be commonplace to them, but exotic to you. I like to hear about the climate where you live, and the things you do for fun, and your work. Usually, when I write about my […]

Friday April 28, 2006

Friday, April 28th, 2006

KaliMama asked for a picture of me reading and knitting at the same time, and I happen to have one. I am wearing Siv and knitting Hopkins, so this is in the nature of a historical picture, but this is how I do it. Nowadays, when I am reading a thin book, I use a […]

Thursday April 27, 2006

Thursday, April 27th, 2006

On the left, if you look closely, you can see Falstaff’s bud. Falstaff actually has two buds, total. This is not a prolific rose, but each blossom is gorgeous and heavily scented. The flowers are deep crimson with the old-fashioned mega-multi-petaled shape. One year, possibly in a spirit of competition with Montezuma, Falstaff sent up one […]


Wednesday, April 26th, 2006

The Wall Street Journal yesterday had a story with a sad and pathetic undertone. They were talking about another in the rash of recent announcements that stuff isn’t as good for you as once thought. In this case, it was a pair of studies checking to see whether calcium supplements protected older women against hip […]

Tuesday April 25, 2006

Tuesday, April 25th, 2006

The lecturer at my Tuesday class last week ran through a number of examples of things that people hate. Do you hate it when someone cuts you off in traffic? Do you hate it when you get junk mail or telemarketer’s calls? And so on. She didn’t say do you hate it when your yarn […]

Monday April 24, 2006

Monday, April 24th, 2006

You know when you see those little groups of men working on the road, where only one appears to be working and the rest are standing around? Though I had never before considered the possibility, I now think it is entirely possible that the one who is working is the guy who believes that only he can […]

Sunday April 23, 2006

Sunday, April 23rd, 2006

I didn’t get very far with my building project. In fact, I got about three inches into the first cut when I realized that I did not have the right kind of saw. My husband already knew this, but thought it would be more amusing to watch me discover it myself. I left the building […]

Saturday April 22, 2006

Saturday, April 22nd, 2006

I may be (for which feel free to read “am”) preparing to miss the deadline for the Knit the Classics, but I am well in time for the bagalong. Here is the Origami Bag. I was concerned that this would turn out to be more of a concept than a usable bag, but that is […]

Friday April 21, 2006

Friday, April 21st, 2006

Timestep29 told me that the fellow who sings about the freakin’ weekend (and presumably all the rest of the salacious stuff we listen to in cardiopump) is named R. Kelly, and that he had composed an opera. I was enormously excited about this. Just the thought of an opera by this guy was so astounding […]

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