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Archive for May, 2006

Wednesday May 31, 2006

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

The Summer Reading Challenge begins tomorrow, and several participants have their reading lists up (including someone who is going to read Her Privates We, and man, is that ever an unfortunate title). #2 son has a summer reading list. $40 worth of reference books, plus seven novels, only one of which is available in a […]

Tuesday May 30, 2006

Tuesday, May 30th, 2006

The end of the sewing marathon. There are several hems and things to do, but each of us ended up with two skirts and two tops, as well as a beginning on the rest of the plan. Here is #2 daughter’s trumpet skirt, Simplicity 5194, in microfiber twill. We ended up with a lot of […]

Monday May 29, 2006

Monday, May 29th, 2006

Baby zucchini! Also baby peppers. One per plant. Here is what we will do with these baby vegetables. The zukes and one of the peppers will be sliced and sauteed in a smidgen of olive oil with some of our plentiful basil . We’ll throw in a handful of frozen corn (too early for fresh, of course) and sprinkle […]

Sunday May 28, 2006

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

The Regal Orchid Jasmine sweater is finished! This is a lovely sweater, soft and pretty and very feminine. Not hot, either, so the recipient — my dear college chum M — should be able to wear it now and in the future. I will be shipping it off on Tuesday. Then I shall begin my […]

Sunday May 28, 2006

Sunday, May 28th, 2006

How far have we gotten with our sewing marathon? Well, I bought groceries and went to work, while #2 daughter went on a date. In the afternoon, it was back to the fabric store for pins (and snaps for work). Then we went, at That Man’s suggestion, to a new bookstore on the south side of […]

Saturday May 27, 2006

Saturday, May 27th, 2006

#2 daughter and I went shopping for fabric last night, with limited success. Actually, it was a huge success. We caught one of those 99 cent sales on patterns and stocked up. Well, by our standards. At one point, #2 daughter told one of the fabric store ladies that we owned “so many patterns.” I […]

Friday May 26, 2006

Friday, May 26th, 2006

We had planned to go last night to the free concert in the park with this famous local band. Locally famous, at least. Ironydotcom came to dinner, and afterwards #1 son headed off to the park with his buds. #2 son declined to go, pointing out the heat. I thought about the parking difficulties and […]

Thursday May 25, 2006

Thursday, May 25th, 2006

#2 daughter and I took the dogs for a walk in the park yesterday morning. That’s Toby on the left, and Fiona on the right. It’s reaching the 90s by noon, but the mornings are still beautiful, and the dogs were thrilled to be out in the park.     All was going well. We […]

Wednesday May 24, 2006

Wednesday, May 24th, 2006

Yesterday, I persuaded #2 daughter to go to cardiopump with me. She didn’t even pretend that it was fun, and today is feeling as though she is coming down with something. I am hoping that it is leftover jet lag, plus that achy feeling that you might think was the flu if you don’t usually […]

Tuesday May 23, 2006

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2006

This spring, I have driven to and from Kansas City seven times. Every time, I follow the advice of my agoraphobia book and pay close attention to all the scary parts, and notice how the majority of the experience is not scary, and notice my physical reactions to the scary bits and how they are […]

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