Month: July 2006

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Monday July 31, 2006

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There have been a couple of enquiries about #2 daughter. “Is she a career girl now?” one email asked. A phone call asked about the ending. We just haven’t gotten to the ending yet. The story is like that children’s […]

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Monday July 31, 2006

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My boys are trying to bulk up. They’re going to the gym for 90 minute lifting sessions and drinking protein shakes. Why didn’t I buy them the giant jar of protein shake powder? they want to know. It would be more […]

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Sunday July 30, 2006

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Just because I haven’t mentioned my knitting lately doesn’t mean I’m not knitting. Here is Jasmine, with the last sleeve about halfway done. And here you will find new yarns from Knitpicks. I’ve only used their Wool of the Andes […]

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Saturday July 29, 2006

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This week at work I have been dealing with mail orders. I’ve never done this before, so I had some surprises. There were perhaps two orders that were clear and legible. The others? They had the wrong numbers. They used […]

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Friday July 28, 2006

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The Chamber Singers audtion for a director was fun. We sang “Lamb of God” arranged by F. Melius Christiansen and “O Magnum Mysterium” by de Victoria. The director we were trying out was a very accomplished man, currently directing a church […]

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Thursday July 27, 2006

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I’ve decided to embrace summer lassitude. Every year, I fight against it. Every year, we all gradually sink into it, tolerating a messy house and jungly garden, ceasing productive activity beyond a little desultory knitting and a few bursts of […]

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Wednesday July 26, 2006

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Our new worker, who shall henceforth be known as JJ, is an excellent worker. She is also an admirable woman. She has had a hard life and yet has risen above it. She is very charitable, and always willing to […]

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Tuesday July 25, 2006

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Black Purl is another online knitting magazine, and new to me. It has cell phone cozies, tank tops, and plain rectangular shawls just like all the others, but the models are African-American. So if that would make a difference to you, […]

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Monday July 24, 2006

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Our duet went well — some pulled out their handkerchiefs and some sang along, the two best responses you can get in church — and the sermon was thought-provoking as always, but the part of yesterday’s church experience that is lingering […]

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Sunday July 23, 2006

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I woke up at 3:50 a.m. at the sound of my name. No one had actually called me. This happens sometimes — I hear my name as clearly as though someone had said it in my ear, loud enough to […]