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Archive for July, 2006

Monday July 31, 2006

Monday, July 31st, 2006

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 book, Fortunately. Fortunately, she finished school. Unfortunately, that meant she had to get out of […]

Monday July 31, 2006

Monday, July 31st, 2006

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 economical in the long run. I didn’t know if they would like it, or just […]

Sunday July 30, 2006

Sunday, July 30th, 2006

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 so far, but am awaiting a shipment with a couple of others to try out. […]

Saturday July 29, 2006

Saturday, July 29th, 2006

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 the number for one item and the description for another. They put down the wrong […]

Friday July 28, 2006

Friday, July 28th, 2006

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 choir but wishing for an opportunity to work on early music, his real love. There […]

Thursday July 27, 2006

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

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 canning. This year, I’ve been winning. Oh, the house is of course a mess, and […]

Wednesday July 26, 2006

Wednesday, July 26th, 2006

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 go the extra mile for those who need her. An inspiration to us all. As […]

Tuesday July 25, 2006

Tuesday, July 25th, 2006

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, why not check it out? I read some of the articles and did not find […]

Monday July 24, 2006

Monday, July 24th, 2006

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 in my mind came in Sunday School. The lesson was about body image. Leprosy, as […]

Sunday July 23, 2006

Sunday, July 23rd, 2006

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 wake me up, but it is imaginary. I know the exact time because I turned, […]

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