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Archive for October, 2006

Hallowe’en, 2006

Tuesday, October 31st, 2006

Happy Hallowe’en! My boys are not very excited about Hallowe’en this year, and I will be in class this evening while they hand out the goodies, so I really am not participating much at all. Usually, I am in costume at work and read spooky stories to trick or treaters, but not this year. This […]

Arguing Against God

Monday, October 30th, 2006

Once the wedding gift was off the critical list, I returned to my regularly scheduled needlework and finished the Log Cabin Socks for Socktober. In the absence of any suitable replacement for the yarn I ran out of, I used Ozarque’s yarn-splitting trick. The difference in gauge was enough that the two socks are not […]

Preparing for Hallowe’en

Sunday, October 29th, 2006

Pumpkins were the main thing yesterday. We did go to one of the local bakeries for some of their cranberry-pecan bread. It makes amazing turkey sandwiches. And we did our other errands — hairdresser, grocer, etc. — and then to the pumpkin patch…     … where we found this handsome vegetable… … which #2 […]

My Death Plan

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Thanks to Dingus6, I found the Death Clock, which assures me that I am halfway through my life. Also that I will perish in July. On the 25th, in fact. There I’ll be, a few years short of my hundredth birthday, hobbling slowly through Back to School, and I will suddenly keel over, in the middle […]

Dawkins Disappoints

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

I am going out today to buy Hallowe’en candy, and you probably are too. #2 son is coming with me to make sure that I get good stuff, by which he means candy that he will want to eat, since he is too old to go trick or treating any more. But I intend also […]

Quilting Texture

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

Here is the table runner. I am showing it to you both vertically and horizontally in hopes that it will look different from the last time you saw it. I have completed the applique, some of which was just pinned down in the last picture.  I have also completed what you might call the structural quilting […]

Agreeing to Disagree

Thursday, October 26th, 2006

It has been very quiet at work lately, and yesterday’s rain made it even more so, so I had plenty of leisure to think about a conversation on evangelism that Sighkey and I had, and to extend the thought further to the entire idea of agreeing to disagree. Ozarque (if I understand her view correctly) considers […]

Fact Checking the Scandalous

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

The fact-checking is complete and I am sending it in. I am not happy with it. For those who are wondering what I am talking about, I have been fact-checking an entry for the state history encyclopedia. It has to do with a former Miss America from our state who appeared on the cover of […]

The God Delusion

Tuesday, October 24th, 2006

I am a great fan of Richard Dawkins. I have read all his books. I saw him last week on the Colbert Report, and he seems to be a very nice, twinkly, grandfatherly sort of man. He had the air, while going through the unusual process which is a Colbert interview, of someone trying to […]

Prove It

Monday, October 23rd, 2006

The book Quilts from the Quiltmaker’s Gift has a whole section of stretches and safety tips for quilters. I’ve always found that sort of risible, but after spending twelve hours working on this over the weekend, I appreciated a good soak in Batherapy. Sore fingers goes without saying. So when I needed a break, I cast […]

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