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Archive for November, 2007

Friday November 30, 2007

Friday, November 30th, 2007

I stayed in last night, watched Wag the Dog with my son, got some knitting done. I put away the autumn decorations and got a start on the Christmas decorations. I brought out our collection of Christmas CDs — we have a couple of dozen, so I guess I had better start playing them. In […]

Thursday November 29, 2007

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

At Book Club yesterday, I asked the ladies for their sage advice on #1 son’s teen angst/ school troubles, and they were very helpful. They were speaking as musicians, which helped. At bell choir rehearsal, the director told us to “whomp ’em,” and assured us that he had never heard of a bell cracking while […]

Wednesday November 28, 2007

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

We rehearsed with the orchestra last night. We are behind the orchestra (from the audience’s point of view), so it looked different from the one I heard this weekend, and it sounded different as well, because it is the University Symphony Orchestra. They did a good job, though. Adding the orchestra changes rehearsals. For one […]

Tuesday November 27, 2007

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

This is two skeins of Knitpicks Wool of the Andes, in Iron Ore, on their way to becoming a sweater for #2 son. A stockinette rectangle, and therefore not interesting. Sorry. We had a good rehearsal last night. We’re doing Handel’s Messiah, a wonderful oratorio full of lovely melodies, even for the altos, who are […]

Monday November 26, 2007

Monday, November 26th, 2007

We had a great weekend in The Big City, my daughters and I. First of course we had to get there. I did not have to do any of the driving, so it wasn’t that bad, but it was bad enough that I thought, during the weekend, about avoiding the return trip by a) staying […]

Sunday November 25, 2007

Sunday, November 25th, 2007

We’re back. And I have things to write. But first I have to clean up and rest up and do some paperwork. So I decided that today’s post could just be a cryptic collection of mysterious photo images. I have seen this on other xangas from time to time, and it seems effective. 😉  

Friday November 23, 2007

Friday, November 23rd, 2007

  Thanksgiving was a lot of fun. There was a lot of feasting and a lot of conversation.  You can see that there was plenty to feast upon. I did not bake any cucumbers, even though I was dared to. We found that our folding table was missing, so there was a limit to how […]

Thanksgiving, 2007

Thursday, November 22nd, 2007

I don’t know why this turkey appears to be a mammal, but it is not real enough to put you off your feast. My boys helped with preparations yesterday, and I was able to loll around some, so we are well set for today. Some things are ready to go in the oven. Here is […]

Wednesday November 21, 2007

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

I was going to talk about Chinese toys, today, or last night’s experience of trying not to distract people from leprosy and demons while going through an entire packet of Kleenex, but I had to get up at 4:30 again this morning, so I have gotten distracted from those topics by Jell-O. Jell-O is part […]

Tuesday November 20, 2007

Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

I’m not feeling very well today. Whether it is continued allergies or incipient virus I cannot tell, so I stayed home from rehearsal last night and went to bed early. Since I can’t swallow or breathe normally, I didn’t sleep well, and I had to be up at 4:30 a.m., so that all by itself […]

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