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Archive for April, 2011


Sunday, April 17th, 2011

It’s Palm Sunday. I’m singing at two services at two churches, so I’ve had to get up very early in order to get my Australians settled before church. This is because I really didn’t feel like working yesterday, so I didn’t. I made a rather shapeless green silk charmeuse nightgown, since it should soon be […]


Saturday, April 16th, 2011

It’s an anniversary. On this day in 2008,¬† I learned that the store where I had worked for 15 years was going out of business and that I would be unemployed.

Triangles Cushion

Friday, April 15th, 2011

Among the many cool things I saw up in the Big City¬†were these triangular cushions. I can add them to my list of things I think about making, since I don’t actually have time to make anything. #1 daughter says that I’m wrong about this. I choose to work a ridiculous amount, she says, but […]

Sunday April 10, 2011

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

#1 daughter and I had a doughnut and present birthday celebration with $2 son Friday and then came up to the Big City. We had a tea tasting (Snow Dragon Jasmine was the winner), inadvertently found ourselves in a dental convention, and met #2 daughter’s work colleagues. Then #2 got offf work and came home to find us […]

Sunday April 3, 2011

Sunday, April 3rd, 2011

We had the odd experience last week of being featured at the Google doodle — that is, when someone clicked on Google’s special logo for the day, we came up top choice. We had 45,553 visits in 24 hours. Those who use Google Analytics will appreciate that this completely messed up my plan to use […]

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