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Archive for January, 2014

Auntie Mame

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Auntie Mame: an irreverent escapadePatrick Dennis; Broadway Books 2001 I started the day with blogging and social media posting, moved on to my class in the Next County, and then moved on to TechFest. There were no significant technical difficulties with my presentation, and I had a chance to say hello to several people I […]


Thursday, January 30th, 2014

#1 daughter and I went to lunch today. Yesterday I went to the movies with Janalisa. This is the other side of the coin that involves my working evenings and weekends. In any case, #1 daughter and I were talking about frivolous stuff. She started the discussion by admitting that she likes some frivolous stuff: […]

Another T Shirt Quilt

Sunday, January 26th, 2014

In the course of cleaning out the room #2 was staying in, I came upon a huge bin filled with clothing. Said clothing included 50 T shirts, so I cut them up for a T shirt quilt. I made one for #1 son a couple of years ago and it was quite successful, so I […]

Room Rescue

Saturday, January 25th, 2014

I got up way too early this morning and I did not feel like working, so I tackled my son’s erstwhile bedroom. He took it over while he was here for Christmas break, and it was just as he left it. A couple of hours got it back in shape. It’s not decorator styled, but […]

Ah, the Weekend

Friday, January 24th, 2014

It has been a long week, but a good one. I got a lot of work finished and sent to the clients, we got paid for some work we’ve done, we made progress on some stalled projects. I worked late most evenings and started early, but I also spent some time knitting, singing, hanging with […]

Christie vs. Clinton?

Monday, January 20th, 2014

I began the scarf you see at left in the handspun mohair from Colorado, but I didn’t like it. I really like the photo of the graceful older model, but this is not the right pattern for this scarf. It just looks too inchoate. I have cast on yet again, and am making a simple […]

Mourning the Nantucket Jacket

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

I worked yesterday morning and took the afternoon for reading and knitting, taking the dogs for a walk with my husband, and hanging out with him now that we’re back to being Empty Nesters. In the evening, I went to get another skein of yarn to start the shoulder shaping on the Nantucket Jacket — […]


Saturday, January 18th, 2014

I was listening to Science Friday yesterday as I drove through towns that seemed to have been paused in the 1930s. They were discussing the movie Her, which I have not yet seen. In this movie, a man falls in love with an OS. There were guests with a variety of viewpoints to express: That […]

Pillar to Post

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Highlights of the week: Driving the same number of miles as if I had driven to Kansas City. #1 daughter and #2 son actually drove to Kansas City. A meeting downtown in a client’s brand new office, where I got to share their excitement at being where they wanted to be. Asking Siri to find […]


Sunday, January 12th, 2014

I’ve decided to attend a conference in Florida next month. As this shot of my closet shows, I have plenty of gear as long as I am planning a swamp camouflage look. This is the kind of business trip that involves flying in, dinner, a day and a half of meals and meetings, and flying […]

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