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Archive for August, 2015


Sunday, August 30th, 2015

I had dinner at a lavish local restaurant on Thursday night, and then Friday evening and Saturday were spent at a retreat at a local lodge. Both evenings I had fish and mashed potatoes and vegetables for dinner. Oh, and chocolate ganache and Roasted Apple a la Mode. And breakfast and lunch. I am not […]

Summer’s End

Thursday, August 27th, 2015

The seasons here don’t go Summer> Fall. They go Summer> Still Summer > Football. Still, the peaches are the last great fruit production before the pumpkins come in for the fall… er, football season. I have to get another bag of them and bake a pie before it’s too late. We were asked to bid […]


Wednesday, August 26th, 2015

I met another weight loss goal today. This is a major milestone. I now have one more goal, and I think I could reach it by the end of the year if I don’t get too distracted by life, work, the universe, and everything. However, I have managed to meet a series of goals already […]

Back to Work

Monday, August 24th, 2015

This was my first full day back at work, albeit I did 16 hours total after getting home. Today, however, I was accepting mail, returning calls, reading emails, and all. So I got a lot done and we have a bunch if interesting projects coming up. Meanwhile, the photo above shows Adiri, three skeins in. […]


Sunday, August 23rd, 2015

Coming back from our travels is a matter of returning to my normal life… but only to a point. Yes, it was nice to be back in my own bed. I tidied my bedroom and unpacked and put things away and organized the knitting and reading materials and that was a pleasure. And it was […]

Bus Travel

Thursday, August 20th, 2015

We’ve driven to Colorado many times, and Kansas is very tedious to drive through. So I thought — especially since at one point it looked as though I might be going on my own — that I would travel by Greyhound. Travel through the night, sleeping, have a few hours in the morning to read […]


Wednesday, August 19th, 2015

This trip was full of flowers. I’d like to have a garden just like this one. Sunflowers and black-eyed Susans are the weeds in Colorado, it seems. This abandoned farmhouse may have a story, but it also has sunflowers. There are lots of container gardens all over Ft. Collins. I told #2 son the traditional […]

Travel Food

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015

Nachos at Oskar Blues Waffles and local craft sodas at the Waffle Lab Beer and sandwiches at Choice City Butcher and Deli Picnic in Poudre Canyon Handmade truffles from Nuance Chocolate

Yarn Crawl Fail, Sort of

Monday, August 17th, 2015

I only got to one of the yarn crawl stores during the yarn crawl, so I may not have gotten the full experience. However, I did go to a bunch of yarn shops. Two skeins of Isager from My Sister’s Knits Four skeins of Shetland wool and one of Findley from Longmont Yarn Shop Handpainted […]

Crested Butte

Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Crested Butte was a mining town once, and a beet farming community, and now it’s mostly cute. The whole town is on the Historical Register, and it is supported by tourism. I like being a tourist, I like touristy towns, I like cute, and the turn of the 20th century is a favorite time period […]

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