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Archive for November, 2015

The Magnificat

Monday, November 30th, 2015

The Magnificat is Mary’s response to Gabriel’s message. It’s from Luke 1:46-55, a song of praise to God that begins like this: My soul magnifies the Lord And my spirit rejoices in God my Savior; Because He has regarded the lowliness of His handmaid; For behold, henceforth all generations shall call me blessed; Because He […]

Advent 1 2015

Sunday, November 29th, 2015

I missed the big Advent I service today because I was dropping a C note on breakfast at Mimi’s with my daughters and their boyfriends. We really had a nice Thanksgiving, and it was worth missing church to get some more time with the girls. The boys left very early to go to their mountain […]

Thanksgiving 2015

Friday, November 27th, 2015


Printables Once More

Tuesday, November 24th, 2015

Today my new printer sent me a “low on ink” message. I have used it only for printing out printable stickers and I am partway through my third packet of 15 sheet sticker paper. At $42 for the ink (though I didn’t buy it, since it was sent with the review printer) and a dollar […]

Big Week Ahead

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

The boys are here! Now to get all the work of the week done in three days, while also having fun with them.

Wedding Planning

Sunday, November 22nd, 2015

I enjoyed a visit with the female family members of my daughter-in-law elect. Her wedding pinboard is shown above, and the planned decorations for the reception are very like what’s on the board, but they are having a white, black, and gold color scheme for the wedding. Where did that come from? Possibly her mama. […]

Utility Nightgowns

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015

I have a sewing¬† book from 1943 which says that “utility nightgowns” should be made in bunches, assembly line style. I’ve never been completely sure what a utility nightgown might be. After all, if you’re married, your husband is going to see your utility nightgowns as well as your frilly silky nighties, right? And if […]

The Cost of the Decorated Planner

Monday, November 16th, 2015

I had lunch with Janalisa and #1 daughter today. Janalisa expressed concern about my obsession with planners. So I told her I’d write another post on planners. I admit I have become engrossed in the subject. And I also have to admit that I have spent more than I expected, though some is for Christmas […]

Don’t Do It

Saturday, November 14th, 2015

I finished the Jermyn Street Scarf for #2 son’s Christmas present. There was some yarn left, and I thought I’d take out the cast on edge and extend the scarf on each end. It took me an hour to take out the cast-on edge, and then of course I realized that stockinette-based rib doesn’t allow […]

Decorated or Undecorated Planner?

Friday, November 13th, 2015

Beginning of the week, with appointments and to-do lists and habit trackers in. The decorated one is more interesting and fun looking. End of the work week. The undecorated one is scribbled and scrawled on. The decorated one is less scrawled on, and I have used the habit trackers pretty well. I think the checklists […]

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