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Archive for September, 2017


Saturday, September 30th, 2017

We’ve had #1 son’s dog visiting for a couple days. His fur is thick, glossy, and so black that it swallows up the light and makes him look like a shadow. A shadow who is currently chewing on my tape measure. He and I are having a low-key weekend. Lots of knitting and reading. He’s […]

Happy Healthy Life

Thursday, September 28th, 2017

I met with Polymath on the lovely downtown square. She asked me to tell her about my weight loss journey. I have discussed this topic a little bit with my daughters, and of course ad nauseum here at my blog, but this was the first time I’ve actually had this conversation with anyone else. It […]

Master Bath Week

Sunday, September 24th, 2017

It’s Master Bath week on the Holiday Grand Plan. I still need to scrub the bathtub and clear the drawers, but I’ve cleaned all the cupboards and scrubbed at least half of the master bath. I also put away nearly all the little bits and bobs I decorated with when we moved in. I had […]

Happy Talk Like a Pirate Day

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

International Talk Like a Pirate Day is on #2 son’s birthday. This was the nearest Saturday, so we celebrated his 26th birthday and the Baby’s 0th birthday with a piratical party. I made hooded towels and washcloths for the Baby, and also gave her a reproduction antique story book. My stepfather gave her one of […]

Garden in September

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

It’s riotous in the garden, though there are still flowers and herbs and even some veggies left. #2 Daughter and #2 Son were here for the weekend, and #2 daughter’s dog has been staying for a couple of weeks. #2 Daughter is coming back down tonight and #2 son is coming tomorrow. We’ll have a […]

Nina Proudman’s Sweater

Tuesday, September 19th, 2017

I’ve been watching Offspring. and Nina Proudman has this sweater that I want to make. It shows up in several episodes, but I haven’t been able to find a useful picture of it. It’s made with a space-dyed yarn in a very simple lacy stitch, openwork but with good structure. It has elbow length sleeves, […]

Non-binary Gender

Monday, September 18th, 2017

My husband refers to our vacuum robot as “him.” So the rest of us do, too. Alexa, on the basis of her name and voice, is “her.” Yesterday, we were discussing the robot — we have very different ideas about the needs and preferences of our vacuum cleaner — as I was emptying the dust […]

Master Bedroom Week

Sunday, September 17th, 2017

A Before picture for the bedroom. I took it before the bed was made in order to end up with a more striking Before/After shot, but there’s actually quite a lot to do in here. For Master Bedroom week, we empty all closets and cupboards and drawers, trying on and eliminating things as needed. We […]

Rocking Chair Cushion

Saturday, September 16th, 2017

I went to visit The Baby. #1 Son and DIL were there, along with the Little Girl and the Little Boy, who were meeting their cousin for the first time. I came home and made a cushion for the Baby’s nursery rocker. It has buttons and bows. I like how it turned out.

End of Summer

Friday, September 15th, 2017

It still feels like summer. Maybe summer in California rather than summer in Arkansas. But the trees outside my window are festooned with bright green leaves and the air conditioning is running. Still, we just did the editorial calendars for October, and it is nearly halfway through September. So summer should be ending. And what […]

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