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War Eagle

Saturday, October 21st, 2017

I meant to take pictures at War Eagle, but didn’t get around to it. It was a gorgeous early autumn day, with some color in the trees and leaves falling onto the car. #1 daughter and I took the Baby to the craft fair. There were some fine goods there, and I bought a lot. […]

Sing a New Song!

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

…or at least a new tune. We’re singing new tunes to some very familiar words in choir. “Rock of Ages,” the great theological argument hymn, has a pretty alternate tune by James Ward: Ward has a terrible website. It could be used in a class on how to make a bad website. He lives in […]

Socktober, Baby Feet Edition

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

This is some amazing self-striping sock yarn my sister sent to me. This is the baby who needs some socks, as you can see from her wiggly pink toes. And here’s the first sock of Socktober.

Kitchen Week 2017/English Muffins

Monday, October 16th, 2017

I was amazed to learn that English muffins are made on a griddle rather than in an oven. You make what seems like an ordinary bread dough, in this case with white whole wheat flour. You put the dough into rings on a griddle or in a pan. Turn them when the first side is […]

Bambara on Baby

Sunday, October 15th, 2017

Bambara, the Basque pull I knitted with a kit from La Droguerie, is being modeled by The Baby. She is wearing it with simple black leggings and looks downright chic. Her grandpa is holding her.Here’s the Bambara on its own: The plan for today was to take the grandkids to Oktoberfest at church. #1 Son, […]

Why Does Amazon Think I’m a Republican?

Friday, October 13th, 2017

I bought an appliance part from Amazon, along with a bunch of books, an exercise thing, and a toy. I don’t know why they’re offering me Dan Brown and the Berenstain Bears, whom I cordially loathe, but Terry Pratchett and cookbooks make sense. I bought children’s books (Graeme Base, a whole other thing from those […]

Bambara, Complete

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

  Here’s Bambara, a Basque sweater from La Drogerie. Except that it might be not a sweater in the basque style, but a sweater with a basque — a bodice. “Le « Bambara » est une langue africaine,” La Droguerie’s website explains. “Une belle journée et j’habille mon bébé en été avec ce pull. On […]

10,000 Steps?

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

It was my understanding that the figure of 10,000 steps, so familiar to all us Fitbit fans, was chosen arbitrarily for a pedometer brand in Japan, where the movement began. But I’m reading This Is Your Do-over by Michael Roizen, and he claims that there’s some reality to the number. He started holding his patients […]

Meetings Rethought

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

I had three meetings yesterday. There was a time when three meetings in one month would destroy that month for me. Gradually, by dint of reframing and paying attention to the positive, I got to the point where I could tolerate three meetings in a week. Now I’m up to three a day without undue […]

Guest Room Week

Sunday, October 8th, 2017

It’s Guest Room Week on the Holiday Grand Plan, and that’s a good thing, since #2 daughter and her dog will be arriving tomorrow. My guest room is also my sewing room, and I actually have some big plans for it. This may not be the week to work on those plans, since it will […]

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