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Archive for July, 2004

Saturday July 31, 2004

Saturday, July 31st, 2004

We have reached the very busy time at work. So far it is still fun. It is, however, very busy, from the moment we open the door to quite a while after we should have closed. We are racing around like mad eejits while at the same time attempting to maintain our customary placid and helpful interest […]

Friday July 30, 2004

Friday, July 30th, 2004

#2 daughter and Extra Boy and I were at the farmers market, which is heavily populated with dogs, and found ourselves playing the popular game, “What kind of dog are you?” Extra Boy? Well, I don’t want to use people’s actual names here, but I have to call them something. Most of the nicknames are […]

Thursday July 29, 2004

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

As I was websurfing, after having done my daily post, I happened upon this site: , which has the heading “Good Use of Spare Time.” The good use in question appears to be making things. I agree with that. I have recently talked with several people whose lives appear to be more exciting than […]

Thursday July 29, 2004

Thursday, July 29th, 2004

Mencken is not my idea of a theologian. Marva Dawn is my idea of a theologian. But Mencken is always amusing, provocative, and interesting to read. In this book, he suggests that religion began when, having developed a higher cortex, early humans made themselves unhappy by thinking too much. They were not simply scared by lightning any more, but […]

My Daughters’ Cakes

Wednesday, July 28th, 2004

Since I am not supposed to eat any saturated fat or simple carbohydrates, “dessert” at my house should of course be a synonym for “nice piece of fruit.” However, we have, this summer, been enjoying the occasional small serving of two splendid desserts. Here are the recipes: #2 Daughter’s Chocolate Nemesis 2 sticks butter, 12 […]

Tuesday July 27, 2004

Tuesday, July 27th, 2004

Did I say I would have the sleeves finished by Monday? Not so! They are long enough — too long, perhaps — but the decreases are not nearly complete. I am going to end up with excessively long sleeves, here. I have checked the photograph in the book, and I am going to end up […]

Monday July 26, 2004

Monday, July 26th, 2004

Okay, family, here is a link to Grandma’s blog!

Monday July 26, 2004

Monday, July 26th, 2004

I’ve already said that I am not a yarn snob, and I stand by that. I knitted acrylic stuff for my kids (they grow out of it fast enough that it doesn’t look horrible before they do) and I am currently knitting with Lion Brand Wool-Ease. Of course, natural Scottish wool feels better to knit […]

Sunday July 25, 2004

Sunday, July 25th, 2004

Our garden is not at its absolute best right now. For one thing, it has been too hot and we have all been too lazy for much weeding, so the weeds are rampant. The strawberry plants are also rampant; the squashes died and had to be pulled out (I am sad about this, but the […]

Saturday July 24, 2004

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

 We went to the farmers market this morning and bought quantities of peaches. The market is a very nice place, on the downtown square of our nice little town. Local farmers, potters, cheesemakers, bakers, and even knitters congregate there, and we can do the majority of our shopping there in the summer.  When we lived […]

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