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Archive for January, 2007

Wednesday January 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

It is snowing. It waited until I had gotten safely to work and then began snowing and it has not stopped. I sent Blessing home at noon when the schools closed, and she called me 15 minutes later to say that she had only made it two intersections north by that time. Since then I […]

Wednesday January 31, 2007

Wednesday, January 31st, 2007

I once heard that the people who stick to their fitness goals are not the most disciplined, but the best at problem solving. I thought of that today, since I have to take #2 son someplace instead of exercising today. I will simply have to fit my 30 minutes in somewhere else, I suppose — […]

Tuesday January 30, 2007

Tuesday, January 30th, 2007

I finished the Fuzzy Feet last night. I made them according to the pattern, and lengthened them according to the pattern’s instructions, to fit #1 son. This pattern doesn’t seem to be intended for men, actually. Perhaps I shouldn’t say that. I didn’t felt them carefully by hand, after all. I threw them into the […]

Finished SWAP

Monday, January 29th, 2007

  SWAP report “Sewing With a Plan” is a sensible idea in which you plan a wardrobe and sew all the pieces, rather than sewing according to random inspiration and ending up with nothing to wear. Around the sewing blogs, people do these as contests and sewalongs, and they have some rules. You are supposed […]

Sunday January 28, 2007

Sunday, January 28th, 2007

  The service yesterday was very nice. Ozarque had quite a long discussion over at her place recently about death and dying. I didn’t read all the comments, so I may have missed it, but I don’t recall that anyone talked about planning your funeral. My friend planned hers, and wrote to people asking them if […]

Saturday January 27, 2007

Saturday, January 27th, 2007

I’m attending a funeral today, for a dear friend who has been suffering the last two years from ALS. She died in complete confidence that she would be going home to God, so this is not sad for her, but of course it is for the rest of us. #2 daughter has come down for […]

Friday January 26, 2007

Friday, January 26th, 2007

“I was glad no harpers or chroniclers happened to be passing by.” — Jonathan Stroud Surely we all feel like that sometimes. Yesterday, for example. First, I was at lunch with a friend and she asked about my husband. I guess I had mentioned that he was Buddhist. She was wondering how we reconciled our […]

Older Women in Literature

Thursday, January 25th, 2007

At book club yesterday, one of the discussion questions was, “Do writers ignore the concerns of older women?” We stepped away from the book we were reading, The Jane Austen Book Club, which had turned out to be rather slight. Each of us had books in mind in which there had been memorable older women. […]

Wednesday January 24, 2007

Wednesday, January 24th, 2007

I’ve often mentioned the HGP, the Holiday Grand Plan which allows me to enjoy the holidays every year without excessive stress. The HGP is part of the GP, the annual Grand Plan which begins with New Year’s Resolutions, moves through spring cleaning, and then has a food focus part before getting to the HGP. I […]

Tuesday January 23, 2007

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2007

#2 daughter will be singing the alto aria for Bach Cantata 12 with the KC Symphony on February 11, so if you find yourself in the audience, you will know whose amazing voice that is. Well, I guess you would know anyway because of the program and all, but still… Now, we may have high […]

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