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Archive for February, 2007

Wednesday February 28, 2007

Wednesday, February 28th, 2007

Yesterday was a day filled with little surprises. I began my work day with a delivery to the church. The pastor called me into his office to ask whether I had ever thought of going into the ministry. He gave me a book which is given to people along with this question. “We Methodists are […]

Tuesday February 27, 2007

Tuesday, February 27th, 2007

We did the FAFSA last night. That is the form for requesting government assistance for college costs. In order to fill out this form, I first had to calculate our taxes. There may be people who enjoy filling out forms. I can imagine someone enjoying it. The pristine page with the tidy little lines and […]

Monday February 26, 2007

Monday, February 26th, 2007

I was indeed The Slave of Duty yesterday, and the day ended — as does the operetta — with Unbounded Domesticity. (If you didn’t catch the allusion, then you’re not up on your Gilbert and Sullivan.) I made my sewn FO of the Week, another Kwik Sew 3039. This was a fabric from SWAP Part […]

Sunday February 25, 2007

Sunday, February 25th, 2007

It’s a soft, rainy day here. My co-teacher is leading Sunday School today. This is only the second time she has done so. We had originally planned to alternate weeks, but she is out of the country a great deal, working for the One Book Foundation. And when she is in the U.S., she is […]

Saturday February 24, 2007

Saturday, February 24th, 2007

This is not a good picture, but it clearly shows just how much longer I had to make the sleeves of Pipes. Old sleeve on the right, new sleeve on the left. Sort of an El Greco effect, isn’t it? I am feeling sort of groggy this morning. The dog came in at 4:00 a.m. Someone […]

Friday February 23, 2007

Friday, February 23rd, 2007

This is what three skeins of Connemara looks like, on its way to becoming a Bijoux blouse. Yesterday I took some time to work out, and I also watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding and worked on the lengthening of the sleeves of Pipes. When #1 daughter got engaged, she got us all together to watch […]

Thursday February 22, 2007

Thursday, February 22nd, 2007

Perhaps you have been feeling that your life — composed of music, books, needlework, family, household tasks, a little gentle socializing and work — is dull. If so, I can suggest to you how to make your life exciting. First, you must arrange to have your job in jeopardy. Have the company hanging by a […]

Wednesday February 21, 2007

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

I had a post telling you about my family crisis — which was an excellent story — but my mother made me remove it. Sigh. Instead, I will tell you about Lent. Lent is the 40 days between Shrove Tuesday (Mardi Gras) and Easter. During this time, Christians remember the 40 days Jesus spent in the […]

Wednesday February 21, 2007

Wednesday, February 21st, 2007

It is Ash Wednesday, and I do mean to write about Lent, but first I have to tell you about our family crisis. My husband took the tax papers up to our usual tax prep guy, but he wasn’t doing taxes this year. He is from Laos, like my husband. So when some friends of […]

Tuesday February 20, 2007

Tuesday, February 20th, 2007

It’s Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, the day to eat up all the eggs and butter and pate de fois gras in the house before Lent begins tomorrow. Around here, you can do both Mardi Gras and Shrove Tuesday. You can go to a pancake supper at church, with pancake races and […]

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