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Archive for June, 2007

Saturday June 30, 2007

Saturday, June 30th, 2007

Reading the adventures of Formerprincess in searching out fabrics for her quilt has caused me to think about the process of buying fabric. For me, it is quite different from the process of buying yarn. When I buy yarn, I think to myself, “I want to make X.” I calculate how much yarn of what […]

Friday June 29, 2007

Friday, June 29th, 2007

It is Friday again, and that means that another week of the Summer Reading Challenge has ended. Possibly week 4. I have lost track. In any case, this week’s two completed books were Soapsuds and Saturday. Last week’s were Triple Witch and True Lies of a Drama Queen, neither of which I mentioned at all, […]

Thursday June 28, 2007

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

Canadian National was saying I sounded busy, but not busy. Actually, I am busy! Here are a couple of pictures of the gardens at the local university. My kid has been told that he can have a job taking care of these gardens, but at the moment he is not sure that he will apply. […]

Wednesday June 27, 2007

Wednesday, June 27th, 2007

Freshman orientation is one of those events, like showers or baptisms or graduations, that is important and something you want to be there for, without actually being very entertaining or even interesting. We spent a lot of time standing in line. Parents on the right, students on the left, in this case. I learned some […]

Tuesday June 26, 2007

Tuesday, June 26th, 2007

I’m in a major hurry today, and so I just have a few quick notes for you: If you are charging people to attend orientation (not a good idea, IMHO), you sure as heck shouldn’t put half of it on Power Point. This is like charging people to come see your slides. There are just […]

Monday June 25, 2007

Monday, June 25th, 2007

There were suggestions about the fate of Erin. Formerprincess asked whether I might not wear Erin after all if I finished her. Yes, I certainly would. That’s the problem. I will wear anything. If you have ever seen the program “What Not to Wear,” you will have seen people with my approach to clothing. I […]

Sunday June 24, 2007

Sunday, June 24th, 2007

 I spent yesterday at the store. First, J.J. and I gave the place a good cleaning, assuring one another the while that no one would mind. There is something about cleaning people’s messes up behind their backs… Personally, I would love to have someone clean up behind my back. #2 daughter sometimes does, when she […]

Saturday June 23, 2007

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

She was getting ready for her date with The Cattleman when the email  from the Second Trombone arrived. She called me. “What do you think this means? He says he is not what I think he is but he also thinks that I am not what I think I am.” She was choosing earrings, slicking on […]

Friday June 22, 2007

Friday, June 22nd, 2007

Here’s what happened to the first cucumber from our garden. I sliced them up and put some bottled salad dressing on them, that being my mother’s famous cucumber recipe, which everyone loves. We also had zucchini and yellow zucchini (that might have another name, but if so I don’t know it), so I added some […]

Thursday June 21, 2007

Thursday, June 21st, 2007

I got the machine sewing done on the pants I was working on yesterday. They are in a charcoal gray Tencel twill from Fashion Fabrics Club. Tencel is a very silky, drapey fabric. It may not be possible to make pants in Tencel without feeling like you are making pajamas. There may also be nothing […]

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