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Archive for September, 2008


Tuesday, September 30th, 2008

This is the road between me and town. I really like it. It looks a bit scruffy right now. It’s sort of between summer and fall. In high summer it’s an amazing canopy of green for us to drive through. In fall it’s brilliantly colored, and opens to hills covered with color. Quite nice, and […]


Monday, September 29th, 2008

Lace is taking place. We all know that you can’t tell anything at all about lace while it’s on the needles, but I think this will be a nice tailored sort of lace pretty soon here. I’m going to end some of these lines in the next row so they’ll be different lengths, not an […]


Sunday, September 28th, 2008

I started on a new knitting project, a Christmas present scarf. I have Crazy Aunt Purl’s speical filter enabled. It doesn’t allow recipients to see their own gifts. You can therefore be sure that, if you can see it, it’s not for you. We had a gorgeous fall day yesterday. I spent much of it […]

Lunch Date on a Work Day

Saturday, September 27th, 2008

  I had an oDesk assignment yesterday — twelve hours to complete by Tuesday, so apart from the usual blogging and analytics and stuff, that was all I had scheduled for the day. Oh — and that lunch date. And wine in the rose garden. Yes, well, the buyer neglected to change my work limit […]

My New Life

Friday, September 26th, 2008

Wednesday I had a meeting with The Computer Guy and clients, plied the Dark Art on behalf of a few clients, headed out for rehearsals, and then came home to grade papers. Yesterday I taught my class, had a client meeting, joined the vulturine hovering at Amazon Vine, and churned out blog posts for my […]

The Biker Festival

Thursday, September 25th, 2008

It’s the weekend of the biker festival in our town. We have about 70,000 inhabitants, counting the students, and this weekend we will have 300,000 bikers visiting us. We will be severely outnumbered. As a town, we’re ambivalent about this festival. Like all towns that rely on tourism as a part of our economy, we […]


Wednesday, September 24th, 2008

Yesterday I was reading a client’s forthcoming book in pdf. It is about gratitude and abundance and expecting miracles and stuff like that, and really quite a lovely book. Then in class last night we were talking about living in confident hope, knowing that God is in charge. Our speaker takes the position –which is not […]

Stressful Moments

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008

Yesterday had a stressful moment. I was working hard all day, though most of the work wasn’t billable. I know that I need to set goals for my business, but I’m not sure whether they should include having a higher proportion of billable hours, or just recognizing that the reason my hourly rate is high […]

Office and Cake

Monday, September 22nd, 2008

We met my parents for lunch after church yesterday, always fun. I think I did more than my share of the talking, and was particularly boring on the subject of my new website. Following that, and some recovery from said lunch, we had the candles and singing and birthday cake. My mother said she was proud […]

Big Projects

Sunday, September 21st, 2008

Two very large projects reached completion yesterday. First, here’s Erin, unblocked and with just one button. This is Erin, by Alice Starmore, from The Celtic Collection. More or less. I changed from a drop-sleeve to a modified set-in sleeve, simplified the colorwork on the sleeves and the shoulders, changed to a V-neck, and did a […]

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