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Archive for September, 2010


Wednesday, September 29th, 2010

In Tuesday class we were told that it’s fine to have desires, but not to allow them to to become so absorbing that they turn into demands. If we’re willing to hurt others, including other people’s feelings, if we’re willing to do questionable things, if we’re willing to be manipulative, if we’re convinced that we […]

Muppet Babies

Monday, September 27th, 2010

I went to two churches again yesterday. At one, there was special music from the children’s minister and her husband. They sounded exactly like Kermit and Miss Piggy, the Muppets. Exactly. They used a midi file recording as an accompaniment, and sang a song I particularly hate (with the gestures shown). They were cute, and […]

Crochet Necklaces

Sunday, September 26th, 2010

I had work to do yesterday, but I didn’t do it. This meant I had to get up very early this morning to make up for it, but  it also meant that I had a nice, lazy day yesterday. The vignette here shows you how I spent my day. I used the instructions from Stitch […]


Friday, September 24th, 2010

A highly reliable indicator of the change of seasons: the cat came into bed with us last night. I use the word “cat” loosely, since this cat, upon climbing into a bed, turns into a kraken. She has at least six arms and spreads out to about four feet square, pushing away anything in her […]

Do We Enjoy Church Too Much?

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

“Africa” by William Billings is very nice. I’m currently singing this in the Presbyterian choir and playing “Just a Closer Walk With Thee” in the Methodist bell choir. This may be an untenable position. My life right now contains lots of work and music, but little to no needlework. This doesn’t keep me from checking […]

Cardigan, Latin, and Cake

Monday, September 20th, 2010

I’ve got the fronts and the back of my cardie finished.  The pieces fit together, and it seems pretty well on its way to becoming a wearable garment. I could now go on and make the sleeves, and be ready if it ever becomes fall here. However, I might ought to put it away and […]

Master Bedroom Week

Sunday, September 19th, 2010

It’s Master Bedroom Week at the Holiday Grand Plan. I put chili in the freezer for last week and bought extra baking supplies, and we are to put a meal and a batch of goodies in the freezer this week too. I bought a couple of Christmas gifts. I didn’t make final decisions on homemade […]

Cops and Cupcakes

Saturday, September 18th, 2010

After staying up till midnight waiting for #2 daughter– She was stopped twice by state troopers  on her drive down from the Big City. The first trooper made her get out of her car and get into his patrol car (am I the only one now thinking of all those movies where the bad guy […]


Friday, September 17th, 2010

I’ve hardly been writing here at all. There are a lot of factors contributing to that: I’m really busy, there’s someone sleeping in the room with the computer, so I can’t come write first thing in the morning, I’m no longer convinced that I’m completely anonymous here… But I think the main thing is that […]

God’s Plans

Monday, September 13th, 2010

  #1 daughter is reading The Purpose Driven Life, so we were talking about the idea that God has plans for us. I wrote about this a couple of years ago, when I was unemployed and people were telling me this. It was intended to be comforting, but I wondered, what if God’s plan for me […]

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