Month: June 2015

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Marrakesh

I took my time getting up and getting ready yesterday, then spent a couple of hours doing fussy hand stitching for the second pair of Marrakesh Drawstring Pants. I got them hemmed today; more on that later. After lunch, I […]

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Box of Yarn

A big box of yarn arrived yesterday, because yes of course I took advantage of that KnitPicks sale. I have yarn enough in here for three sweaters. I could say that I have half my Christmas shopping done now. I […]

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Sore Muscles

True confessions: I came back from my trip with a reinvigorated sweet tooth and have been eating the Evil 6 daily ever since I returned. On the plus side, I have also been adding strength to my cardio, and I […]

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Make Things

Nick Offerman is talking about marketing, and he’s mostly agin it. “The secret is to turn a blind eye to all of that information and look to the billboard in your head, ” he says. “Mine says, ‘Hey, Jasper. You […]

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O Joy All Men Terrestriall

I sped out this morning to a conference of church musicians. Some of my favorite people were there, including The Empress and That Man, among others. The speaker, Michael Morgan, was exceptionally good, and he had brought along his collection […]

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More on Sleep

I still woke myself up at the hotel when there were no animals to wake me. I still couldn’t get eight hours of sleep. Add the noisy¬† animals and I’m getting five to seven hours. Sigh. So I got up […]

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KC Food

I gained two pounds over the four day conference weekend. Here are some of the contributors to that number. Individual apple pie with cinnamon ice cream One of many chicken salads. This was actually #2 daughter’s chicken salad, but mine […]

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Hotel

We had a nice little suite at the Sheraton, with an extremely comfy bed. There was an iron, an ironing board, a hairdryer, two TV sets, a microwave and refrigerator, a kettle and both tea and coffee, bottles of water, […]

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Hotel Work

I have a little work to do before we head out for a client meeting. The hotel has a nice workspace, with a window and everything. The view is not impressive. But I have tea from the microwave and internet […]