Month: July 2016

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Grandma on a Road Trip

Being the grandma on a road trip is different from other roles. On the one hand, I’m less responsible for things. I’m keeping in the background and being agreeable, I’m sharing the cost and the care of the children, but […]

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Packed

I’m heading out on vacation tomorrow morning. I have packed my knitting bag (though it occurs to me that I should just copy a page or two from each of these knitting books instead of taking the books along). Last […]

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Vacation Prep

#2 daughter came to visit. We had lunch at Mimi’s and a DNC watch party, with nachos and watermelon. Today we went to Rick’s with #1 daughter, #1 son and his kids came by, and then the girls and the […]

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Quilting in July

I usually stop quilting for the summer around the Fourth of July. This year I’m continuing to work on the Little Boy’s quilt. I like these golden stars with the appliqu├ęd sports motifs. I’ve been having a devil of a […]

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End of Unemployment?

My husband has been offered a job — assuming he passes the physical. He has been unemployed for more than a year. This doesn’t actually mean that he has been unable to find a job for a year. It’s more […]

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On Jackets

August is near, and I still have a couple of Craftsy classes to complete for my Summer School, including one on sewing the iconic Chanel-style tweed jacket. Here’s the fabric for that class: an Oscar de la Renta boucle tweed, […]

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Best Investment

    I’ve blogged for financial advisers and medical professionals long enough that I should not have been surprised when I read the best investment advice for people my age, but I was in fact completely surprised. I hadn’t thought […]

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Conference End

It was a nice conference and my presentations went well. I enjoyed it as a social event and learned some things. “I don’t think you know how much presence you have in a room,” one guy said. “You’ve got some […]

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Summer Garden

Yesterday began with a bunch of changes for the Republican Party site we manage, based on the events of the RNC. Then a workman came to the door to tell me that he’d broken a gas line. My call to […]

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Delish Cardigan

I’m knitting Amy Herzog’s Delish Cardigan in Elann Highland Wool, Victorian Rose. I chose it with the idea of following the instructions from Herzog’s “Knit to Flatter” class precisely. I chose a pattern from the book and am being a […]