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Last day
Wednesday, August 10, 2016      2 comments

Today is my last day of vacation and there are a lot of things to do. Yesterday was all about clearing the desk. Today is all about running around. Errands in town, errands out of town, laundry, cleaning rugs, and knitting. The commissioned soc... Read more
Home again, home again, jigity, jig
Tuesday, August 09, 2016      0 comments

The cats were so happy to come home yesterday morning. After reassuring them that this was their house they slept most of the day. Normal cat behavior or not sleeping much at the kennel? The laundry is done for right now. I knitted on the c... Read more
Too much - brain overload
Sunday, August 07, 2016      0 comments

This week has had so much. Tuesday was my all day class. Wednesday was only an afternoon class on warping on two beams for weaving with a supplemental warp. Thursday am class was a total bust. The conference is refunding everyone's fee for that ... Read more
Naalbinding - knitting with one needle
Tuesday, August 02, 2016      3 comments

That is stretching the definition a bit. But you do get a fabric that is less bulky than crocheting but less flexible than knitting. It was a great class and I am continuing to work on a small bag. I hope to have it done before the end of the co... Read more
Busy day
Saturday, July 30, 2016      4 comments

Tomorrow morning we leave--unsure of what time, just when we are ready. Today was spent filling the gas tank in the car, last minute laundry so we have clean clothes to take and packing. I admit that I spent a lot of time working on a knitting p... Read more
Today is the first day
Wednesday, July 27, 2016      3 comments

Of a two week vacation. Vacation only in the sense that I am not at work. There is much to prepare for a fiber conference in Milwaukee. We leave on 31 July and return home on 7 August. I have many great classes and about half are with friends fr... Read more
Finished -- Almost
Saturday, July 02, 2016      1 comments

A lovely hydrangea bush was one of the floral tributes at my mother's funeral. DB moved a dead forsythia and planted it in its place but waited for me to help rearrange the surroundings. This morning it was cool, looked like rain, and we both we... Read more
Thursday, June 30, 2016      2 comments

Yesterday when I came home the tire on the van was flat. It was that way since middle of the afternoon it seems. Later that evening DB and I tackled the job. It took both of us to remember how to do things, even with the car manual. I was the on... Read more
Pen Museum
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      2 comments

It was fabo! Even DB was interested. We had the best docent walking us through it. I took some photos of some of the old machines for a machinist and engineer in case they are interested and want to go. I ended up purchasing another pen. Really ... Read more
Fountain Pen Museum
Monday, June 27, 2016      0 comments

Today is day two of my three days without pay. The next one occurs in late July. But it means that DB and I can visit the Shaeffer Fountain Pen Museum. If I can get DB to do all the driving I would have approximately 4 hours to knit (down and ba... Read more
Made it through
Sunday, June 26, 2016      2 comments

Friday was the last memorial event for my mother. There is the mass of remembrance in November at the monastery but that will be a very general thing. We have made progress in closing accounts and dealing with all the physical things that are le... Read more
At work but not at work
Thursday, June 23, 2016      1 comments

I am an early riser. I have been since college. But it is too easy for me to get lost in a task and forget time, even when using a timer. For months DB has been driving me to work early so I can work on things I did not want to work on at home f... Read more
Monday, Monday, can't trust that day....
Monday, June 20, 2016      0 comments

I have no idea what will happen today. I know that I am not being listened to by my supervisor since she has created this picture of me that is totally inaccurate "you do not get along with anyone on 4th floor" "News to me--I go out drinking wit... Read more
Yesterday was rotten
Saturday, June 18, 2016      2 comments

I finally got the results of the 'investigation' done during my administrative leave. When I let one of the faculty I work with read the 'results' letter his only comment was these are all very petty things. I agreed. Events that happened seven ... Read more
It took four days
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      1 comments

Work-wise I am back to the same point I was one month ago when I was frog-marched out of the building and put on administrative leave. I am completely caught up with everything on my desk to 9 May and have moved some tasks forward. Crazy but tha... Read more

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