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Make it Work
Thursday, March 20, 2014      0 comments

I love that phrase that Tim Gunn uses. It means to not throw out what you have already done when it does not seem to be going well. Look at it differently and make it work! Build on what you have already accomplished. I have been trying t... Read more
Nearly a month
Tuesday, January 21, 2014      0 comments

My last entry was the last post-op appointment for my Dad. He got new glasses ordered that day. He is seeing much, much better now. That was also in the middle of two weeks of exams at the law school which was its own kind of craziness. Work j... Read more
Perhaps the last post-op appointment
Thursday, December 26, 2013      0 comments

Today might be the last appointment for my Dad's cataract surgeries. Even though he will not be driving for very much longer I am glad we got this done. It makes reading and other things better for him. Christmas Day we had 13 around the table. ... Read more
Hotel crazies
Saturday, December 21, 2013      0 comments

Staying in the hotel, mentioned in the last entry, was fabo! Quiet, I got lots of knitting done (completed a scarf) and had some alone time. Alone time is very rare since DB was laid off in August. I am the one with evening meetings not him. ... Read more
Heaven tonight!!!!
Tuesday, December 10, 2013      1 comments

I am alone in a hotel room--no cats, no DH, no dishes, no nothing!!! Just me, my knitting, my book and my alarm clock. Tomorrow morning at 6am we must be at surgery for Dad's cataract. That means leaving their house at 5am (with clear roads). ... Read more
Snow Day
Sunday, December 08, 2013      5 comments

Very glad the demonstrating was yesterday! Snowing like mad now. I hope the roads are OK for driving tomorrow. Monday starts the rounds of pre-op, operations (2) and post-ops for my dad. All out-patient for cataracts but still worrisome. ... Read more
Day three of walking to work
Friday, December 06, 2013      0 comments

Walking to work gets me 60-65 minutes of walking. I record it as hiking because it is 97% hills, both up and down (feels like all up ... Read more
Crazy Life!!
Wednesday, December 04, 2013      0 comments

I think November 16 was the last semi-sane day I had! After that it was prep for Thanksgiving. You know--clean the house, bake, line up everything that people were not bringing. We had 13 adults and my great-niece (born in September). Watching... Read more
Shepherds Market today!
Saturday, November 16, 2013      0 comments

I am there all day with a information table about Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners. Perhaps we will gain a member or two and maybe some of the groups that make up the federation will gain members because I have information about and ... Read more
The promised baby blankets picture!
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      10 comments

The blankets were all completed in time for the handoff to the local grandparents. The brown one is going to Mexico, one of the purple ones is going to Florida. The second purple one is, I hope, being used as you read this. It was delivered on... Read more
This was perfect!
Tuesday, November 05, 2013      2 comments

It was what I needed for the kick-in-the-butt to move forward. I am ashamed to say it but my weight is up, my walking is down, and I feel like crap. On the good sid... Read more
Way, way too long
Saturday, October 19, 2013      2 comments

gone! I have been going nutso at work, at home, at weaving. I have four great nephew/nieces that have arrived or will be arriving shortly. The last week has been an all out push to get the four baby blankets done so I can hand off two of them ... Read more
The rugs
Sunday, October 06, 2013      3 comments

Please excuse the phone photos of the rugs. It was all I had with me when the rugs came off the loom. I had set up the loom for 5 rugs all woven 64 inches long. That way when the rugs came off the loom and were no longer under tension each wou... Read more
The looms
Friday, October 04, 2013      3 comments

Life has been crazy this week. DH had a colonoscopy on Monday so I was his driver and minder at home. Things were not well overnight so I stayed home on Tuesday also. Wednesday and Thursday were nutso at work. Meetings that went overlong; extra... Read more
One loom good, two looms not so good
Thursday, September 26, 2013      4 comments

My principal loom was in fine shape. (The one in yesterday's entry.) The two looms in the loom house needed a lot of work. One needed to be retied so someone could weave. That I accomplished in about 20 minutes. But then I noticed that severa... Read more

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