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Moving on with unemployment
Sunday, July 02, 2017      5 comments

When balancing my checkbook and bank statements from June, I saw three payments from unemployment. But I also just got a letter that said I should not get one of those payments because I was at a conference and could not apply for jobs or work i... Read more
Thursday, June 29, 2017      1 comments

I had to reschedule the interview from this afternoon. My sister's train was delayed by 1 hour 20 minutes, the first time. So the friend that rode along and I explored the town square (complete with fountain) since the message came after we star... Read more
Harriet Yarn!!!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017      2 comments

I received a totally OH WOW! present today. The lawyer (Julia) I have been working with to get unemployment and I actually have a long history. When I was a freshman in college my parents came to parents weekend and ended up transporting a chair... Read more
Another step
Tuesday, June 27, 2017      0 comments

Yesterday I got my decision letter. I will be receiving unemployment. Under Explanation of Decision: "Our records indicate you were dismissed from work on 02/17/17. However, a review of the record does not show willful or deliberate misconduct."... Read more
This is new
Monday, June 26, 2017      1 comments

Woke up this morning way before the alarm and realized I was sick. Nothing bad, just do not move or you will lose everything in your stomach. So I did not move and talked myself back to sleep. Instead of 5am and a morning walk, I crawled out of ... Read more
Fact-finding interview
Friday, June 23, 2017      5 comments

After almost 30 minutes of nail-biting (actually I do not do that any more--I paced) the call finally happened. It was scheduled for 1:45pm but my phone did not ring until 2:10pm. I was a bit flustered with some of the information requested but ... Read more
Not settling on anything this week
Wednesday, June 21, 2017      3 comments

This week has been unsettled. I returned from the conference on Sunday but Monday could not get my mojo going to apply for two jobs (minimum needed to collect unemployment) and then received a letter that there is a phone interview Thursday (tom... Read more
Fashion Show
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      1 comments

I hope this works. I had only my nook at the exhibit instead of the camera. Best in show was a dress with detached collar embellished with chain mail. ... Read more
Back to real life
Monday, June 19, 2017      1 comments

Walking with DB. Laundry (everything back from the conference). Returning to the rug. Finances. Catching up with people. Fulfilling my work to get unemployment.... Read more
Blown away
Friday, June 16, 2017      2 comments

Tonight was the fashion show. Some really fabulous entries. So much so that I found myself tearing up as the models were walking the runway. All handwoven fabric and in two pieces it was also handspun. So much talent! Tomorrow ... Read more
Connor Prairie linsey quilt
Thursday, June 15, 2017      2 comments

My first lecture was a smash hit. Connor Prairie is a living history interactive site. The weavers, spinners, and quilters all joined together to reproduce an incredibly old piece for their loom house. We saw both the original ... Read more
This is too hard
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      2 comments

I am here at the conference. But the library is closed for asbestos abatement so no using a computer there. Three computers are in the lobby but I have not found the magic person to get a password. So I am typing this letter-by-lett... Read more
Conference Time!!
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      2 comments

I am off to a weaving conference today. Well, meeting my college roommate tonight and registering at the conference tomorrow. Everything, for me, starts on Thursday so I might not be on Spark much this week. Just depends on computer availability... Read more
Cheese, Gromit, Cheese!
Sunday, June 11, 2017      2 comments

I have been making yogurt and lebneh (yogurt cheese) forever. About six-eight months ago I tried ricotta (super easy) and mozzarella (not as easy). Late last month DB and I took a cheese class at our local food coop and got more easy recipes. Fr... Read more
Thursday, June 08, 2017      5 comments

DB and I have had quite the full week of animals during our walks. This morning started with two deer sited on the way to the park. Then, as we were on the last half of the walk two more deer crossed the path about 30 yards ahead of us. No real... Read more

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