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What to do when you cannot sleep
Friday, March 16, 2018      5 comments

Wednesday night was a pain. I went through my normal night routine and found myself awake 30 minutes later needing a 'head stop' program. Rather than just lie in bed and fret I got up, fixed a cup of Sleepytime Tea, and started writing. What was... Read more
Saturday, March 10, 2018      4 comments

See this? This is the big, bad March list. Look at how many things are crossed off in eight days (list was created on 2 March). I am a powerhouse!! I... Read more
Moving toward the April opening
Friday, March 09, 2018      4 comments

I made my enormous list of things needed to be done before 1 April (actually 2 April since the first is a Sunday and the village is not open). Because I broke things down in small increments I am making tremendous headway crossing things off the... Read more
Aaaaaahhhh !! It's March!!!
Friday, March 02, 2018      2 comments

I just realized that this is March and the village season opens April. As I was spinning and weaving at the village today I had a pad beside me writing down all the things I need to have ready for the opening (warps designed, at least one loom t... Read more
Long walking day
Monday, February 26, 2018      6 comments

It started at 8:45am when I walked to the bus. Delivered a packet to a friend. Walked across campus to the library for the presentation. Walked back up the hill to the public library. Walked to the transit office to get an official "old fart" bu... Read more
The Museum within the Historical Village
Friday, February 23, 2018      1 comments

Inside the historical village that encompasses the loom house is the Mennonite Museum and Archives. Grand name for a bunch of family collections. But the archives are used regularly by researchers. Inside are two looms and three spinning wheels ... Read more
It was exciting - in a less than perfect way.
Saturday, February 17, 2018      2 comments

A friend scheduled a spinning day in a town a little more than an hour a away. Because of other scheduled things I could only stay until noon. Unfortunately that was when the snow hit. We have an all-wheel drive vehicle so I just drove carefully... Read more
Shen Yun - Fabulous theatre
Wednesday, February 14, 2018      3 comments

Dearly Beloved did not want to go so I purchased a ticket for myself about a month ago. It was worth every penny! The dancing was fabulous but I found myself wishing I had taken the opera glasses so I could look at the costumes closer. Old habit... Read more
He came. He worked. He was puzzled.
Thursday, February 08, 2018      3 comments

Thanks for all the good thoughts. The roto-rooter man came yesterday. (I looked up the correct spelling and the jingle.)
watch?v=9avf_U8h3_M The amazing thing is there were no tree roots, no clog... Read more
"Rotorooter, that's the name. And away go troubles down the drain. Rotorooter!"
Wednesday, February 07, 2018      4 comments

Monday is now laundry day rather than fitting laundry in three evenings after work. One of the benefits of no longer working; I can do it all in one day. This past Monday one load went in the washer and later while I was working upstairs I reali... Read more
Mini-vacation success!
Friday, February 02, 2018      1 comments

About three years ago we stayed at a small (6 rooms) Inn in Galena, Illinois. It is a touristy place but has a great yarn shop and a great pen/ink shop (it used to be better but they got on the scrapbook bandwagon). They still have great fountai... Read more
Sunday's OMG moment
Monday, January 22, 2018      3 comments

The designer of the shawl I am test knitting put up that she had the wrong numbers in the pattern she sent out. "Instead of 195 stitches it should be 140." Which meant that I was five pattern repeats (14 rows always increasing) beyond where I ne... Read more
Knitting with Friends!
Friday, January 19, 2018      3 comments

In a fast turn a friend was available this afternoon for knitting. She thought she would have to be at work but got her time completed on Thursday. The first item on the agenda was looking at her boyfriend sweater sleeve and figuring out how to ... Read more
This cold is the pitts!
Monday, January 15, 2018      7 comments

I feel like I am on the mend - at least no longer drippy -- but I am now coughing. I guess this is better. I am using hand sanitizer at every sneeze, cough, nose blow; desperately trying to not give it to Dearly Beloved. I only had two days were... Read more
Fantabulous, Wondrous, totally over the top of the world news!!!
Wednesday, January 10, 2018      3 comments

While at the village I found out that there is a chance that we have $1000.00 to put toward getting the spinning wheels moving forward!! The group that was originally going to submit the grant application (and then did not) now has $500 they are... Read more

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