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New Project Started
Thursday, May 19, 2016      2 comments

Just started a new watch cap out of donated fiber that I handspun. Every year at the Iowa State Fair a talented dyer lays out fiber she has dyed in an arena in the sheep barn and area spinners and knitters spend the day there spinning the fiber ... Read more
It's a Streak!
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      1 comments

Day three of walking in early morning! Went back to one of my old routes that I walked years ago. I was early enough the bunnies and ducks were still out and about. Yesterday turned out to be a great day. The crappy scheduled investigation ... Read more
Morning walk
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      2 comments

Continuing what I started yesterday I walked again this morning. By going a slightly different route to the local drugstore I got in more miles. I took the return walk through the local cemetery. I have always found it to be a peaceful place to ... Read more
Monday morning walk
Monday, May 16, 2016      3 comments

I had letters to post and since I cannot do that at work, DB and I walked to the nearest drop place (approximately 20 minutes away) to drop them off. We were there and back before 8am. It was a lovely time of day to be walking. I used to do th... Read more
2-3 Weeks
Friday, May 13, 2016      2 comments

That is how long I will be on what feels like house-arrest but called Administrative Leave. I have to act like I am at work 8am-5pm, no going to nearby towns, no going for a walk in the middle of the day, etc. I must be available to answer any ... Read more
Thursday, May 12, 2016      0 comments

Last night I talked with an employment lawyer who told me a lot of what I already knew but gave me many pointers and...homework. That is almost finished. I just need to write up my findings turn everything into a pdf and email and send it to him... Read more
Administrative Leave
Wednesday, May 11, 2016      2 comments

As of Monday, a little before 4pm I have been put on administrative leave. They are investigating and I have no idea who they are talking to. I cannot have any contact with people where I work, even drive on the street near the building, or do a... Read more
Back again, this time for good.
Thursday, May 05, 2016      2 comments

Too much has happened since I last was on spark people. So long ago I almost cannot believe it. In between my parents moved to a care facility; their house was cleared out, an auction held, items to resale and antique shops; my father died; the... Read more
Long Walk Yesterday
Monday, November 09, 2015      2 comments

Long for me anyway. My walks have been home to bus and bus to work. Granted it is a good walk, mostly uphill in the bus to work part so I get a good workout and then trot up the steps once inside the building. Yesterday DB and I walked a trail t... Read more
Starting Again
Sunday, October 25, 2015      1 comments

I started again in August after an absence. And starting again. Work has been crazy, both in amount and supervision. Tracking started today. DB and I walked yesterday but today was full of errands and cleaning. The dust buffalo are roaming at ... Read more
Long time to be out of it
Saturday, August 29, 2015      0 comments

Long time-no entry. Not even thinking about Sparking. DB having carpal tunnel surgery (both hands, one at a time) and work going crazy has left me zero time to do anything. Yesterday work was a 12 hour day; I started at 5:30am and left at 5:30pm... Read more
Walking at the conference
Tuesday, June 16, 2015      0 comments

I am at a fiber conference in St. Paul, MN. Extraordinarily beautiful campus. I still get up at 5am but instead of getting ready for work I go for a walk. Each morning I have logged over 40 minutes before breakfast. Tomorrow morning is the las... Read more
Double Ouch!
Thursday, May 28, 2015      0 comments

Somewhere along the walking/not walking, we do not know where, I have a shin-splint. It is painful enough that it was waking me up at night. Now I have exercises and prescription to take care of it. But man, it is a pain! It was the push to... Read more
Sunday, May 10, 2015      1 comments

I did not realize how much of yesterday I was standing/walking until this morning. It was the spring Shepherds Market at the Amana Woolen Mill. Fabulous day - partly cloudy most of the day but became sunny in the late afternoon. I was there wit... Read more
Monday, May 04, 2015      1 comments

After a weekend in the car - so it felt. Saturday to parents then 2 hours north to an open house of a great group of fiber people and home it was a lot of time in the car. Sunday was not so bad but it felt like I did not do much. I parked far ... Read more

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