Saturday, January 30, 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
- My staff and my family are in grave danger
- I go to the orthopedic surgeon's office tomorrow
- I am hoping surgery is not necessary
- If I can not knit in the future unless I have surgery I will have to submit
- The doctor in the emergency room said either way it was going to be 6-8 weeks
- We can only hope that my family, friends, staff and I survive the ordeal
- I am not very good at being helped
- Thanks again, Susan, for putting up with me
Monday, January 25, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
a poster featuring a young, thin and tan woman appeared in the window of a gym.
It said, "This summer,
do you want to be a mermaid or a whale?"
A middle-aged woman,
whose physical characteristics did not match those of the woman on the poster,
responded publicly to the question
posed by the gym.
To Whom It May Concern,
Whales are always surrounded by friends (dolphins, sea lions, curious humans.)
They have an active sex life,
get pregnant and have adorable baby whales.
They have a wonderful time with dolphins stuffing themselves with shrimp.
They play and swim in the seas,
seeing wonderful places like Patagonia ,
and the coral reefs of Polynesia .
Whales are wonderful singers
and have even recorded CDs.
They are incredible creatures
and virtually have no predators
other than humans.
They are loved, protected and admired
by almost everyone in the world.
If they did exist,
they would be lining up outside the offices
of Argentinean psychoanalysts
due to identity crisis. Fish or human?
They don't have a sex life
because they kill men who get close to them, not to mention how could they have sex?
Just look at them ... where is IT?
Therefore, they don't have kids either.
Not to mention,
who wants to get close to a girl who smells
like a fish store?
The choice is perfectly clear to me:
I want to be a whale.
P..S.. We are in an age
when media puts into our heads
the idea that only skinny people are beautiful, but I prefer to enjoy an ice cream with my kids, a good dinner with a man who makes me shiver, and a piece of chocolate with my friends.
because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads
that when there is no more room,
it distributes out to the rest of our bodies.
So we aren't heavy,
we are enormously cultured,
educated and happy.
when I look at my derrier in the mirror I will think, ¨Good grief, look how smart I am!¨
Saturday, January 23, 2010
This week Girl-child, Friend and I went back to the fence. We hope to add to it regularly, in an attempt to transform the drab space into a cheery corner. We chose the brightest yarn we could find.
Although interrupted briefly by a friendly police officer who was concerned that we may be throwing ourselves or objects off the overpass and into the oncoming traffic, I reassured him that such was not the case. I also took the initiative to educate him on what we were doing. The nice young man, seeing that I was not unlike his mother, took the lesson well and drove away while we finished up.
Hopefully there will be more to come.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
- Girl-child is home from Chile
- She stayed one night and was off to her own place again
- Boy-child may be sick
- Too much celebrating the success of last week's presentation
- Part of the celebration was making cookies and sending them to a friend of Boy's
- Apparently the friend never had anyone make cookies for him before
- I find this very sad
- Boy and I saw Abrazos Rotos and it was great
- Girl and I saw Julie and Julia which we enjoyed very much
- All of us saw Sherlock Holmes, which was good but too long
- Who knew Sherlock Holmes could be done with action, special effects and good-looking men?
- I have two sleeves on the cardigan
- Only the button-band to go
- And buttons too, I suppose
- Today is the first day of the semester
- I have a new student to start training
- Short week - woot!
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
It started out foggy which meant everything was heavily frosted and very gray early on. Then the sun came out and for the moment before the frost melted we had beautiful scenes everywhere with a backdrop of clear, blue sky.
The sun quickly melted the frost and it was gone.
The middle part of the day was maybe not so perfect, but tolerable.
Then after dinner I went to Boy-child's school to watch presentations. There was a delightful young woman who did her senior project on comics. She was great. Then there were two boys who gave slightly painful presentations, one on Roman Culture and another on Why Humans Can't Live on Venus. Then Boy-child did a presentation on The Geography of WWII. (Sorry about the bad picture, but there is always resistance to photo taking and I was going with a minimalist approach). He did a great job.
This is a better photo of the map. He used game pieces, blocks and whatever was available to help with the illustration of troop movement, invasion, occupation and constantly changing borders.
It's pretty hard to believe he was about to drop out of school a year ago. I'm glad he's found a good place. He was so excited about the project, he loved doing it, he learned a lot and he was obviously proud of his work. And rightly so. His mom is proud too. And thanks, Nicole, for joining us.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
She's due back from Chile in a little over a week, so we'll see how they fit then.
In fact, maybe I'll photograph some others from the collection to show just like I did with the ornaments. Stay tuned.
I have not, however, gotten very far with it yet.
We warmed up enough yesterday and today to get a little snow. Tomorrow we're supposed to be in the deep freeze again. I guess I'll either get going on the puzzle or finish the glittens. Or both. Depends on how long the cold snap lasts.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Your result for Which Lenore Character are you test?...
20 Lenore, 20 Lenore, 10 MrGosh, 20 Pooty and 56 Ragamuffin!
Ragamuffin can at first sight look like a ragdoll with worms for hair and polyesterfilling, but he has a very interesting story and personality. Ragamuffin was an immortal vampire who fed upon the flesh of the living. One night he attacked a young woman and ate her, but unfortunately, her sister, who happened to be a powerful witch, witnessed the attack. The witch cursed him and transformed him into a doll. A drop of Lenore's blood eventually returned him to consciousness, but since her blood was mixed with embalming fluid the curse was only partially lifted: he will never cease to be a doll. ( He lives with Lenore in her old mansion and has the doubtful pleasure of being a patient attendant on her many adventures.Ragamuffin is a little unsure of some of Lenore's crazier ideas and is oddly enough the occasional voice of reason. Still, Ragamuffin is very loyal to Lenore,
Saturday, January 2, 2010
This is a pair of socks for Boy-child - same yarn as Mr. Peters, the original sock monkey. The sock was started just before Christmas. Can't imagine what I was thinking.
Today I cast on a new pair of glittens for Girl-child.
I also finished a hat for Boy-child's friend Peter.
I made one of these for Boy and he wears it all the time. The pattern is simple and quick.
And the RTW cardigan now has a sleeve:
I finished this a week or two ago - thanks again, Rosemary. I loooovvvee the yarn and I think this pattern was perfect for it:
One more day of the long weekend to knit a few more stitches...