Monthly Archives: June 2010

how not to run a business

Busy week – last night we rowed, today we’re going over someone’s house for dinner, tomorrow we go look at apartments, Friday afternoon Ted leaves. We’ve been having unusually hot weather here, getting up as high as the upper 80s. … Continue reading

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you can get anything you want – but can you knit it?

I. I am Doooooomed. Today we bought the yarn for Ted’s Sapporo sweater. I just took a look at the recommended needle size and learned this pattern is knitted with &(^%#@ sock needles – seriously, it’s written for 2.5-3.5mm needles, … Continue reading

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for friends

Two recent poems written for two very different friends – an old desert poet I know online and whose work I love, and the girl who sat next to me in seventh grade homeroom who has grown up into a … Continue reading

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the head of many ways

I feel like my attention is split in too many ways these days, and I’m not paying proper attention to most of them. The biggest one is work, the one place where I actually do feel like I’m paying enough … Continue reading

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still here, just quiet

Ted is here, yay! Unfortunately this is a shorter trip; he’s only in for 13 days. *Most* unfortunately he leaves two days before our anniversary. It’s sort of hard to get mad at him as I only realized it a … Continue reading

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one done!

> My second colorwork ever, the Norwegian rose pattern from Wendy Johnson’s Toe-Up Socks for Every Body using Knitpicks Stroll in Lantana and a kettle-dyed black they don’t seem to have listed at the moment. I’m still having some trouble … Continue reading

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accomplished

Today I: – biked to work and back again (after a hard row yesterday too, involving my friend L’s version of endurance training that basically has her playing greyhound to my hare) – wrote one poem (finished one I began … Continue reading

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conclusions (while eating dinner and reading Julia Child’s Kitchen Wisdom)

1. I really need to quit confusing smeerkaas (spreadable/smearable cheese, just as it sounds) and roomkaas. The former is not something you’d want on a bagel, though it’s OK on crackers. 2. I don’t like Fleurie all that much, and … Continue reading

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what’s the best thing that could happen?

No news on the house front, yet, maybe Monday. ETA, 60 seconds later: They counteroffered! Too high, I think – hopefully I can talk to Ted tomorrow and we can decide what to do. Sometimes if I’m trying to get … Continue reading

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