Monthly Archives: November 2013

the first light in the darkness

Somehow it feels like the days are getting short earlier this year. That is actually true: sunset tonight is six minutes earlier here than it is in Eindhoven, where I was at this time last year. (This surprises me – … Continue reading

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Three strikes and I’m out

In this case, ripping out. I’ve been making a sweater for Ted (Ravelry link); it’s knitted form the bottom up and I had finished the whole lower body section and most f the back. Unfortunately, since I’d kept the front … Continue reading

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free day!

Wow. There is actually nothing I have to do today. I’ve erged for the last three days, so today is an off day. We got a cleaning service, so I don’t need to scrub bathrooms. My publisher (OK, I just … Continue reading

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should I use semaphore instead?

Dear Person at Work: If you can’t see my file when I show it to you, and can’t hear it when I read it to you, than WHYINHELL WERE WE IN THAT MEETING??!?!?! Don’t mind my looking down at my … Continue reading

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thinking about (some) veterans

It’s Veteran’s Day in countries that had reason to celebrate the Armistice of WWI, and my FB feed is awash with American flags. So was the highway as we drove home yesterday. There are “thank a veteran” messages everywhere. It … Continue reading

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meet the new boots, same as the old boots

I’m still coughing a bit on and off, but mostly over the cold. At least if I didn’t avoid it, I managed to get a much lighter version than Ted had. (I do not know if getting the flu shot … Continue reading

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