This is hard! It’s made a bit easier because Ted has all our photos organized in iPhoto so that I can just sort for the ones with my face, but still it’s a tough decision. First, of course, there’s ruling out all the photos of myself that I hate. (I’m not very photogenic; any photo […]
… and here’s the outfit I’m going with.
Lately, my hair has been behaving badly – it looked fine, but seemed to be damage because it was tangling badly and shedding quite a lot. A little of that was breakage, but more was entire strands coming out no matter how gently I detangled it. I don’t think the shedding is enough to worry […]
Introducing Elijah. As you can see, he found a few friends around the house: His friends are rom our trip to Thailand a few years ago. Judging from the size of his ears, Elijah is also an Asian elephant, so perhaps there is a natural bond.
Seen the other day while we were on our way out to dinner: You’ve seen these before, left in the street to measure the speed of passing cars. But unless you live int he Netherlands, I’ll wager you’ve never seen one in a bike lane. And the recent knitting: Uncaged socks, so named because I […]
Here’s the cowl I finished yesterday: And the skirt. It’s not completely done: I still need to sew in the rest of the buttons (the top two are functional); below that I sewed the skirt closed to prevent wardrobe malfunctions. It fits perfectly, but it also stretches; I will need to sew in elastic or […]
After the trip to Japan, one week back, the trip to the US, and then a weekful of department meetings, I was way behind and way tired. This has been a catching up weekend. On sleep (10 hours Friday night plus a nap yesterday, and I’m not normally a napper), on rowing (13km on the […]
If anyone’s interested, I’m looking for test knitters for a new sock pattern. The pattern is toe-up and quick to knit, using a heavy fingering weight yarn and mock cables. The final sock looks similar to Nutkin but is toe-up, a heavier gauge, has a unique gusset and toe-up flap heel and a picot cuff. […]
A happy thing: my first anthology (I mean, the first anthology to include writing of mine) is out: The Best of Everyday Poets, Vol. 1. A sad thing: the other day while driving home from work, I was thinking about our second cat – given the health issues his new person was telling me about […]
Looking at pictures of myself and some other women I’ve known for a long time, I’m beginning to solidify some thoughts I’ve had for a long time: for many women, there’s a point in our 40s or 50s when we look our worst. I’ve seen it (in photos) in women as diverse as my grandmother […]