In a few weeks I will get an email saying that I'm a good singer, for a pre-teen with three years of lessons. Not bad for a 43-year-old with three-and-a-half years. (The first 40 years were spent developing bad habits which had to be undone.) Yes, I'm glad I did it. It forced me to … Continue reading Voice Exam Done!
Long time in stash and printout. A fairly fast knit, except for redoing the heel several times. My own fault. I was modifying the pattern and didn't catch all the places it needed changing. Pattern is in Knitty. Changes as suggested by the designer. Increased ankle band and higher instep.
Yep, it's finished. I've worn it twice (and found and repaired a dropped stitch -- a k2tog didn't take) and love it. This time it's on a properly contrasting background. Click to make bigger. Click again to make even bigger.
The first live performance of my sock-knitting story.
Taking a break from the Weekly Virtues for a bit. They were a good idea, but couldn't compete with my other good ideas. I bought a new needle organizer, and then made labels for all the pockets. Rather nice, but they could use another set of eyes or three before I put up the final … Continue reading Still Alive
Last week we opened the local (G-Guild) storytelling season with a guest teller: Adwoa Badoe. Need I say more? Need I say she was inspiring? Need I say she's gracious and intelligent and graceful and wonderful? She is, you know. She has a very active style of storytelling, and it involves the audience. As she … Continue reading Thanks for the Interruption
I spent the day counting money and writing receipts for Jump Rope for Heart. The kids at the school ask friends to sponsor them, then do an hour of physical activity. Last year we had $5000 by the end of the day, and with late submissions reached over $7000. This year we got over $7000 … Continue reading A Great Day!
We made over $150 last night for Sister Christine's Drop in Centre. My MIL says I tell much better than last year; I'm not as loud and my volume is smoother. (I still say the problem last year was the microphone; it was the first time I'd used it, and it has to be pointing … Continue reading Christmas Stories, Part II
Last night he told me he was tired of me interfering in his life. It was the end of a long string of him wanting to slide. Not hang his coat on a hanger, preferring to leave it on the end of the bar. Not put his boots on the mat. Not put the printouts … Continue reading Kids, No Choice but to Love Him
Spent Friday counting money for Jump Rope for Heart for kids's school. A fundraiser for Heart and Stroke. 500 kids made over $5000! On an less happy note, fewer than 1/4 of the kids returned the envelopes. Remember, folks, they don't have the time to check that each envelope (and contents) gets returned. Sad, but … Continue reading Good School