Sunday, July 22, 2018

Who Knew?

Retirement is no less busy than working.  Time is there and you fill it.  Technology changes all the time, and faster than one can keep up with it.  Themes and gadgets disappear and stop working.  Time to clean things up and maybe get back to checking in once in a while.  Starting in small steps by removing some gadgets and adding a theme for the one that disappeared. Hopefully I can find time to keep on going in small steps.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Knitting and Other Things

This blog has been neglected for some time now...and with Christmas coming may be for a bit longer.
Moving back home after fifteen years and integrating two households while enjoying the summer and fall in the beautiful Upper Peninsula has been time consuming. And we are still not done.

What free time there's been has been taken up with knitting.  I recently found a group of people who meet regularly at Connie's Place to knit, converse, and share their cumulative knowledge on knitting and life.  I've gone to knit twice and now the holiday schedule will not allow us to meet for three weeks.  It was good to find a group who shares a love of needlework, whether it be knit, crochet or other kinds of handcrafts.

I've been knitting lots more socks, most furiously lately since the yarn I ordered in September was mistakenly shipped to my old Minnesota address and never forwarded to me.  I finally contacted  Three Irish Girls who refunded my shipping, dyed, dried and shipped a new order of the yarn which had been intended for Christmas gifts this year. It came yesterday.  I got right to work, but there is no way I can possibly get the projects on my list done for this Christmas..but the yarn is beautiful.  I am trying hard to get one pair of socks done for my sister-in-law in Three Irish Girls Adorn sock yarn, color Winterbirch, as she loves white birch.

Some of my other projects recently are:

Being home again meant for the first time in fifteen years there was enough time to erect and enjoy the full size tree.  We lingered over the lights and decorations for a full week, savoring the memories elicited by each handmade or gifted ornament.  We remembered the people in our lives and the experiences making the handcrafted ornaments.  Our living room seemed populated by  crowds of people who have been part of our lives.

  God bless them, every one.  It is so good to be home for the holidays...and for the rest of our lives.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Delightful Surprise

It's nice to realize that your efforts are appreciated when you do a (mostly) thankless job.

Thank You!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Two Tweet Morning

A Result of 23 Things on a Stick

From my Twitter feed this morning, a message from one of the participants in the 23 Things on a Stick program and my reply:

Believe it or not, there are still skeptics!

Monday, May 14, 2012

What Speed Do You Read?

Staples, billing themselves as "the e-reader experts" have created this little test for you to check your reading speed. It then lets you know how many books (by e-reading device) you can read on the battery life of said device. You need to click on the red button area of the graphic to take the test yourself. What was your score?

ereader test
Source: Staples eReader Department