Monthly Archives: November 2013

Domestic Pursuits

Adventures aside, around here it’s mostly been a lot of tucking in and getting ready for the winter ahead.  The past few winters have been quite mild, and I worry this year the Farmer’s Almanac will be right and that we’re in for … Continue reading

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Plum Island Adventure

We had plans to visit Plum Island months ago, but when my gallbladder decided it was time to leave the premises we had to cancel.  We talked about going this summer, but everything we read said not to go in the … Continue reading

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Identity Crisis

I was the kid who always had her nose in a book.  And they were great books, full of heroines like Laura Ingalls Wilder, Anne of Green Gables, Emily of New Moon, and the March’s of Little Women.  There was … Continue reading

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I Wasn’t Seeing Things

This afternoon the VEB was catching up on the Walking Dead, a show I.  Cannot.  Even.  Just…no.   So, I was knitting and looking anywhere but the television screen when I noticed that the top of one of the telephone poles … Continue reading

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Zimmerman’s Baby Surprise Jacket

Elizabeth Zimmerman is sort of the Yoda of knitting – wise in ways us mere mortals cannot comprehend.  In fact, her easy-breezy, it’s-yarn-what’s-the-worst-that-can-happen approach to knitting belies an innate sense of mathematics. Yes, there is a lot of math in … Continue reading

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Swimming with the Fishes

This fall I have developed an awful bout of tendonitis that has stubbornly refused to go away.  Eight weeks of physical therapy helped, but only to a point.  I’m still taking more Aleve than I would like to, and every evening is … Continue reading

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