Life after Work

The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck, Pulitzer Winner of 1932

“The Good Earth” is a story that takes place probably at the beginning of the 20th century in China. Wang Lung is a poor Chinese peasant living with his ailing father. He just scraped barely enough money together to buy himself a wife, a former slave in a rich household, named O-Lan. She turns out to […]

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While John spent the day at Little Rangoon helping out, I got some stuff done. I did some handwash and blocked my blue lace shawl (Alpine Knit Scarf by Jane Sowerby) which took just about forever. Then I finished updating and uploading the Fibers Through Time Photos. I also continued on with the core form for […]

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In October we had some great visitors, our old friend from way back when in Frankfurt, Taner, with his girlfriend. They stayed in Phoenix for a few days to visit with us before embarking on a long trip around the US. We had a great time together and John and I were so happy they were […]

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A Wollmeise Weekend

The big event this weekend was that my sister’s package arrived. Stephanie took a trip to the Wollmeise shop in Pfaffenhofen earlier this year and, for a lack of a better word, went nuts, buying lots and lots of this wonderful yarn for the both of us. Now, my share of the loot has arrived […]

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Caroline leaves

Unlike with other vacations, this time I actually had a few things going on at work and was busy for the half day I was at the office. Sonal was supposed to pick me up at home on 1 PM and I was actually running a bit late! Then when I got ahold of her […]

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Visiting Auntie

We finally made it to my mother-in-law’s house today to spend a little time with Aunt Eleanor, John’s great-aunt on his mother’s family’s side. She continues to fade away ever so slowly. She only gets out of bed for about an hour per day now. Not bad for a 97-year-old one might say, but everything […]

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After talking about it for a quite a while I finally posted two items on Ebay – two collectible figures from the movie Princess Mononoke, San riding on Moro and Ashitaka riding on Yakkul. Let’s see how it goes… Update: Both sold – I even came out with a little profit! I’ll try to sell […]

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Swallowtail shawl is done – not a joke

I finished binding off last night and blocked tonight. I can’t believe it! I started this about 6 months ago and must have ripped out mistakes 3 or 4 times, to the point that John thinks I knitted backwards more than forward. Anyway, I’m still kind of surprised how small it is considering I added […]

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I was about to log in and blog some more, but WorkPress wouldn’t let me in. That’s when I actually pulled up my site and saw the mess. A quick call to my hosting provider and 15 minutes later the latest backup was restored, and my blog returned with only a couple of entries missing. […]

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Productive Sunday

I woke up feeling poorly, with a headache and the beginnings of a sore throat, accompanied by that peculiar taste in my mouth that is the harbinger of a upcoming cold. However, except for the headache which decided to stick around until the afternoon, it didn’t get any worse than that. John felt similar and […]

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