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Project 52

Aug. 5th, 2015 01:49 am
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Busy, busy weekend:

Friday: Work, drop off Jebra's car at the repair shop, and do something but heck if I can remember what other than I stayed up too late.

Saturday: Wake up early, go to Nia, come home, shower & dress, attempt to leave for a crafting party. Realize I'm not feeling well -- a little dizzy and a little hungry -- and that going out to lunch with the husband and two dear friends would be the smarter thing to do. Have lunch, come home, go to the Coffee Beanery to see if any of the Ravelry folk are there. Knit for a while, then depart for the craft party. Hang out with that group for an hour or so, return home to fetch Jebra, then leave for SEMGS. Hang out, talk with folk, knit, and eat way too much. Leave SEMGS and drive to work, because we accidentally some stuff there the day before. Jebra does some computer thing while I catch up on LJ. Leave work around midnight, come home and stuff a handful of felt fish with catmint. Watch our kitties become stoned. Fall into bed right around 2 a.m.

Sunday: Wake up early, drive to Milford for the Grapevine Brunch. Knit on the way there, talk and eat and shoot photos, get back in the car and zoom to the Fox Run Retirement Community for a Tuba Christmas-like event. Knit for a few hours. Drive over to ladyinfidel's to drop off stuff for the Dearborn Animal Shelter. Drive to a different part of Dearborn for yummy Arabic food. Drive to Farmington Hills to fetch yarn and wash cloths from Jean. Return home, finish knitting the scarf I started on the first, weave in my ends, and throw it and some other stuff into the washer. Watch some stuff on the DRV, and fall into bed after midnight.

Monday: Wake up early, go to work but leave early because Jebra has stage rehearsal. While he's out, I strip the bed, start the wash, and fold and put away stacks and stacks of t-shirts. And make this scrapbook page: )
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Jean Sr. (aka Jean's mom) was found dead in her home this morning. My guess is that she passed away in her sleep last night but details are currently sketchy. Jean says they will have a memorial service for her at their (Jean & Marshall's) house at some point, but not immediately. The memorial will be much like the one for Jean's father if you were there for that.

Jean Sr. was alive and well yesterday, so her passing was both quick and somewhat unexpected. If you want my speculation, it was probably either a heart attack or a stroke. Jean knew her mom was starting to decline, missing her husband and no longer her energetic outgoing self, so we knew her time was approaching but we weren't expecting it quite so soon.
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Friday we left work early and went to the dentist. Mine went well (no new cavities). Jebra wasn't quite as lucky -- he lost part of an old filling and needed to have it replaced.

Afterwards I'd wanted to go to the zoo, but the were about a billion children there to see the easter bunnies and go on an egg hunt. We could tell this by the number of cars parked along the service drive and filling the over-flow parking lot we hadn't even known the zoo had. So instead of going to the zoo, I had Jebra take me to the yarn store. I'm planning to make my sister a pair of fingerless mittens. She's allergic to wool, so I couldn't just pull something out of my stash. I found two pretty yarns that are 100% plant fiber and bought them.

We then went home and went for a walk around the neighborhood. After our walk, we went out to dinner and then down to the Redford Theatre to see Spartacus. Which was good, but long. And I mean long -- three hours plus intermission and a half-hour of theater organ before it all began. Not to mention a few folks from Legion XXIV -- a re-enactment unit for the Roman Legion (I had no idea there even was such a thing). Nice folks though and I had a nice talk with them about fibers -- wool, hemp, and linen.

We didn't get home from the Redford until well after midnight, then stayed up for another few hours catching up on email and whatever. When I was completely exhausted and getting ready for bed, Hamish, our already neurotic cat, managed to get his head stuck through one of the handles of the paper bag that had my newly purchased yarn. I think he thought something evil had grabbed him by the neck, as he went tearing through the house in an effort to escape. I didn't know what was going on at first; I was in the basement on my way to brush my teeth when I heard what sounded like a group of four or five vandals doing their best to destroy the contents of our home. A few seconds later the cat came flying down the stairs with half the paper bag extended over his back like his own version of superman's cape. Hamish was moving much too quickly for me to grab him and I could not get him to come to me. Nor could I find him once he'd ran a circuit around the basement and disappeared. By this time I was nearly dizzy with fatigue and decided there was nothing to do but go upstairs and see how much damage had been done. When I got up there I was surprised to find all of the furniture still standing. I had to hunt for the now missing balls of yarn, finding one in the living room, two in the hall, and one in my home office.

The next morning Hamish was even more skittish and refused to come upstairs on his own. Fortunately he was no longer hiding, so I found him and carried him up to the couch and cuddled him for a while.

In the afternoon we went to Dearborn for SEMGS. I brought my knitting and began knitting a modified version of what seems to be my favorite fingerless mitten pattern. I had 118 meters of yarn to play with and wasn't sure that would be enough. After a while I went outside to keep David company as he put his new smoker together. Two other people came out too, and they discussed former co-workers at the bars they used to work or hang out and what those folks are doing these days. When I got cold, I went back inside.

We stayed until a little past 8 p.m. then went home.

Sunday was Easter Dinner with our friends Jean & Marshall (and their son Ian) and our mutual friends Fred, mbumby, and traveller42. Dinner was excellent, but knowing what an amazing cook Jean is, this was no surprise. We had ham, and some tomato-onion-okra thing, garlic mashed potatoes, greek bread, a pear-parmesan-fennel salad, cooked greens, oh, and lamb, but I don't eat lamb so I skipped that one. And some really sweet custard or walnut thing. I have no idea what it was, but it was constructed with philo dough and then drenched with honey.
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I am fighting off a cold, one which so far has taken over only the left side of my head. My left nostril is keeping me busy reaching for yet another new tissue while the one on the right side feels perfectly clear and normal. How does that happen?

Friday night after work we went home after a wee bit of shopping and tried to get to bed at a reasonable hour.

Saturday was SEMGS and we had such a good time we were among the last to leave. When I climbed into the car I thought it was only around ten or eleven, and I was so surprised by the time showing on the dashboard clock that I had to ask Jebra if it was malfunctioning. It wasn't; it really was after 1:00 in the morning and it was after 2:00 by the time we got home. I still had to take my night-time medicines and take a quick spin through email, so it was somewhere between 3:00 and 4:00 before I got to bed.

I'd hoped to check out flintHANDMADE on Sunday, but I knew that wasn't going to happen, especially when we were expected at an early St. Patrick's Day celebration later in the day. We'll have to try again next month.

Much tea was consumed while waiting for dinner to come out of the oven (corned beef, greens, boiled cabbage, turnips, and potatoes). Jebra made soda bread before we went over and that was really good too.

I brought my needle crafts with me, both to SEMGS and to Sunday dinner. On Saturday I finished yet another Jayne Hat, and crocheted a cute hat from the pattern Jean gave me. She also provided yarn, but I didn't want to risk messing up her good yarn until I was sure I could follow the instructions. My sample hat passed muster, so on Sunday I crocheted two more, one in red and another in blue using Jean's nice Borroco alpaca.

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Sep. 5th, 2009 11:37 pm
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Being the first Saturday of the month, the Southeast Michigan Gluttony Society got together. We celebrated our hosts' 30th Wedding Anniversary (even though we were a week or so off).

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Last weekend was frustrating. I spent my time trying to wrap up a bunch of projects but didn't knock a single one off my to-do list. By the time we finally got home Sunday night (we'd gone in to the office since I needed lots of table space for what I was working on), I found myself wishing I could rewind the clock.

This weekend I didn't expect to get anything done. For one thing, it was SEMGS. Plus I wanted to catch up on sleep. Contrary to my expectations, I managed to get some sleep, to catch up on dishes and the laundry, clean the upstairs bathroom, and knit the equivalent of one Jayne hat. Plus I managed to take a decent photo of our incredibly-difficult-to-shoot cats.

Click here to see a scrapbook page for Hamish and Hector )
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Last weekend was frustrating. I spent my time trying to wrap up a bunch of projects but didn't knock a single one off my to-do list. By the time we finally got home Sunday night (we'd gone in to the office since I needed lots of table space for what I was working on), I found myself wishing I could rewind the clock.

This weekend I didn't expect to get anything done. For one thing, it was SEMGS. Plus I wanted to catch up on sleep. Contrary to my expectations, I managed to get some sleep, to catch up on dishes and the laundry, clean the upstairs bathroom, and knit the equivalent of one Jayne hat. Plus I managed to take a decent photo of our incredibly-difficult-to-shoot cats.

Click here to see a scrapbook page for Hamish and Hector )
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Last weekend was frustrating. I spent my time trying to wrap up a bunch of projects but didn't knock a single one off my to-do list. By the time we finally got home Sunday night (we'd gone in to the office since I needed lots of table space for what I was working on), I found myself wishing I could rewind the clock.

This weekend I didn't expect to get anything done. For one thing, it was SEMGS. Plus I wanted to catch up on sleep. Contrary to my expectations, I managed to get some sleep, to catch up on dishes and the laundry, clean the upstairs bathroom, and knit the equivalent of one Jayne hat. Plus I managed to take a decent photo of our incredibly-difficult-to-shoot cats.

Click here to see a scrapbook page for Hamish and Hector )
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On Saturday, the South-East Michigan Gluttony Society gathered in Southfield. Someone noticed the Roomba sitting in the corner and asked the owner for his opinion on how well it works. This lead to a demonstration, which turned hilarious when someone else grabbed the stuffed pillow Dalek Tegan crocheted and put it on top. The image below doesn't do it justice -- this is one of those things you have to see in motion to fully appreciate. (But you can click on the image to take a closer look if you're interested.)

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On Saturday, the South-East Michigan Gluttony Society gathered in Southfield. Someone noticed the Roomba sitting in the corner and asked the owner for his opinion on how well it works. This lead to a demonstration, which turned hilarious when someone else grabbed the stuffed pillow Dalek Tegan crocheted and put it on top. The image below doesn't do it justice -- this is one of those things you have to see in motion to fully appreciate. (But you can click on the image to take a closer look if you're interested.)

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On Saturday, the South-East Michigan Gluttony Society gathered in Southfield. Someone noticed the Roomba sitting in the corner and asked the owner for his opinion on how well it works. This lead to a demonstration, which turned hilarious when someone else grabbed the stuffed pillow Dalek Tegan crocheted and put it on top. The image below doesn't do it justice -- this is one of those things you have to see in motion to fully appreciate. (But you can click on the image to take a closer look if you're interested.)

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On Saturday, the South-East Michigan Gluttony Society gathered in Southfield. Someone noticed the Roomba sitting in the corner and asked the owner for his opinion on how well it works. This lead to a demonstration, which turned hilarious when someone else grabbed the stuffed pillow Dalek Tegan crocheted and put it on top. The image below doesn't do it justice -- this is one of those things you have to see in motion to fully appreciate. (But you can click on the image to take a closer look if you're interested.)

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