Archive for November, 2006


Ya’ll know I am all about the coffee. I think I’ve managed to elevate it from a beverage to a hobby! In fact, I bought dh one of those under the counter [tag]coffee[/tag] makers for Christmas–and gave it to him last night, LOL!

I also like coffee drinks, but I don’t have a machine to make them, as you probably also know. The variety is just overwhelming. I have no idea what to look for, or what features would benefit me most. I need help choosing a coffee machine for the times when I want something a little fancy.

I wonder if I should put a coffee machine or espresso coffee maker on my Christmas list. After all, I now have the counter space for it :)

Lace takes a while

Especially if you only work on it about an hour a day. It just seems like I’m not able to pick up my [tag]knitting[/tag] until late at night, and then it’s slow going because I am tired! It takes even longer when you pick it up and work a plain round when you are supposed to work a [tag]lace[/tag] round, especially when the [tag]knitted lace[/tag] pattern is K3P3. Which is what I did last night. Sigh. It took longer to tink that round than it did to [tag]knit[/tag] it, by a factor of several.

The midwife called this morning to chat and asked about it. I was embarrassed to admit that I am only a little over halfway through the skirt, with 15 of 22 centimeters done. She’s gonna stop by the blog Tuesday to check it out, so I’ll be posting a picture late Monday night. I hope to have the skirt done by then.

Gold Rush

Or just some tidbits about gold :) Buying [tag]gold[/tag] has been recognized for centuries as one of the best ways to preserve one’s wealth and purchasing power. From the time of ancient Egyptians, Greeks and Romans to more modern times, man has had an affinity for gold bullion. In all ages, man has been fascinated with the beauty and magic of gold, and with its power to change men’s lives. As an investment product, gold is available in coin or ingot form. Through Monex Deposit Company (MDC) you can check the price of gold, and purchase silver, gold or other precious metals and coins for immediate personal delivery or arrange for convenient and safe storage at an independent bank or depository.*

*gathered from web release

tech tags

Did you notice the new [tag]Technorati tags[/tag]?? I feel so special. This is one of the things Colleen talked about on Geeky Speaky. She made it sound so easy, I just had to try it. And you know what? She was right!!!! I’ve been using them since last night, though I did go back and do up a few old posts for practice, and it’s practically painless!

Here’s hoping

There’s one every year, isn’t there? You already know what I’m talking about, don’t you?? The [tag]Christmas present [/tag]you just wish hadn’t happened. Last year, someone gave DS#2 a toy sword. It was a ninja sword, and it came with numchuks and he was so very excited. And I knew when he opened it that this present was going to be nothing but trouble. I cautioned him most strongly about the sword. And then I let him play with it. And then one of his sibs got poked with the sword, so I put it up. I let him have it back after a few days, and then *I* got poked with it. It’s been living under Dh’s dresser since then. DS still asks for it, and I still say no.

There’s a moral to my story. If your gift recipient happens to be a small child with several siblings and they all happen to live in a 1500 square foot house, swords are probably NOT the best [tag]gift idea[/tag].


Yeah, like [tag]NaNoWriMo[/tag], but for knitters. I wish I had read about [tag]NaKniSweMo[/tag] before the month was half over! One of the reasons I want to whittle my [tag]WIP[/tag] pile down is so I can do fun stuff like this! I love [tag]knit-a-long[/tag]s, but I always think, “No, I have too much going on already.” Next year? I’m on it.

Word Study

I’m calling this “word study”, because I do love a word. In fact, just recently I was called a word nazi, but that’s a story for a different day :) Today, I want to tell you about a [tag]podcast[/tag], but before I do we have to study a little bit, so you will keep reading until I am through talking. 😳 The word catholic (notice the lower case) means world-wide, and that’s all it means.

Now, if we say Catholic, then we are usually referring to a specific branch of the Church. The name of the Podcast is Catholic Show, and it’s on the website of the same name. Now, I’ve listened to the podcast, and I’d like to encourage you to do the same. If you don’t want to think of it as the [tag]Catholic Show[/tag], that’s fine. Just consider it the catholic show instead, because truth is [tag]truth[/tag], wherever you find it.

blogroll updated

I visited the folks on my [tag]knitting[/tag] [tag]blogroll[/tag] today. I added a few new ones and took off some old ones that had quit posting. I’ll probably be moving a couple of the lists over to Cass’s Midlife Musings, but for now, I am just about tired of site work, and it can stay like it is. Real life calls and all that, LOL!

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