December 2009

the week in between

December 30, 2009

The bees had a festive time. And so did we. Requisite annual monkey pull-apart bread photo.   Chris and I got, finally, our own stockings. Handmade by Lulu. Daddy got guitar picks. Mama got yarn.   Some of the best gifts were old ones. For a long time, Lulu has wanted an old typewriter. Chris […]

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projects, part two

December 18, 2009

This post brought to you courtesy of the creativity of the ever-crafty Lulu. Last Friday I spent the morning descending into the internet hell of IP addresses that would not work, computer settings improperly changed, baffling terms like DNS and PPPoe and DHCP, and several futile phone calls to a so-called service provider who would […]

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projects, part one

December 16, 2009

Hey, how about a less wordy post for a change? How about some projects? The first is a knitting project that I actually finished a while back, and have been meaning to share. This is the sweater that made my sweater coat jealous. The sweater is Jane, from Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard. The bottom portion […]

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november: notes on michael chabon

December 10, 2009

For my little project this month, I read  Manhood for Amateurs: The Pleasures and Regrets of a Husband, Father and Son by Michael Chabon. I loved this book. I think my copy now bears more blue and green highlights than any of the essay collections I’ve read this year.  random notes: Judging from the blurbs and praises […]

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the college application monster

December 1, 2009

Well, hello. You may be thinking that I haven’t written here because I got busy with Thanksgiving, but you would be wrong. I haven’t written because I was attacked by the college application monster. This is the first time this has happened to me. Back in the day, twenty-seven or so years ago, I applied […]

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