Monthly Archives: October 2008

Practicing for Thanksgiving

Today gave me opportunities to practice for Thanksgiving, providing opportunities to be grateful. The day started with my needing to have some blood work done at a new-to-me lab.  I was later leaving my house than I had planned but … Continue reading

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Attending seminars

Last Tuesday, October 21, I attended another Senior Seminar offered through the local community college.  This was the last one I had signed up to attend.  The title was “A Walk Through Italy.”  Well, it was more like a jog … Continue reading

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A disappointment

My new vest is a disappointment.  I tried it on and it doesn’t hang quite right.  I think I now know why the designer had the bottom bands knit separately on each piece, thereby creating side slits.  I did mine … Continue reading

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It could have been worse

Today could have been worse.  It was chilly and raining almost all day.  (So I gave up and turned on the furnace.  The chill damp just went straight through me.)  I had an appointment with my allergist this morning.  I … Continue reading

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A FO — almost!

I almost have an FO (finished object).  I completed the knitting on my mitered square vest yesterday.  I just have to weave in the yarn ends and sew on the button.  Mine looks different than the one on the September … Continue reading

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The Steamboat Arabia

Tuesday morning after a breakfast at McDonald’s, I made my way to the Arabia Steamboat Museum.  Everyone I talked to about my trip to Kansas City had said I had to visit this museum.  All I knew about it was … Continue reading

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Goin’ to Kansas City

When I read on her blog that Stephanie Pearl-McPhee (the Yarn Harlot)) was going to be in Kansas City, MO on October 13, I opened my calendar to see if there was any way I could attend her book signing.   … Continue reading

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Finding a song

Earlier this week a friend invited me to attend the performance of Godspell being put on by the students of a community college about 30 to 45 minutes drive away.  Last night we went.  Neither one of us had ever … Continue reading

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Reading tutor tales

One of the things I do during the school year is volunteer as a reading tutor through the OASIS program.  I work with two students for one hour each in a local elementary school.  Usually the students are first graders … Continue reading

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ISO breakfast ideas

I’m in search of breakfast ideas, specifically low carb breakfasts.  I’m working on a weight management program with my doctor.  We’ve identified one of my problem areas as being a love of carbohydrates which he would like me to limit.  Breakfast … Continue reading

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