Category: General

  • Long Awaited?

    Yeah, yeah. We’ve been very neglectful of the blog since I went to NYC and brought my husband home with me. I had every intention of writing up a big detailed post about my trip to NYC, but it seems so far back in the misty past now that I probably couldn’t remember everything we…

  • Quick Update

    Just wanted to post quickly to let everyone know that Julie and I are now safely back in Salem.  A good number of packages have been ariving from NYC as well and, so far, everything has been intact.  (Knock on wood). Just today my diploma project arrived and I just freed it from the crate…

  • Commencement

    Julie and I have survived the two years. Many thanks to everyone who wished us well and helped along the way.

  • Happy Mother’s Day!

    When I went to the sink this morning to rinse my breakfast dishes, I was greeted by this welcome sight: they are Meyer lemon trees in their infancy. I counted at least six little sprouts, and couldn’t have had a better Mother’s Day surprise, as I had given up the seeds as duds (or else…

  • The Brave Little Flu Bug

    Do you remember the fairy tale of the Brave Little Tailor, who killed seven flies with one blow and stitched himself a belt to commemorate it? I am half-tempted to knit a belt that reads “Nine with one blow” as a reminder of the events of last week, when fully half of the staff of…

  • The [variable:holiday = all] Present

    I have been pining for a digital SLR camera for a while now. I’m not sure if Julie simply got tired of my complaining about the noise levels (noise refers to the amount of digital artifacts or bad data in the image) of my old Olympus point-and-shoot, though I’m pretty sure that had an effect…

  • Happy Birthday, Jeremy!

    Have a wonderful birthday, sweetheart! It’s great that Paul is there to celebrate with you—I’m jealous. I’m so very proud of you… just 15 weeks left! (And as for the rest of you: yeah, yeah, I haven’t posted in ages. As soon as I find my camera hook-up in the cable spaghetti by my computer,…

  • Déjà Vu?

    As I sit here preparing to go sing at the Lessons and Carols convo for the third year running, I looked back in the blog to recall whether or not I wrote about the experience last year. Sure enough, I did. What surprised me, though, was how similar my life was last year at this…

  • Arnolfini Style

    Now that Jeremy has posted a few more photos from the Halloween party, I should write a little more about our costumes, just to finish the subject for once and all. Mr. Arnolfini Jeremy’s houppelande was constructed from plum satin lined with black cotton cloth and trimmed with a nice low-pile brown faux-fur that we…

  • 5 Museums in 8 Days, Part 3

    #4: The Cloisters We’re in the home stretch, at least as far as these museum visit posts are concerned. On Thursday, we went up to The Cloisters, an amazing branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art focusing on the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The two biggest highlights of this museum have to be…

  • Instead of Knitting…

    Seeing how it is October now, I guess it is a good time to show you all what I have been working on for the past month. You may remember Jeremy’s post about the Halloween party at his school last year. Well, since I am going to be visiting Jeremy in New York during the…

  • Beyond Six Strings

    Last night, on a whim, I decided to walk over to campus to attend a harp guitar concert. Now, I really didn’t even know what a harp guitar was, but Willamette is sponsoring a whole harp guitar conference this weekend, thanks to Professor John Doan, so there were some very talented players in Salem, and…