Category: General

  • Jeremy’s Farewell Party (and a Recipe)

    Last weekend we got together with a bunch of friends from work to watch movies and share a potluck dinner, partly as a farewell to Jeremy for the fall semester. It was my job to bring desserts, and I agonized long and hard over what to bring, changing my mind several times. I didn’t settle…

  • Part of Being a Homeowner

    Recently, I noticed that one of the hot-water pipes in our basement had started to drip. Nothing too serious, but as they say, ‘a stitch in time…’ Here’s a picture of the culprit… Not sure if you can tell from the picture, but there is a 1/2″ coupler, connected to a short run of 1/2″…

  • Stuff…and Some Other Stuff

    I haven’t posted for a while, and since Jeremy comes home for the summer tonight, I thought I should write something quickly. I did take some photos of knitting projects, but they are out of date already, so I’ll just say in passing that the Polka Purl Dot tank is complete except for belt straps…

  • Flowers for Mother’s Day

    Happy Mother’s Day, Mom! Since by now you have received your present in the mail, I thought it would be safe to post some pictures. These are the Broadripple Socks from Knitty, made with a shade of Fixation yarn that my mom picked out back in March. They striped rather handsomely, I think. The next…

  • Dissection

    Today I had the opportunity, in which few outside of the medical community can claim to have participated, to view a flayed human corpse. Of course one cannot really prepare for such an experience. It is overwhelming. Bain tells me that in every group of first-timers, there is one who faints. Perhaps our group was…

  • Loki : October 31, 1999 – April 9, 2005

    Loki passed away this afternoon. She was an excellent ferret and constant friend. Despite her namesake, she was never much of any trouble — unless you count the times she would abscond with a ball of yarn. She loved to roll on plastic lids and play in tubes. She broke one of her canines in…

  • More Visitors

    For the past several days , I have been fortunate to have a visit from my parents, who drove out from Colorado for their spring break. Due to an acute shortage of accrued vacation days after my time off with Jeremy, at Christmas and just last week, I was only able to take yesterday off…

  • Back to the Grind

    Well, spring break is over already, and Jeremy is winging his way back to NYC as I write. I took several days off to hang out with him, and even though we didn’t do much worth mentioning, it was a lovely week. I have a brief update about little Loki: we took her to the…

  • A Short Update

    Not sure when I will post my next blog entry*, so I’ll just give you a brief update for the time being. * Jeremy comes home for spring break late tomorrow night, and my parents will be visiting over their spring break the following week. Yay for company! Knitting Progress I’m very pleased to say…

  • Springing

    I think I’ve told a few people already, but this year I am really looking forward to spring. It isn’t that I ordinarily dislike spring; spring fashion often leaves me cold (in more ways than one), but the new life of the season does have universal appeal. It’s just that spring means that summer is…

  • Blog Update

    In case you were wondering, Jeremy recently updated the software on our blog, but has not yet had a chance to re-personalize the look of it. It won’t be this generic forever! -Julie

  • Happy Birthday, Jeremy!

    I hope you have a wonderful 30th birthday today, sweetheart. I’m thinking of you and wishing I could be there to celebrate with you. I miss you! (Watch for your birthday package to arrive…) – Julie