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And a Frog [Aug. 26th, 2016|11:37 pm]
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There were two frogs.  I thought I got pictures of both.  Evidently not.

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Rio Grande Leopard Frog today
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More Socks Finished [Aug. 26th, 2016|01:26 pm]
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I now have two pairs of striped shorty socks with the same frame (rolled top, short leg, heel, toe) but very different stripe patterns.  The tale of these two pairs was partly told in the last entry, but it goes like this.  The original idea, because I had quite a bit of blue, red, and yellow leftover yarn, was to make socks in the colors I associated with the Ringling Brothers/Barnum & Bailey Circus videos our son loved when he was younger. However, though I started them close together, and got the heels turned the same day,  Sock 1 got far ahead of Sock 2.  I decided that some green would look better in the middle of the other colors (it's not the green you see--it's a rich, emerald green, but it always photographs lighter and "duller" than it is.)    I was sick for a lot of the work on Sock 1.   And then, by accident, I misplaced Sock 1 when Sock 2 had just started its first red stripe.  I couldn't remember the relative proportion of the colors.   After a month of unsuccessful hunting and grumping, I gave up and started a third sock to go with sock 2.   These became the "Rainbow" socks, and I finished them (except for weaving in the yarn tails for each stripe) right before heading to WorldCon.

  Rainbow-socks-on-8-26   Rainbow-sock-L-8-26Single sock shows blue "frame"
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Finally! (Socks finished.) [Aug. 15th, 2016|09:58 pm]
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So finally the socks I first named Circus Socks (intending them to be the colors used in Ringling Bros. circus ads) and now named Rainbow Socks, were finished today, except for wearing in the stripe ends, which can happen on the train.

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WorldCon 2016 in Kansas City [Aug. 6th, 2016|08:12 pm]
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Yup, I'm going.  Riding the train to St. Louis, then switching to the other train to Kansas City.  I have my final schedule; it's below the cut:
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Cold Welcome Has a Cover! [Aug. 4th, 2016|11:29 am]
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Wildlife Rescue (mirrored from Universes blog) [Aug. 4th, 2016|12:01 am]
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I was walking back to the house today when I heard a sort of scuffling noise that seemed to be coming from the carport.   It didn’t sound like an ordinary cat-noise, but I thought one of the idiot younglings might have gotten up in the engine compartment and then stuck there.  Or even (not a happy thought) in the interior of the car.   No cat, adult or middler,  was in the car, under the car, or responded when I thumped the roof.  But something scuffled somewhere.   I followed the noise and began to hear watery noises.  Water?  It hasn’t rained for weeks (and weeks.)  Little splashes and scuffles….and then I realized something alive was in the washout pipe of the rainwater collection system.

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Back to Knitting, Briefly [Jul. 27th, 2016|08:39 pm]
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The physical Wall I hit back in April affected everything I was trying to do, including knitting.   Last year I was often able to knit while sick, but by March I was making many more mistakes when trying to knit while sick--or even in the brief respites between things.  So the attempt to start a new pair of short socks toward the end of April quickly met defeat--for then.  Toward the end of May, I was finally able to get a heel turned on one of them, and it looked like this:

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No, That's Not Christian [Jul. 20th, 2016|11:45 pm]
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So Pence said today on television--I saw it, unfortunately (I was looking for local weather and got this instead) that he was a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order.

Wrong.  Pence is a Republican, yes, but he's neither a Christian, nor a conservative: he's a Republican extremist.   I have posted before about the curious theology that calls itself Christian but doesn't do what Jesus said to do, and instead does things Jesus said not to do.  And the political philosophy that calls itself "conservative" but doesn't actually "conserve" (or even try to conserve)  anything but the privilege of rich white guys, is not, in fact conservative.  It's wasteful, destructive, the very opposite of what "conservative" means.Read more...Collapse )
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Simple Food [Jul. 20th, 2016|01:40 pm]
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Part of the process of getting healthier after hitting The Wall is trying to eat better.  Having been eating on the run and grab-and-go even with foods in the house for too long, this is getting back to my kitchen roots, with some enhancements learned from cooking shows on PBS.   I used to be able to throw together whatever was in the fridge to make a satisfying hot meal (with weekly additions to the fridge, of course) with things I called "concoctions" that were never quite the same twice.   And I'm working on that model again.
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Well, yes. Then again, no. [Jul. 18th, 2016|06:47 pm]
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Two things from Sunday's Twitter stream left me somewhat frustrated, as
I agreed a lot with one part of a discussion, and disagreed a lot with another.

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