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Things That Make Me Go Hmmm

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*I had a dream the other night that I was at a fiber festival with Blogless Sharon and Lois. We were staying at a hotel and as I was getting ready to leave I said to Lois, “Listen, if you’re not winning then you’re losing and don’t let anybody tell you any different.” This is pretty far from what I believe when I’m awake so I’m intrigued by the fact that I said it so emphatically in a dream.

*Why is it that I can knit a pair of socks in 36 hours when it’s for competition but it takes me more than 6 weeks to finish a pair that’s not part of a competition? I’ve been working on these socks since February 16th and I’m just now getting to the gusset decreases on sock two. Sheesh.

*I came home to some junk mail on the kitchen table yesterday and Dale had edited the one from Sears just a little bit. I think he’s still feeling bitter about the fridge.

*I’ve kept track of the books I’ve read for many years. I finished a book the other day and went to record it in my notebook and was shocked to see that it’s the first book I’ve finished since January. This is pathetic for a librarian.

*I always listen to Jesus Christ Superstar and Godspell at this time of year to psyche me up for Palm Sunday and Easter. Even after 30 years of doing this (I started in 7th grade) I never get tired of this music.

*After several years of talking about it, Dale and I have finally purchased a share in a local CSA. It will start in mid-June and I’m really excited to see what we’ll be getting each week.

*I won a prize in a contest over at Lisa’s and it arrived yesterday. I love prizes in general but a prize package that includes roving from dear Teyani and a book signed by the author plus chocolate – well, it doesn’t get better than that. Thanks, Lisa!

*Last week at “quilt night” not one of the 6 of us was actually quilting – we were all knitting. And yet we still call it quilt night. Go figure.

*Dale and I are holding a Civil War Living History in our home town. This is the third year we’ve done so and you wouldn’t think we’d have any problems. However, the committee who “oversees” the property is giving us a very hard time, claiming that we’ve left trash behind and stolen shingles off one of the buildings and then used those shingles for kindling. They say we refused to move cars that were parked on a septic system and that our guests were observed using the great outdoors for a bathroom rather than the portable facilities we provided. (That’s my personal favorite of this entire list of ridiculous accusations.) I wrote a three page letter to our Board of Selectmen about this committee. I feel better now.

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  1. I’ve been in a CSA for three years now and I can’t wait to get the fresh veggies! It starts out slowly (like any crop) and then builds until you can barely carry your share home each week. We love it, and it’s supporting local agriculture too 🙂

  2. Helloooo Civil War times, no potties. They must be thinking of the group that came in after yours. Love JCSS-a cool tradition you got there!

  3. Please post about your experiences with the CSA — and pictures of the spoils, too, if you want. I’ve been going to do that for several years but haven’t managed quite yet.

    Re: books. Have you looked at I used to keep a Word document every year of what I read; now I open a new account at LT an list my books there. The cool thing is they have a widget so you can have the list show in your sidebar.

  4. Your pace on those socks is right up my alley! Sounds about like my usual. I can’t imagine finishing a pair in a day or two. I love that Dale took time to edit the junk mail…perhaps you should mail it back to Sears! (Recycling, you know.)

  5. I know you ACW types, bunch of trouble makers… I know your types 😉
    You know the peeing outside, almost seems plausable.
    BUT, the using a shingle as kindiling??!! And littering. Nope. I totally can’t see that.

    I’ll send you some pink and grey crayons so you can edit your copy of spin to knit, so I actually look like me. 🙂

  6. that last item . . . .is that property owner from another planet?? why wait all year to mention these grievances?

  7. I, too, play Godspell for Easter; one of my favourite musicals. I took my 16 yr old to see it recently and he loved it, too.

    Socks in 36 hours! That’s impressive.


  8. Gosh, you get tons of comments so I’ll make this short. I love your blog. Well, a little longer than that. What colorway are those socks-they are sooo yummy!

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