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I don't know why, but I just loved this!

Sorry I've been AWOL dear 3.5 readers, but we are anxiously awaiting a baby around here and life at work and at home has been so busy, that by the time I am able to even think about what to write, I've already fallen asleep. I've not fallen off the edge of the flat earth, and will be back, good Lord willing etc. etc....

In the meantime be good and if you can't - be terrific (and you know who you are, Colin!)
and... God be with you 'til we meet again!

RevGals' Blogpals Friday Five:) Thought I'd pass the questions along!

For this week, let's share some memories along with some hopes and expectations.

1. Share a Fall memory.
The smell of wood burning in fireplaces in the crisp late afternoon air as I made my way home from the bus stop after school

2. Your favorite Fall clothes--(past or present)? jeans & sweaters or sweatshirts!

3. Share a campfire story, song, experience...etc. Oh I'm a lumberjack and I'm OK....

4. What is your favorite thing about this time of year? The anticipation, the times spent together, Halloween, Thanksgiving, most of all Advent leading to Christmas. Most of all, I love the music!

5. What changes are you anticipating in your life, your church, family...whatever...as the season changes and winter approaches?
Our third grandchild, and first grandson was born yesterday. He is beautiful and soon we will wonder how it ever was before he came into our lives!

Bonus: What food says "AUTUMN" at your house? Recipes always appreciated.
As always, let us know in comment…

A Universal Language

Avast and watch out y'all! Aaaarrrrrr

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My pirate name is:


Dread Pirate Bonney


Like the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, you have a keen head for how to make a profit. You can be a little bit unpredictable, but a pirate's life is far from full of certainties, so that fits in pretty well. Arr!

Get your own pirate name from piratequiz.com.
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An Embarrassment of Riches

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Yesterday was one of those days that just seemed to be a crossroads of a sort - so many things coming together at once and reminding me that there may actually be some Order - and a good one at that - in this universe of ours.
For months now, K and D, our oldest daughter and her hubby, have been trying to buy a house. They'd been approved for a mortgage and have the downpayment and had a contract on a house - a house in the same neighborhood as D and D, our second oldest daughter and her husband and our two grandangels. Problem was, it was a "short sale." A lot of those things are happening today in this economy. In reality, they're a lot better than the slew of foreclosures that started a good deal of our country's economic woes (and I won't get into the greed that caused those). The deal is, the person whose home has gone "upside down" in value, i.e., the property is valued at less than its encumbrances (mortgages, deeds of trust, etc.) can be…

It's been way too long

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And I have been missing you all, dear however many readers out there! Life has been exceeding busy as they say (who "they" are, is anybody's guess). Life has gotten back to its usual autumnal quick pace and I have to admit, I haven't gotten to the point where everything is going at a regular rate just yet. I almost went to bed this evening before writing something down, but I couldn't go another day without catching up with you.
Let's see, whazzup since last I posted?
The colleague who now has more than fifty percent of cases in my office is on her honeymoon - and I am the one on call pretty much until the end of this month. In January, that may very well be an unfortunately permanent arrangement unless things pick up! This through no fault of anybody's really - just a series of unfortunate events that make up our corporate existence right now. I'm not exactly certain of anything myself, to tell you the truth, but there it is. I can do no more than…

Hopefully NOT TMI:)

Revgalblogpal has an interesting set of questions (after posting a cute little rendition of Bananas in Pajamas) Oh Lord, I am hard up for blog content! Oh well, here goeth...

Without going to TMI land, share with us your sleepwear memories and preferences....



1. What was your favorite sleeping attire as a child? And did you call them pjs, pajamas (to rhyme with llamas), pajamas (to sort of rhyme with bananas), jammies, or ??? Pajamas (that rhymed with Llamas) or nightgowns. The whole boring words. And I put them under my pillow in the morning (no need to wash them every day!)



2. Favorite sleepwear put on your own little ones, or perhaps those you babysat? (Bonus points if you made it). Hah! With six kids? I was lucky to get the kids clean and make sure I had a diaper/pamper on the appropriate one (it got really ugly otherwise!). Usually it was a t-shirt subbing as a nightgown and the underwear du jour.



3. How about today-do you prefer nightgown, pajamas, undies, or au naturel? I usuall…

Knittin' Honey!

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Ich weiß nicht, was soll es bedeuten,
Daß ich so traurig bin,
Ein Märchen aus uralten Zeiten,
Das kommt mir nicht aus dem Sinn.
Die Luft ist kühl und es dunkelt,
Und ruhig fließt der Rhein;
Der Gipfel des Berges funkelt,
Im Abendsonnenschein.

Die schönste Jungfrau sitzet
Dort oben wunderbar,
Ihr gold'nes Geschmeide blitzet,
Sie kämmt ihr goldenes Haar,
Sie kämmt es mit goldenem Kamme,
Und singt ein Lied dabei;
Das hat eine wundersame,
Gewalt'ge Melodei.

Den Schiffer im kleinen Schiffe,
Ergreift es mit wildem Weh;
Er schaut nicht die Felsenriffe,
Er schaut nur hinauf in die Höh'.
Ich glaube, die Wellen verschlingen
Am Ende Schiffer und Kahn,
Und das hat mit ihrem Singen,
Die Loreley getan.

"Die Lorelei", by Heinrich Heine (1799-1856, written 1822)

It's been a little while since I've really blogged. This past week has been nice - getting back to friends and activities that I've been missing. It was great to get back to ringing and singing and I enjoyed that thoroughly. EfM …

You heard the kid - do the right thing! Please!

Brief Break to Be Bad:)

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I stayed up late late late last night to finish that second mitten. You know how it is. You're so close, you can see the finish line on the horizon - and I had no appointments this morning. Not that I didn't get up fairly early anyway, considering!
Next is the hat to go with it and I can cross one more project off my WIP list! Today I thought I was going to have a shelter, but they were clients of another firm, so instead I went to a scheduled meeting at DSS, only to find it was supposed to be at Sheppard Pratt hospital, wherefrom the client was to be discharged today. Luckily, the client got the result the client wanted, so all was not lost, save a bit of gas and mileage! In a few minutes, I'm getting on the horn to schedule some appointments, but figured I'd post my little mitten collage in the interim. They're neither washed nor blocked yet (How does one block a mitten? Wash it and hope for the best? Use steam? That's the thing about textured projects tha…