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October 31, 2006

Trick or Treat Greetings

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Hope everyone had a fun day! Here in Doulaland we've had a rainy Halloween but we've all had a blast!

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October 28, 2006

Make a Wish

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October 24, 2006

My Amazing Man Child

Jonathan had planned to take Kaity to the movie this past summer to see Monster House. But it came to our local theater and was gone before we realized.

The DVD came out today. To make it up to her, Jonathan took Kaity to Wal-Mart last night at a few minutes before midnight. As they rolled the display out, he bought her the first copy sold. Then they came back to our house. They made snacks and Jonathan and the littles enjoyed the show together. Then he spent the night here, being Kaity and Khi's hero!

It amazes me to see my almost 21 year old son being so thoughtful and tender toward his 8 and 10 year old siblings. I have friends with families 1/2 a generation apart in age. They're lucky when the older ones acknowledge the existence of the younger ones.

We are blessed.

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October 23, 2006

Our Birthday Season Begins

On Saturday we celebrated my mother's 75th birthday.

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We hadn't had a large celebration for her in 10 years, so it was time. There were over 60 friends, relatives and immediate family in attendance. After the party, we had a family dinner at a local restaurant.

Then, her brother took her to West Virginia for the night. They rode a train through the mountains all day Sunday, to see the beautiful autumn leaves.

We have kids birthdays on October 30, November 7, November 8, and November 13.

I've been knitting a little of this and a little of that, and weaving some too. We have a guild meeting this evening. They're encouraging the wearing of fiber related costumes. I figure, if I have clothes on, that will count. And since I don't want anyone to go blind, I will be wearing something!

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October 18, 2006

Nope

I haven't fallen off the edge of blogland.

We've been, Thankfully, living in a quite and peaceful time. Very enjoyable for us, but pretty boring for the blog.

My mother-in-law wants to learn to knit. She was going to spend hurricane season with her daughter in Texas. We were going to send her to knitting lessons there. But she got homesick and became anxious to go home and start rebuilding. Her home had several feet of water above the roof from Katrina. She now has the shell repaired, a new roof, and all the studs. She lives in a FEMA trailer in her front yard. There is no knitting store that we know of in her area open yet.

We went to our (almost) LYS and got her a learn to knit DVD. I'm making her some knitting needles. Her favorite color is pink. I picked up some roving to spin for her. The yarn is more Pepto Pink than the picture shows.

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A couple of weeks ago Benny's favorite Aunt, Uncle, Cousin, and his wife were up from Louisiana to attend a wedding in Columbus Ohio. We met them for dinner after the wedding. It was a wonderful evening of laughter and catching up. We hadn't seen each other for several years. I had only met them all briefly at our wedding.

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I got to sit next to Benny's cousin's wife, Ellen. She used to work with my dad at the VA in New Orleans. When my dad found out she was going to be one of my new relatives, he told me, "Ellen is as beautiful inside, as she is on the outside". I got to see that for myself at dinner. I look forward to getting to know her better.

Check out this terrific pick up stick!

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My friend Rose and her husband sent it to me. He made it as a congratulations, that all the legal bullshit and lies against me are finally over, gift.

I'm still finishing the first inkle band. This pick up stick makes the weaving so much easier. I plan to weave some silk bookmarks for Christmas gifts using a design I saw on Sarah's blog.

To Pam, I'll tell you about Nell next post.

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