All quiet

Surely I have mentioned before how quiet the house in on Sunday evening? After a day of various errands, pushing to get the kitchen cleaned up, stopping at the library, I dropped the three off at the train station shortly before 1900.

There is almost a train an hour that runs between Heidelberg and Stuttgart. Last year, usually in the winter, they elected to catch the 17xx train in order to arrive before it was too dark and freezing cold. Since the light is still holding out in the evenings, usually it is the 18xx that is the most appealing.

Tonight they did not want to hurry and took the 1914. Why am I mentioning all of this? Well, it wasn’t the packing that delayed them, more like the fact that we actually sat down for dinner together, followed by a test run of the green nothing foam desert. The vote was decent from two of us, ok but I won’t do it again from a third, and the fourth was sure she had been tricked because she ate it before finding out that it contained something that was on her “I never eat that” list.

George is stateside, starting and ending in New York City with a detour to Rochester in the middle.

The kids and I were able to empty out, clean and reset up one set of shelves in the studio today.


Audio Books & Books

Finished up Hit Parade by Lawrence Block, which certainly is a different sort of story and started one of the Stone Barrington series by Stuart Woods on the car CD.

In hardback, I picked up the Saturday Wife by Naomi Ragen, Absolute Fear by Lisa Jackson, and The Penguin Who Knew Too Much by Donna Andrews. Quite a range of material I think. In Audio – two different books by Alexander McCall Smith.


Completed the first bobbin of singles (that Crown Mountain Farms corriedale pencil roving in Azure Sky) and have started the second. Since I have 2 8oz batches, this is not going to be an overnight project.

no knitting, but am thinking about it…..


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About Holly

fiber person - knitter, spinner, weaver who spent 33 years being a military officer to fund the above. And home. And family. Sewing and quilting projects are also in the stash. After living again in Heidelberg after retiring (finally) from the U.S. Army May 2011, we moved to the US ~ Dec 2015. Something about being over 65 and access to health care. It also might have had to do with finding a buyer for our house. Allegedly this will provide me a home base in the same country as our four adult children, all of whom I adore, so that I can drive them totally insane. Considerations of time to knit down the stash…(right, and if you believe that…) and spin and .... There is now actually enough time to do a bit of consulting, editing. Even more amazing - we have only one household again. As long as everyone understands that I still, 40 years into our marriage, don't do kitchens or bathrooms. For that matter, not being a golden retriever, I don't do slippers or newspapers either. I don’t miss either the military or full-time clinical practice. Limiting my public health/travel med/consulting and lecturing to “when I feel like it” has let me happily spend my pension cruising, stash enhancing (oops), arguing with the DH about where we are going to travel next and book buying. Life is good!
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One Response to All quiet

  1. amanda j says:

    Your spinning is lovely!

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