Getting there

And another day spent spinning in circles.

Or so it seemed.

Between saving Audio Books so that I would have music on the trip and making phone calls, I felt that my life was perhaps coming under control.

I haven’t heard back from the nice school lady. She is TDY next week, and I am gone for the next three. The kids may have a school interview somewhere around 19-20 Dec. They are not running on thrilled, but I can hope that something sparks their interest.

At least I managed to clean out my inbox, handle a couple of taskings and complete a support form before grabbing my leave form and heading out the door.


Not much to report. I have to decide on the projects for my cruise. After all, the boat floats on Monday and I would like to have everything packed on Saturday.

Which reminds me – have you seen some of the lovely patterns on Wolke 7? I am looking at Mein Weg as a cruise knit. Since the author states that it is TV knitting worthy, it should do just fine. There are a couple of changes that I might make. Other than making it smaller (grin) – and that is to see if I can ditch the garter stitch. Probably not, as it would have a different drape. I may also steek the front so that it matches. I have this lovely cone of Kauni in blues, purples and a bit of green. Now to see if I have enough black on hand for a contrast or will have to hit the yarn store today.

But I have to do that anyway since I have one more Peadpod to knit. Unless someone can suggest something different. (I put my copy of Babies and Bears somewhere).

Audio Books

I managed to pull seven books to my hard drive in and among everything else I was doing. I am not sure what I will want to listen to and a choice would be nice. The laptop weighs the same regardless, which is not something I can say for hauling along a large number of CDs.

Which reminds me – I switched over to FreeRip from Real Player and Window Media Player. It is more than happy to run on a computer that it not hooked up to the Internet. And it just rips. Not plays, not argues with me about what I want to do. It also is a bit faster than the other programs. Important factor when you have large numbers of CDs to deal with.



Stairs to workout rooms. Shaolin Center. From 9 Aug this summer in China.


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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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