Why Bother

to write about Monday’s at all?

They are either in the category of “the only day that I am in the office this week” with all the insanity that entails. Or in the returning from being gone and I have a bijillion emails in my inbox and several deadlines that say COB last Friday.

This particular Monday fulfills both missions while making my life miserable. Last week was that lovely conference on PTSD followed by the tech conference at the Bodensee. That means a few days of emails. And deadlines. Then there is the fact that I leave tomorrow for Munich and a meeting there on Wednesday and Thursday.

To me that looks like about 7 business days packed into one. Never mind the complaints – at least I am not one of the other people in the office who has to deal with 15 NSPS evaluations (another improvement for your edification and non-convenience).


I have purchased this lovely pattern from Webs called the Gallery Jacket (#175 by Valley Yarns down at the bottom of the page.) The yarn is this slightly fuzzy grey that has been on the shelves for a while. Since the pattern gauge and the yarn don’t match, I am actually going to have to swatch in order to alter the pattern. Good concept huh? Might even be able to make this to fit the eldest on the first run through. I am also taking the peacock sock along.

I had thought about my Kauni – but it is too bulky now to easily travel.

Audio Books

Off I am to load a couple of audio books on the computer to transfer to the CD player. I figure two J D Robbs and perhaps an Elizabeth Berg should do nicely for the train and the evenings. Perhaps I should pack as well?


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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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