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  Mothers' Day is not until May 8th (here in the US) but I have already received my present.  Pk has been trying to convinve me that I "need" a smartphone.  I insisted that my little pink phone is just fine but I will admit to a niggling desire for the technology.  I just didn't think I needed one.  He has one and that's all we needed.
But I caved.  In all honesty, it didn't take much arm twisting.  Elanor and I went to the phone store last night and I got an iphone.  So, now, instead of just making phone calls, I can play word games with my family and friends.  It's mildly addicting.
I think that new technology is headache making.  Trying to learn how to use all the various parts and make it work with my computer is mentally exhausting.  I think it's set for now and I can just enjoy using it and playing with it casually.  I have finally figured out how to get an ebook on it and now both Pk and I can read A Walk In the Woods by Bill Bryson. 

Today w…
Peter Kevin works for a company that still gives its employees Good Friday off.  It's rare in our country for that to happen.  While Easter is a holiday (and recognizable by the candy and bunny shaped decorations all over) it's not as widely celebrated in the secular community as Christmas. 

I took Friday off and I left early Thursday after the health and wellness fair.  Kate and I set up a table and once again spread the fiber word.  She is such a good teacher.  We sent several folks off with needles, yarn, instructions and directions to my office if they had any questions in the future.  There were a lot of folks at the fair and I think it was a success. 

I ended up taking a nap when we got home.  Allergy season is in full bloom (pun intended) and my head was full.  We spent yesterday running errands.  Pk bought a printer/scanner to replace the very old and mostly non-functioning one we had.  We also decided to replace the 25 year old KitchenAid mixer that was still workin…
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Just a quick post.  My niece died this morning.  She had only discovered the cancer had come back a few short weeks ago.  It was a shock.  We weren't sure of her chances to beat it again but didn't think it would win so quickly.

It doesn't seem real or right.  She was a young woman and had so much ahead of her.  I think the saddest funeral service I've ever attended was the service for the young son of a coworker.  Something about memorializing such a young person just seems so wrong.

One of our strongest and happiest memories is of Peter Kevin teaching her to disco dance.  It was the early 80's and disco was in style and he taught this lovely little blonde child to wave her arms and dance like John Travolta.   We were smiling at this memory this afternoon. 

I'm not sure how to deal with this.  One day, one breath at a time.  Just like anything else I guess.
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This has been a wet, windy weekend.  Friday night the clouds rolled in and we waited all day Saturday for the rain to start.  It was windy and then we got bursts of downpour on and off all day.  It was unsettling weather.  Cold and windy with occasional thunder and lightning. 

Hobbes is keeping Peter Kevin company as he picks up sticks and does some clean up around the front yard this afternoon.  The bed under the tree with the spring bulbs could use a weeding but we kind of liked the wild look of the flowers coming up through the grass.

The sun is shining and feels warm but the air is still very cool and damp.  The ground is soggy after the inch and a half of rain we got. 

I made some breakfast and am now working on my kal shawl because the next clue comes out tomorrow and I'm not finished the last one yet. 
The mural at work is moving down the hallway.  We have ducks with a nest and an egg.  And he has started some trees that will surround the bulletin board that has all the req…
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Life around here has been busy/boring.  Does that make sense?  I'm surprised it's Thursday and the week has gone by so quickly.  I suspect that it's because work has been busy and at home, things are not busy exactly but there are Things To do.

As for my niece, Pk hasn't spoken to his sister yet so we are just keeping good thoughts and being available.  In other emotional news, Elanor has a friend who had a heart attack and died at 25.  Yes.  25 years old.  She is sad and heartbroken since they had plans to find a place to live together.  This is her first major loss of someone her own age and that can be a sobering event no matter what age you are.  We expect old people to die, not 25 year olds. 

Our health and wellness fair is next week so I'll be shopping for some inexpensive yarn (I gave away most of the stuff from the last one) this weekend so I can set up a colorful table to draw people in.  The spinning wheel does that.  For some reason, people can't re…
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Good Saturday Morning!  I don't know what the weather is like where you are but here it's grey and cloudy and wet.  Again.  It's Spring and we tend to get a lot of rain in the spring.  I have been feeling kind of out of things for the past week and thought I'd share some images with you.

Daisy strapped into the back seat of the car to go to Emily's house last week.  She sits very prim and proper right on the seat and the belt holds her secure. She carried Em's birthday present (wrapped in Transformers paper).  I'm looking for a pattern for a travel bag for her.  I don't want to pay well over a hundred dollars and I figure I can make one. 

Emily's cake with stars and Princess candles.  She's coming by today on her way to visit some friends.  Elanor's present for her birthday came in the mail and she's going to pick it up.
The grape hyacinths are popping up through the leaves and grass.  They're everywhere.  Did you know they smell?  I t…
"Your work is to discover your world

and then with all your heart give yourself to it."
~The Buddha

Isn't that a nice thought for a Monday morning?  I had a post in mind but haven't loaded the photos so it'll have to wait.  We had a good weekend. 

Saturday, I cleaned and did laundry and fell asleep every time I sat down.  I think I may need to go to bed earlier or have a blood test done to check for Iron Poor Blood (remember Geritol commercials "my wife, I think I'll keep her")?  I attempted to work on the shawl kal but was having some problems with numbers ( as of the end of the last clue, my stitches are correct so it's something I'm reading incorrectly) so I put it away and spent some time spinning and working on a pair of socks.

Yesterday, Pk and I decided we didn't feel like cooking brunch and went to a local place called The Bistro.  It was eh.  I make better omelettes.  I had a California omelette (roasted peppers, tomatoes, asp…