Month: August 2011

Plugging the Guest Post

I wrote a guest post for Living Philanthropic in support of Carlo Garcia’s August project, Stand Up to Cancer.  You can find it here. And if you are interested, you can make a donation at his Crowdrise page.

Goings on at the Refuge

I am taking a short sabbatical from my onsite duties at the parrot rescue, so I figure the least Ican do is let everyone know about some goings-on over there: First, we were featured in Ana Belaval’s Around Town segment on WGN Morning News.… Continue Reading “Goings on at the Refuge”

Blankets 44, 45 and 46

When I had that marathon session of finishing that audio book, I did three fleece blankets: That splatter paint looking pattern is really flowers.  With Lion Brand Pound of Love Yarn in white, which I am thinking I will avoid buying again because it… Continue Reading “Blankets 44, 45 and 46”

Gratuitous Dog Pic

Gibbs is not the first of my dogs to do this.  When he wakes up from a nap, he has to take his time stretching before getting up.  Like an old man.  In this case, I wanted him to go downstairs, outside and potty.… Continue Reading “Gratuitous Dog Pic”

I am Charlotte Simmons, by Tom Wolfe 39 For my summer epic, I dove into I am Charlotte Simmons, the 2004 university novel by Tom Wolfe. It isn’t really an epic, but since it is 25 discs long, I decided that it counts. Charlotte Simmons is the valedictorian of her… Continue Reading “I am Charlotte Simmons, by Tom Wolfe”

About the Beds

Earlier this summer, my back started bothering me.  Not my back actually, more like my hips.  I knew it was muscular because I was walking it off almost before leaving for work each morning.  This led me to believe that it was time for… Continue Reading “About the Beds”

Blanket 43

I hadn’t seen this fleece pattern before, either. I did this mostly while watching The Dog Whisperer on hulu.  Red Heart Super Saver yarn in Cherry.  I need to get some more of that stuff.

The Photographic Evidence

Because my mother won’t believe it happened.  This was last night: And tonight:

From the Hospital

My mother has been in the hospital for the better part of the week. My biggest complaint is that it is near impossible to get anyone’s attention. There is a flat screen in her private room and wi fi. Gibbs has been at doggie… Continue Reading “From the Hospital”

BTT: Reading History

When is the last time you read a history book? Historical biography? You know, something that took place in the past but was REAL.I read history regularly, but mostly it has been American History.  I was on a Civil War kick for awhile, which… Continue Reading “BTT: Reading History”