Archive for September, 2006

Sept 14, Israeli Dancing

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

Today was the first meeting of Koleinu, but I’m not going to do it this year. There’s just not enough time during the week to get things done after work. But it was my sister Sari’s yahrtzeit, so we went to Temple Emanuel to say kaddish. Israeli dancing has been meeting Thursday evenings over most […]

Sept 2, Pocatello & Lava

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

When people in Pocatello say they’re going to Lava, they mean Lava Hot Springs. It’s about 30 miles, about 20 miles south on I-15 and 10 miles off the freeway. Once many years ago we went there to swim in the 50 meter swimming pool. This time it was to soak in the hot pools. […]

An old picture

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

There’s a painting hanging in the cellar hallway in my mom’s house that I didn’t remember ever having seen before. I asked her, “Who painted that picture of the young woman knitting? That could be you, in a wicker chair that could be on the porch in Milford?” She said, “Oh, I think Mimi did […]

Sept 1, Pocatello – Supper at McWilliams

Wednesday, September 20th, 2006

We (my mom, Arlene, & I) were invited over to dinner on the Friday before Labor Day to some friends of hers who had lived in Mill Valley. One of Jim’s hobbies, outside of generally being outrageous, is collecting limerics. He has amassed them on his computer, and will be delighted to print out a […]

Apple tree update

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I’ve picked a few apples but I think they aren’t really ripe yet. Almost, though. The Cortland tree has the biggest apples of the bunch, and they’re easy to peel with the peeler-corer-slicer machine. They’re ripe enough to make good pies and apple crisp. The Baldwin is the biggest tree, but has relatively few apples. […]

Mushrooms all over

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

The Maine woods, at least our little bit of ’em, are full of mushrooms right now. I have no idea what these strange fungi are, but there are lots of them: Here’s another few clumps: And of course there are lots of more standard-looking mushrooms. I didn’t take the camera for a walk all the […]

Triangle Loom

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

I’ve been wanting to try weaving on a triangle frame loom ever since I saw one in use at the Denmark Sheepfest. Sometime between Labor Day and Sept. 10 I built two of them, thinking I could show Lee when she was visiting us. Of course I should have known better than to think I […]

Sept 1, Pocatello – massage

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

My mom wanted to treat us both to massages at her friendly massage therapist. She goes every two weeks for a massage. After all the driving we had been doing, she thought we could use some serious relaxing. The place was at the masseuse’s house, right on the main road on the other side of […]

Aug 30, Willets to Winnemucca

Tuesday, September 19th, 2006

One of the cultural icons of the northern California coast is the skunk train. I think even when I lived in California there wasn’t a road across the coast range in the Mendocino county area, and the only way from inland to the coast for dozens of miles north to south was from the town […]

FO – muffler

Monday, September 18th, 2006

I finished the alpaca/merino yarn that I got at the Denmark Sheepfest. There was only enough for a short muffler, 41 stitches across on #5 Denise needles. It’s mistake rib pattern, k2p2 across every row with one extra k at the end so the ribbing doesn’t come out even. Besides the mistake rib pattern, there […]