Archive for December, 2006

Blue Ginger

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Somewhere along the line there — alright, it was the 21st — we went out to Blue Ginger to celebrate Charley’s birthday. Blue Ginger is a restaurant that you make a reservation at two weeks in advance, and that calls you the day before to confirm. It’s sort of an Asian fusion nouvelle cuisine place […]

More progress pics

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

Here are updates on Matt’s sweater and a kind of new project, the Danica entrelac scarf (but in different yarn, Garnstudio Alaska, and different colors from the pattern) from Knitty. That was last weekend. By now the second sleeve is all done, all three pieces are connected, and I have a half-dozen rounds done above […]


Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

The weekend of Dec. 16 we did a Springbok jigsaw puzzle up in Casco. It must have been a really old one, judging from the copy on the box. It seemed to be written for people who had never seen a Springbok puzzle before. The picture is not our normal style, but if we have […]

Hanukah update

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Monday Charley, Nicole, and Emma were over at our house for latkes. The gluten-free sweet potato latkes didn’t hold together at all. The ones with flour in them tasted pretty good with sweet potato pie-inspired ginger and cinnamon in ’em. On Tuesday the 19th our hanukiah looked like this — That’s a modular hanukiah, nine […]

Hanukah – first night

Thursday, December 21st, 2006

Last Friday (that’s the 15th) we went over to Charley’s condo for the first night of Hanukah. Nicole and Emma were there, too. Pictures of Hanukah menorahs almost always show you eight candles going (or really, nine). Just because that’s only what they look like on the last night of the holiday, here’s how it […]

Kinda quiet weekend

Sunday, December 17th, 2006

So let’s see, it was relatively uneventful, especially compared to driving all the way to Orono. We did go to Casco. There was no snow there, except for a few little sheltered places. Really, it’s unnaturally warm so far this winter. We walked all around our trails. Without the snow, we had no way of […]

Swim 2

Friday, December 15th, 2006

OK, so today was my second time in the pool. I did eight lengths in a row (in about 5:20 — a little slow. A goal for midway through the winter is to do 32 lengths in 20 minutes, that is, four 5:00 sets of eight lengths without any stops), rested about a minute and […]


Wednesday, December 13th, 2006

I swam this morning. I think I didn’t get to the pool once last year, so this is something of a breakthrough. Once I’m started I’m likely to keep going. I only did eight lengths, six in a row and then two after a short rest. I was good and out of breath. I looked […]


Monday, December 11th, 2006

I was saying, every so often during November, “The hunters must be bummed out that there’s no snow. They like an inch or so to see the deer tracks.” Well, there was snow on Friday, and there were tracks in it on Sunday. We walked around our trail system (by now we’re beginning to think […]

Basket acquistions

Monday, December 11th, 2006

So, here’s (most of) what we came home from Orono with. Apple basket, ash, made by Eldon Hanning, the man who was demonstrating splitting ash. He’s Micmac, from fairly far north in Maine. He set one of these baskets on the floor behind me and told me to sit down. The basket handle supports my […]