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Big Changes

Well, here it is, 2012, and life is changing in some Big Ways at my house. First of all, that three years to DH's retirement was cut down to--no years. His employer is doing some "downsizing," and offered early retirement packages. With a choice of retiring, moving back to Washington, DC, or possibly getting laid off, retirement was certainly the best option. Not to mention, we've been anxiously awaiting the opportunity to Get Out of Dodge and run away to our retirement property, which we…


Added by Freelance on January 4, 2012 at 12:34pm — 2 Comments

Monkeying Around

I finally got around to making the friend Marvin the Monkey has been asking for. Meet Matilda:

Marvin is thrilled--he's in love! And I'm in love with this yarn, Cascade's "Fixation." It's a sock yarn, 98.3% cotton and 1.7% elastic. It feels like cotton, but stretches like wool. I'm now about…


Added by Freelance on October 4, 2011 at 9:48am — 6 Comments


Serenity finally had her Maiden Voyage last week. We went to Silver City, New Mexico, about a two-hour drive away, and stayed at the KOA there for our home base. We wanted to see the Gila Cliff Dwellings:

(That's DH walking away in the middle of the photo), and hike the Catwalk National Scenic Trail (I…


Added by Freelance on July 16, 2011 at 3:37pm — 6 Comments

Learning to Spin

Okay, I promised to tell you all how I came to be a spinner. I was reminded by a Spinning Daily post on the subject, and I don't have Nermal Duty today, so I'll see if I can fit this in. I was horrified to realize that these events happened more than thirty years ago!

My parents had a neighbor, a retired man named Mr. Hudson, who had a little "hobby farm" around the corner from them. He had grown up on a sheep ranch in Texas, and had acquired a pair of sheep for his little farm. I had…


Added by Freelance on June 1, 2011 at 10:22am — 9 Comments

Racing toward Retirement -- sort of

[[Note: This being my first blog post, I hope I'm not breaking any rules. Please let me know if I am, and I'll fix it!]]


DH is the one racing, or trying to. We want to move to our ten acres of sagebrush in Nevada and get started setting up our Retirement Ranch. But right now, it's at long two days' drive from home, and there hasn't been time to make the trek more than once this year, partly because I'm providing full-time daycare for Nermal the World's Cutest Grandbaby. He's…


Added by Freelance on May 17, 2011 at 10:16am — 28 Comments

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