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Monthly Archives: August 2006


I know, I know.  You haven’t seen a post in a week.  Kind of unusual.  I’ve just been in a funk.  Nothing terrible – just not totally myself.  E. was sick. J. hasn’t called.  I’m reflecting on our upcoming anniversary and E.’s October birthday. I’m feeling buried under a mounting To-Do list (as I write […]

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Thanks, Paula

My thank you gift to Paula for helping me learn to crochet: a needle case.  I used home dec fabric I found at an antique store.  I can see using the same basic construction for a pouch or wallet. I made a matching tote for her yarn (see Finished Projects album).  I have been rummaging […]

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Sweet Relief: J. Called 07Aug06

[<–Pic of E. talking to Daddy] J. called to tell me that they have made The Big Move and they are now in a much safer place.  He had been in the Sunni Triangle (very pro-Saddam) and he said the people there were just scary. I think that its safe to say that the Team […]

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I’m “Hooked!”

Today, my friend Paula taught me to crochet "in the round."  Here are the beginnings of my first project: a blanket for E.  I am "hooked!" (‘scuse the sorry pun).  Finally something I can do while E. is awake! We spent several hours crocheting and commiserating about our husbands’ deployments. About Baghdad, Mosul, the Sunni […]

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I went to school with him.

Senator’s nephew killed in Iraq. I didn’t know him well but I do remember him. Phil was a quiet, sweet guy. We graduated high school together.  He and his sister Laura were in orchestra with me.  I can picture him being totally dedicated to whatever he did and I am praying and crying for his […]

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