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Old 07-31-2010, 09:42 PM   #111
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OK in Canada they use DRY water in pools.
They have dry ice, why not dry water?

For a communications project in High School, I once made a commercial for dehydrated water. Just add water, and drink! Tastes just like regular water!

I just found out that my grandpa has cancer (multiple myeloma). We'll learn more Monday. Thus far, we've been told it isn't curable, but it is treatable. I have some idea of what's going on, by virtue of several years of biology classes, even though my parents really couldn't explain anything to me.
This is the man from whom my brother got his perpetual energy (along with his curly, blond hair and crazy-blue, smiling, sparkly eyes... I got his squinty-eyed grin, go figure). He's been retired for probably 15 years, but he helps people with, well, pretty much anything, just because he likes to keep busy.

Here's praying that 'treatable' leaves him energy to do some of the things he's always loved. Maybe not waking up at ridiculously-early o'clock to shovel eighteen inches of snow off of the walk of younger folks (which is just insane at the best of times.), or helping to re-roof somebody's house when it's a hundred degrees out, but mowing his own grass, planting his tomatoes, riding his little motorcycle around town.

And, to round out prayer requests: I also found out my mom's cousin was just diagnosed with MS, and another cousin's son-in-law was in a bad motorcycle accident and they don't know whether he'll be paralyzed or not, as he broke several vertebrae. (I believe I've mentioned my mom's tendency to not tell me anything, and then suddenly dump a whole heap of bad news on my lap.)

Happier news: Visited Abraham Lincoln National Historic Site in Springfield with the parents today (While my brother was at the lake with his best friend's family and his new girlfriend... lucky brat). It's a nice place, lots of friendly interpretive guides.
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Old 07-31-2010, 10:10 PM   #112
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I'm working on Girasole by Jarred Flood & it's a quick knit. I started on Tues & today I'm to 640 sts per round...that takes a while

Has anyone been to jimmybeanswool.com lately? they have a "wool watcher" where throughout the day they choose different yarns to go on sale and I just got 2 skeins of debbie bliss 100% silk for 50% off!
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Old 08-05-2010, 09:28 AM   #113
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Great shots Julie! Love them!!!

Chris, was there a lovely pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?

Frank has a friend who is lending him a book that has all sorts of Murphy's Law quotes, so I am going to post one on my Facebook each day! Sounds like fun to me.

No knitting the last few days! I've been reading Janet Evanovich "The Stephanie Plum" series. Funny books!!!
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Yes Chris that is who I meant, or perhaps Frank!

I know about Evanovich, she is highly addictive, however the withdrawal is much easier than some, so I will take my chances!

Have a great weekend everyone!
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I know I'm busy and so I assume everyone else is too, maybe that's why it's so quiet in here?
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I finished the training for the job and have just done my first week. Its been good but really tiring. I haven't been doing much, just sitting watching DVDs of the Gilmore Girls. I bought yarn today to start an Irish Hiking Scarf, I figured something interesting but fairly simple was the way to go. I'm also trying to catch up on some reading for my course.

Hope you are all ok!

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busy? heck yes.

Friday night was my 5 year high school reunion, which wound up being more bizarre than expected. I recognized almost everyone (or else could place them as a significant other)... except this vaguely familiar guy in the corner. Tall-ish, slightly gangly, a little scruffy and honestly kind of cute... and who the heck was he!? I finally snuck a look at his nametag, and immediately felt like a complete idiot.

Oh yes, the stranger in the corner was my best friend for seven years. OK, so he's lost 80 pounds and grown a beard... and I've been going out of my way to avoid him since we were fourteen... but I still feel like I should have recognized him.

The two of us and three mutual friends hung out and chatted all night, which was in many ways more bizarre than not recognizing him. It's confusing to spend time with the person who has held such disparate positions in my life, and I haven't yet decided whether it was a good thing or not.


I can't wait for school to start up so I can get back to a regular schedule!
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I need to knit one of those for my car!
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