Monthly Archives: August 2012

US Open: Sharapova Shines

Even a nonchalant sports fan like me gets excited arriving at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens to watch tennis at the U.S Open. I was 8 years old the first time I saw the 12-story high Unisphere,   a stainless steel … Continue reading

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Cycling over the Delaware River, Outside Hancock, NY

Cycling over the Delaware River, Outside Hancock, NY

Every week, posts a photo challenge. Here’s my photo.

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Are We Getting Too Fleeced by Fleece?

With fall weather around the corner, and back to school shopping in mind, I asked my daughters in-law if the children needed anything.  “A new fleece jacket,” said Karen, mother of Uri, 16 months. Fleece,  the miracle fiber made from … Continue reading

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Summer Reading Round-Up

Summer… and I’m reading mostly novels. I love to browse the library shelves that offer new titles as well as reserve books I hear about. Alice Hoffman’s The Dove Keepers, tells the story  of four women, who lived in 70 … Continue reading

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Hoping “Hope Springs” Brings Hope

Hope Springs, the new movie staring Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones isn’t a comedy, despite what the ads say. There a few funny scenes and lines, and it does have a happy ending.  Getting there however, is awkward and … Continue reading

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Winning! A Knitted Ballerina!

I couldn’t resist the Giveaway offered by Edna at crayonsandmilk.  Her knitted toys are delightful. I won a doll and chose the ballerina, which I gave to my granddaughter. She’s not quite ready for ballet lessons, though she seems to have … Continue reading

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Grandma Diary: Strap Stress!

(an infrequent series) Our day begins about 6 am when the eldest grandson, nearly 3, wakes. He stands by the gate that keeps him inside his room, chatting to his stuffed animals- a calico cow, a baby kangaroo and a … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: A Toddler Pullover, A Summer Cardigan, & A Scarf

A hot, humid day with intermittent thundershowers provided a great excuse to finish some projects. This is for my oldest grandson.   It’s a roll raglan from Plymouth Encore Worsted,  75% acrylic/25% wool on size 5 & 7 needles. I did … Continue reading

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The August 1st Curse

Today is August 1st. If you’re a teacher you know what that means. Every day now feels like Sunday night. Back at the end of June, you looked at your blank calendar; there were so many days and weeks ahead … Continue reading

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