DD Jocelyn is here for several days so I have been spending time with her. She's a knitter and is teaching me to make socks, which I think will be a great take-along project. She finished this adorable little baby sweater for a friend.
See how each piece is a different color?
She also made a 7-stranded challah. To our surprise, 7-strands is a little harder than braiding 3 strands, but not much. Four, five and ten strand challahs are much more complicated.
Turned out great, didn't it?
And neither quilty nor crafty:
I was tagged for a meme. I know some bloggers enjoy these and some don't, and of those who do, I don't know who has been tagged. I like learning a little about fellow bloggers, and hope you will email me if you haven't been tagged for this one and I will tag you.
Jill at Life with Nature Girl tagged me with this one. The rules are:
The rules of the game get posted at the beginning. Each player answers the questions about themselves. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5-6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know they’ve been tagged and asking them to read your blog. Let the person who tagged you know when you’ve posted your answer.
1. What was I doing 10 years ago?
In May 1998 I was mom to an almost 11-yr-old and a 13-yr-old. I didn't have a regular job, but I was doing freelance nutrition writing and speaking, and some individual nutrition counseling. Hadn't learned to quilt yet.
2. What are 5 things on my to-do list for today (not in any particular order):
Meet my husband and daughter for lunch, finish my first knit sock (while my daughter is still home to help -- she leaves tomorrow), put out the trash and recycling, cut more origami flowers for my swap, yoga class
3. Snacks I enjoy:
nuts, leftovers, baked chips, popsicles, ice cream, toast with peanut butter, cereal, fruit, bread
4. Things I would do if I were a billionaire:
Start some sort of foundation. Not sure what sort, but part of its focus would be to alleviate immediate suffering and part would be to work to change the things that cause suffering.
5. Places I have lived:
Oh my goodness, I hope you have a lot of time! My dad was in the military and we moved frequently. Here they are, grouped by state and country rather than listed chronologically:
Washington - Tacoma (birthplace)
California - Calexico, Oakland, Manteca, Monterey, Salinas, Whittier, Berkeley (briefly), Palo Alto
Massachusetts - Pepperell, Ayer
New York - New York City (both Queens and Brooklyn)
Michigan - Grand Rapids, East Lansing (sort of and almost), Ann Arbor
Pennsylvania - Wayne (twice, briefly)
Georgia - Atlanta, Macon
Illinois - Urbana, Champaign
Germany - Kaiserslautern
Panama Canal Zone - both the Atlantic and Pacific sides
France - Paris