The wine

A woman was sipping on a glass of wine, whilst sitting on the patio with her husband, and she says, “I love you so much, I don’t know how I could ever live without you”
Her husband asks, “Is that you, or the wine talking?”
She replies, “It’s me…talking to the wine.”

Happy anniversary, honey!

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Children (and their mothers)

While reading email, I decided to clear out my “Save” folder (some things have been there since 2008. Shameful) I did stumble upon this, and thought you’d get a giggle:

  1. “Mothers of teenagers know why animals eat their young.” ~ Author Unknown
  2. “Mothers are all slightly insane.” ~ J.D. Salinger
  3. “I want my children to have all the things I couldn’t afford. Then I want to move in with them.” ~ Phyllis Diller
  4. “There is only one pretty child in the world, and every mother has it.” ~ Chinese Proverb
  5. “It takes a woman twenty years to make a man of her son, and another woman twenty minutes to make a fool of him.” ~ Helen Rowland
  6. “The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for thirty years she served the family nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.” ~ Calvin Trillin
  7. “A suburban mother’s role is to deliver children obstetrically once, and by car for ever after.” ~ Peter De Vries
  8. “It would seem that something which means poverty, disorder and violence every single day should be avoided entirely, but the desire to beget children is a natural urge.” ~ Phyllis Diller
  9. “All women become like their mothers. That is their tragedy. No man does. That’s his.” ~ Oscar Wilde
  10. “A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ~ Tenneva Jordan
  11. “You don’t really understand human nature unless you know why a child on a merry-go-round will wave at his parents every time around – and why his parents will always wave back.” ~William D. Tammeus.
  12. “Working mothers are guinea pigs in a scientific experiment to show that sleep is not necessary to human life.” ~ Author Unknown
  13. “Any mother could perform the jobs of several air-traffic controllers with ease.” ~ LisaAlther
  14. “My mother had to send me to the movies with my birth certificate, so that I wouldn’t have to pay the extra fifty cents that the adults had to pay.” ~ KareemAbdul-Jabbar
  15. “My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it.” ~ Mark Twain
  16. “My mother’s menu consisted of two choices: Take it or leave it.” ~ Buddy Hackett

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This is me, in the future

Catch those Bakelite bangles!  I have a rather large collection, so this really spoke to me!

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Glass harp

One of my friends sent me a link to a youtube vid of people playing a glass harp (basically, crystal goblets filled with water) It was so amazing, I’ve had them all playing while I ‘puter. Here’s one I’m listening to now:

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Arbitrary spinning

Yesterday was one of those days where I did basically nothing productive, and certainly I did nothing creative.  When I was clearing the dinner dishes with the boys, I asked my oldest if he’d mind finishing up quicker so that I could go do something creative “since I got nothing done all day– I was just spinning my wheels”. He looked at me funny and said “Mom, isn’t that what you like to do all day?”

Oh! Right! … wrong kind of spinning, tho. But yay for a boy child who recognized a sentence with a fiber reference!

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Majacraft Suzie brake band tension modification

I adore my Majacraft Suzie spinning wheel.  I would marry her if I could!  The only thing that I found difficult and that sometimes had me grinding my teeth (just like a real marriage!!)  was the very tight, precise tension on the brake band.  I found it almost impossible to adjust; spinning silk or alpaca longdraw was not a pleasant spin!

While lamenting this online one day, a Ravelry friend suggested substituting the tight spring with an elastic hair band.  It works– perfectly!  I’m so much happier with my tension, and peace reigns in the Susan/Suzie relationship.

Here’s what I did:

After cutting off the original Majacraft brake band tension spring, I tied the hairband elastic onto the end of the now-empty end of the brake band (the green cord).  I can now loop the elastic onto the tension peg.  I stuck my hand behind the brake band so that it might be easier to see:

I like the crossed configuration.  I use it for spinning and for plying, although technically, I suppose the drag is incorrect for spinning!

Other tension modifications I like:  I  only loop my yarn through one loop of the flyer clip(instead of using both clip loops) and I then go through both hooks on the flyer before getting to the delta orifice.  Works for me, and that’s what spinning is all about– making yarn!

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Arbitrary stupid movie scene

arbitrary stupid movie scene: (in a stupid movie)
Dad to Son, during talk about a fight Son got into at school: We do not solve problems in this house by hitting people! (then slaps the son across the face)

At that point, we all dissolved into laughter and gave up trying to watch the movie.   And now, we play-act the highlights from the part of the movie that we did see.  For example, the Dad gets his foot impaled in the floor with a hunting knife. The next day, we watch him running full tilt for over a mile.

I offered to stab us all in the foot so that we could go for a family jog later in the day.

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