Tales From Loon Lodge
- Wake Forest, North Carolina, US
- May 02
- I am a proud mom of 2 wonderful boys, a computer geek and mathematician, a pianist, equestrian, and (as my name implies) an avid knitter.
I'm addicted to books, yarn, techno gadgets and all things beautiful (my son's eyes and smile, classical music, sunsets, oceans, violins, cellos).
MY RECENT POSTS
- In Mom's Honor -- One Year
July 25, 2012 01:00AM
- I'm MAD!! And It's About
July 25, 2012 12:37AM
- The Problem With a Clean
July 25, 2012 12:35AM
- "How's the Divorce Going"
July 25, 2012 12:33AM
- "... because I have
January 29, 2009 03:39PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I have to admit I'm not
the most regular poster
come and go when I
August 17, 2010 05:11AM
- “Credit is a cancer... it
consumes your life. That is
lesson we learned.
August 14, 2010 01:23PM
- “Hi Gabi,
heard of you before, but loved
your post --- though since
August 07, 2010 08:31PM
- “Funny you should post
this! I went to look at a
morning and the
August 07, 2010 01:25AM
- “That is freaking
ridiculous! The moment we saw
the Fort Hood
November 06, 2009 02:59PM
ElizabethMcDonald DesignatedKnitter's Links
I have so many thoughts about my mother: love, gratitude, pride, respect, affection, and appreciation. As I was writing, it was not with grief of Mom’s passing. Instead, I wanted to honor her life – the same way she always inspired mi… Read full post »
The theme for me this month has been anger...
- I've been angry at my stbx because he lent his car to his girlfriend's son who then wrecked the car -- causing a hit on OUR insurance.
- I've been mad at my stbx because he randomly changes his work schedule … Read full post »
Today is my first day at my new job -- it is a great job: permanent, full-time, with benefits, lots of challenge and responsibility -- a big step up for me. I'm feeeling a bit discombobulated about everything, which I suspect is normal. This whole weekend has been kind of strange… Read full post »
I have (well-meaning) friends and family who all seem to ask this question and every time it does, it feels like I've been hit in the gut again. That word... DIVORCE... it has an eversceral reaction with me -- much like when ever I would see the word "AUTISM" next to… Read full post »
I read Liz's account of her recent journey through the Developmental Diagnosis process with Little Man. I feel like I could have written it. She is where I was at about 5 years ago. My son, Evan is 9 years old and was "officially diagnosed" with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (either
I saw those words in my inbox and drew in my breath. I couldn't believe after all these years I had found him. Even though I had been married for over 13 years, had 2 boys and was now well into my 40s, just seeing his name… Read full post »
Benjamin Franklin has been quoted as saying "Beer is proof that God Loves Us and Wants us to be happy." Ben, in my humble opinion, was off just a tad: Bach is proof that God Loves Us and Wants Us to be Happy. (However, given that beer was probably… Read full post »
NeilPaul told me to turn in my liberal card at the door. Actually, I can't. My dirty little secret is that I'm not really a "liberal" in the true sense of the word.
While I believe passionately in civil rights, civil liberties, women's right to choose, I also believe… Read full post »
I recieved a cryptic call yesterday from the woman who headed the Triangle for Obama group yesterday saying that if I wanted to help volunteer at an event featuring Obama tomorrow, show up at 1201 Edwards Mill Rd at 8:00 pm that evening. I would also need to be… Read full post »
When knitting, there is a saying: "As ye knit, so shall ye rip".
Knitters have their own lingo -- "Frogging" refers to the act of ripping out your knitting... as in "rip it, rip it" (Knitters are also into bad puns!). Some other phrases are SABLE -- Stash… Read full post »
I found the following on a Buddhist discussion board, of all places. Having owned many cats and dogs (and geckos, beta fishes, and now a horse...) I found this particularly amusing.
I figured we could all use a laugh...
HOW TO GIVE YOUR CAT A PILL:
(1) Pick/… Read full post »
I hopped off "Ollie" Ghazali and was shocked to see the amount of lather and sweat that had accumulated on the 16.2 hand 1/2 Arab-1/2 Thoroughbred dark bay beauty. You would have thought he had just gotten done running the Kentucky Derby rather than just having gone… Read full post »