Category Archives: Amanda

Unraveled Wednesday, 11/13/19 (I’m back!)

Knitting. My Unraveled posts have been on a too-long hiatus because reasons, not because I haven’t been knitting. Reason 1. I became dissatisfied with the colors of my Boxy. It is being knitted from all the different fingering weight red … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Books, Boxy, Fairfield sweater, Reading, Socks, Unraveled Wednesdays | 11 Comments

Phone calls from Iceland, part 2.

Elder Son introduced tonight’s call by asking if the tale he was about to tell might remind us of stories told by someone we know. He then proceeded to tell of their journey from the southern coast into the highlands … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Iceland, Travel | 5 Comments

Phone calls from Iceland.

Elder Son says that when he calls us from Iceland the phone rings in Icelandic. He told us about doing laps in a pool heated by hot water springs with a view of mountains and oceans, also about maybe going … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Iceland, Travel | 4 Comments

Iceland photos.

Elder Son and GF called this afternoon. We all had a good time talking about how the spells for raising the dead that he learned at the museum could be extremely useful in his professional life as a physician. Smokey … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Iceland, Travel | 6 Comments

Stuff in bullet form.

We are in Zuni, New Mexico, to visit Elder Son and family. If you follow me on Instagram you have seen the photos from the 3-1/2 day drive to get here. A few highlights of my recent life: My car … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Current Affairs, knitting, New Mexico, Politics, national, Polk County politics, Shawls, Travel, What's going on | 8 Comments

What’s happening? Not much.

Not much to say, but I feel like I should post something. I have learned from experience, however, that if I have photos the post(s) write themselves. Here goes… Elder Son and GF have unpacked nearly all their books. That … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Animals, Books, Christmas, Milady, Percy, Winter | 5 Comments

Stuff in bullet form.

We are making an unscheduled road trip to Sioux Falls to deliver my 1998 Volvo to Elder Son and GF. This should make his move more pleasant. 2 adults + 12-yo girl + 120-pound dog + cat + luggage in … Continue reading

Posted in afghan, Amanda, Andrew, Animals, knitting, Motorcars, Rural life, Smokey, Squares | 6 Comments

Graduation #6*.

Elder Son graduated from his family medicine residency last weekend on Smokey’s birthday. Younger Son went with us to Sioux Falls to observe and celebrate. That evening we went to a Brazilian steakhouse for the traditional celebratory dinner. Neither Smokey … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew, Food and Drink, Matthew, Smokey | 8 Comments

Roots and wings.

Elder Son will finish his residency in family medicine in June. Last weekend he was flown to New Mexico to interview for 3-4 days at the Indian Health Service medical facility on the Zuni reservation there. His best friend from med … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Andrew | 3 Comments

FO Friday.

If these look familiar, it is because I made another pair exactly the same for a friend last month. What can I say? That yarn was perfect for both recipients. The only problem with these was that I grabbed the … Continue reading

Posted in Amanda, Fingerless mitts, knitting | 7 Comments