Monthly Archives: February 2012


Elena has been asking again and again what I plan to give up for Lent. This has been the main track of thought with her ever since the Ash Wednesday service. Because I find her prodding to be exasperating yet … Continue reading

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for strength

Once upon a time, not so very long ago (let’s say it was even at the beginning of this month), a very good friend asked me to help her make a quilt. “I really need help,” she said.  “This has … Continue reading

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still dancing

Apparently, old habits die hard.  I have come to the realization that, much the same as knitting is my hobby, so is folk dancing.  The difference between the two is that learning new dances still scares me!  Knitting, for me, … Continue reading

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gotta love a dance weekend

Our hosts for the weekend in Omaha started our workshop with a few easy dances… but we were soon flying through the steps. I can’t quite begin to describe the camaraderie of a dance floor full of Scandinavian folk dancers.  … Continue reading

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and she said

This February has been the busiest on record.  Not sure how that happened, but there it is.  We’re making our way through, because it is all good, just busy.  The discussions are ongoing, but always boils down to the fact that we can’t … Continue reading

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I am ridiculously pleased with my new folk dance costume.  I am thrilled with the material, and am so excited to wear it this month.  Many, many thanks to my mother-in-law for her dress making skills that she lavishes on … Continue reading

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black and white

And the Star Wars saga continues, now into the second generation…

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