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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Some more stuff

I've been a little remiss in adding to this, but we all know where the road of good intentions leads to, right? I did receive the requirements for the Master Knitter and Master Crocheter courses but I'm going to wait until I get back from China to dive into that.

You didn't know I'm going to China? YES, I AM!!! My grandson, Nick Hook is teaching in China for a year and his mom, my daughter-in-law April Morthland, and I are going to visit. We are beyond excited about it, and I am planning to upload a slideshow of photos whenever I can get the laptop plugged in. I'm on Facebook too, but since Facebook is blocked in China, this will be my only alternative. So, before we leave, I'll email people to give them the link, and also have the link on Facebook. Be sure to bookmark it!!

It's hard to know what to pack, the weather will be cold, so not much different from here. I want to leave room to bring back stuff, primarily lengths of silk and some tea. I'm taking along my knitting and my Kindle...still dithering about the portable DVD player though. There will be a 16 hour flight to Beijing and then a 12 hour train ride to Xi'an, where we will see the terra cotta soldiers. There's going to be a lot of travel on planes and trains (and maybe a few automobiles) during our 11 day stay.

So, until next time......

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Off we go!

I'm not really sure about this whole blogging thing, but will try to post on a regular basis. First, a little about me: I have two grown children, 7 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. I'm a "retired" radiologic technologist and have been "retired" for the last 5 (almost 6) years. The word "retired" is in quotes, because I'm busier now than when I had a full-time job! I'm secretary of the Coulterville Area Chamber of Commerce; a member of the Board of Trustees for the Village of Coulterville; and am a member of our local book club. I'm also addicted to Facebook!

Today, I enrolled in the Master Knitter (level 1) program in The Knitting Guild of America ( and in the Master Crocheter (level 1) program in the Crochet Guild of America ( Pretty ambitious, right? I'll be posting about my progress in those.

I forgot to mention I have 5 "fur kids", my two dogs, a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel named Charles and a Chihuahua named Daphne, plus three cats, an orange marmalade named Sweetie, a long-haired Siamese named Amelia and a grey/black tabby named Margaret. I'll be posting their adventures from time to time as well.

Anyway, I hope you will enjoy my posts as much as I will enjoy doing them! I wish everyone a very Happy New Year!