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Name=&quot;Light Grid Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;63&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 1 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;64&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 2 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;65&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 1 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;66&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 2 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;67&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 1 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;68&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 2 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;69&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 3 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;70&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Dark List Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;71&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Shading Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;72&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful List Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;73&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Grid Accent 5&quot;/&gt; 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QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Subtle Reference&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;32&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Intense Reference&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;33&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Book Title&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;37&quot; Name=&quot;Bibliography&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;39&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;TOC Heading&quot;/&gt; &lt;/w:LatentStyles&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt;Okay, so I didn&#39;t get this done in a week. I will still make it to 7, though! &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I chose 7 adjectives and 7 nouns at random from the dictionary. I matched up one of each for seven days. Each day for a week, I will write a 100-word story using and/or inspired by (loosely or closely) each word pair.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;#6&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;adjective – unrifled: of a firearm; not having rifling or internal spiral grooves inside the barrel&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;noun – remanence: the magnetic flux that remains in a magnetic circuit after an applied magnetomotive force has been removed&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;Will a magnet stick to a Slinky? A slinky’s metal, right? It makes a sound like metal. Slinky slinky slinky slinky. I wonder if that’s why they named it that. Slinky slinky slinky ow! I better not snap it like that anymore. I’m hungry. Grapes! Do dogs like grapes? Nope, dogs don’t like grapes. Ew! Okay, paper towels.... Okay, we’re out of paper towels. Um. Regular towel. Oh, it’s touching me it’s touching me it’s touching me! Annnnnd it’s in the washer. Okay, deal with that later. I’m not that hungry anymore. What was I doing? Grapes. Fridge. Magnet. Slinky!&amp;nbsp;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;Does anyone see the connection between the words and the story? Yeah, pretty tenuous on this one.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/5577909660960484332/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=5577909660960484332' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/5577909660960484332'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/5577909660960484332'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2013/01/100-words-6.html' title='100 words #6'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-5179369845018435664</id><published>2013-01-14T00:02:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2013-01-14T00:03:21.149-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="100 words"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>100 words #5</title><content type='html'>&lt;!--[if gte mso 9]&gt;&lt;xml&gt; &lt;w:WordDocument&gt;  &lt;w:View&gt;Normal&lt;/w:View&gt;  &lt;w:Zoom&gt;0&lt;/w:Zoom&gt;  &lt;w:TrackMoves/&gt;  &lt;w:TrackFormatting/&gt;  &lt;w:PunctuationKerning/&gt;  &lt;w:ValidateAgainstSchemas/&gt;  &lt;w:SaveIfXMLInvalid&gt;false&lt;/w:SaveIfXMLInvalid&gt;  &lt;w:IgnoreMixedContent&gt;false&lt;/w:IgnoreMixedContent&gt;  &lt;w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText&gt;false&lt;/w:AlwaysShowPlaceholderText&gt;  &lt;w:DoNotPromoteQF/&gt;  &lt;w:LidThemeOther&gt;EN-US&lt;/w:LidThemeOther&gt;  &lt;w:LidThemeAsian&gt;X-NONE&lt;/w:LidThemeAsian&gt;  &lt;w:LidThemeComplexScript&gt;X-NONE&lt;/w:LidThemeComplexScript&gt;  &lt;w:Compatibility&gt;   &lt;w:BreakWrappedTables/&gt;   &lt;w:SnapToGridInCell/&gt;   &lt;w:WrapTextWithPunct/&gt;   &lt;w:UseAsianBreakRules/&gt;   &lt;w:DontGrowAutofit/&gt;   &lt;w:SplitPgBreakAndParaMark/&gt;   &lt;w:DontVertAlignCellWithSp/&gt;   &lt;w:DontBreakConstrainedForcedTables/&gt;   &lt;w:DontVertAlignInTxbx/&gt;   &lt;w:Word11KerningPairs/&gt;   &lt;w:CachedColBalance/&gt;  &lt;/w:Compatibility&gt;  &lt;w:BrowserLevel&gt;MicrosoftInternetExplorer4&lt;/w:BrowserLevel&gt;  &lt;m:mathPr&gt;   &lt;m:mathFont m:val=&quot;Cambria Math&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:brkBin m:val=&quot;before&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:brkBinSub m:val=&quot;&amp;#45;-&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:smallFrac m:val=&quot;off&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:dispDef/&gt;   &lt;m:lMargin m:val=&quot;0&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:rMargin m:val=&quot;0&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:defJc m:val=&quot;centerGroup&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:wrapIndent m:val=&quot;1440&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:intLim m:val=&quot;subSup&quot;/&gt;   &lt;m:naryLim m:val=&quot;undOvr&quot;/&gt;  &lt;/m:mathPr&gt;&lt;/w:WordDocument&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt;I chose 7 adjectives and 7 nouns at random from the dictionary. I matched up one of each for seven days. Each day for a week, I will write a 100-word story using and/or inspired by (loosely or closely) each word pair.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;#5&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;adjective – southernmost: farthest south&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;noun – lira: a monetary unit of Italy, Turkey, Israel, Malta, etc. either currently or in the past&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;Groceries:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-ramen, one case&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-tortillas, 12-pack, burrito size&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-peanut butter (store brand)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-jelly (store brand)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-bread (white, store brand, day-old shelf if possible)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-bag rice&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-bag kidney beans&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-hot dogs (regular, not all beef)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-ketchup (packets from McDonald’s on the way out)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-toilet paper (six-pack only)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;-cat food&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;The cat doesn’t know how to eat less. She wouldn’t know why she was going hungry. It’s all right. The electric bill can be another week late until I get my paycheck so we can pay the phone bill. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot; style=&quot;margin-bottom: .0001pt; margin-bottom: 0in;&quot;&gt;This is the lowest our bank account has ever been. Happy New Year.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/5179369845018435664/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=5179369845018435664' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/5179369845018435664'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/5179369845018435664'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2013/01/100-words-5.html' title='100 words #5'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-9196379599532216403</id><published>2013-01-13T00:39:00.003-07:00</published><updated>2013-01-13T00:39:49.721-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="100 words"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>100 words #4</title><content type='html'>I chose 7 adjectives and 7 nouns at random from the dictionary. I matched up one of each for seven days. Each day for a week, I will write a 100-word story using and/or inspired by (loosely or closely) each word pair.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;#4&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;adjective &lt;/b&gt;– planar: of or pertaining to a geometric plane; flat or level&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;&lt;b&gt;noun &lt;/b&gt;– half-back: one of two backs who typically line up on each side of the fullback; the main ball-carrier in football&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;Apparently it wasn’t a game, it was a campaign.&lt;span style=&quot;mso-spacerun: yes;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/span&gt;And despite the name, there were very few dragons, although they—the made-up characters—did spend a lot of time in actual dungeons. Books and papers with strange charts and lists were spread all over the plane of the table. Kirk was explaining to her how his friend Jim’s character... sort of protected his own character during fights. Battles?&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;“So he’s like the fullback to your half-back?” she asked.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;“Um, sure, I guess,” Kirk said with a look halfway between confused and disgusted. He turned his attention back to his books.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/9196379599532216403/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=9196379599532216403' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/9196379599532216403'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/9196379599532216403'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2013/01/100-words-4.html' title='100 words #4'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-7530498632977314205</id><published>2013-01-12T18:11:00.002-07:00</published><updated>2013-01-12T18:13:14.546-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="100 words"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>100 words #3</title><content type='html'>(I totally forgot about this yesterday! 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Name=&quot;Colorful Grid Accent 3&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;60&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light Shading Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;61&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light List Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;62&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light Grid Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;63&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 1 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;64&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 2 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;65&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 1 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;66&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 2 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;67&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 1 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;68&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 2 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;69&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 3 Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;70&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Dark List Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;71&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Shading Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;72&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful List Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;73&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Grid Accent 4&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;60&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light Shading Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;61&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light List Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;62&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light Grid Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;63&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 1 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;64&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 2 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;65&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 1 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;66&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 2 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;67&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 1 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;68&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 2 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;69&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 3 Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;70&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Dark List Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;71&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Shading Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;72&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful List Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;73&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Grid Accent 5&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;60&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light Shading Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;61&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light List Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;62&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Light Grid Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;63&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 1 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;64&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Shading 2 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;65&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 1 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;66&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium List 2 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;67&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 1 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;68&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 2 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;69&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Medium Grid 3 Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;70&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Dark List Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;71&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Shading Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;72&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful List Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;73&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; Name=&quot;Colorful Grid Accent 6&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;19&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Subtle Emphasis&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;21&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Intense Emphasis&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;31&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Subtle Reference&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;32&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Intense Reference&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;33&quot; SemiHidden=&quot;false&quot;    UnhideWhenUsed=&quot;false&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;Book Title&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;37&quot; Name=&quot;Bibliography&quot;/&gt;  &lt;w:LsdException Locked=&quot;false&quot; Priority=&quot;39&quot; QFormat=&quot;true&quot; Name=&quot;TOC Heading&quot;/&gt; &lt;/w:LatentStyles&gt;&lt;/xml&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt;&lt;!--[if gte mso 10]&gt;&lt;style&gt; /* Style Definitions */  table.MsoNormalTable  {mso-style-name:&quot;Table Normal&quot;;  mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;  mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;  mso-style-noshow:yes;  mso-style-priority:99;  mso-style-qformat:yes;  mso-style-parent:&quot;&quot;;  mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;  mso-para-margin-top:0in;  mso-para-margin-right:0in;  mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt;  mso-para-margin-left:0in;  line-height:115%;  mso-pagination:widow-orphan;  font-size:11.0pt;  font-family:&quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;;  mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;  mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;  mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;  mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;  mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;  mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} &lt;/style&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;I chose 7 adjectives and 7 nouns at random from the dictionary. I matched up one of each for seven days. Each day for a week, I will write a 100-word story using and/or inspired by (loosely or closely) each word pair.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;#3&lt;/b&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;adjective – middle-aged: being of the age intermediate between youth and old age, roughly between 45 and 65&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;noun – enceinte: a wall or enclosure, as of some fortified place&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;A tire shop. A phone number. Coffee. Then a movie. Then dinner and a movie only they never got to the movie that time, couldn’t stop talking. Six months later, a casual (but actually terrified) request: “You wanna just get married?” Laughter, a kiss. A small, simple wedding. A really big yard sale, then down to one house and a mortgage with two names. Today it’s twelve years together (starting from the tire shop), and they’re both forty-seven, and they’re (inexplicably to many) just as happy as ever. She is his comfort; he is her fortress. Middle age is good.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/7530498632977314205/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=7530498632977314205' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/7530498632977314205'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/7530498632977314205'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2013/01/100-words-3.html' title='100 words #3'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]om</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-5654790861577785114</id><published>2013-01-10T17:44:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2013-01-10T17:44:53.294-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="100 words"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>100 words #2</title><content type='html'>I chose 7 adjectives and 7 nouns at random from the dictionary. I matched up one of each for seven days. Each day for a week, I will write a 100-word story using and/or inspired by (loosely or closely) each word pair.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;#2&lt;/b&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;adjective – granular: of the nature of granules; grainy&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%; mso-bidi-font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;;&quot;&gt;noun – boundary: something that indicates bounds or limits; a limiting or bounding line&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;There’s a line of salt across the doorway, so I can’t enter. Counting every grain would take too long—five minutes, at least—and I am &lt;i style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;hungry&lt;/i&gt;. I can hear their heartbeats through the closed door, quick with terror, like little rabbits. Their fear smells sharp and sweet, the way I vaguely remember green apples tasting. That tang in the back of my throat only increases my thirst. There’s a scuffling from inside: they’re attempting to hide, as if it will make any difference. The curtains are closed. No salt line on the windowsill. I smile and prepare to leap. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/5654790861577785114/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=5654790861577785114' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/5654790861577785114'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/5654790861577785114'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2013/01/100-words-2.html' title='100 words #2'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-6022941461799351442</id><published>2013-01-09T21:28:00.000-07:00</published><updated>2013-01-09T21:29:00.411-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="100 words"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>100 words #1</title><content type='html'>I chose 7 adjectives and 7 nouns at random from the dictionary. I matched up one of each for seven days. Each day for a week, I will write a 100-word story using and/or inspired by (loosely or closely) each word pair.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;#1&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;b&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/b&gt;&lt;b&gt;adjective - &lt;/b&gt;cross-country: &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot; style=&quot;cursor: pointer;&quot;&gt;1. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot; style=&quot;cursor: default;&quot;&gt;directed&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;or&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot; style=&quot;cursor: default;&quot;&gt;proceeding&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;over&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;fields,&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;through&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;woods,&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;etc.,&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;rather&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;than&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;on&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;a&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;road&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;or&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;path:&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;ital-inline&quot;&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;a&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;cross-country&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/span&gt;race&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt; 2.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt; from&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;one&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;end&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;of&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;the&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;country&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;to&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;the&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;other:&lt;/span&gt; &lt;/span&gt;&lt;span class=&quot;ital-inline&quot;&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;&lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot;&gt;a&lt;/span&gt; &lt;span id=&quot;hotword&quot; name=&quot;hotword&quot; style=&quot;cursor: default;&quot;&gt;cross-country&lt;/span&gt; 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 mso-ascii-font-family:Calibri;  mso-ascii-theme-font:minor-latin;  mso-fareast-font-family:&quot;Times New Roman&quot;;  mso-fareast-theme-font:minor-fareast;  mso-hansi-font-family:Calibri;  mso-hansi-theme-font:minor-latin;} &lt;/style&gt;&lt;![endif]--&gt; &lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;MsoNormal&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-family: &amp;quot;Times New Roman&amp;quot;,&amp;quot;serif&amp;quot;; font-size: 12.0pt; line-height: 115%;&quot;&gt;I can’t be last. The biggest loser in a neon t-shirt and tennis shoes. My shins are killing me, I’m covered in sweat, and my face is the color of the inside of an over-ripe watermelon. I’m not going through all of this&lt;i&gt; &lt;/i&gt;&lt;i style=&quot;mso-bidi-font-style: normal;&quot;&gt;and&lt;/i&gt; ending up last. I’ve got nothing left to give, but I give it anyway. I pass Grandma In Yellow Shorts. And in one last burst, I stagger across the finish line just ahead of Ninety Pound Ponytail Girl Who Is Probably Anemic. Yes! Third from last. Third from last isn’t too bad for my first marathon. &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/6022941461799351442/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=6022941461799351442' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6022941461799351442'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6022941461799351442'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2013/01/100-words-1.html' title='100 words #1'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-3262484501958914559</id><published>2012-11-05T06:02:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2012-11-05T06:03:19.059-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="nanowrimo"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="rant"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sucks"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="teaching"/><title type='text'>Two Letters</title><content type='html'>Dear Uterus,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I was home all day yesterday doing nothing. I watched movies, read a book, drank hot tea, wrote a bit on my NaNoWriMo story, and napped. You couldn&#39;t have done this yesterday???&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Now I have to go to work and teach all day with you all cramped up and trying to kill me from the inside. I get to be cheerful and energetic and stand and walk a lot amongst a lot of 8th graders and around co-workers while my guts are trying to twist themselves into Celtic knots!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You suck.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;No love,&lt;br /&gt;Heather&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;---&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dear Ibuprophen,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Please start working soon.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-Heather</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/3262484501958914559/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=3262484501958914559' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/3262484501958914559'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/3262484501958914559'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/11/two-letters.html' title='Two Letters'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-8562581416224885843</id><published>2012-09-23T13:20:00.002-06:00</published><updated>2012-09-23T13:25:14.671-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="holidays"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="links"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="thoughts"/><title type='text'>Autumn</title><content type='html'>&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Tc-RgfpU5u4/UF9gJDNSNKI/AAAAAAAAASw/FBaHCW82FTo/s1600/Sunset+Nov+27,+1005+003.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Tc-RgfpU5u4/UF9gJDNSNKI/AAAAAAAAASw/FBaHCW82FTo/s400/Sunset+Nov+27,+1005+003.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;A November sunset (taken somewhere around 2003-05)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-acfqMuARroQ/UF9gWhnWvmI/AAAAAAAAAS4/JRSOkAmfyKk/s1600/Autumn+on+Campus+003.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;300&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-acfqMuARroQ/UF9gWhnWvmI/AAAAAAAAAS4/JRSOkAmfyKk/s400/Autumn+on+Campus+003.jpg&quot; width=&quot;400&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size: x-small;&quot;&gt;Autumn on (the college) campus (taken somewhere around 2003-05) &lt;/span&gt;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I&#39;m looking forward to:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-yellow fluttering leaves&lt;br /&gt;-scarves, hats, armwarmers (all knit by me)&lt;br /&gt;-jackets&lt;br /&gt;-apple cider&lt;br /&gt;-boots&lt;br /&gt;-knee socks and tights*&lt;br /&gt;-hot chocolate at any hour of the day or night&lt;br /&gt;-the smell of frost in the morning&lt;br /&gt;-Halloween&lt;br /&gt;-the general feeling of coziness and wanting to stay indoors&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.nanowrimo.org/en/whatisnano&quot;&gt;NaNoWriMo &lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-being toasty warm under lots of layers with just my face cold in the air&lt;br /&gt;-baking&lt;br /&gt;-making soup&lt;br /&gt;-reading spooky things**&lt;br /&gt;-colors: brown, pumpkin, moss, candy apple, gold, grey, cream&lt;br /&gt;-blankets--more on the bed and snuggled up on the couch &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&amp;nbsp;*I have an awesome collection of both&lt;br /&gt;**I just finished a graphic novel of &lt;i&gt;Frankenstein &lt;/i&gt;and am going to read/re-read some Edgar Allan Poe short stories</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/8562581416224885843/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=8562581416224885843' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/8562581416224885843'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/8562581416224885843'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/09/autumn.html' title='Autumn'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-Tc-RgfpU5u4/UF9gJDNSNKI/AAAAAAAAASw/FBaHCW82FTo/s72-c/Sunset+Nov+27,+1005+003.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-1527727448605871235</id><published>2012-08-10T19:41:00.000-06:00</published><updated>2012-08-10T19:41:07.846-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="bike"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="exercise"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="fitness"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="kitsune"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><title type='text'>Bike riding</title><content type='html'>Last Spring, I posted about a &lt;a href=&quot;http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/03/verbs.html&quot;&gt;bike ride&lt;/a&gt;. Here&#39;s another one.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_9cRJjdojNw/UCWylbn2boI/AAAAAAAAASU/jCYXxf12BtU/s1600/Bike+ride+with+Sune.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_9cRJjdojNw/UCWylbn2boI/AAAAAAAAASU/jCYXxf12BtU/s640/Bike+ride+with+Sune.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt; &lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Sune, my little Pomeranian/Chihuahua mix, likes getting to go with me. She sits in the basket on the front of my bike (named Mabel, a pic of her &lt;a href=&quot;http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2010/06/some-things-i-have-been-doing-lately.html&quot;&gt;here&lt;/a&gt;) and makes almost everyone we pass smile or giggle, seeing her in there with her nose twitching to take in all the smells, her big, bright, black, anime character eyes watching for bunnies and lizards. If she sees them soon enough, she gives an obligatory growl so I know she would protect me, if the need arose.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A couple of weeks ago, we got to the end of the ride and turned around to go home. Wondering if she would be more comfortable if she was lying down, I smooshed her gently into the bottom of the basket. She seemed to like that all right, but she couldn&#39;t see out because of the basket liner I sewed; it was in her way. So she raised her chin, pushed the liner down a bit with it, and poked her nose out between the bars of the basket so she could still see and smell.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;As soon as her harness comes out of the drawer before a ride, Sune starts doing a happy dance. She stays very still while I buckle her in, though. If I put on her harness last thing before we go out the door, she starts getting excited just seeing me lace up my tennis shoes. She knows what it means when Mama gets the bike out. Adventures! Sunshine! Smells!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_QQ_vissNvY/UCWyk2kZsBI/AAAAAAAAASM/XuICiaUrxTM/s1600/Bike+ride+8-10-12.jpg&quot; imageanchor=&quot;1&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;360&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-_QQ_vissNvY/UCWyk2kZsBI/AAAAAAAAASM/XuICiaUrxTM/s640/Bike+ride+8-10-12.jpg&quot; width=&quot;640&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Here was my view going East on my ride tonight. You can see Grand Mesa in the distance dappled with sunlight and shadows from the clouds high above. More clouds are piled up over the top of it. There are some industrial buildings on the other side of this field, and up close, a barbed wire fence to separate it from the riverfront trail we ride on.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Heading West on the way back home, the clouds ahead were all shades of white and grey and even blue. The sun shone through and around them in turns, a picture no human could ever fully capture with paintbrush or camera. You just had to be there.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We passed a woman walking her dog, a calm brown Boxer, and just as I called from behind them, &quot;On your left!&quot; I passed through a swarm of gnats. I think only one or two of them hit the back of my throat; the rest bounced harmlessly off my cheeks, neck, and sunglasses.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Over the empty ditch, back through the streets of semi-run-down houses, roll through the stop sign, and swerve into my little rectangle of town homes. A mommy and her baby were saying high to a friend in an open-top Jeep in the parking lot; they laughed to see us, and the friend tried to direct the baby&#39;s attention to the &quot;little doggie&quot; in the basket.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Hop off the bike, let the dog down onto the ground. Struggle to keep the screen door open and get the bike inside at the same time, all while not running over the dog or letting the cat, escape artist that she (thinks she) is, dash out. Basket off, plastic bag over the seat, steer it through the sliding glass door into the back yard to park it. Inside, Sune and I both get a drink of water.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Ahhhhh.....</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/1527727448605871235/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=1527727448605871235' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1527727448605871235'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1527727448605871235'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/08/bike-riding.html' title='Bike riding'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-_9cRJjdojNw/UCWylbn2boI/AAAAAAAAASU/jCYXxf12BtU/s72-c/Bike+ride+with+Sune.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-7594090335422376875</id><published>2012-07-20T12:05:00.003-06:00</published><updated>2012-07-20T12:06:17.974-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="cooking"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="food"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><title type='text'>Faux Mousse</title><content type='html'>I made up a dessert the other day. I decided to call it Faux Mousse because it&#39;s not made like actual mousse, but does contain cream. If you have a better idea for a name, please leave it in the comments! What follows is sort of a recipe. I didn&#39;t measure or write anything down, so these are my best guesses.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SMHFlN1sqb4/UAmW_AQ0YLI/AAAAAAAAARA/_HF8ALS1sXs/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%284%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;180&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SMHFlN1sqb4/UAmW_AQ0YLI/AAAAAAAAARA/_HF8ALS1sXs/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%284%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Aren&#39;t they cute? I didn&#39;t have any special little glass dishes made for holding Faux Mousse desserts, so I used punch cups that go with a lovely cut-glass punch bowl I never use. We have three flavors: Bailey&#39;s Irish Cream, Chocolate, and Strawberry. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sexk_EgiEM8/UAmXEpnPbnI/AAAAAAAAARg/RAEnxFtFof4/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%281%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;180&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sexk_EgiEM8/UAmXEpnPbnI/AAAAAAAAARg/RAEnxFtFof4/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%281%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;First I crushed 6 graham crackers (the whole thing, the rectangle shape just as it comes out of the package) using the food processor. I microwaved about 2 Tbs of butter, stirred in the graham crackers, and spooned the mixture into the punch cups evenly. Once these were refrigerated, the butter got cold again and made it pretty hard for you to get your spoon through it until it had thawed a bit. I would recommend a thinner layer of graham cracker crust. These were almost an inch thick because of how narrow the bottom of the cups is, so maybe half an inch would be better. I smooshed the mixture down with the bottom of a measuring cup so it would be compacted.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LCkWBl4xotg/UAmXCheVPoI/AAAAAAAAARQ/QZ21HbT_RuI/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%283%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;180&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-LCkWBl4xotg/UAmXCheVPoI/AAAAAAAAARQ/QZ21HbT_RuI/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%283%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;I microwaved about a quarter of a cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips next, stirring it every thirty seconds. To get it a little smoother, I added just a tiny blop of olive oil. You could use another oil of your choice here or just skip it all together. I just didn&#39;t think the chocolate would spread nicely enough on its own. Again, I divided it (more or less) evenly between the cups and smoothed it out with a small spatula. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LbVR-WCS2PU/UAmXDzy75cI/AAAAAAAAARY/GQbqxoUzrQ0/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%282%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;180&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-LbVR-WCS2PU/UAmXDzy75cI/AAAAAAAAARY/GQbqxoUzrQ0/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%282%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Here are my flavors all ready to go along with the whipped cream. I ended up using maybe 1 3/4 a cup of heavy whipping cream and just a splash of vanilla extract, then using a hand mixer until it formed stiff peaks. (I whipped it a little too long, actually, until it almost started to turn into butter! Don&#39;t do that. I added a little more cream, though, and that softened it back up.)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;I took about eight or ten whole frozen strawberries, thawed (in the microwave--I didn&#39;t plan well enough ahead to set them out beforehand) and pureed those in the food processor. Then I plopped in about an equal amount of whipped cream and blended it gently together with a spatula.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;I did the same for the chocolate flavored Faux Mousse--this was about a cup of chocolate pudding leftover from the previous night&#39;s dessert.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;As for the Bailey&#39;s Irish Cream, I simply poured 3 or 4 Tbs into the remaining whipped cream and gave it another quick blend with the hand mixer. &lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SMHFlN1sqb4/UAmW_AQ0YLI/AAAAAAAAARA/_HF8ALS1sXs/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%284%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;180&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SMHFlN1sqb4/UAmW_AQ0YLI/AAAAAAAAARA/_HF8ALS1sXs/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%284%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;Using a regular table spoon, I plopped the whipped cream mixtures into the punch cups. Miraculously, there was just enough to fill two each even though I&#39;d done nothing but guess at measurements! I garnished the Bailey&#39;s with a little sprinkle of a Holiday Spice Mix I made for Christmas, but you could use cinnamon, nutmeg, crushed candy cane.... whatever you think would go well with Bailey&#39;s. For the chocolate, I drizzled chocolate syrup on top, and I&#39;d reserved about a tablespoon of the strawberry puree to top the strawberry Faux Mousse.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-sexk_EgiEM8/UAmXEpnPbnI/AAAAAAAAARg/RAEnxFtFof4/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%281%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ONcHH1qOgD0/UAmXnmyOfyI/AAAAAAAAASA/mKBTSaXcn0Y/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%287%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;320&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-ONcHH1qOgD0/UAmXnmyOfyI/AAAAAAAAASA/mKBTSaXcn0Y/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%287%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aX-oL1CRTT8/UAmXFeOtGYI/AAAAAAAAARo/RnW10MqbWPI/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%286%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Next: spend the rest of the afternoon doing dishes! (Or put most of them in the dishwasher, huzzah!)&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aX-oL1CRTT8/UAmXFeOtGYI/AAAAAAAAARo/RnW10MqbWPI/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%286%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div class=&quot;separator&quot; style=&quot;clear: both; text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aX-oL1CRTT8/UAmXFeOtGYI/AAAAAAAAARo/RnW10MqbWPI/s1600/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%286%29--.jpg&quot; style=&quot;margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;&quot;&gt;&lt;img border=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;180&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-aX-oL1CRTT8/UAmXFeOtGYI/AAAAAAAAARo/RnW10MqbWPI/s320/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%286%29--.jpg&quot; width=&quot;320&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;And there you have it! Six little individually-sized desserts in three flavors. Great for a dinner party, I think. The strawberry was rather tart, especially with the puree on top, so unless you like that sort of thing, you might add a teaspoon or so of sugar to the puree before you mix it with the whipped cream. The chocolate was delicious. I also liked the Bailey&#39;s, though because it wasn&#39;t mixed with anything besides just the whipped cream, it was very.... fluffy.&amp;nbsp;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;These kept fine in the fridge for a day after I made them, but on the second day they started to get a bit of a skin on top. It wasn&#39;t nasty or anything, just not idea. I recommend making these, chilling them for about an hour (or until they&#39;re needed), and serving them that same night.&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;---------------&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;If you are the sort of person who likes real measurements, here&#39;s the best I can do:&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;Faux Mousse--&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;-1 3/4 cups heavy whipping cream + splash of vanilla extract -- whip and divide by 3&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;-8-10 whole frozen strawberries&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;-1 cup chocolate pudding&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;-3-4 Tablespoons Bailey&#39;s Irish Cream&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;-1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: left;&quot;&gt;-6 whole graham crackers + 2 Tablespoons melted butter&lt;/div&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/7594090335422376875/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=7594090335422376875' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/7594090335422376875'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/7594090335422376875'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/07/faux-mousse.html' title='Faux Mousse'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-SMHFlN1sqb4/UAmW_AQ0YLI/AAAAAAAAARA/_HF8ALS1sXs/s72-c/Faux+Mousse+June+2012+%284%29--.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-6372557134299409835</id><published>2012-07-12T00:19:00.003-06:00</published><updated>2012-07-12T00:26:50.737-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="blogging"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="dreams"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="home matters"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="nanowrimo"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="thoughts"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="work"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>Check-in</title><content type='html'>It is now slightly more than halfway through the year. (Cue flailing and shock.) How am I doing with &lt;a href=&quot;http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/01/goodbye-2011-hello-2012.html&quot;&gt;my not-resolutions&lt;/a&gt; from the beginning of the year? &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;I will spend less time on the computer and more time reading books.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Um, sort of. I still probably spend way too much time on the computer, but I have read 21 books so far this year! I&#39;ve finished a total of 2 (TWO) books since school got out. You know,&lt;i&gt; a month ago&lt;/i&gt;? Oy. I did a lot better with this when I got 20 minutes of reading time with my students times three classes a day. I didn&#39;t read the whole 20 minutes every class every day, but even with just 20 minutes a day, period, I made a lot of progress. If I wasn&#39;t suddenly hooked on the Supernatural DVDs a friend is loaning me, I would probably be getting more reading done.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;But hey! 21 books in just over 6 months! Not bad, I think. If I push it, I might make 50 by the end of the year, and that would be awesome!&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp; &lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;I will purge useless/broken/unwanted/unused stuff from the house.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I had a yard sale a few weeks ago. We got rid of the queen bed in the guest room (and replaced it with a futon which takes up way less space), a little table, some speakers, the bean bag chair we never used, and our old bookcase. We now have room for two NEW bookcases (which are jam packed full! and now there are NO books in stacks on the floor in my office), and we shifted some things around the dining area so it&#39;s more open and, I think, looks nicer. Anything not sold at the yard sale was carted off to Goodwill. Yay!&lt;i&gt; &lt;/i&gt;We also cleaned up the guest room a little, got rid of an embarrassing amount of trash, I even managed to part with some wardrobe items I never wore.&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;I will write at night in my Book of Days planner/journal at least a few lines about that day.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I&#39;ve been pretty good about this. What usually happens is I&#39;ll space it for a while, then do two or three or four days at a time, but that still works. (Sometimes I look at my Facebook activity to remind myself what I did!) It will be really cool to look back on this in a few years, or even a few months. However, it&#39;s not exactly something I&#39;ll want to pass on to my children and grandchildren. There&#39;s some really really personal stuff in there. It&#39;s a just-for-me treasure.&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;I will be a better housekeeper (which will hopefully be easier to do with less Stuff).&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;After the yard sale, the house was a wreck for a while as we moved things around, waited until we had money to buy bookcases, put them together, organized books, etc. etc. Ugh, I hated it! Since we got all of that squared away, however, it&#39;s still looking pretty nice. The piles of books on the floor of my office have a place now, freeing up floor space so there&#39;s only a very small pile o&#39; stuff in there now. For the most part, dishes are being washed&lt;i&gt; and then put away&lt;/i&gt; in a reasonable amount of time, mail gets sorted as soon as it comes in, the laundry is under control(ish), and you can usually see the surface of both the coffee table and the dining table!&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;I will be a better listener and not an interrupter or a wait-until-you&#39;re-done-talking-so-I-can-say-what-I-wanted-to-say-er.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I think I am getting better at this. Although with some friends, sometimes, the only way to get a word in edgewise is to interrupt! ;)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt; &lt;br /&gt;I will pray more.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This still isn&#39;t happening as much or as often as I&#39;d like it to or it should be, but what I &lt;i&gt;have &lt;/i&gt;been doing is when I tell someone &quot;I&#39;ll pray for you,&quot; whether it&#39;s on a Facebook post or in a letter or a text, I pray &lt;i&gt;right then&lt;/i&gt;. There at my desk, in the car, wherever, just a quick prayer for them and their situation. That way I don&#39;t forget about it by putting it off until &quot;the right time.&quot; It&#39;s always the right time for prayer.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt; &lt;br /&gt;I will write more--more letters, more blog posts, more journal entries, more stories, more poems.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Not so much with the blog posts, eh? I did, however, participate in Camp NaNo this June. It&#39;s just like NaNoWriMo in November, only they do two sessions in the summer: one in June and one in August. I wrote 50,138(ish) words in 30 days. The quick way to describe the story is &quot;1920&#39;s carnival time-travel romance.&quot; I really like the story and I have the next at least 20-30 pages fairly well plotted out. Past that, I have more vague ideas, but I do have ideas! I thought I might have enough for a Book Two, but now I&#39;m thinking it&#39;ll probably just be Part Two of the same book. I haven&#39;t written anything since June 30th (that&#39;s 11 days now), and I really need and want to go back to it. I&#39;m actually not totally sick to death of the story, and I have IDEAS! This is a big deal. I&#39;ve done NaNoWriMo 7 years in a row and have never finished any of those stories. I did continue to write on a couple of them past November, but then those, too, petered out to nothing. It would be a really great step for me to FINISH a story!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I&#39;ve also tinkered with a couple of short stories, and of course I&#39;ve done my usual geeky RPG writing with a couple of friends on IM. (I bet between the three of us, we easily do 50,000 words a month.) And I wrote three letters just today!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt; &lt;br /&gt;I will find a lesson plan format that works for me and I will plan in advance as well as I am able.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This was mandated by my school. After a lot of fussing and asking questions and &quot;what if&quot;ing and discussing, we finally got a template that, I think, works pretty well. It&#39;s not overwhelming, but it communicates to the teacher (me) and any administrators that happen to walk in generally what we are/should be doing that day. It&#39;s good. I just print out a few at a time and fill them in with pencil, usually for anywhere between 2-5 days at a time.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt; &lt;br /&gt;I will remember that I am not teaching Language Arts, I am teaching people.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;(This is turning into a really long post, sorry.) This isn&#39;t an exact response to the not-resolution, but stick with me. During the Midsummer Night&#39;s Dream/Summer Solstice party I helped to host and throw last month, we did a neat little ritual I read about online. Everyone wrote down one or two or a few things they wanted to let go of, then we threw the scraps of paper into a fire as a symbolic gesture of watching them float away as smoke. I wrote down &quot;anger&quot; as one of mine. Certainly my students, individually and as a group, would really get on my nerves sometimes, especially the last month or so of school. Too often, I came to realize, I would react in anger instead of rationally and calmly. I realized I even do it at home to my husband sometimes, even to my pets! I&#39;ve been trying to be conscious of that, and when I feel that anger rising up in me, I remember (or attempt to, as much as I can) that I&#39;m speaking to a person (or an animal) and that 99% of the time, what they&#39;re doing is not to personally upset or attack me. They&#39;re just being themselves. I need to chill out, breathe, and handle the situation appropriately. Little by little little, I&#39;m getting a bit better at this.&lt;i&gt;&amp;nbsp;&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;I will not dwell on the past any more than I can absolutely help.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This is hard. I miscarried my second child in February, and this is the thing that comes up to bother me the most. The most often and the most strongly. It seems like sometimes when I think I&#39;m doing really well, almost to the point of being smug about it--&quot;I can look at this friend&#39;s baby pictures on Facebook and not cry!&quot; &quot;I can have a conversation about childbirth with a friend!&quot; &quot;I can talk about our &#39;someday&#39; nursery or parenting skills with my husband!&quot;--that&#39;s when I get slammed the hardest. I literally feel sick and my body feels heavy. I don&#39;t know how healthy this is, but the only thing I can do, right now at least, is to push it away into the back corner of my mind and make myself focus on something else. Usually this is after I&#39;ve given into the feelings for a while and cried, sometimes alone, sometimes with a person I love. I might write about it, or just compose an imaginary blog post or letter in my head because I deal with things in words.&lt;i&gt; &lt;/i&gt;And then I have to put it away, because otherwise I can&#39;t function and have a happy life. If I dwell on it, I just can&#39;t. So I guess I&#39;ll just continue to struggle with this... I don&#39;t know how long. It won&#39;t disappear when I finally hold my own baby in my arms, but maybe, hopefully, it will lessen. I just want to be pregnant and give birth to a healthy baby so, so badly. If you pray, please pray for my husband and I.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt; &lt;br /&gt;I will Skype loved ones that live far away.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I have not done this. I should.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I will love this year.&lt;/i&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Yeah, for the most part, I have.&lt;i&gt; &lt;/i&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/6372557134299409835/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=6372557134299409835' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6372557134299409835'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6372557134299409835'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/07/check-in.html' title='Check-in'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-20771355186215055</id><published>2012-04-24T19:51:00.001-06:00</published><updated>2012-04-24T19:53:03.715-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="poetry"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>Words</title><content type='html'>Why do people feel the need to *talk* so much?&amp;nbsp;&amp;nbsp;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;I&#39;m home!&quot; when you come through the door. Well, obviously. I heard the door open, I heard you clomp inside in your boots, heard the dog yap and run toward you. It&#39;s fairly obvious that you are no longer&lt;i&gt; out there&lt;/i&gt; but &lt;i&gt;here&lt;/i&gt;. Thanks, got it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;I&#39;m so &lt;i&gt;mad &lt;/i&gt;right now!&quot; Really? I couldn&#39;t tell. Smoke is practically pouring from your ears, you&#39;re red in the face, eyes scrunched up in frustration, the muscles of your neck and arms tight, your hands in fists. Thank you for telling me you&#39;re mad, otherwise I wouldn&#39;t have picked up on it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;Are you hurt?&quot; I stood up right beneath that shelf and you almost heard my teeth rattle from the impact. I&#39;m clutching my head and tears have sprung to my eyes. But did I hurt myself? You just want to make sure before you start comforting me. &lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This isn&#39;t directed to or from any one person, just... people. I&#39;m not frustrated or angry about this. Just sort of bemusedly exasperated at the weirdness of humans. Aren&#39;t we weird?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;I love you.&quot; I know. I know you do. I can see it in your eyes, I hear it in the way you speak to me. I feel it with the way your arms wrap around me and your legs tangle with mine, and I know you love me because you tease me and pick on me text me stupid things to make me laugh and think about me when you see a website or a movie I might like. You don&#39;t have to say it for me to know. You don&#39;t have to say it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;But I like hearing it. I like knowing that yes, you&#39;re human just like I&#39;m human, and when you say &quot;I love you&quot; or &quot;I&#39;m home&quot; or ask &quot;Are you hurt?&quot; you&#39;re reinforcing that what I know, what I feel, is valid, that you know and feel it too. That we&#39;re both people together, spewing out utterly pointless words just to keep feeling human.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;So maybe the words aren&#39;t totally pointless.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/20771355186215055/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=20771355186215055' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/20771355186215055'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/20771355186215055'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/04/words.html' title='Words'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-4027511395725038858</id><published>2012-01-15T22:21:00.004-07:00</published><updated>2012-01-16T20:01:26.967-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="dreams"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="links"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movies"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="tv"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="videos"/><title type='text'>Mad Men</title><content type='html'>Last night I dreamed about two mad men. One with a &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TARDIS&quot;&gt;blue box&lt;/a&gt;, one on a &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Pearl&quot;&gt;ship&lt;/a&gt;.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;At first, &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doctor_%28Doctor_Who%29&quot;&gt;The Doctor&lt;/a&gt; (&lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenth_doctor&quot;&gt;Tenth&lt;/a&gt;) was with a bunch of people trying to get them to safety. It was like I was there among them, but also watching the show, like you do in dreams. There was an awful lot of running involved... seriously, a lot. He had on his blue suit and red Converse, my favorite look for him. (No coat, though.) I don&#39;t remember much else than that.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Then, the way dreams do, things changed a little and The Doctor was suddenly &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_sparrow&quot;&gt;Captain Jack Sparrow&lt;/a&gt;. His is a somewhat different style of running, but now we/they were fleeing a big building, a great big old hotel. I think it was burning down or being attacked or something? We ended up on the beach between the sea grass that led up to the hotel and the waves. It was night.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;That was all, really. Two of my favorite fictional characters, two of my heroes. Both quite mad. Brilliant at times, but very, very daft at others. (&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QGZt7divTY&quot;&gt;Texting and scones&lt;/a&gt;.) And since there was really no point to this post at all, here are two videos about my darlings running.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Captain Jack Sparrow&#39;s signature panicked run:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;iframe src=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/embed/PUkRatOSxaI&quot; allowfullscreen=&quot;&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;315&quot; width=&quot;560&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And a whole song about how much running is involved for The Doctor&#39;s companion:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;iframe src=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/embed/BAi4izfvXo4&quot; allowfullscreen=&quot;&quot; frameborder=&quot;0&quot; height=&quot;315&quot; width=&quot;560&quot;&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/4027511395725038858/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=4027511395725038858' title='2 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/4027511395725038858'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/4027511395725038858'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/01/mad-men.html' title='Mad Men'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://img.youtube.com/vi/PUkRatOSxaI/default.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>2</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-6730794452276866106</id><published>2012-01-01T19:52:00.007-07:00</published><updated>2012-01-06T19:59:05.334-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="blogging"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="family"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="goals"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="holidays"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="home matters"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="party"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="school"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="teaching"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="thoughts"/><title type='text'>Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012</title><content type='html'>In 2011:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I turned &lt;s&gt;a quarter of a century old&lt;/s&gt; 26 OHMYGOSH why can&#39;t I remember how old I am???&lt;br /&gt;I finished my first year of teaching -- 8th grade Language Arts.&lt;br /&gt;I spent my first summer completely free from any job or obligations... and it was wonderful.&lt;br /&gt;I built a blanket-and-pillow fort in my living room and spent the whole day in it--twice.&lt;br /&gt;I dyed my hair purple for a while. Then black, to cover up the purple and be an adult again.&lt;br /&gt;I hosted a Harry Potter party, a Star Wars party, and co-hosted another HP party and a beautiful candlelit Edgar Allan Poe party.&lt;br /&gt;I sewed things.&lt;br /&gt;I knit things.&lt;br /&gt;I crocheted things.&lt;br /&gt;I wrote 50,000 words of a novel for the 7th year in a row during November&#39;s NaNoWriMo challenge.&lt;br /&gt;I had a couple of outdoor tea parties with my wonderful knitting group, Weekly Fiber.&lt;br /&gt;I rode my bicycle, Mabel (although not as much as I would have liked to).&lt;br /&gt;I wandered the Farmer&#39;s Market several times, although I only ever bought peaches and a delicious ham and cheese crepe.&lt;br /&gt;I lived on almost nothing but Ramen and beans for a week at a time, several times.&lt;br /&gt;I got a cat, and we slowly got used to one another.&lt;br /&gt;I spent way too much time on Facebook and Pinterest (which probably contributed to the minimal blogging).&lt;br /&gt;I spent a fantastic weekend in Denver with my husband, who whisked me away for a birthday getaway of rich food, a funny play, lots of walking, and even a little history.&lt;br /&gt;I had some really spectacular fails as a teacher, but some really great wins, too.&lt;br /&gt;I became obsessed with 1920&#39;s fashion, hair, makeup, and music.&lt;br /&gt;I helped plant grass in our tiny back yard.&lt;br /&gt;I spent my fourth Christmas without my little brother, Logan. Miss him every day.&lt;br /&gt;I became very discouraged about ever getting pregnant after a heartbreaking miscarriage in 2010, then angry with God, then resigned, then at peace that everything will happen in his perfect timing.&lt;br /&gt;I said goodbye to some wonderful 8th graders, and was holding the door wide open for others to leave.&lt;br /&gt;I welcomed a new crop of 8th graders, who seemed so small and strange at the beginning of the year, and how are now just &quot;my kids&quot; (although they are still certainly strange).&lt;br /&gt;I grew a little more distant from some friends and a little closer with others.&lt;br /&gt;I read a lot of really good books and a few crummy ones.&lt;br /&gt;I hosted a nice little New Year&#39;s Eve party last night with board games, snacks, and good friends.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Goodbye, 2011! You were a good year, a hard year, a memorable year.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;In 2012:&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I will spend less time on the computer and more time reading books.&lt;br /&gt;I will purge useless/broken/unwanted/unused stuff from the house.&lt;br /&gt;I will write at night in my Book of Days planner/journal at least a few lines about that day.&lt;br /&gt;I will be a better housekeeper (which will hopefully be easier to do with less Stuff).&lt;br /&gt;I will be a better listener and not an interrupter or a wait-until-you&#39;re-done-talking-so-I-can-say-what-I-wanted-to-say-er.&lt;br /&gt;I will pray more.&lt;br /&gt;I will write more--more letters, more blog posts, more journal entries, more stories, more poems.&lt;br /&gt;I will find a lesson plan format that works for me and I will plan in advance as well as I am able.&lt;br /&gt;I will remember that I am not teaching Language Arts, I am teaching people.&lt;br /&gt;I will not dwell on the past any more than I can absolutely help.&lt;br /&gt;I will Skype loved ones that live far away.&lt;br /&gt;I will love this year.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Welcome, 2012!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/6730794452276866106/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=6730794452276866106' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6730794452276866106'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6730794452276866106'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2012/01/goodbye-2011-hello-2012.html' title='Goodbye 2011, Hello 2012'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-6686629409337624794</id><published>2011-10-25T18:37:00.013-06:00</published><updated>2011-10-25T18:55:18.077-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="holidays"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="party"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="poetry"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>Poe Night</title><content type='html'>Welcome to the (first annual?) &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edgar_Allan_Poe&quot;&gt;Edgar Allan Poe&lt;/a&gt; Night, co-hosted by Ann and Heather at Ann&#39;s house on the evening of 21 October, 2011.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;{{Click the pictures to make them bigger and start a slideshow}}&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9sVAW5UX-tY/TqdYi5UBYtI/AAAAAAAAAPw/AUXrttlFKuc/s1600/Poe%2BNight%2B%25287%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 225px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9sVAW5UX-tY/TqdYi5UBYtI/AAAAAAAAAPw/AUXrttlFKuc/s400/Poe%2BNight%2B%25287%2529--.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5667596012592653010&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur=&quot;try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}&quot; href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-o-YR2vG9WYw/TqdWpTKE-DI/AAAAAAAAAPY/KYTBi7rJYws/s1600/Poe%2BNight%2B%252811%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; 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id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5667593695937541474&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur=&quot;try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}&quot; href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JISt-7jrdPE/TqdWZZe3PEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/FPO_IBczOsg/s1600/Poe%2BNight%2B%25284%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 225px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-JISt-7jrdPE/TqdWZZe3PEI/AAAAAAAAAOo/FPO_IBczOsg/s400/Poe%2BNight%2B%25284%2529--.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5667593650406112322&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur=&quot;try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}&quot; href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bygWWy2HwX8/TqdWVzL4G5I/AAAAAAAAAOc/Tq2sXJkcm4g/s1600/Poe%2BNight%2B%25281%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 225px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bygWWy2HwX8/TqdWVzL4G5I/AAAAAAAAAOc/Tq2sXJkcm4g/s400/Poe%2BNight%2B%25281%2529--.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5667593588586322834&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;For you literary types, you can play Spot the Allusion. We have bits from &quot;The Cask of Amontillado,&quot; &quot;The Raven&quot; (several times over--you may find a [paper] bust of Pallas over a doorway if you look very closely) of course, gifts from the Poe Toaster (the mysterious man who visits Poe&#39;s grave every year on his birthday), and &quot;The Fall of the House of Usher.&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There were also black paper cutouts of rats lurking around the walls from &quot;The Pit and the Pendulum&quot;, &lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;Raven&lt;/span&gt;wood red wine, blank bookmarks to decorate with fake quills (red Bic pens with black feathers taped on top), plenty of old books, lots of candles, plates with quotes from Poe&#39;s poetry, prose, and criticism written on them, mismatched wine glasses, banners made from fabric and pages from an old, falling-apart book containing some of Poe&#39;s stories, illustrations from that same book adorning the table, wonderful food, and even better company. The whole thing was conducted solely by candlelight.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;We played True or False with facts about Poe&#39;s life and works, and everyone learned a little something. Someone read a poem that reminded him of Poe and someone else read the poem from &quot;House of Usher.&quot; Thanks very much to my friend Ann for hosting; all I did was bring decorations the day before and help set the table earlier that evening. Everyone had a wonderful time, and I can&#39;t wait to do it again, whether  it&#39;s another Poe Party next October or a night honoring another author  in a few months!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/6686629409337624794/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=6686629409337624794' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6686629409337624794'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6686629409337624794'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/10/poe-night.html' title='Poe Night'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-9sVAW5UX-tY/TqdYi5UBYtI/AAAAAAAAAPw/AUXrttlFKuc/s72-c/Poe%2BNight%2B%25287%2529--.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-6814139727412938150</id><published>2011-07-10T17:42:00.009-06:00</published><updated>2011-07-10T17:53:58.737-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="hair"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="home matters"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sewing"/><title type='text'>New Dress and (better) New Hair and New Grass</title><content type='html'>There was still quite a lot of dye left on my hair even after washing (and washing and washing) it out, so in the pictures I took the night I did it, it looked almost black. Well, after another good washing, the extra dye is gone and you can actually see the purple!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bCfVWDeiYr8/Tho6fHTksBI/AAAAAAAAAOM/HNPLGgNLPok/s1600/Purple%2Bhair%2Bflowered%2Bdress.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bCfVWDeiYr8/Tho6fHTksBI/AAAAAAAAAOM/HNPLGgNLPok/s400/Purple%2Bhair%2Bflowered%2Bdress.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5627874990564356114&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5h2pZaH2GMU/Tho5U9NBVMI/AAAAAAAAANs/5mQpj5eepyQ/s1600/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%252810%2529----.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;I made a new dress.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D9VxJLbmKmw/Tho5hB4qT4I/AAAAAAAAAN0/FWPyD3FiyJw/s1600/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%25283%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 225px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-D9VxJLbmKmw/Tho5hB4qT4I/AAAAAAAAAN0/FWPyD3FiyJw/s400/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%25283%2529--.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5627873923957411714&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It basically looked like a shower curtain at first what with the ruffle at the top and the length, so I added the sash and halter tie. Much better.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I wore this to the Farmer&#39;s Market on Thursday evening. I got a compliment on the dress and several on the hair. One little girl who was riding her bike down a side street with helmet, training wheels and all, practically screamed, &quot;Mommy, &lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;purple hair!&lt;/span&gt;&quot; as I stepped down an alley to Main Street. It made me giggle.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yg522Rz1gv4/Tho5xIhsi7I/AAAAAAAAAN8/RVTXlbQfMxs/s1600/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%25285%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 238px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Yg522Rz1gv4/Tho5xIhsi7I/AAAAAAAAAN8/RVTXlbQfMxs/s400/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%25285%2529--.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5627874200618044338&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The fabric is from a vintage sheet I got at Salvation Army or Goodwill or a yard sale. It&#39;s been so long I don&#39;t remember. Last summer, I made a drawstring backpack out of one of the pillow cases and some turquoise fabric.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Piaf2Z0IvYA/Tho6GzEPivI/AAAAAAAAAOE/mkyB0fv7nCU/s1600/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%25287%2529--.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 241px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Piaf2Z0IvYA/Tho6GzEPivI/AAAAAAAAAOE/mkyB0fv7nCU/s400/Flowered%2B70s%2Bdress%2B%25287%2529--.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5627874572814486258&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;Twirl! Always required after making and trying on a new dress.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/span&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;You can also see our new grass, which is about a month old now. It still needs to fill in some spaces, but so far, so good! I&#39;m just waiting for our water bill, which is sure to be massive. Although if this rain keeps up, maybe not!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0E7h3latRgg/Tho6qVn3jFI/AAAAAAAAAOU/zRi4T3BQ4iM/s1600/Purple%2Bhair%2Bflowered%2Bdress%2B2.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-0E7h3latRgg/Tho6qVn3jFI/AAAAAAAAAOU/zRi4T3BQ4iM/s400/Purple%2Bhair%2Bflowered%2Bdress%2B2.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5627875183386135634&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/6814139727412938150/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=6814139727412938150' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6814139727412938150'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6814139727412938150'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-dress-and-better-new-hair-and-new.html' title='New Dress and (better) New Hair and New Grass'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-bCfVWDeiYr8/Tho6fHTksBI/AAAAAAAAAOM/HNPLGgNLPok/s72-c/Purple%2Bhair%2Bflowered%2Bdress.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-2676835928544139014</id><published>2011-07-05T17:05:00.009-06:00</published><updated>2011-07-05T17:19:02.377-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="hair"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><title type='text'>New Hair</title><content type='html'>If you know me at all, you probably won&#39;t be surprised by what you&#39;re about to see. I got my hair cut quite short again (it was still short, but it had grown out for nearly three months), then made another change.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ms8y75lJUt8/ThOZkIkbJpI/AAAAAAAAAMs/0ufPWQTBVso/s1600/Bleach%2Bon.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 273px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ms8y75lJUt8/ThOZkIkbJpI/AAAAAAAAAMs/0ufPWQTBVso/s400/Bleach%2Bon.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5626009205570479762&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Bleach on&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qrl82KE8LCo/ThOZtGYDJvI/AAAAAAAAAM0/X8JARGBKEqs/s1600/Bleached.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 288px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-qrl82KE8LCo/ThOZtGYDJvI/AAAAAAAAAM0/X8JARGBKEqs/s400/Bleached.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5626009359600527090&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Bleached!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;(I look like I belong in an anime....)&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-37IBfF40nwA/ThOZ6JSw6aI/AAAAAAAAAM8/wCtD_8dFzGo/s1600/Apple%2Bshirt%2B2.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 292px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-37IBfF40nwA/ThOZ6JSw6aI/AAAAAAAAAM8/wCtD_8dFzGo/s400/Apple%2Bshirt%2B2.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5626009583721965986&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;Purple hair!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;This is how I usually wear my hair.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;It&#39;s not very &lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;very &lt;/span&gt;purple. It actually turned out almost black, and is only purple in certain lights or at certain angles. Maybe as I wash it and it fades a little, it&#39;ll be lighter and more noticeable.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9ppad7N3MNw/ThObNto96_I/AAAAAAAAANU/xDxpmF0UnII/s1600/Red%2Bshirt%2Bsmile.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 274px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-9ppad7N3MNw/ThObNto96_I/AAAAAAAAANU/xDxpmF0UnII/s400/Red%2Bshirt%2Bsmile.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5626011019407911922&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;Sometimes I wear my hair like this.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Thanks, Mom, for being my hairdresser! I don&#39;t have to look like a teacher for another month and a half, so why not, right? I love it!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5prj6t8ryFI/ThObZw5sD3I/AAAAAAAAANc/opynVIMyRlc/s1600/Red%2Bshirt.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 254px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5prj6t8ryFI/ThObZw5sD3I/AAAAAAAAANc/opynVIMyRlc/s400/Red%2Bshirt.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5626011226441781106&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/2676835928544139014/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=2676835928544139014' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/2676835928544139014'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/2676835928544139014'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/07/new-hair.html' title='New Hair'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-ms8y75lJUt8/ThOZkIkbJpI/AAAAAAAAAMs/0ufPWQTBVso/s72-c/Bleach%2Bon.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-662695403020304774</id><published>2011-06-25T15:09:00.015-06:00</published><updated>2011-06-25T16:38:42.933-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="links"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="shopping"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="writing"/><title type='text'>Autograph Book</title><content type='html'>I went to 5 or 6 different yard sales on the way home from knitting group this morning. AMAZINGLY, I only bought stuff at three of them, though I totally made out like a bandit, especially at one! I&#39;ve been looking for some very specific things, which I might start showing you after a bit, and I did not let myself look at any clothes (er, except I did buy a &lt;a href=&quot;http://buzzworthy.mtv.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/alice-cat-shirt.jpg&quot;&gt;Cheshire Cat t-shirt&lt;/a&gt; and a pretty wrap skirt, and I coveted a couple of fur coats but didn&#39;t buy them). I could yammer on about the other things I got, but I&#39;ll save that for later. Today I want to tell you about the autograph book.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-POKOfPb0WtM/TgZZgTEijNI/AAAAAAAAAL8/hyZ7ciOCSxs/s1600/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bcover.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-POKOfPb0WtM/TgZZgTEijNI/AAAAAAAAAL8/hyZ7ciOCSxs/s400/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bcover.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5622279596228644050&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;An autograph book is a little book of blank pages in which a person collects the autographs of friends and acquaintances, although they often also contain little notes, poems, rhymes, jokes, or even drawings.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sVZkF8ZUFpM/TgZZpIPuOtI/AAAAAAAAAME/gvBvZwixCZo/s1600/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bname.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-sVZkF8ZUFpM/TgZZpIPuOtI/AAAAAAAAAME/gvBvZwixCZo/s400/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bname.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5622279747941579474&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;I like how she added &quot;Sunday&quot; before School-day Memories, and wrote the name of her teacher, &quot;Brother Wilcox&quot; instead of the more typical year she graduated from that class. It&#39;s also got her address, which you can bet I will be scoping out soon, if possible.&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;This is the autograph book of Annie Lillian Lambert. I know her middle name, even though it isn&#39;t in the autograph book, because I also bought her 5-year diary, which was sporadically filled out for 1943 up until July 16th, with three entries in 1944. (The diary, the autograph book, and a really cute 1930&#39;s children&#39;s book I got for $1 all together.) In the diary, she mostly wrote about the parties she went to with friends, receiving letters from various boys, who drove her home or who she sat next to on rides around town (and what a &quot;swell guy&quot; the beau of the moment was), and the occasional prayer meeting at church or test at school.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The first handful of pages appear to be filled in by visiting preachers, maybe at revivals or just from gentlemen who came to preach at her church. I know sometimes &quot;back in the day,&quot; nearby towns used to swap preachers for a Sunday. After that, the rest of the pages (and there are many!) are written in by Sunday School friends. There are also quite a few from people she met at a church camp called Pinecrest (written &quot;Pine Crest&quot; in the book) Camp in Palmer Lake, Colorado. A Google search pulled up &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.pinecresteventcenter.com/index.asp&quot;&gt;The Historic Pinecrest&lt;/a&gt;, a lovely place to get married, with a chapel, an event center, and a lodge. Only the chapel looks like it might be remotely &quot;historic,&quot; but I couldn&#39;t find anything more about it. Either it&#39;s a different place altogether, or it&#39;s undergone a lot of remodeling since 1945.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cbd9QITGECA/TgZaDtV3-wI/AAAAAAAAAMM/VCwx-EtWuyI/s1600/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bcows%2Band%2Bpigs.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-cbd9QITGECA/TgZaDtV3-wI/AAAAAAAAAMM/VCwx-EtWuyI/s400/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bcows%2Band%2Bpigs.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5622280204576094978&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;May 28, 1944&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dear Annie,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Cows like punkins&lt;br /&gt;Pigs like squash&lt;br /&gt;I like you&lt;br /&gt;I do by gosh!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A friend&lt;br /&gt;Ruth Rupe&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There are several Rupes in the book; I assume they&#39;re siblings and/or cousins around Annie&#39;s age.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B0U0ldJF0zE/TgZbBaAWkoI/AAAAAAAAAMU/cGLBjSkZvz8/s1600/Autograph%2Bbook%2BFlearting.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-B0U0ldJF0zE/TgZbBaAWkoI/AAAAAAAAAMU/cGLBjSkZvz8/s400/Autograph%2Bbook%2BFlearting.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5622281264537440898&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;June 11, 1944&lt;br /&gt;Grand Junction, Colo.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dear Annie,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Annie is your name.&lt;br /&gt;Grand Jct. is your station,&lt;br /&gt;Flearting (sic) with the boys&lt;br /&gt;is your chief accupation (sic).&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Sgt. George Gray&lt;br /&gt;&amp;amp;&lt;br /&gt;Bertha Whitesel&lt;br /&gt;&amp;amp;&lt;br /&gt;Flora Rupe&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I wonder where she met these folks! I&#39;ll bet she was very excited to spend time with a Sergeant! And who are Bertha and Flora, and why did they feel the need to sign the same page but in lead pencil as opposed to the blue pencil George signed with? Just friends being silly after the fact, or were they really there and just used a different pencil?&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pfiXq3QmUDI/TgZcIJn06aI/AAAAAAAAAMk/p2aAjpssQZ4/s1600/Autograph%2Bbook%2Blove%2Bis%2Bblind.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-pfiXq3QmUDI/TgZcIJn06aI/AAAAAAAAAMk/p2aAjpssQZ4/s400/Autograph%2Bbook%2Blove%2Bis%2Bblind.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5622282479910316450&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&quot;Aug. 16, 1945&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Dear Ann,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;When you are kissing your sweetheart,&lt;br /&gt;Out by the gate,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;Remember&lt;/span&gt;, love&#39;s blind&lt;br /&gt;but the neighbors ain&#39;t.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Your friend at Youth Camp,&lt;br /&gt;Carlene Alexander&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From the 1944 diary entries, I&#39;m assuming she&#39;s at least in high school from all the talk about &quot;driving around&quot; and &quot;he drove me home!&quot; Was she really that big a flirt and that boy-crazy? Or am I just getting a small part of the story--the things &lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;she &lt;/span&gt;thought were important and wanted to write about and the things her friends wanted to remember and tease her about.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Many of the preachers and some of the friends or acquaintances wrote well-wishes and exhorted her (one even used that word, exhort!) to live a life for God, that she would be a blessing to others, that the Lord would bless her, that God needs her talents, and so on. Reverend C.E. Myers from Osborn, Missouri, at a revival in Grand Junction on May 6, 1944, wrote Rom. 11:33 on his page. The verse is, &quot;Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!&quot; John H. Kane of Anderson, Indiana, (camper, preacher, or friend?) recommended Annie memorize 1 Cor. 10:13, as &quot;It will help you much.&quot; That verse is, &quot;No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is  faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are  able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you  may be able to bear it&lt;i&gt;.&lt;/i&gt;&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Lila Mae (with whom Annie spent many days and nights, according to the diary) wrote &quot;In your fruitcake of friends, remember me as the nut!&quot; after her little note, but she wrote it upside down and added in the corner, &quot;Ha! ha! I made you turn upside down.&quot; There&#39;s also some sort of code on the edge of her page. I&#39;m sure they were very close friends with lots of inside jokes.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There are several references to the colors of the pages, usually in rhyme (these are only a couple): &quot;I&#39;ll be polite and write on white/ And save the yellow for your fellow.&quot; (Lila Mae) &quot;I&#39;ll write on yellow &#39;cause it is mellow&quot; (Myron Hogen/Hagen?) In the book there are white, yellow, pink, and blue pages. I think this must be typical for autograph books because of the rhymes, which the folks who signed must have memorized and written often in various autograph books. One person named Lowell Ely (maybe? water smudged it) wrote around in a spiral, &quot;Some people write up some write down Just to be different I will write around.&quot; Bertha Whitesel (who may or may not have known Sgt. George Gray!) added to the end of her cute poem, &quot;Yours till the Mississippi wears rubber pants to keep its bottom dry.&quot; I also saw &quot;Yours til the butter flies,&quot; and, &quot;Yours till the popcorn balls.&quot;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I&#39;m sure this is WAY MORE information than any of you really wanted or certainly needed, but I just love this whole thing! I understand the thrill of being a historian or an archeologist, now. You only have so much to work with, but by putting pieces together, matching up handwriting, finding out information on places, dates, and names, and using a little imagination, you can put together a picture of someone&#39;s life decades or even centuries in the past!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Did any of you ever have an autograph book? What are some memorable things you&#39;ve seen in autograph books or yearbooks? What sorts of things did you used to write?</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/662695403020304774/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=662695403020304774' title='3 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/662695403020304774'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/662695403020304774'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/06/autograph-book.html' title='Autograph Book'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-POKOfPb0WtM/TgZZgTEijNI/AAAAAAAAAL8/hyZ7ciOCSxs/s72-c/Autograph%2Bbook%2Bcover.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>3</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-4185458594571735417</id><published>2011-06-16T15:13:00.003-06:00</published><updated>2011-06-16T15:29:29.571-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="bike"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="exercise"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="kitsune"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="teaching"/><title type='text'>Wii Fit</title><content type='html'>I got the Wii Fit out today for the first time in probably more than a year.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://www.fithacker.com/images/wiifit.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 381px; height: 314px;&quot; src=&quot;http://www.fithacker.com/images/wiifit.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;A small part of it is guilt that we spent all that money (Wii, Balance Board, and game) a couple of years ago and never use the dang thing. Mostly, though, it&#39;s that I hurt. I hurt when I wake up in the morning, I hurt when I sit in my desk chair, I hurt when I curl up on the couch with a movie. Notice how all those things involve &lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;not moving&lt;/span&gt;. There&#39;s my problem. So I&#39;m going to start moving again.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;During the school year, I&#39;m standing up and sitting down a million times a day. I&#39;m standing at the front of the classroom, I&#39;m walking up and down between the desks, I&#39;m perching on my stool, I&#39;m walking to the office, the library, a classroom for meetings. I&#39;m bending down to see a student&#39;s paper and edit with him, I&#39;m stretching up to pull the projector screen down.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Since school got out, I&#39;ve ridden my bike once (a whole 2 miles, woo) and taken two or three walks with the dog and/or husband. Other than that, I&#39;ve been in front of my computer, on the couch, in bed, or on the floor in my &lt;a href=&quot;http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/06/luxury-camping.html&quot;&gt;Luxury Tent&lt;/a&gt;. All this non-activity on top of my &lt;a href=&quot;http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scoliosis&quot;&gt;scoliosis&lt;/a&gt; means... I hurt.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/articles/health_and_medical_reference/joints_bones_and_muscles/arthritis-scoliosis_scoliosisspine.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 200px; height: 215px;&quot; src=&quot;http://img.webmd.com/dtmcms/live/webmd/consumer_assets/site_images/articles/health_and_medical_reference/joints_bones_and_muscles/arthritis-scoliosis_scoliosisspine.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I don&#39;t want to hurt more than I already do, so I started out with only 15 credits on the Wii Fit. (Each exercise gives you a certain number of credits, usually just one or two per activity.) I&#39;ll work my way up to 30 where I was before, when we first got the Wii Fit and I was doing it every day. I do mostly Yoga and Balance, with a little Strength and a little Aerobic.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I also intend to ride my bike at least a couple times a week. Walks are okay, but kind of boring unless I have the husband to talk to. Taking the dog is a pain because she&#39;s, well, stupid, and gets all tangled up around our legs, pulls ahead, pulls behind, etc. One of my goals this summer, though, is to teach her how to take a walk nicely, so we&#39;ll keep working on that.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Don&#39;t get me wrong, though. I still fully intend to read a lot, watch lots of movies and TV series (huzzah for instant Netflix!), sew, and waste time on the internet! I love having summers off!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/4185458594571735417/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=4185458594571735417' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/4185458594571735417'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/4185458594571735417'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/06/wii-fit.html' title='Wii Fit'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-1483343863350329970</id><published>2011-06-11T17:30:00.009-06:00</published><updated>2011-06-11T17:51:36.819-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="knitting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="party"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sewing"/><title type='text'>Knitting Tea Party</title><content type='html'>Today was Knit In Public Day. The library hosted a get-together on the front lawn, and a lady from the yarn shop downtown came as well. (And handed out coupons. Evil woman. I saw everyone from our little group at the yarn shop right after the library thing was over!)&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Our knitting group, Weekly Fiber, meets Saturday mornings at various coffee shops to chat and knit (or crochet or embroider or hand sew or whatever--mostly knit). We assumed this event would just be a &quot;come set up your lawn chairs wherever and chat&quot; kind of thing, so we decided to bring a table and chairs, and I brought my fancy antique tea cups, tea set, coffee pot, and cloth napkins. That way we could still get our usual caffeine fix! One lady also brought muffins and scones.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UqaG9PMKCgY/TfP7wfm1pII/AAAAAAAAALU/SmkQNWnmlas/s1600/Tea%2Bset.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 225px;&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UqaG9PMKCgY/TfP7wfm1pII/AAAAAAAAALU/SmkQNWnmlas/s400/Tea%2Bset.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5617109970797831298&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;It ended up that the library had a display of knitting books, chairs, and an awning... on the other side of the tree where we had room to set up in the shade. We felt slightly anti-social, sitting apart, but we enjoyed ourselves, and several people came over to say hi.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WtOrshiS3Dg/TfP78i6WuKI/AAAAAAAAALc/il5cd-h2AiE/s1600/Melissa%2BAnn%2BHeather.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 256px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-WtOrshiS3Dg/TfP78i6WuKI/AAAAAAAAALc/il5cd-h2AiE/s400/Melissa%2BAnn%2BHeather.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5617110177843427490&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;Melissa, Ann, me&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;After a while, a woman and her just-out-of-college daughter joined us and enjoyed some tea and conversation. It was a lovely morning with perfect weather! We&#39;re all very glad we went.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;div style=&quot;text-align: center;&quot;&gt;***&lt;br /&gt;&lt;/div&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Last week when I lived in the Luxury Tent for a couple of days, I got on a 1920&#39;s kick and researched fashion, shoes, hairstyles, makeup, food.... &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.artdecosociety.org/gatsby/htg.htm&quot;&gt;This website &lt;/a&gt;was a great help (and makes me really want to go to that event)! Then, of course, I decided to sew my own 20&#39;s dress. It wasn&#39;t just flappers! Very few women wore fringed dresses, headbands with feathers, and rolled down stockings. (There were no fishnets unless you were *gasp* in a burlesque show or similar.) However, long strings of beads were popular with everyone!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I liked the look of the boat-neck, kimono sleeve dresses, and rather than sew on trim, I wanted to do embroidery. I didn&#39;t use a pattern, just traced a t-shirt for the general shape, measured the length I wanted it to be, and made it a little extra big to begin with--it&#39;s easy to make things shorter, but rather harder to make them longer!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mz_1JkYowrQ/TfP8pJvzIOI/AAAAAAAAALk/49t6hgM6Giw/s1600/Dress%2Bfull%2Blength.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 224px; height: 400px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-mz_1JkYowrQ/TfP8pJvzIOI/AAAAAAAAALk/49t6hgM6Giw/s400/Dress%2Bfull%2Blength.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5617110944182378722&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I had the dress mostly &quot;built&quot; in a day. Over the next few nights, I did the embroidery, starting out with the little flowers on the sash (which were pretty wonky, but it&#39;s not really noticeable), then doing the ones along the neckline and bottom hem.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QhcEICLCNrM/TfP9BGdk-8I/AAAAAAAAALs/vz50YWv_KRQ/s1600/Embroidery%2Bneck.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 225px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-QhcEICLCNrM/TfP9BGdk-8I/AAAAAAAAALs/vz50YWv_KRQ/s400/Embroidery%2Bneck.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5617111355617508290&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The neck facing was the most fiddly bit. I ended up hand-stitching a little of it because I had to fudge it to make it work, but I think it turned out fine.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5LQRdWDqwrw/TfP9PfyEODI/AAAAAAAAAL0/4iC16-BV7MA/s1600/Embroidery%2Bbottom%2Bhem.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 142px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-5LQRdWDqwrw/TfP9PfyEODI/AAAAAAAAAL0/4iC16-BV7MA/s400/Embroidery%2Bbottom%2Bhem.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5617111602932496434&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;The skirt is in four panels: the front and back are flat and plain, and the two narrower panels at the hips are gathered. The embroidery pattern (which I made up) could be little four-petal flowers, like lilacs.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://gardenpictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/pink-lilac-flower-background.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display: block; margin: 0px auto 10px; text-align: center; cursor: pointer; width: 280px; height: 209px;&quot; src=&quot;http://gardenpictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/pink-lilac-flower-background.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I call this dress the Lilac Garden Party Dress.</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/1483343863350329970/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=1483343863350329970' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1483343863350329970'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1483343863350329970'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/06/knitting-tea-party.html' title='Knitting Tea Party'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-UqaG9PMKCgY/TfP7wfm1pII/AAAAAAAAALU/SmkQNWnmlas/s72-c/Tea%2Bset.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-164510114749617293</id><published>2011-06-05T15:41:00.001-06:00</published><updated>2011-06-05T15:44:30.223-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><title type='text'>Summer To-Do List</title><content type='html'>&lt;a onblur=&quot;try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}&quot; href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rFvzlWBGKu4/Tev4WQ_ocfI/AAAAAAAAALE/xCswOdrnk58/s1600/Summer%2B2011%2BList%2Btop.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 341px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rFvzlWBGKu4/Tev4WQ_ocfI/AAAAAAAAALE/xCswOdrnk58/s400/Summer%2B2011%2BList%2Btop.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614854421850124786&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DE_DHMCBxvM/Tev4lz2KnyI/AAAAAAAAALM/ETimEL3tkIk/s1600/Summer%2B2011%2BList%2Bbottom.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;display:block; margin:0px auto 10px; text-align:center;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 400px; height: 308px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-DE_DHMCBxvM/Tev4lz2KnyI/AAAAAAAAALM/ETimEL3tkIk/s400/Summer%2B2011%2BList%2Bbottom.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614854688903700258&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;And there&#39;s room at the bottom to add more! I&#39;m excited!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/164510114749617293/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=164510114749617293' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/164510114749617293'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/164510114749617293'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/06/summer-to-do-list_05.html' title='Summer To-Do List'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-rFvzlWBGKu4/Tev4WQ_ocfI/AAAAAAAAALE/xCswOdrnk58/s72-c/Summer%2B2011%2BList%2Btop.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-6679464473262491622</id><published>2011-06-03T20:28:00.013-06:00</published><updated>2011-06-05T15:40:15.236-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="crafting"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="food"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="home matters"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="kitsune"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photos"/><title type='text'>Luxury Camping</title><content type='html'>It&#39;s a good thing I didn&#39;t discover &lt;a href=&quot;http://pinterest.com/&quot;&gt;Pinterest.com&lt;/a&gt;  before school was out! I think I&#39;ve spent two or three hours there a  day for the last three days! The first day, I kept finding pictures of  beautiful makeshift tents--you know, blankets, pillows, a few dining  room chairs, maybe the sofa, maybe a clothesline. They looked so lovely and cozy!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a onblur=&quot;try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}&quot; href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tFb4tE-IYus/TemahYGy-VI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/bEnyK4sWlfQ/s1600/Inspiration%2B1.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 256px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tFb4tE-IYus/TemahYGy-VI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/bEnyK4sWlfQ/s320/Inspiration%2B1.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614188308691351890&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:78%;&quot;&gt;From weheartit.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xej9CBhvoZQ/Temaw3XHaZI/AAAAAAAAAKE/4kVrRq5d11w/s1600/Inspiration%2B2.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 213px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-Xej9CBhvoZQ/Temaw3XHaZI/AAAAAAAAAKE/4kVrRq5d11w/s320/Inspiration%2B2.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614188574779337106&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I love the bike used in this one!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:78%;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From sassyone129.tumblr.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iuDhb2-WYxk/Tema8_qVqaI/AAAAAAAAAKM/VOxcAbeMWmc/s1600/Inspiration%2B3.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float:left; margin:0 10px 10px 0;cursor:pointer; cursor:hand;width: 320px; height: 214px;&quot; src=&quot;http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-iuDhb2-WYxk/Tema8_qVqaI/AAAAAAAAAKM/VOxcAbeMWmc/s320/Inspiration%2B3.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614188783165876642&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:78%;&quot;&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From tumblr.com&lt;/span&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Well, yesterday I made my own, and spent most of the day inside it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PMZZheWAK5g/TembpNsD0vI/AAAAAAAAAKU/izDeugnXQg8/s1600/Indoor%2BTent%2B%25285%2529.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 491px; height: 277px;&quot; src=&quot;http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PMZZheWAK5g/TembpNsD0vI/AAAAAAAAAKU/izDeugnXQg8/s320/Indoor%2BTent%2B%25285%2529.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614189542845436658&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;There&#39;s an antique pink chenille bedspread over the ironing board and two chairs, and a quilt top given to me through a friend of a friend stretched over to the sofa.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-URaVOWbU4OM/TemcDISuvrI/AAAAAAAAAKc/5bO9udmEt8Y/s1600/Indoor%2BTent%2B%252810%2529.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 488px; height: 276px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-URaVOWbU4OM/TemcDISuvrI/AAAAAAAAAKc/5bO9udmEt8Y/s320/Indoor%2BTent%2B%252810%2529.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614189988073619122&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Tea (green jasmine) and scones (homemade lemon cranberry), &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Thief-Lord-Cornelia-Funke/dp/0545227704/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1307156052&amp;amp;sr=8-1&quot;&gt;The Thief Lord&lt;/a&gt;, and &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Marie-Antoinette-Kirsten-Dunst/dp/B000M06KJ8/ref=sr_1_cc_2?ie=UTF8&amp;amp;qid=1307156152&amp;amp;sr=1-2-catcorr&quot;&gt;Marie Antoinette&lt;/a&gt; on the laptop. Not all at once, of course.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6kqpRPCAdrU/TemcYYo8d3I/AAAAAAAAAKk/W4ad6ECUUXo/s1600/Indoor%2BTent%2B%252813%2529.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 487px; height: 275px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-6kqpRPCAdrU/TemcYYo8d3I/AAAAAAAAAKk/W4ad6ECUUXo/s320/Indoor%2BTent%2B%252813%2529.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614190353239013234&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I put a lamp inside at night. I love how it looks all lit up!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;a href=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-j4qeXeaYp8A/TemcoDd6nqI/AAAAAAAAAKs/wfKUtmMJMO4/s1600/Indoor%2BTent%2B%25281%2529.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 485px; height: 275px;&quot; src=&quot;http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-j4qeXeaYp8A/TemcoDd6nqI/AAAAAAAAAKs/wfKUtmMJMO4/s320/Indoor%2BTent%2B%25281%2529.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5614190622433517218&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Sune really liked it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I highly recommend making your own luxury tent on your next day off! With a couple of folded-up blankets on top of the rug, plenty of pillows, a lap desk for the computer, and a roll-out bamboo mat to set tea and such on, it was perfect! Make it extra special by using the &quot;good&quot; dishes and a fancy tea cup; I did!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:85%;&quot;&gt;P.S. If this looks weird, is hard to read, or isn&#39;t working because you read it as an RSS feed, please leave me a comment. I&#39;m trying uploading photos through Blogger....&lt;/span&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/6679464473262491622/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=6679464473262491622' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6679464473262491622'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/6679464473262491622'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/06/luxury-camping.html' title='Luxury Camping'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tFb4tE-IYus/TemahYGy-VI/AAAAAAAAAJ8/bEnyK4sWlfQ/s72-c/Inspiration%2B1.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-3346286201191621039</id><published>2011-05-25T21:27:00.003-06:00</published><updated>2011-05-25T21:30:03.710-06:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="clothes"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="school"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="teaching"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="work"/><title type='text'>Letter to Teacher</title><content type='html'>Dear Mrs. N________,&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I wanted to write this letter to you to thank you! You have helped me understand literacy, and grammer alot more! I dont want you to proof this because I want it to be a surprise! Im sorry for me being talkative, and noisy during class, but that&#39;s just my personality. I&#39;m not going to be here on Friday to say goodbye to you. I&#39;m really going to miss your fun, and wierd style! But your style is a good wierd, because it makes you look like you dont care about peoples thoughts. I&#39;m gonna miss you!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;From,&lt;br /&gt;M__________&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;May 25, 2011</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/3346286201191621039/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=3346286201191621039' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/3346286201191621039'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/3346286201191621039'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/05/letter-to-teacher.html' title='Letter to Teacher'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-1875430032296634850</id><published>2011-03-12T21:33:00.004-07:00</published><updated>2011-03-12T21:55:38.766-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="bike"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="books"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="fitness"/><title type='text'>Verbs</title><content type='html'>&lt;a onblur=&quot;try {parent.deselectBloggerImageGracefully();} catch(e) {}&quot; href=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OjGAxfGgDGM/TXxNYk0gpII/AAAAAAAAAIY/TfNu21qclD4/s1600/Happy%2Bface%2Broad.jpg&quot;&gt;&lt;img style=&quot;float: left; margin: 0pt 10px 10px 0pt; cursor: pointer; width: 320px; height: 240px;&quot; src=&quot;http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OjGAxfGgDGM/TXxNYk0gpII/AAAAAAAAAIY/TfNu21qclD4/s320/Happy%2Bface%2Broad.jpg&quot; alt=&quot;&quot; id=&quot;BLOGGER_PHOTO_ID_5583422722628691074&quot; border=&quot;0&quot; /&gt;&lt;/a&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Today I...&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;rode &lt;/span&gt;my bike 11 miles--5.5 out and 5.5 back--all along the riverfront trail.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;smelled &lt;/span&gt;cows, horses, hay, stagnant water, and weeds--and loved it.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;wondered &lt;/span&gt;why geese not in water always hang out in pairs.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;envied &lt;/span&gt;the kids in a house I saw with the coolest tree house ever.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;watched &lt;/span&gt;a hawk swooping low over the brush, looking for lunch.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;felt &lt;/span&gt;a beautiful March breeze on my skin under a translucent blue sky painted with all shapes and sizes of clouds.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;closed &lt;/span&gt;my mouth whenever I saw bugs in the air.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;sneezed &lt;/span&gt;my head off... but not until I got home.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;read &lt;/span&gt;a chapter of &lt;a href=&quot;http://www.amazon.com/Clockwork-Three-Matthew-J-Kirby/dp/0545203376&quot;&gt;The Clockwork Three &lt;/a&gt;on a bench before I headed back (and finished it later this afternoon).&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;wobbled &lt;/span&gt;into the house at the end of the ride and collapsed on the sofa.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;-&lt;span style=&quot;font-style: italic;&quot;&gt;realized &lt;/span&gt;I&#39;m going to need a padded bike seat cover if I&#39;m going to do this again.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;span style=&quot;font-size:78%;&quot;&gt;*Photo taken today on my phone - a smiley face on C 1/2 Rd.&lt;/span&gt;</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/1875430032296634850/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=1875430032296634850' title='0 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1875430032296634850'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1875430032296634850'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2011/03/verbs.html' title='Verbs'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-OjGAxfGgDGM/TXxNYk0gpII/AAAAAAAAAIY/TfNu21qclD4/s72-c/Happy%2Bface%2Broad.jpg" height="72" width="72"/><thr:total>0</thr:total></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-1564319815184343851.post-1274339667856102001</id><published>2010-12-15T21:46:00.001-07:00</published><updated>2010-12-15T21:49:11.839-07:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="christmas"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="holidays"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="music"/><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="videos"/><title type='text'>Christmas Song</title><content type='html'>This is one of my favorites, though it&#39;s not (I don&#39;t think) very well known.&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;object width=&quot;480&quot; height=&quot;385&quot;&gt;&lt;param name=&quot;movie&quot; value=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/v/RF7fNVLrLHU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&quot;&gt;&lt;/param&gt;&lt;param name=&quot;allowFullScreen&quot; value=&quot;true&quot;&gt;&lt;/param&gt;&lt;param name=&quot;allowscriptaccess&quot; value=&quot;always&quot;&gt;&lt;/param&gt;&lt;embed src=&quot;http://www.youtube.com/v/RF7fNVLrLHU?fs=1&amp;amp;hl=en_US&quot; type=&quot;application/x-shockwave-flash&quot; allowscriptaccess=&quot;always&quot; allowfullscreen=&quot;true&quot; width=&quot;480&quot; height=&quot;385&quot;&gt;&lt;/embed&gt;&lt;/object&gt;&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;I love the harmony and the simple lyrics. And the Irish accents!</content><link rel='replies' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/feeds/1274339667856102001/comments/default' title='Post Comments'/><link rel='replies' type='text/html' href='http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=1564319815184343851&amp;postID=1274339667856102001' title='1 Comments'/><link rel='edit' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1274339667856102001'/><link rel='self' type='application/atom+xml' href='http://www.blogger.com/feeds/1564319815184343851/posts/default/1274339667856102001'/><link rel='alternate' type='text/html' href='http://heatherinprogress.blogspot.com/2010/12/christmas-song.html' title='Christmas Song'/><author><name>Heather In Progress</name><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel='http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail' width='32' height='32' src='http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-I6VuAMaVPK4/TXxR7G1c1ZI/AAAAAAAAAJQ/J1zaaQkzjtI/s220/LJ--Book.jpg'/></author><thr:total>1</thr:total></entry></feed>

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