Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Em's Graduation

My oldest just graduated from the NAWCC School of Watchmaking. We are so thrilled for her. She was the only woman in her year and graduated at the top of the class. On the top left is a pic of Em and her Dad at the graduation dinner. Left to Right is Em and Ant with Bea (the three amici), Em and Bea, aka, the school Mom, and a pic of Em, Tom, and Ant, who couldn't resist hamming it up.
The job search is in full swing for all of them. Em has already weathered her first 2 day bench test at Tourneau and although she was offered a position, she has decided to explore further. After all, a girl's gotta eat. More pics and info about the graduation and the school: NAWCC

Em in Switzerland

Em Hard at work

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Monday, November 26, 2007

November Knitting

Thanksgiving 2007

Knitting and Knitting and Knitting and Knitting and Kn....

It has been a busy month and one to remember.
I went to my second KR Retreat and loved every minute of it. I underwent surgery one day after returning from the retreat and found out that a dangerous appearing growth was nothing more than a harmless blob in disguise.
I quit smoking 2 weeks ago. I am officially a non-smoker. These are words I thought I would never say. J quit smoking today.
My daughters cooked Thanksgiving dinner together for the first time and excelled. I am a lucky girl. I would dearly love to write further on all of these topics, but I have literally lost two weeks because of the surgery and I'm trying to play gentle catch-up, instead of my usual frantic race to exhaustion. So instead, I will tell the tail in pictures, bad pictures, but pictures non the less.

KR Retreat 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

What the Hell is that?

What, you may ask, is that garish picture on the right. Well, you see I'm an avid reader and one omy favorite bloggers/KR buddies had this little quiz on her blog and I couldn't resist. Rho, of course was something lovely like Watership Down. And as anyone who knows me, will attest, I love bunnies. I guess if I had thought this through, it would have hit me in the head with a 2 x 4 that my quiz wasn't going to produce anything so lovely as Fiver and the "brambly ditch". So you also might ask; why the hell are you keeping this overly intense, slightly lurid pic on my lovely blog. The answer is simple, I like what it says about my character. I'd like to think that I am the person described under the book cover. You might want to take the test. It was quick and fun. If you do, let me know who you are, in the comments.
Just to push all that green and black down a bit, I'm including a couple of wonderful shots from my first visit to New Mexico.