Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Today I have spun yarn, attended a garden club meeting, tried on a dress and found that it fits and done homework.  I have not yet done the cat litter, workwork, lawn mowing or substantial cleaning of the house.  And I still cannot remember what month it is let alone what day of the month or of the week for that matter.  Doh, going on vacation for a month unless everybody else suffers from the same collective brain lapse for weeks afterwards.  If you are the only one, it just makes you look (and feel) like a ditz.


I spun a 2nd bobbin of wool singles and plyed them together tonight.  The yarn is hanging in the bathroom drying currently.  It is different from my first yarn, it is more consistent, though still not what one would call “good”.  Hell, right now I am still just happy that I got the wheel together and that it actually works!  And, I know that practice is all that I need, lots and lots of practice….

The Lady Lake Garden Club meeting was as wonderful as I had expected.  I love how the members of this group do their roll call by showing a flower of something that is blooming in their yard at the time, or pay a quarter to the club funds.  I am so happy to have been chosen by this group 2 years in a row to receive their scholarship andI am always glad to see them.  They try to feed me and laugh at (most of) my jokes.  Totally my kind of people.

I am attending a wedding in California this weekend that I expect to be pretty fancy.  It is in a fancy area, the people are fairly fancy, and the wedding invitation was quite fancy.  So, I needed a dress that was a little, well, fancier than the J. Jill pack and wear dress that I’ve been wearing to weddings up to this point.  So, I’ve decided to break out the (kinda on the sexy side) Ann Taylor dress that I scored at a thrift shop a while back.  I am going to have to find shoes to go with it tomorrow (my shoe collection is growing at an astronomical rate lately, I blame my husband) and I am also getting a haircut/trim.  After all of that, I will be shiny.

I am into week 2 of class, and for once I did my homework BEFORE IT WAS DUE.  I am a huge procrastinator, huge.  Normally, I do homework in the hours prior to it’s due date/time.  I should do this non-procrastination thing more often I think.  I kinda like it:-)


Non-sequitor.  I am going to buy some glow-in-the-dark yarn tomorrow.  It is very exciting to me (though a little pricey, will use the 40% off coupon at Michael’s) and I plan on using it in one of the massive scrapghans that I am working on.  It could be fun to go to be only to see a glowing stripe across your bed.  Ideas like this amuse me.


Jiji the large cat has just awoken and decided that my lap is too empty.  I am going to sign-off for tonight in order to protect myself from a grand mauling.  Hopefully, pictures will be forthcoming.

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