Saturday, February 21, 2009

Ashford Traditional

Forgot to say my spinning wheel was an Ashford traditional. It is a nice wheel and came with many extras. Many name their wheels. I wonder if I will name mine. Will have to wait and see.
My first day with my Ashford was wonderful. I spent the whole day spinning. I actually bruised my hand from holding it in the same position. Wasn't cramped but was bruised. Silly I know. Anyway, I spun two bobbins of white corriedale. I haven't taken a pictures yet, so will have to soon and get one on here. I really need to do some spinning more often. In the meantime there is my chemistry class.
I've been talking to Jean every week pretty much. It is nice to talk to her. I so enjoy it. Hearing about her time there is so fun. I am looking forward to seeing her this summer. I have to get my passport. I sent for my birth certificate and it arrived today. Will pick up an application this week and get my pictures taken and then mail it off. Will be one step closer.
A test this week in Chemistry. Am doing well so far. Hope I do well with this one.

Sunday, February 08, 2009

WooHoot Lookie my new toy

My new spinning wheel
I bought it used, but with several extras, and well taken care of, not a mark on it. It works well. I've had it home a couple hours and am really enjoying it. I only spun on a wheel once before -- 3yrs ago. I've already done a bobbin full and am really enjoying it. Its going well and I can't wait to see what all I can do.
In meantime I'll probably not get a lot of spinning time in while going to classes. Homework takes priority. It will all work out and I am sure I will enjoy my time between classes with my new wheel and whenever I get a bit of 'extra' time.

Friday, February 06, 2009

and political

I don't believe in complaining about our last president. The majority voted him in after all. And then again look who he was running against, rest my case. But the government is so much more than one man. It isn't just a man up there in a suit telling everyone else what to do. He is only a small part of it. Our democracy is so much more and we need to learn that and pay attention to it in all its aspects.
I don't share political. but I couldn't resist. So now on to my recent little tidbit of finding to share -- as found
I came across this on John Naughton's blog; I wish someone was working on an upgrade of the UK software too.

Dear World:

We, the United States of America, a top quality supplier of the ideals of liberty and democracy, would like to apologize for our 2001-2008 interruption in service. The technical fault that led to this eight-year service outage has been located, and a decision was taken in early November to completely replace the software responsible. The new software became fully functional on January 20, 2009. Early tests of the newly installed program indicate that we are again operating correctly. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by the outage. We look forward to resuming full service and hope to continue improvements in the years to come. We thank you for your patience and understanding.