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I will be rearranging the page, putting up a special section for the sweater design thing I am doing (so that the pages don't all get archived). It is my own domain, I have already moved the other blogs to that site.

Please change your links to work with these changes. I will probably put the new site up some time tomorrow, and play with it for the rest of the week.

:: Liz 7/28/2003 03:27:00 PM[+]

I was stupid

Today was the first house party that was held in our area for Dean. We raised over $7000. I am giving the next party - it is going to be a potluck and we are going to try and get people who are just curious about Dean there. Not quite so much fund-raising as getting out the vote. We are also going to try and get a bunch of teenagers and young adults there - if I could be Clean for Gene, my daughter can be Clean for Dean.

That is not how I was stupid. I was stupid by taking off my hat. After all, it was cloudy and this was a BBQ and I was HOT. Really hot. I was knitting while talking to people, and my hands started dripping sweat. At this point I put the sweater away - sweat doesn't mix well with Spindrift. The yarn starts sticking, even on Addi needles. But I got 3 or 4 rows done. I had an excellent time at the party, so did mg.

I think I am going to pay for it now. I can feel my face starting to glow. I was already beginning to swell up this morning (probably from being outside (with a hat) on Saturday morning). This is the most time I have spent outside this year. I have also been in remission for a year. I think the two are correlated.

So, if I get swollen this week, we can say "Liz is an IDIOT" and I can go back on chemo.

:: Liz 7/27/2003 05:18:00 PM[+]

Lets hope this works

We went and tabled for Dean this morning. Morgen and I went to the Reston Farmer's Market, mg went to Fall's Church. Really good turnout. Last night I discovered that I was now familiar enough with my pattern to hold a conversation while knitting. So, I took my knitting with me to the tabling. Didn't get a whole lot done, but that is just fine, I talked to a lot of people who are really up for Dean. I am amazed at how many people (in this very political area) are planning to support him. Makes me feel good.

I am going to rip the entire neckband when I finish this thing. Not just the top of it. Because of where the pattern starts in the front, I need to do the pickup with bottle green, not moss. So the neckband will start as bottle and moss, then go wherever I decide. I want to get some pictures up, stuff looks GOOD, but we haven't had time to do pictures today. I actually took a nap. It is hard for me to be outside for any real length of time, auto-immune disease does this to you. Morgen is now napping (she had to work this afternoon). Sooner or later we will get the pictures taken and downloaded.

Technical bitch -

The last time I tried to post it didn't work - I was trying to use w.bloggar. For some reason I can't get blogspot to work with it anymore. Pisses me off, I would like to use one tool for all my blogs.

I can't find any tool that I really like for both movable type and blogspot. I can't even find one I like for just movable type. w.bloggar is the best of them, but it seems to always put me in the wrong blog when I try to blog to unemployedfordean (where I manage 3 blogs). Zempt treats the blogs correctly, but it doesn't upload files correctly. I almost am ready to actually read the api and write my own tool that will do whatever I want it to do. At least I would stay programming (and on something other than graphics - I really do hate writing graphics programs).

:: Liz 7/26/2003 04:03:00 PM[+]

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