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  • She calls herself Lauren but is also known as Mom, Gramma, Lar, and, once upon a time, Peach.
    An ex-suburbanite who moved to the wilds of the Sonoran Desert and decided to raise fiber animals, fowl creatures, 3 halflings, and one pint-sized farmer without a clue as to how. Join Lauren as she learns how to file alpaca teeth, shear a horny goat, raise 3 teenagers and 1 grandchild while cooking dinner and doing the laundry with her other six arms.

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June 05, 2007



Happy Birthday, Jessica!!!


Ah, thank-you!

I have a drum carder and nifty stand that I've never even taken out of the box. Guess I'm waiting for one of those future lifetimes when I'll have time to play in the fiber all I want. Anyway, it was too good a deal to pass up; I figure I can sell it and make a couple bucks if that future lifetime never comes.

If any of the kids are snarly or difficult, just tell yourself they are dreading another parting but don't know how to show it nicely. You know, like the boy in grade school who pulled your ponytail and tripped you on the playground because he LIKED you. Repeat "Ahhhh, ain't that sweet . . . ." and smile. hee. (Love you.)


Didn't you PAY someone to do what you are being bored to death doing now? Hmmmm, wonder what THAT's all about. Karalyn

Beth T

Sometimes I deliberately want to go somewhere on Saturday just to be in the car when Wait, Wait Don't Tell Me comes on. No iPod. Sigh.


I love the BBC Pride & Prejudice version too! I taped it on a VCR tape, which we can no longer use so I MUST go purchase a dvd version. Time to watch it again!


I love Wait Wait don't tell me also and several others. Happy Birthday Jessica! I like Michelle's suggestions about smiling blissfully while telling yourself things about your kids. I should have tried that years ago. Enjoy the day and your kids. They will be gone all too quickly. Give them big hugs!


Ooo...I'm on a list! Wow! Thanks for that - I needed it! Now if I can just get my butt in gear and quit doing pre-surgery crap and do something uber-fiber-fun. :) Except carding...My carder is in the basement where I only go to work when the heat is so bad I can't stand the "regular" parts of the house. And I have sabotaged myself by placing many boxes of "stuff" in from of that particular workbench. Hmmm....I think I'll go spin for a bit instead.....

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