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March 5, 2009

March already?

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I’m thrilled that we’ve finally found our way into March.  Spring has to be just around the corner.  I mean, I found the beginning sprouts of crocuses this afternoon.  It could very well be 50 degrees today, okay so we’ll still have a wind chill in the 30’s but it’s warmer. 

I haven’t done much, if anything on my manuscript this week.  I updated the file with all my handwritten scenes and put the whole document into a ring binder as the brads were nearly too small to actually bind the document now.  I still mean to print out a fresh copy, but I’m torn.  I really like when a manuscript is scribbled all over with handwritten notes stuck in.  It’s well worn and comfortable.  Problem is, it’s also a mess.  I need to get working on it more.  I suspect by the end of the weekend I’ll have a fresh hard copy to mark up and spill coffee on to give it that well loved look.

I’ve had a new story idea tumbling around since Valentine’s Day.  Still no real plot, but soon enough I suspect.  I’ve been thinking it might make an interesting SocNoc project.  Of course that’s still 3 months away so we’ll see where my head is then. 

Oh and my class ring is bugging me again.  I wish I could have it sized without destroying the engraving.  I also worry that sizing it down will start to pull the  frame away from the stone.  Yeah, see, this is why I keep thinking about getting a brand new one.  I want to wear the ring, but it rolls around my finger, and well, you try typing  with a ring wedged between your ring finger and pinkie finger.  It’s very much like have a rock stuck between the two. 

Not much else.  I’ve started a knitted lace project, something wonderfully green to tide me over until the world outside starts greening. 

Exciting stuff my life, huh?


  1. I’m glad someone’s seeing signs of summer. It’s snowing out side where I am 😦

    As for your ring, I remember a friend having the same problem and I thought that she was able to get a little clip on kind of thing that went on the inside to make the size smaller. I remember thinking it was a cool idea at the time, but nothing more specific.

    Good luck with your manuscript!

    Comment by Griffin Asher — March 5, 2009 @ 3:33 pm

  2. Sorry for your snow, I’m hoping (praying) we’ve had the last of it.

    I’ve seen the ring sizing thingies, I might look around while I’m out and about this weekend and see what’s available. Thanks for reminding me about them.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — March 5, 2009 @ 3:40 pm

  3. I’ve just started my first ever knitting project, which is also wonderfully green – I’ve been trying to make my mum teach me for years, but it was only when I threatened to get someone else to teach me that she gave in! I’m hoping it will turn out to be a jumper, but judging by the number of mistakes I’ve made already I’m not too hopeful!

    The first few days of March have actually been lovely here – I mean, it’s still really cold, but it’s been sunny and we have some gorgeous crocuses across the road from us.

    Um, also… I feel for you on the whole sizing issue, but what precisely is a class ring? *feels ignorant*

    Comment by Davina — March 5, 2009 @ 4:50 pm

  4. A class ring is a high school tradition (mostly) here in the US where you get a ring with your school’s name and graduation year and oh, on mine I also have the school mascott (a lion). Colleges do this a lot too. It’s an extra bit of school spirit and even the teenage me who was completely lacking in school spirit insisted upon having one. I mean, it’s shiny and I got a moody dark blue gemstone, how could I possibly pass it up?

    And for a visual here’s a random photo I found on Flickr:

    Class Ring 2000

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — March 5, 2009 @ 5:04 pm

  5. Ahhh… thanks for the explanation 🙂 I figured it was probably something like that but thought it might be wise to check!

    Comment by Davina — March 5, 2009 @ 5:52 pm

  6. You made me drag out my class ring today and I was astonished that it was also way too big for my finger now. What’s up with that? I weigh exactly the same as I did in high school (and yes I’m bragging just a little bit). Do our fingers shrink as we get older?

    I’m jealous of your crocuses. We’ve had unseasonably warm weather all winter (apparently you got all our snow) and still there are no signs of life in my garden. *Sigh*

    Comment by kimberlyfoley — March 5, 2009 @ 11:25 pm

  7. What’s really funny about my ring, I’m probably 20 pounds heavier than I was in high school and the damned thing is too big. I have no clue what’s up with that. But I’m glad I’m not the only one with this issue. I feel a little better now. I am, however, impressed you’re still at your high school weight.

    We’ve had all this snow and the couple unseasonably warm days we had in December and January, probably cost us our paperwhites. I’m keeping my fingers crossed (well mentally anyway). I’m going to have to check the yard tomorrow to see if the crocuses around the trees (yes I planted them around the oak trees) have come up. They get more sunlight than my front stoop does so there’s a chance.

    Oh and by the way, next year, you can have all your snow back with interest.

    Comment by coffeegirl88 — March 5, 2009 @ 11:38 pm

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