I'm still digging in the closets. This morning, I found a bunch of old wall calendars -- really, really old. Winnie-the-Pooh, 1978; Gnomes, 1979; The Chronicles of Narnia, 1982; Beatrix Potter, 1984 and 1985; etc. I packed a lot of info into some of those little squares! I can probably tell you exactly when I knew I was pregnant and when my doctors appointments were; when the kids got their shots and/or their first teeth and/or said their first word and/or were potty trained; when we closed on our house and when we moved; how long it was between dentist appointments and when I got my first crown.
I also found my high school diploma and my award for typing 70 wpm, and a bunch of old cards -- most of which will be dumped. The sheet where I played around with "Irish girl names" and their meanings is a keeper, though; it's probably from the second pregnancy but maybe the third. "Dave" is written in the top right corner of the first page, so that was settled. Somehow, I thought that the variant spelling of Alison was different than "Allsun," but perhaps I was confusing it with one of her classmates in later years whose name was Aislynn (or something like that), pronounced Eileen. Gorgeous, no? Some of the other names I liked: Ailis, Aindrea, Bevin, Brann, Brighid (var. Bridget), Casidhe (var. Cassidy), Ceara, Eilis, Eister (var. Esther), Siobhan, Mairin, Sosanna. Also, Kevan, and I must have liked that one quite a bit because I wrote it several times. I always did like the name Kevin, too. I considered Regan/Reagan long and hard, also, but guess who was in the White House at the time? It wouldn't bother me now, but the associations were different in 1987.
I don't find enough old stuff in my own house, I sometimes have to go buy it at Goodwill. Like this book -- BH&G Crocheting & Knitting from 1977 -- which just goes to show that everything old is new again.
What do you think, eh? Does that not look like Mama Bear's Granny Square Afghan to Baby Bear's Granny Square Babette. Materials: 4-ply acrylic, straight-up, some variegated -- 2 of navy blue and "an assortment of the same" in different colors.
I think I like it.
Okay, I'm heading back up to the closet. Not only am I avoiding my sewing machine today, I'm also avoiding Quicken -- just for today -- hoping that the stupidity of my having deleted the working checkbook file wears off (not knowing, of course, that it was the working file because, cripes, I'm using the 2006 version now, not 2003 and it shoulda been okay to delete that junk) and the backup is older than the hills. Yeah. Otherwise, it's a great day here and I hope it's the same by you!