Saturday, April 28, 2007


Issue 21 of Carousel is coming in June! If you haven't read this quirky journal, now's the time to check it out.

This issue includes my poem "A Folkshine Fable." Look for me as Anne Walters this time. I'm not sure whether that's a typo or maybe some Canadian spelling, but even with an 'e' on the end, it's still me.

It's been a great week here. I've been exercising and it feels good. It's so nice not to be sick for a change, to have energy, to be able to breathe without coughing.

Packages have been rolling in at a tremendous pace for Emma's birthday (tomorrow) and my birthday (a week from Tuesday), including my BIG present from my parents, which I'll reveal in another post.

I also received my second shipment from the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Rockin Sock Club and it is gorgeous! It's a brand-new yarn for them – an incredibly soft blend of wool and silk. It's so soft that I keep picking up the skein and rubbing it against my cheek. Yum!

For now, we're off to Emma's swimming lesson, then we'll pick up her birthday cake, and later this afternoon it's off to the mall for a Build A Bear Workshop with Emma's Girl Scout troop. Remember all those cookies she sold? The girls decided to spend their money on Build A Bear. They each get to make two - one for themselves and one to donate to the fire department for kids who are victims of fire or crime. More news later...


michi said...

happy birthday, emma! :)

and congrats on carousel, sharon!
(and i love the birthday poem you wrote for emma!)


Liz said...

Belated birthday wishes for Emma, Sharon and early birthday wishes for you : )

Carousel looks interesting and if it's quirky - doubly better : ) - congrats Sharon.


Ashu said...

Sharon Hurlbut,
Greeting from India,
Hello I am sorry by accident i came to know your Blogger and I saw in you profile that you are an anthropologist. My name is Ashwini and I am from India, did my Social work and now doing my research and I am interested to know more about the ethnography method which is the technique used in the anthropology as i am interested to know More about the field based thing. You know any good reference Book, which I can read can good understanding of the Ethnography.
Hope for a positive response from you.

P. A. Moed said...

Hi Sharon.

I'm so glad to hear that you and your family are feeling well at last! Happy birthday to you and Emma!

Anonymous said...

S-- glad you're feeling better. thought i'd poke my head in and say hey. happy late birthday and almost birthday wishes! you're a may gal then... me, too!

congrats on the carousel-- they look like wicked fun. you're just a sock-teaser for not showing that yarn...


Sharon Hurlbut said...

Thanks for the good wishes and congrats, everyone!

Nicole - another Taurus, hooray! What day is your birthday? Oh, and stay tuned, I'll probably post a pic of the yarn before too long.

Ashwini, hello! I'm sorry to say that cultural anthropology is not my specialty, so I'm afraid I can't help you out very much. You might try Margaret Mead's "Coming of Age in Samoa" which is a classic in the field. And I'm sure there are many more contemporary books - try a search on ethnography in any search engine or at and you will probably find some good resources. Sorry I can't be of more help. Best of luck to you!