Month: November 2004

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Tuesday November 30, 2004

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A colleague was telling me that she had decided years ago not to be like the old people who let technology get so far beyond them that they gave up. And that it had already happened to her. I feel […]

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Monday November 29, 2004

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Following yesterday’s five-hour drive (and grocery shopping, cooking, cleaning, etc.) I sat down with the DNA scarf and worked another repeat — with the chart upside down! At that point I realized my error, and tore it all out. So […]

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Sunday November 28, 2004

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Advent begins today. It is the beginning of the liturgical year, and has all the typical new-beginning themes of examining your life and considering what changes you need to make. But it is mostly about preparing for Christmas. This is […]

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Saturday November 27, 2004

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Here it is: the dangerous rice pot. If you read Chathaboune’s site and mine, you might have noticed the occasional mention of the rice pot. And now the Water Jar has weighed in with the suggestion of the automatic rice […]

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Saturday November 27, 2004

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In spite of my feelings about shopping on Black Friday and about the mall, I went shopping with #2 daughter yesterday. I deserve all kinds of Good Mother points for this. We were able to succeed at some high-tech holiday […]

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Friday November 26, 2004

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Thanksgiving day was quite fun.We had turkey and all the trimmings, talked a lot, sang (#2 daughter played the piano, something which she does much better nowadays than she used to, in spite of my inept page-turning), went for a […]

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Thursday November 25, 2004

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I woke at 3:00 am from a dream that Ghengis Khan and the Golden Horde were encamped nearby and heading our way — not to overrun us, but to join us for Thanksgiving dinner, in which case there would definitely not […]

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Wednesday November 24, 2004

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Today’s song is “People Look East.” Here are both the words and a midi file: (http://www.hymnsandcarolsofchristmas.com/Hymns_and_Carols/people_look_east.htm )This is a good song for today because it tells us to “make your house fair as you are able, trim the hearth and […]

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Tuesday November 23, 2004

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I mentioned defrosting the turkey, but I forgot to share with you the best pre-feast preparation tip. Put into each dish a slip of paper with the name of the food that belongs in it. Into this dish “cranberry sauce,” […]