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Archive for June, 2006

Friday June 30, 2006

Friday, June 30th, 2006

The Independence Day weekend celebration has begun (well, yeah, of course I’m going to work, but why wait till the last minute?), so I want to offer you an American Hero. You doubtless have your own heroes that you like to think of on the 4th: your parents, servicemen and women and veterans in your […]

Thursday June 29, 2006

Thursday, June 29th, 2006

I woke up quite suddenly at 3:30 this morning worrying about #2 daughter’s Independence Day weekend. #1 daughter is all by herself on the other side of the country while her husband is on a submarine, but I have given up worrying over her. She is a grown up, and I can’t do anything about […]

Wednesday June 28, 2006

Wednesday, June 28th, 2006

I was thinking yesterday not so much of miscommunication, exactly, as of ambiguity. A customer called to ask for posters on DNA and evolution. It struck me that “a poster showing the process of evolution” was a tall order, but I was able to find him books with prepared transparencies depicting dinosaur family trees, diagrams […]

Tuesday June 27, 2006

Tuesday, June 27th, 2006

I got to the gym yesterday after having been off all last week with appointments and illness. It was good to be back, but today I will work in the garden instead of going to cardiopump class. As you see, the garden needs me. Having finished my Knit the Classics project for June, I am […]

Monday June 26, 2006

Monday, June 26th, 2006

My goal to spend yesterday resting was almost entirely successful. I did get in some hemming. Here’s my finished  “wearable muslin.” I know that some of you would not use the word “wearable” to describe anything this flowery, but I have to say I really like wearing this. As Chanthaboune would say, it really brings […]

Sunday June 25, 2006

Sunday, June 25th, 2006

No one went with me to the farmer’s market before work, so I was efficient about it. The French bakery didn’t have a stall yesterday, but I got #2 son’s favorite sourdough bread from the American baker. While I was there, the French farmer came up to snag a pastry. Most of the farmers are […]

Being Emo

Saturday, June 24th, 2006

Ozarque is having a discussion about hopelessness, and Chanthaboune recently wrote a very sensible post about infatuation, and both of those readings reminded me of an entirely unrelatedĀ conversation I had with Rosalyne01 in which she said that we are becoming, as a nation, hyper-emotional. People, she claimed, do not make decisions on the basis of […]

Friday June 23, 2006

Friday, June 23rd, 2006

Thank you all for your kind words and wishes. I am feeling a bit better, sitting up and taking nourishment and all. However, I have been stricken with sewing paralysis. It is actually a moot paralysis (perhaps that could be a useful medical term), because I haven’t had much time to sew, and the time […]

Thursday June 22, 2006

Thursday, June 22nd, 2006

I came over faint at work yesterday. My fingers went icy and numb, I broke out in a cold sweat, I had sudden nausea and dizziness, my face was — as That Man informed me — ashen. Quite embarrassing, really. If I ever take up writing murder mysteries again, I shall use that experience for […]

Wednesday June 21, 2006

Wednesday, June 21st, 2006

  The Summer Reading Challenge continues. I have finished the Yellow Rose mysteries (or, at least, all the ones Booksfree sent me), and am moving on to Jane Austen in Boca. Meanwhile, #2 son is reading — or is supposed to be reading — The Grapes of Wrath, A Separate Peace, The Jungle, stuff like […]

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