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Archive for August, 2006

Summer Reading Challenge Completed

Thursday, August 31st, 2006

Today is the last day of the Summer Reading Challenge. I moseyed over to TheBookJunkie’s place for the closing ceremonies and found that people were posting their total number of books read. I went back through my blog from June 1st till now and found that I have read 41 books this summer. Mostly novels. […]


Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

We’re looking to hire a clerical assistant at work. Having just gone through a job search (vicariously) with #2 daughter, I was particularly aware of the process. The first thing that struck me was how little time we spent with each application. The ad had listed specific skills, including machines and software the person needed […]

Addis and Stuff

Tuesday, August 29th, 2006

I was kind of expecting #1 daughter to come to lunch with me at work yesterday, but instead she and Son-in-law went to my house and cleaned. They scrubbed the kitchen and bathroom, mopped the floors, left White Linen candles burning… It was wonderful. Son-in-law pruned the jungle on our walkway, too. What great kids! […]

Monday August 28, 2006

Monday, August 28th, 2006

We all went to church yesterday — or at least me and #1 daughter, Son-in-law, and both my sons. My husband was at work and #1 daughter is still in another state. I shamelessly showed them all off, and took a shameful amount of pleasure in being told what a beautiful family I have. It’s […]

Sunday August 27, 2006

Sunday, August 27th, 2006

Here in the final week of the Summer Reading Challenge, I am reading Master of None, a science fiction novel that my mother loaned me. You might have noticed, if you see the “currently reading” bit of the page at the place where you read this, that I rarely read science fiction. Terry Pratchett, Douglas […]

Saturday August 26, 2006

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

Experts on male/female communication tell us that men hesitate to join a group of talking women for fear the conversation will be about underwear. So I give you fair warning: this is about underwear. Specifically, about sewing underwear. The mad sewing idea that I mentioned a while back all began with Dweezy, who linked to […]

Saturday August 26, 2006

Saturday, August 26th, 2006

After 19 straight workdays, I have a day off. I had intended to spend the entire day lolling around, possibly with bonbons. However, the glad news that #1 daughter and Son in law are arriving tonight has inspired me to do housework and grocery shopping. More anon.

Friday August 25, 2006

Friday, August 25th, 2006

We must get to the bottom of the saveloy question. In case you have not been following the saveloy adventure, here is the background: last year, when Sighkey came to visit us (she was in our hemisphere and decided to pop round), she taught us some thrilling New Zealand words, including “saveloy.” We, having so […]

Thursday August 24, 2006

Thursday, August 24th, 2006

As I embark on my 18th straight workday, I am thinking about work itself. I was brought up to believe in work. I admire hard workers. I believe that working hard toward a goal is satisfying, and that we are designed to work and to gain a sense of accomplishment from our work. I believe […]

Wednesday August 23, 2006

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2006

Work is back to normal. This may not be the ideal from a business standpoint, but it is good for me personally, especially as everyone else has gone to work at the other store. That Man is at the store with me sometimes, but mostly it is just me. Yesterday I was able to return order […]

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