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Archive for August, 2007

The End of Summer

Friday, August 31st, 2007

My main goal yesterday was to finish the first draft of the first book in the publishing project (they are small books — 50 to 100 pages each) and get it sent off to The Empress and That Man for feedback. I did accomplish that, but not until nearly 6:00. This counts the repeated bouncing back […]

How I Became a Pampered Chef Consultant

Thursday, August 30th, 2007

I went ahead and signed up as a consultant. This was because I had, in the course of idly discussing it with people, scheduled three shows. I therefore had to call Janalisa and say, “I seem to have scheduled three shows, so I had better sign up.” In honor of this surprising event, I am posting […]

Stories and Change

Wednesday, August 29th, 2007

The regular post-BTS schedule has reestablished itself. I went back to the gym yesterday, and I have the sore muscles to prove it (ah, those lat pulldowns). I prepared three wholesome meals. I also accepted a 2-inch square piece of The Princess’s tiramisu, put butter on my popcorn when I watched Twelfth Night with the […]

History is Smelly

Tuesday, August 28th, 2007

History is smelly. When I teach about history, I always try to get across how different our relationship to the physical world is nowadays, and that is definitely one of the differences. I was reminded of it last night, at the first meeting of the community chorus. It was the end of an August workday here in […]

Bridget’s Shower

Monday, August 27th, 2007

My solo went well, and the party was quite fun. As always, the no-faces rule means that you are getting pictures of inanimate objects instead of people, as though the objects were the point of the party. This is of course not the case. The people are always the point. We had a good time. […]

Am I Overqualified?

Sunday, August 26th, 2007

One of the things that has come up repeatedly in my conversations about this second job I am going to look for as soon as my car is fixed is the idea that I am overqualified, not only for the jobs I apply for or think about applying for, but also for the job I […]

End of Summer, 2007

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I had this plan to catch up on my sleep last night so I could quit walking around like a zombie. It didn’t happen. I went to bed early, but then a great cracking thunderstorm arose. I couldn’t sleep through it, but it was pleasant to lie in bed listening to the rain for a […]

Friday August 24, 2007

Friday, August 24th, 2007

There has been some knitting taking place chez fibermom; the gray rectangle is becoming a larger gray rectangle, growing by a couple of rows a day. This, for the random knitter who might happen by, though any such person would probably have given up coming here by now, considering how little knitting content there has […]

Thursday August 23, 2007

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

We’re on the cusp of normalcy here. The house is still rather chaotic, both from the usual summer accumulation and from this year’s special transitional chaos. I’m still needing to adjust my workspace and schedule. We had dinner at 8:30 last night, and there is still a catch as catch can aspect to the food. I […]

…A Thankless Child

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

The Empress and I talked yesterday about my upcoming schedule, and it is all good news. I’ll go back to two days a week at the store, we have an exciting publishing project coming up, I’m back to the workshop and conference round, and the future looks reasonably bright. I will now be able to […]

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