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Archive for October, 2008

Friday October 31, 2008

Friday, October 31st, 2008

I’m going back down today to meet the people  in the basement. This has of course been the main thing on my mind since I discovered about 22 hours ago that I would be going. During that time, I have taught a class, had a communication from someone who saw my website and wants to […]

Thursday October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

The v-c emailed me yesterday that I was at the top of his list. However, this morning I got a request to interview for an on-site SEO training job in Bangalore, so if I’m willing to do on-site I might not just want to move three hours away when I could go to India (I think […]

Wednesday October 29, 2008

Wednesday, October 29th, 2008

Yesterday was another perfect workday. I went and taught my class. They had a review of the literature due, and only a handful of them had actually done it. The rest looked as though they were waiting to line up for the firing squad. I really thought we’d gone over it thoroughly in class. We’d […]

Tuesday October 28, 2008

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

  “Girl, you’re perfect!” said the vice-chancellor. I modestly agreed, and assured him that I was very excited about working on his website. Which I was, and possibly am. “You ready to move here?” I said that while I was very happy with the salary they had in mind, if I stayed where I was, […]

Spicer’s Sweater

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Here’s Spicer in her sweater — like a wooly little armadillo, as Paige said. I don’t know. She’s pretty cute. Below I offer you her picture in the sweater when #1 daughter got it for her last Christmas. I think she’s lost some weight since then. In any case, the sweater keeps the bandage on, […]

Sunday October 26, 2008

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

I lost track of the HGP this year, sad to say. Not to worry! There’s a second chance. The Christmas Countdown starts today. This plan is shorter and simpler than the HGP. It starts this week with getting your holiday planner organized and making lists for cards, gifts, and areas of your home that need […]

Saturday October 25, 2008

Saturday, October 25th, 2008

#2 daughter was laid off yesterday — no notice, but a little bit of severance pay in lieu of it. This happened to me not so long ago, and that has worked out pretty well, and she was working in a cave where they yelled and swore at each other all the time (I know […]

Friday October 24, 2008

Friday, October 24th, 2008

Craftymommavt has been posting some really beautiful pictures of her local scenery. Yesterday was a fairly perfect workday for me, as long as I count lugging a dozen books from the parking lot to the third floor and back as exercise. No? How about standing for an hour and a half while teaching? Oh, well. […]

Thursday October 23, 2008

Thursday, October 23rd, 2008

What do self-employed people do all day? Here’s what I did yesterday, in excruciating detail. I got up and made coffee and tea, and got to the computer around 6:00 to answer emails, blog, and apply for jobs that came via alerts. During the application process, I wondered whether this was a waste of my […]

Wednesday October 22, 2008

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

Yesterday I made it to the gym, posted my blogs, taught my class, came home to a couple of prospective client nibbles and a small new assignment, and then did some work on my own websites (my main site is up in PR, too, I’m happy to say). As I was doing some linkbuilding and idly […]

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