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Archive for December, 2008

Wednesday December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

My family have all gone out to parties, so I am here at home in the quiet thinking about my New Year’s goals. I suppose we should always have goals for all the important areas of our lives: spiritual goals, mental goals, physical goals, goals for friendship and family, for our homes, for our avocations […]

Wednesday December 31, 2008

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Today’s song is “The Freelance Writer’s National Anthem”, just because I thought it was funny. Or you could go with “Deck the Halls,” which contains the immortal lines, Fast away the old year passes,Hail the new, ye lads and lasses! That accurately describes the situation today. We get a whole new year tomorrow, and how cool […]

Tuesday December 30, 2008

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

I worked hard on my WebCT course yesterday, but only got a quarter of it done. I stopped to run to the bank, to have tea with The Empress, to answer questions from my family, and for meals. I also did blogging and applied for writing gigs. And in and among all that, I took […]

Monday December 29, 2008

Monday, December 29th, 2008

My favorite songs for the period between Christmas Day and Epiphany are those that tell of the journey of the Magi through Provence. Just as we in the English-speaking world have songs about the Baby Jesus lying in the snow, the French-speaking world has songs about the Three Kings’ triumphal procession through France, with all […]

Sunday December 28, 2008

Sunday, December 28th, 2008

 #2 daughter goes home today, and I’m planning to get the house back in order. We didn’t do very well on our book proposal, I’m sorry to say, but we had a nice visit. Yesterday, we enjoyed the rain, watched movies, and talked.  I started working on the Doctor’s Bag from Knit 2 Together. I […]

Saturday December 27, 2008

Saturday, December 27th, 2008

I’m through eating holiday food. In other news, I’ve been working on my WebCT course. In case you’re unfamiliar with WebCT, it’s an industry-leading Academic Enterprise System (AES) built on an enterprise technology foundation to support mission-critical e-learning … oh, excuse me, that’s the official description. Really, it’s a very clunky content-management system that allows […]

Friday December 26, 2008

Friday, December 26th, 2008

I have a picture of my kids below, but it won’t stay there long. My sons fear that their friends will chance to read my blog, figure out that I’m their mother, and tease them mercilessly about it, thus ruining their lives. I have therefore been strictly enjoined to maintain complete anonymity and never show […]

Friday December 26, 2008

Friday, December 26th, 2008

I’m not allowed to put up pictures like these, of course (though maybe the requirements will relax now that the kids are getting older), but I’m going to have this picture of my kids up for a few hours.Because, well, aren’t they cute?

Thursday December 25, 2008

Thursday, December 25th, 2008

We’ve been having a wonderful Christmas. There were some particularly memorable bits: Cooking and talking all day on the 24th. The church service, with candles. I like the way each person helps a neighbor with the candle, and the light reflects on all the happy, peaceful faces as it goes down the rows. Me, racing […]

Wednesday December 24, 2008

Wednesday, December 24th, 2008

Here are my “after” pictures. I recognize that there may not be much visible difference, but it was an improvement. Really. Further cooking and baking took place as well, and then #1 daughter and a friend arrived with plentiful amounts of meatitude and sweetitude, including the friend’s Grandma’s justly famous pecan pie, so we went […]

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