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Archive for February, 2009

Saturday February 28, 2009

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

It snowed last night. Quite a surprise. Both my daughters got in last night. #1 daughter used to tell us funny Texas stories, but now she lives in Louisiana, so she tells us funny Louisiana stories. #2 daughter had no funny stories, oddly enough, but she did bring a friend. They had arranged to text […]

Friday February 27, 2009

Friday, February 27th, 2009

From 4:30 to 6:30 this morning, I graded papers. It was on my to-do list for yesterday, but I had meetings, and the gym, and then quantities of work, and of course it was Amazon Vine day so that took up some time as well. Then there was rehearsal last night, and since I didn’t […]

Thursday February 26, 2009

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

I went to the gym yesterday. I ate no sweets. #2 son said it was fine with him if I gave up sweets for Lent, as long as I provided sweets for the family anyway. I stopped working a couple of times during the day, once to make a healthy lunch and sit down and […]

Wednesday February 25, 2009

Wednesday, February 25th, 2009

Today is Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, a religious observance among Christians. Some Christians are required to observe Lent by their religious traditions, and given specific guidelines for doing so. Some disapprove of it on the grounds that it isn’t scriptural, but a human invention. In the mainstream Protestant churches, Lent is, as […]

Tuesday February 24, 2009

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Our director last night was pointing out the brilliance of Brahms. Brahms is of course one of the big guys, but I’ve never really been a fan. I wasn’t wild about this piece that we’re doing, either — I bought the CD, but didn’t really enjoy it. Having all the really clever things he did […]

Monday February 23, 2009

Monday, February 23rd, 2009

Princess Smartypants very sensibly suggested that I not hem the blouse if I wasn’t going to wear it, so I won’t. I did, however, gather up a collection of nice fabrics — linens and cottons — for a summer wardrobe. I was always pretty resistant to the idea of having a stash of fabrics, but […]

Sunday February 22, 2009

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

Here’s the top I sewed yesterday, waiting for its hems. It’s actually quite  cute. Past papaya, clear to watermelon, but strong colors are nice in warm weather. And we might have some warm weather at some point. I have enough more of the fabric to make a matching skirt, and I could wear it at […]

Saturday February 21, 2009

Saturday, February 21st, 2009

We’re having another lovely spring-like day, though there are rumors of another ice storm coming our way. I’m still sniffling and sneezing, but feeling reasonably normal otherwise. Somehow, when I have a cold or something, I feel stupid and unable to think clearly. It’s probably all that self-pity clogging up my brain. Last night, #2 […]

Friday February 20, 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

I’ve just read What’s Age Got to Do With It? by Robin McGraw. I’d never heard of Robin McGraw before reading this book, though I gather that she’s a TV personality. What kind of job is that? being a personality? Anyway, this is a fun book. It’s a guide to health and beauty for older […]

Friday February 20, 2009

Friday, February 20th, 2009

I had a good walk yesterday with Janalisa. We strolled around and about the cemetery, admiring the geese and talking. Janalisa had had a dream about me and my need to plan meals. I don’t know how many billable hours I’ve had this week, but a lot. I have lots lined up for next week, […]

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