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Archive for September, 2009

Business Meeting

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

Sad to say, I didn’t finish that cleaning yesterday. I did the grocery shopping, plus a bat for the quilt at 52% off (Hancock’s, if you need any quilt batting, and McCall’s patterns are 99 cents, too) and then had to rest. Fortunately, Netflix sent me The Big Bang Theory, so I spent some time […]


Saturday, September 19th, 2009

I got up at 4:00 to work a little and send a birthday greeting to #2 son, who is 18 today. Pretty amazing. It is also International Talk Like a Pirate Day. I went back to sleep for a couple of hours at 6:00, and am now up and ready to start the day, feeling […]

Yep, Illness

Friday, September 18th, 2009

I am in fact ill. Yesterday devolved into head-swimming feverishness punctuated with stomach cramps and nausea, so at the point where I had begun not to get things properly attached to the emails I was sending out, I gave up and went to bed. Today I have to teach class, and then I’ll just be […]


Thursday, September 17th, 2009

Up at 4:30 again, grading papers. Worse, I slept only fitfully last night — I guess I ate something that didn’t agree with me, or perhaps I’ve caught one of the illnesses that has been keeping students out of class. In addition to intermittent stomach cramps, I also had a dream in which The Firm […]

Tuesday Class

Wednesday, September 16th, 2009

I’m up at 4:30 grading papers. I didn’t have time to do it yesterday, and I have to turn them back this morning, so I had no choice. I’m not sure about the new Tuesday class. I’ve been going for the past seven years to Tuesday night class with Partygirl. That Tuesday class was a […]


Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

Rehearsal last night included “The Lord Gave the Word,” another of those parts of Messiah that I’ve never heard of. It’s kind of odd to me that there are so many of those. I’ve sung this thing for decades by now. You’d think I would have noticed all those pages we skipped, if nothing else. […]

Dutchman’s Puzzle

Monday, September 14th, 2009

We had new choir robes yesterday in church, and a fancy arrangement of “Amazing Grace” which got a standing ovation, which seems somewhat peculiar for church, but it was done in memory of a favorite tenor who died last year. Plenty of crying. The UMW had made picnic boxes of barbecued chicken for us to […]

Salt Peanuts

Sunday, September 13th, 2009

Canadian National asked for a picture of Salt Peanuts, and here it is, with a cat to add interest. I’ve put the picture of how it’s supposed to look when it’s finished below. I had to tear out the entire arm scye and neck and shoulder shaping and start over. I’ve found, looking around the […]

Looking Like Fall

Saturday, September 12th, 2009

I t’s beginning to look like fall, isn’t it? This is downtown where I live. Those of you who live in big cities won’t think it looks like a downtown at all, but  it’s a really charming little downtown, and has won prizes. When we first came here, I thought it was so cute that […]

The Bookkeeper

Friday, September 11th, 2009

I got in from the choirlet rehearsal last night (at nearly 10:00) to find that a website I’d drafted that day needed to be redone entirely. They wanted it done in a way that is … hmm… how to say this… not the way we do SEO nowadays. Naturally, I hadn’t realized that. It’s sort […]

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