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Archive for November, 2009

Running Late

Monday, November 30th, 2009

This morning I’m running late — I got up to find another request from someone who visited my site, and foolishly went ahead and did their site analysis when I should have been getting ready. My class is being observed this morning, so more than ever I don’t want to be late. So I am […]

Christmas Lights

Sunday, November 29th, 2009

We decorated our Christmas tree while drinking hot cider and cocoa.  For some reason, we couldn’t find the lights, so we have an unlighted tree. They turned up later, so I may just put them on over the ornaments, though we know that this is Wrong. We talked and took naps and later we went […]

Thanksgiving, 2009, Continued

Saturday, November 28th, 2009

Here was Thanksgiving dinner. The kids are all still here, though #1 daughter is leaving this morning. We girls went for a walk yesterday. We strolled around the cemetery discussing life, death, and the afterlife. Also geese. We had intended to undress the house from its Thanksgiving look and decorate for Christmas. Then, we thought, […]

TV Nostalgia

Friday, November 27th, 2009

Thanksgiving was very nice. My parents came over, and all the kids and an extra guy, and we ate lots of good food and had good conversation. Later, we ate leftovers and watched a marathon of Pushing Up Daisies and played games. We hardly ever watch TV in the way that I did as a […]

Thanksgiving, 2009

Thursday, November 26th, 2009

Tricky Points

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

I added another couple of jobs yesterday and so am very much not finished. #2 son arrived last night and I knocked off work then and there. I made beef stew and hot rolls for dinner, and we all watched “The Office” while catching up on his semester. We don’t hear from #2 son much. […]

The Holiday Begins

Tuesday, November 24th, 2009

The holiday is beginning. My husband has the day off. When my husband has days off, it often means that he doesn’t get paid. His company likes to center layoffs around holidays, which I guess is relatively kind. That is, if you’re going to be laid off temporarily, then it’s nice to be able to […]

Monday November 23, 2009

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

Back in March I showed you my work stock and flow diagram.  I had at that point four sources of work — I was, as it happens, trying to reduce the number of sources to the minimum and to restrict it only to people who would give me 1099s, in hopes of making my taxes […]

Sunday November 22, 2009

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

Here it is three o’clock in the afternoon, and I’m just getting around to blogging. Shocking. I woke up to a request for changes in one of my articles on influential men — it was from last night, but I had left the computer around 10:00 so I didn’t see it in time. I also […]

Saturday November 21, 2009

Saturday, November 21st, 2009

I’m having trouble waking up today. I didn’t work yesterday evening, because I was just too tired to do a good job any more. I had only serious books in the house, but fortunately I have a Kindle, so I could quickly download a frivolous book. Not a very good book, as it happened, but […]

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