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Archive for May, 2010

Monday May 31, 2010

Monday, May 31st, 2010

Memorial Day is one of the few days of the year that the IT community tends to take as a holiday, so I’m taking today off — at least mostly. I have to get ready for my class tomorrow, and I’m still in the mood to play wiht my WordPress sites after WordCamp, not to mention […]

Sunday May 30, 2010

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

I had all my kids home this weekend, and my daughters and I went to a conference. A lot of the attendees were friends and colleagues. Then this morning we went and sang in church before heading back to the conference. The three experiences reminded me how fortunate I am to have such great family […]

Friday May 28, 2010

Friday, May 28th, 2010

I went on a hike yesterday with CD, though it ended up being more of a walk. A long walk, though, and very enjoyable, though I think I talked her ear off. I’ve been doing some exciting projects lately. At least I find them exciting.   CD also brought me a large box of sewing […]

Thursday May 27, 2010

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

Here is what I’m knitting. Not, as has been suggested, human brains, but Endless Summer Connemara cotton. The pattern is Flying Diagonals, from Lacy Little Knits. I started this pattern a long time ago in a laceweight and discovered that the title’s word “lacy” is correct — these are lacy rather than lace, and laceweight […]

Wednesday May 26, 2010

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

In May of 2008, the first month in which I was self-employed (or an unemployed person working a lot, which was sort of how I thought of it at the time), I earned $1008.02. The following month I learned to invoice people, and nearly tripled that. I don’t know how much my business will earn […]

Tuesday May 25, 2010

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010

It is Geek Pride Day. I don’t like that word and rarely use it. However, I have just spent 13 hours at a computer, and I spent many of those hours engaging with html code, so let’s be honest here: I might as well celebrate Geek Pride Day. The rest of the hours were all […]

Monday May 24, 2010

Monday, May 24th, 2010

Until yesterday I had this great jungle of roses. It needed pruning, certainly. I had been suggesting to my husband that he prune it for months before it burst into bloom. Recently, though, I’ve been reveling in it. I had breakfast at the table you can barely see through the window, enjoying the scent of […]

Sunday May 23, 2010

Sunday, May 23rd, 2010

The roses are looking very beautiful — crimson Falstaff and the faint pink of New Dawn. We’re going to plant some tomatoes today to keep them company. We also have a nice crop of mint and unfortunately some poison ivy as well. This may be it for the garden this year. I’ve been out having […]

Saturday May 22, 2010

Saturday, May 22nd, 2010

The horrible dog has started crying again. He began at about 3:00 this morning. I got up at 3:30 and let him out and then again at 4:30 and yelled at him, and I gave up at 5:30 and got up for good. This meant that I was able to do the grocery shopping quite […]

Friday May 21, 2010

Friday, May 21st, 2010

So I’ve now finished my first week off between classes. The week off coincided with an assignment to do seven documents from the Kennedy Center and five websites from The Computer Guy, plus a couple of websites my company is doing and my normal stuff. There is therefore really no sense in which it was […]

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