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Archive for June, 2011

Non-work Fun

Monday, June 27th, 2011

Yesterday included a few hours of work, but also a couple of church services, a walk, talks with friends an family, sewing, knitting, a game of Scrabble with #1 son, and a spell of reading out on the patio, where a nice lush jungly effect has been achieved. I really like a jungly garden. My husband […]

Morgenstern on Productivity

Sunday, June 26th, 2011

I completed my sixth top for the Summer Top Project, and it does indeed look as though I’m ready for bridge at the retirement home. I’m going to wear it anyway, at least on the weekends. We can’t be vain, can we? I’m reading Julie Morgenstern’s Never Check E-Mail In the Morning: And Other Unexpected […]

Saturday June 25, 2011

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

#1 son and I came up with a good quilt block for him, and I’ve wasted quite a bit of time this morning trying to find a picture of it — or better yet, a pattern for it. I found the design in a book called something like 500 Quilt Blocks. Maybe 5,000 Quilt Blocks. […]

Celtic Illuminations

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

Okay, I admit I’m eating at my desk, but at least it’s good stuff. I didn’t work at all yesterday. Or at least not more than an hour so so.  Otherwise I did things like grocery shopping, housework, and planning a quilt for #1 son. I’m using the Celtic Illuminations set of quilt fabrics, and […]

Thursday June 16, 2011

Thursday, June 16th, 2011

We went to a conference in the big city where #2 daughter and I gave a presentation which went quite well. We attended presentations, went to parties, and generally had fun. I’m glad I went. I got to meet people I’ve only known online,  and spent time doing sort of ordinary fun things. This is […]

Sunday June 5, 2011

Sunday, June 5th, 2011

I got the shelf thing put together, my husband fixed it so it was put together right, and I added it to my  gradually improving office. It isn’t quite perfect yet. The bin I put in the top left is the wrong size, so I’ll have to replace it with the right size of bin. […]

Saturday June 4, 2011

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Someone (Margaret Mead? Shirley Jackson? Agatha Christie?) once said that it wasn’t wonderful to have nothing to do — it was wonderful to have lots to do and not do it. I’m trying not to give in to the temptation to have a day like that, but I really want to. I have been doing […]

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