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Archive for August, 2012


Thursday, August 30th, 2012

I put weird stuff in pancakes. It started innocently enough with rolled oats, grated apple, and cinnamon. Seems harmless, right? It’s a traditional combination and makes a nice foil for maple syrup. We’d start making those in fall when the blueberries ran out. Pecans and cranberries make sense, too, don’t they? A little orange zest […]

New Team Members

Wednesday, August 29th, 2012

We have new team members; we’ve added three this year so far (doubling our numbers if we ignore the contractors, who are too important to ignore except in this kind of numerical talk) and are talking with some more. This is pretty exciting. One of the things we do with new team members is have […]

Conference Weekend at the Folk Center

Tuesday, August 28th, 2012

Janalisa and I stayed in a charming cabin at the Folk Center for the conference. We had curly wooden beds and fancy quilted linens, and there was a TV though we didn’t use it. All the mod cons, really, from fridge to hair dryer and ironing board. It was pretty lavish. We’d walk up the […]

Back from AWBU

Monday, August 27th, 2012

I’m back from a wonderful weekend with Arkansas Women Bloggers Unplugged at the Ozark Folk Center in Mountain View. It was a lot of fun. I met a lot of very interesting women. I learned some cool stuff about Ozarks folk ways (and I knew a lot already, having worked at a Museum of Ozark […]

Scary Pictures

Friday, August 24th, 2012

Scary picture, right? This is Toby, with glowing yellow eye, and Dax, also contributing to the hideous slavering mouth part of the picture. Dax came over to play with Toby. Like most dogs, their idea of play centers around growling and pretending to eat each other. We hired the Art Professor. It’s wonderful. All the […]

Meetings and Eustress

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012

I had three meetings today, classes three days this week, plus another meeting tomorrow. Add choir practice, and a three-day conference weekend with special food day and free cowboy boots. There was a time when having three appointments in a week was enough to ruin my month. Clearly, I’ve improved. However, I’m also struggling to […]


Sunday, August 19th, 2012

The stupid dog woke me four times last night. I was having complex school-related dreams. This is because classes begin tomorrow. I usually have dreams about trying to conduct class in the midst of some chaos or problem. I arrive at the classroom, for example, and find that my class is being held in the […]


Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Can you guess from the picture where I was today? Of course not! The is #1 son showing me a flotation device suitable for #1 daughter’s tiny dog. The store where he works had a festival with a sale. I resisted the flotation device. Dax, the dog in question, is extremely cute and quite mischievous, […]


Saturday, August 18th, 2012

A nice supper for a Friday night: a ham and vegetable casserole, a fresh peach, a homemade whole wheat roll… It was a work day, of course, and #1 daughter and I had our business lunch at the Olive Garden. We made a number of important decisions over salads and pasta, and then had three […]

Happy New Year!

Friday, August 17th, 2012

The beginning of the school year is, we know, as much New Year as January is. Going back to choir practice, getting our season tickets for shows, choosing classes, all that… it’s a beginning. #1 daughter has a new car, we’re considering a new hire, and I’m revisiting my goals for the year. My family […]

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