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Archive for March, 2013

Happy Easter!

Sunday, March 31st, 2013

  Easter dinner. #1 daughter and #1 son came over for dinner. We had ham, mashed potatoes, sweet potato muffins, corn, salad, and key lime pie. The church service in the morning was good. We had breakfast first, and it was fun to sit and talk with people I’ve known for years, new people, people […]

Sugar Salt Fat

Saturday, March 30th, 2013

I’ve been reading Sugar Salt Fat by Michael Moss. I like books of this kind. I really enjoyed Salt by Mark Kurlansky , Candy Freak, Something from the Oven, Jello: A Biography, and The Botany of Desire, and really that’s just the beginning of what would be a very long list. I like the combination […]

Crying over Poetry

Friday, March 29th, 2013

The tenebrae service was moving, with very touching music. There was a lot of eye-dabbing. I wasn’t teary in the service, which is good, since you can’t sing and cry at the same time. However, I did find myself too moved by this poem — or perhaps this music — to be able to finish […]

O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013

We’re singing this lovely piece during communion on Easter. Other pieces for Holy Week: Hallelujah Chorus,” Jesus Christ is Risen Today,” and the disturbing “Stricken, Smitten, and Afflicted.” It’s appropriate to sing disturbing stuff for Good Friday, of course.

End of Spring Break

Sunday, March 24th, 2013

This is what $186 worth of clothing looks like. Actually, I’m happy with my purchases. It’s nice to be in jeans that fit rather than having to hitch them up all the time. I bought several things that have been favorite garments, but in new colors as well as new sizes. It is snowing, so […]


Saturday, March 23rd, 2013

Janalisa and I went to see Admission, a new movie with Tina Fey and Paul Rudd. It was of course a comedy, but a low-key one with sad and touching moments and a bittersweet ending. We then when to an interesting hamburger place where you use a sort of flow chart to order. We ran […]

Gluten Freedom?

Monday, March 18th, 2013

Among the Evil 6 is gluten. Now, I generally feel like things should be authentic. Crocheted cables, textured vegetable protein, men in drag, artifical sweeteners –they all seem wrong to me. If you don’t want to eat gluten, I would generally say, then you can’t have bread, pasta, or pastries, so get over it. This […]


Sunday, March 17th, 2013

I slept this morning till nearly 7:00. Obviously, I can’t keep doing this, but it does add to the Spring Break feeling. A combination of gardening and some free weight work last night has left me with sore muscles, so I’ll be starting the day with stretching and then moving on to Free Step, breakfast, […]

Spring Breaking

Saturday, March 16th, 2013

I don’t think I’ll be going anywhere for Spring Break, but I did take the day off. First I slept in till 6:30 and lolled around reading for a couple of hours. Then I went to brunch with #1 daughter for our weekly business meeting over quiche and fruit (me) and sausage gravy and biscuits […]

Spring Break?

Wednesday, March 13th, 2013

So far this week I’ve taught two classes and taken part in, I think, three each face to face and phone meetings. I have two more meetings this week, and one more class. I’ve had a couple of meals out with friends and family and a couple of meals in with friends and family, no […]

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