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Archive for July, 2013


Monday, July 29th, 2013

The weekend was a lot of fun, and today was productive. I had a haircut, which may not be productive, but it was luxurious. The hairdresser washed my hair and conditioned it with hot towels and massaged my scalp. After that I took myself to lunch before doing the grocery shopping. I had a tartine […]

A Different Week

Sunday, July 28th, 2013

#2 son came home. #1 son came over with his home made guacamole and the three of us played Discworld: Ankh-Morpork in the evenings. Then the boys left for a tournament and a rock band battle respectively, and #2 daughter arrived. Shortly thereafter we went to WordCamp, always fun. So with one thing and another […]

Housewives and Cake

Sunday, July 21st, 2013

I made this cake yesterday, for the blog of one of my clients. It’s very loosely based on the classic Gateau Miroir, and is quite yummy for a cake made entirely from convenience products. It was supposed to have been made with pineapple Jell-O, which is not carried at my local grocery store. The clerk […]

Vacation Makeover

Saturday, July 20th, 2013

The Weekend Makeover project may have gotten a little bit derailed by the fact that I’m working through my weekends these days, but I think I’m on track. Last weekend I noticed that I have a nice collection of hobbies and learning opportuities, determined not to add any new ones, and considered that sometime in […]

All Work Weekend

Sunday, July 14th, 2013

It’s been an all-work weekend… but is that really true? I went to early service to change the paraments this morning, and saw some people I don’t usually see. I had lunch with a nice young designer yesterday and then had a glass of tea with #1 daughter. I had a meal or two and […]

Midsummer Makeover Weekend 2

Friday, July 12th, 2013

This is not a free weekend. Last weekend didn’t change my life, but I’m doing my makeup with slightly more skill, working out every day, and I lost another pound and a half this week, so I am forging ahead with the Weekend Makeover plan anyway. This weekend is the Activity Makeover. The two top […]


Wednesday, July 10th, 2013

So how’d the midsummer makeover weekend 1 go? I haven’t been to the gym even once this week — but I have done a workout every day. Yoga, step, weights… It has been fun. I’ve eaten pretty well, too, and my weight is dropping again. I may not be excited about fish plus quinoa plus […]

Midsummer Makeover, Continued Again

Saturday, July 6th, 2013

I worked all day yesterday and much of today, but I’ve still had a workout every day and my husband and I went to the farmers market today and stocked up on vegetables. The smell when you cut a carrot fresh from the farm is so delicious. You don’t get that from grocery store carrots. […]

Midsummer Makeover, Cont.

Friday, July 5th, 2013

Continuing with my plan to lump the first three Weekend Makeovers into one holiday weekend, I saw to all the sorting and tossing and deciding parts of the three. I tossed out a couple of jars of special mustards that had only a smidgen left and several tubes of ancient skin care products, shown below. […]

The Glorious Fourth

Thursday, July 4th, 2013

This is the song we’re singing on Sunday in church. I am one of the trio — the doo-wop girls, I said, the Maryettes, said Mary, who is the soloist. “Marionettes?” asked the tenor in the group. In any case, the 4th is being a lazy day chez fibermom.

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