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Archive for August, 2013

Labor Day Weekend

Saturday, August 31st, 2013

It’s Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. Granted, it’s still in the 90s, but the calendar ignores the weather. I’m back in my choirs and classes, my college kids are back in school, the HGP starts on Monday. Summer is over. My cousin Thierry shared an album of his summer in the country […]

Feral Swine in the Family

Friday, August 30th, 2013

I had a good class today, joined the senior team members for a pleasant lunch and a good meeting, took a serious step closer to solving our website issue, and got some wonderful news from #2 son. He had been one of four candidates for a research assistantship, and he was chosen. He’ll be conducting […]


Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

I went to bed last night at 10:30, having spent some time discussing a client’s needs with #2 daughter, who will be working on setting up AB testing for him, and having also spent some time working on the never-ending task of fixing the new website. At 12:30, the dog woke me up. He has […]


Monday, August 26th, 2013

I’m very partial to Resphigi and we’re singing his Laud to the Nativity in Master Chorale this season. We’re singing it in English, so we get to sing as dirty shepherds fearful that we might smutch the infant Jesus. We had a nice Back to School and seeing out friends again after the summer interlude, […]

All the Pretty Horses

Sunday, August 25th, 2013

In church this morning, the preacher began with this line from Cormack McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses: That night he dreamt of horses in a field on a high plain where the spring rains had brought up the grass and the wild flowers out of the ground and the flowers ran all blue and yellow […]

Weekend Off

Saturday, August 24th, 2013

Last night, in preparation for a book review I needed to write, I knitted up a pretty little baby hat. Today, in addition to writing the review, grading papers, and hitting the grocery for fresh fruit and veg, I lolled around reading. I feel that I am doing pretty well on the whole Weekend Off […]

Class Today

Friday, August 23rd, 2013

5:42 a.m. One last photo from the vacation. I am going up to the Next County today to teach my class. I have some papers I have to print out first and then a meeting afterwards. Blog posts to write, analytics to check. Papers to grade and reviews to write, too. I fully intend to […]

New Year Reprise

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

Researchers have found (and we knew it anyway) that the beginning of the new school year feels like New Years to moms. We still have two in school, and have just seen our youngest off to a great distance for his new school year. I started back to choir last night. I head off to […]

Ft. Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, August 21st, 2013

Here’s the cafe I walked to every morning. I’d get up around 5:30, wash and dress, and stroll the 1.5 miles to the cafe. I’d sit in the courtyard working, thanks to their wifi, till they opened. Then I’d have a cup of tea and a waffle dusted with cinnamon. The kids would join me […]

Closet, Day 1

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

I did some work yesterday, cleaned the kitchen and the living room, spent some time with my husband, relaxed on the porch with Bill Bryson’s Home till the mosquitoes drove me indoors, did the grocery shopping with very little Evil 6, and made beef stew with the herbes de Provence I bought at the spice […]

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