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Archive for November, 2014

O Come O Come Emmanuel

Sunday, November 30th, 2014

Yesterday we went out for Small Business Saturday. We bought the last few things on our lists (except, it must be admitted, packing tape for mailing the boxes) at some of the downtown shops: Savoy Tea Company, The Mustache, Riffraff, French Quarters, and Fox Trot. This was definitely the new hipster Fayetteville rather than the […]

For the Beauty of the Earth

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

For the past decade or so I have made a virtual Advent calendar of music.Initially, it was a response to the many complaints about having to listen to Christmas music which I read in the blogging community where I hung out in those days. I figured that the problem was having to listen to the […]

The Day After

Friday, November 28th, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Thursday, November 27th, 2014

Pre-Thanksgiving Blow by Blow

Wednesday, November 26th, 2014

3:30 a.m. Horrible dog barks, whines, and scratches on door. I ignore it. I fall asleep, dream that my mother has recovered and is working on a new book. Dog whines and scratches on door some more, but I outlast said dog and fall back to sleep. 6:15 a.m. I get up, brush teeth, take […]


Tuesday, November 25th, 2014

The horrible dog has been waking me up at 3:30 each morning. Then I try to sleep for an hour,and then it’s too late and I have to get up and try to function on way too little sleep. I absolutely believe all the things in this infographic. And I hate that dog. Last night […]

Week’s End

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

The week got away from me a bit. Excessive meetings meant too little exercise and writing didn’t all get done. How can I make sure that the coming week is better organized?

Christmas Sweaters

Sunday, November 23rd, 2014

#2 son’s sweater is finished, so now I can just fret over its fit. The neckline in particular worries me, because last year he said it was perfect, and this year’s is not the same as last year’s Be that as it may, I have begun working on #2 daughter’s sweater, which is in bright […]

Bigger and bigger?

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

We met with a new guy taking over for one of our oldest clients. Speaking almost entirely in metaphors for two hours, he told us that he plans on a meteoric rise for the company and asked whether we were capable of keeping up. Can we grow our company at that rate? Do we want […]

More and More

Monday, November 17th, 2014

Today I had lunch with Mr. Happiness. We caught up on all the good industry gossip. When I arrived, he had a black folder on the table, so I assumed there was a subtext, but apparently not. We just had a good talk. There might have been a “We should collaborate more” subtext, actually, but […]

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