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Archive for April, 2015

But Who’s Counting?

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

Well, I am, of course. I’m finishing up the second sleeve of #1 son’s sweater. It will be too hot for him to wear it and so there is probably no urgency in finishing it, but I can’t begin another project till I finish this one, that’s all there is to it. So, having finished […]

Fully Charged

Sunday, April 26th, 2015

Tom Rath’s new book, Are You Fully Charged?, gives three keys to an energized life: Meaning: your work must be meaningful and your life cannot be just the hedonistic pursuit of pleasure. Research on happiness has shown this clearly enough that there’s no controversy left here. Interactions: apparently, people feel better if they have interactions […]

A Fine Day

Saturday, April 25th, 2015

  I didn’t work today at all. I woke, exercised, had a delicious breakfast of scrambled egg, fruit, croissant, and a bit of pomegranate juice, and dressed. At that point, I recognized that my pants were literally falling off — I noticed that in class yesterday, too, as I hitched them up and just hoped […]


Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

My husband and I have different schedules — he works from 3:00 am to 3:00 pm and I work from 6:00 am (or 7:00) to 6:00 pm (or 8:00 or 10:00). We also have different sets of friends and different ideas of fun. He goes out with the lads for pool league on Thursday nights […]

Eat, Move, Zzzzzz

Tuesday, April 21st, 2015

Among the habits I’ve decided to continue working on are the ones that seem to make the most impact in studies on the subject. One of them is sleeping for eight hours each night. I can do that. I wake up naturally eight hours after I go to sleep, I’m able to go to bed […]

Spring SWAP 2015?

Friday, April 17th, 2015

It isn’t really that I’ve been procrastinating. I’ve been working, coping with crises, and of course knitting Christmas sweaters way past Christmas. That’s not procrastinating. I’ve also been working on habits and dipping a toe into the Cult of Tidying. I was thinking about going ahead and doing the clothes tomorrow. Oh, and I’m planning […]

Tea Shop

Wednesday, April 15th, 2015

#1 daughter and I stopped off at this tea shop, which Janalisa had recommended. From the parking lot through the entire building, it has a consistent “Let’s play princesses” theme. We stood in line for our tea (I) and cocoa (she) admiring the pretty pastries and talking about how good we’ve been about our eating […]

Social Media

Tuesday, April 14th, 2015

We had a client meeting this morning, #1 daughter and I. We chatted about navigation, taxonomies, charts, and spotlight boxes, and then we talked about modern youth and the effects of social media. Kids aren’t allowed to go out and play, to learn how to take care of themselves and how to amuse themselves. They […]

Arranging Patio Furniture

Sunday, April 12th, 2015

While I did all the things I planned to yesterday, I also spent some time arranging patio furniture. This seems a little silly, since our patio is no bigger than a postage stamp. The grill, a couple of steamer chairs, and there’s not much room left at all. However, since last year the view away […]

A Day in the Life

Saturday, April 11th, 2015

Yesterday was poetry reading day in my class, the last day of our section on poetry. One of the students told me how much she had enjoyed reading poetry, and how much it had surprised her that she had. We then went on to sketchily act out the play in tableaux vivants, a practice which […]

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