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Archive for February, 2016

Judgemental Doctors

Sunday, February 28th, 2016

I have two things that keep rattling around in my mind. First, a negative review of a new client we’ll be starting with tomorrow: a patient complained that their doctors were judgmental. Then, since I have been listening to How Not to Die while driving and while doing chores today, I am also thinking about […]

MCCall’s 7331, Part 1

Saturday, February 27th, 2016

McCall’s 7331 is a knits-only wardrobe pattern. We’re seeing ponte de Roma knits everywhere in ready to wear, and I have a business trip coming up, so I decided to use this pattern to make a coordinated wardrobe — possibly a Spring SWAP 2016. The pattern includes pull-on pants and skirt, a drop-sleeve T with […]

Continuing the 30 Day Declutter

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

I got an interim wardrobe together and tossed most of the clothes that don’t fit me, so I’m provisionally happy with my closet clean out. My dresser drawers were tidy already and I don’t have a junk drawer. So I moved on to my nightstand with satisfaction. I’m almost through with the 30 Day Declutter […]

Try the World

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

I received my first shipment from Try the World: two boxes, one from Thailand and one from Paris. They’re nicely packed,with a card detailing the contents and describing experiences. With the Paris box, for example, they recommend gouter (like the English teatime) with the enclosed tea, sables, and jam for baguette slices. There’s a playlist […]

Whole 30 Wrap-up

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

It’s been a week since I ended the Whole 30 and returned to Balance. The bad thing is that I reacted to the Whole 30 as deprivation and went a bit wild after finishing it. I ate dairy products, bread, cookies, burgers — things I don’t usually want — and even drank alcohol. I gained […]


Sunday, February 21st, 2016

I tidied my pantry. Okay, the stuff on the floor may not look as tidy as it could, but I discarded quite a bit of stuff and consolidated things. This is my favorite shelf. The OXO canisters are wonderful. The square Milano cookie boxes also make very good storage containers. Here is one filled with […]

Basketball, Sugar,and Interim Wardrobe Complete

Saturday, February 20th, 2016

I went to the grandson’s basketball game this morning. It was fun. They don’t keep score, all the children had fun, and the granddaughter had brought along her new plastic dinosaur, whose name is “TRexEatAllthePeople.” She had Gatorade during the game and afterwards she and all the children fell upon large boxes of doughnuts and […]

Whole 30 Learning

Friday, February 19th, 2016

I didn’t have a perfect Whole 30. #2 daughter thinks I ought to start over and go on through Lent. #1 daughter, on the other hand, says that I already had an eating plan that worked for me, so I shouldn’t have messed with it. I went with #1 daughter and have ended my Whole […]

Tidy Bathroom

Thursday, February 18th, 2016

I tidied my bathroom drawer and the cabinets but there wasn’t much to do, so I bought a new shower curtain and towels. The bathroom is happy. Gray fixtures make more sense with elephants.

Decluttering Day 17

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016

Kitchen cabinet before tidying: Kitchen cabinet after: Admittedly not much of a transformation, but it could be done in the evening after dinner. The pantry, the freezer, and the refrigerator? Maybe not. I think I have to wait for the weekend, when toy boxes and kids’ closets are scheduled. I don’t have those things, so […]

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