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Archive for April, 2016


Saturday, April 30th, 2016

I met up with #1 son and his crew at the fabric store today and bought the makings of the Little Boy’s quilt and their laundry room curtain. They took me to lunch and then I came home, did a bit of housekeeping, and sewed up their curtains. I’m not experiencing much pain any more, […]

Dental Recuperation

Friday, April 29th, 2016

I slept for about 9 hours, changing gauze as it soaked through with blood and taking a couple of pain pills. I had plain yogurt and pineapple for dinner, scrambled eggs for breakfast, a few hours of work, and then I met #1 son and #1 daughter for lunch at Shogun. Mashed potatoes and small […]

Dental Work

Thursday, April 28th, 2016

Actually, I had a tooth pulled. This was necessary, the dentist assured me, because of the possibility of blood infection, which certainly sounds horrible. Apparently, you can get septicemia and die. Also sounds horrible. They said to take pain medication, even if I think I don’t need it, and go to bed and read. So […]

Hotel Room

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016

The hotel was built in 1931. I was on the 12th floor, comfortable and cared for. They had a sewing kit and first aid supplies. I didn’t need them, but I was glad they were available if I had needed them. I used the mouthwash; I don’t think I’ve seen that in a hotel before, […]

Downtown Indianapolis

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016

Indianapolis is a proper city. Riding into town on the shuttle I was struck by the extreme flatness, and also by the solar energy farm taking advantage of all that flatness. There is no scenery between the airport and the town, so I figured they’d have to make up for that with cool architecture. Downtown […]

More Insomnia

Friday, April 22nd, 2016

I’m still not sleeping well, waking up in the middle of the night with long and urgent-feeling to-do lists in my mind and failing to fall back to sleep. Get up and work or lie in bed trying to sleep until it’s time to get up? Tough choice. Yesterday my husband came home with a […]


Thursday, April 21st, 2016

My husband is switching from unemployment insurance to TRA while he works on his English, so we are looking at more time with a straitened income, and perhaps some time in between the shift wit no income on his part at all. Fortunately, I have plenty of tea. Plenty of yarn. I actually have enough […]

Chaotic Planning

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Here’s last week’s planner spread, begun with optimism and a clear color scheme. Over the course of the week, it got crowded and chaotic and somewhat emotional, with a “Disapproving Ostrich” sticker on the day my husband and I had a quarrel about his continuing unemployment and his decision to rob our retirement funds to […]

Die Fledermaus

Sunday, April 17th, 2016

I enjoyed last night’s performance of Die Fledermaus a great deal. This was true even though I didn’t feel like going when I left, even though it required driving at night on a scary stretch of road (that is, the kind of road that triggers my agoraphobia), even though I had rather dreaded going. Since […]

Weight Loss Update

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

I haven’t written about weight loss lately because… I haven’t lost any weight. #1 daughter, who used to work for a national weight loss company, reframed this for me. I lost a significant amount of weight, she pointed out, and have maintained my new weight for several months. I’m thinking of it in terms of […]

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