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Posts Tagged ‘housekeeping’

Rhythmic Repetition

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I’m going to have to improve my picture-taking, that’s all. I decided to take a picture before people arrived and before there was any food on the table, so that I could make a point of getting a good picture. of the dishes, at least, and of the centerpiece. At The Empress’s party, which was quite […]

Fantasy Housekeeping

Friday, September 21st, 2007

I made good progress on the publishing project yesterday, and then got to scrubbing. I am reading a book called Keeping House: The Litany of Everyday Life, by Margaret Kim Peterson, which is about spirituality and housekeeping. I haven’t gotten very far into it, just far enough to read about how we undervalue housekeeping and […]

Happy Monday!

Monday, September 17th, 2007

  I am late starting the Readers Imbibing Peril Challenge for this year. I was late last year, too. And last year I ended up with more scary books than I actually had time to read before October 31st, so I need to do this challenge again in order to finish reading them all. “Readers […]

Kitchen Week

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

What a day I have ahead of me! My husband wants me to do errands for him in a neighboring town. Since he has, at 4:45 a.m., already left for work, this does not seem unreasonable. However, as many of you know, I suffer from agoraphobia and have an unreasonable response to the thought of […]

Working for A&F

Thursday, September 21st, 2006

#1 daughter has taken a job. Her job search lasted for one week, just like #2 daughter’s. And she didn’t find her job online. Formerprincess asked whether it was a job based on looks, and indeed it was. She had been applying for positions with medical and social-service places, but realized that her main goal […]

Master Bedroom Week

Sunday, September 25th, 2005

Those of us who are doing the HGP received this list of assignments last Sunday: “Grand Plan Deep Cleaning/Organizing Area: Master Bedroom and Master Bedroom Closets Holiday Prep: Make one batch of Holiday Goodies. Make one extra meal for freezer again labeled HOLIDAY MEAL. Buy two canned food items from menus (get 2 of each […]

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