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Archive for August, 2005

Wednesday August 31, 2005

Wednesday, August 31st, 2005

Last night I went to #1 son’s Open House. I attended minature sessions of all six of his classes. I was able to experience the High School milieu fully, because I came straight from work and so had no dinner, so I was hungry; I grabbed a cookie off the PTA table, so I was […]

Tuesday August 30, 2005

Tuesday, August 30th, 2005

A customer yesterday said that he just wasn’t ready for summer to end. Since summer has settled into high-90s mugginess, with sere lawns and exhausted flowers, I am ready for fall, myself. But I knew just what he meant. “Yes, those of us who spent the summer drinking Mai Tais and dancing…” said I.“No, I […]

No Child Left Behind

Monday, August 29th, 2005

Here is a warning: this post is about the No Child Left Behind act.  If you do not care about NCLB, then skip this post and come back tomorrow. However, if you are a parent or a student or a taxpayer, you ought to know about it. Here is the official website. If you want to click […]

Sunday August 28, 2005

Sunday, August 28th, 2005

Today, August 28th, is the beginning of the HGP, the Holiday Grand Plan. The idea of this is simple. Each week, starting today, you do a set of tasks the computer tells you to do. By Christmas, you will — without any other effort besides following these directions — have a house which is clean, […]

Saturday August 27, 2005

Saturday, August 27th, 2005

I’ve been tagged by Silkenshine. Where was I … 10 Years Ago: a homeschooling stay at home mom living in the country. 5 Years Ago: driving my kids around to a million activities — so we moved into town. 1 Year Ago: a new xangan, but otherwise very little has changed. I’m pretty settled. Yesterday: […]

Friday August 26, 2005

Friday, August 26th, 2005

#1 son will not let me read his xanga. There is more to the story than that. He made a xanga, which his siblings and I enjoyed reading quite a bit. When we incautiously told him so, he spitefully deleted it. He then made a new one, and put on it “a stalker thing” which he assures […]

Thursday August 25, 2005

Thursday, August 25th, 2005

At work, I am currently doing what is known in the trade as “fluffing.” That is, while we are selling stuff so fast that we cannot restock at a comparable rate, I am rearranging things to look as though we have plenty. I spread things out, I arrange them asymmetrically, I angle them on the shelf. […]

Wednesday August 24, 2005

Wednesday, August 24th, 2005

The Princess met a nice young man through a computer dating service. All seemed well, until she met his parents and discovered that they were staunch conservatives. Her parents were aghast. Does political orientation really matter in a relationship? There are several examples in my own experience. The Poster Queen and her husband cancel out each […]

Tuesday August 23, 2005

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2005

Last night I had to help with the car. I only helped for about 20 minutes. And it was my car. So I am obviously not to be pitied here. Things are often more fun if you are working with someone else. I like to work on crafts with my kids, to cook with my […]

Monday August 22, 2005

Monday, August 22nd, 2005

I nearly sent this book back to Booksfree unread. It began like Daphne DuMaurier and then moved into levels of depravity that just seemed unnecessary. But as it continued, the book connected private evil to political and economic issues and I had to stay up past midnight to finish it. If you ever want to read […]

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