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Archive for December, 2006

Sunday December 31, 2006

Sunday, December 31st, 2006

Ozarque is having a conversation about globalization over at her place. She is defining globalization as “the set of mechanisms available to humankind for the purpose of ensuring an equal opportunity for every human being on the planet.” The first commenter on that definition defines it as “the set of mechanisms available to the wealthy for […]

Saturday December 30, 2006

Saturday, December 30th, 2006

                   Here is Pipes, getting longer. I put it out on the rainy porch in hopes that the lighting would allow you to see the nice ribbing. Yesterday was a slightly stressful day. I was in the dentist’s waiting room before work and on the freeway, though in the passenger’s seat, after work. The big […]

Friday December 29, 2006

Friday, December 29th, 2006

I am reading Joyce Porter’s A Meddler and Her Murder. I’m a great fan of Joyce Porter, but her books are out of print and I don’t own most of them, so I was excited to have the chance — thanks to Booksfree — to reread this one. Booksfree and Frugalreader have allowed me to […]

Thursday December 28, 2006

Thursday, December 28th, 2006

There was some slight cleaning up yesterday. I went to the gym. We ate something not associated with Christmas. There are signs that the celebration is winding down slightly chez fibermom. So I am planning my New Year’s goals. You can find, in blogland, lots of explanations of why people don’t choose to make New […]

Wednesday December 27, 2006

Wednesday, December 27th, 2006

#2 daughter has returned to her Midwestern fastness and I am going back to work today. My husband did go out and buy a car, so now we just have to figure out how to pay for it. The boys promised that they would clear up the house today if I would leave them alone about […]

Tuesday December 26, 2006

Tuesday, December 26th, 2006

I hope you had as nice a Christmas day as we did. We started with stockings, Santa presents, and homemade sweet rolls. Then we hung around looking at one another’s books, playing Settlers IV (from my sister’s family) and watching Demetri Martin. We headed over the river and through the woods to Grandmother’s house for […]

Monday December 25, 2006

Monday, December 25th, 2006

 Merry Christmas! We enjoyed Christmas Eve. #2 daughter arrived safely. We spoke with #1 daughter by phone as she and Son-in-law prepared to have their celebration (he will be spending today on the submarine). We had pictures from New Zealand of my sister’s family in the exotic T-shirts we sent, and we are enjoying the […]

Sunday December 24, 2006

Sunday, December 24th, 2006

It will be Christmas Eve at sundown today. #2 daughter will be home. This is very exciting. When I was a child, we spent this day throughly cleaning our bedrooms. I am trying to revive this custom in my household, but I do not expect to be completely successful. The party yesterday was fun, and […]

Saturday December 23, 2006

Saturday, December 23rd, 2006

I am off work until Wednesday, and I intend to enjoy myself thoroughly. True, today will involve lots of housework and cooking a turkey. But if I approach it in the right spirit I can enjoy that, too. There is also a party today, and the boys will be doing the final errands so I […]

Friday December 22, 2006

Friday, December 22nd, 2006

Yesterday I made truffles and some things from Marie Browning’s “Culinary Crafts” collection. Work was somewhat busy, and a number of friends came into the store, including both Cleverboots and Fine Soprano, who had books to recommend. Cleverboots is enjoying Chrismukka by Ron Gompertz, and Fine Soprano favors Feynman. If you are looking for something to read […]

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