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Archive for August, 2009

A Clean Porch, and Wickedness

Monday, August 31st, 2009

I didn’t end up making any lists yesterday. I had thirty-two papers to grade, so it was unrealistic of me to imagine that I would. I did clean the porch, though. It was a beautiful day, and #1 son needed my computer for his homework (not sure why — he has his own, but mine […]

List Week

Sunday, August 30th, 2009

It’s List Week at the HGP. I’m not trying to persuade anyone to do the Holiday Grand Plan. I looked back at last Christmas, and I see that I ended up cutting back on work for a couple of weeks and doing lots of baking and stuff. I made a couple of little presents, but […]

Dutchman’s Puzzle

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

I’ve finished half the Dutchman’s Puzzle blocks, so I thought I’d play around with them a bit and decide on a setting. The pattern puts all the blocks together with no sashing: I decided that this was too wiggly-looking, and that sashing would be needed. Initially I had planned to use the same solid-colored fabric […]

Defining Music

Friday, August 28th, 2009

My bento boxes are still neither decorative nor properly stuffed, but I’m getting there. Two little boxes are definitely a proper lunch, if you pack them correctly. So I had a proper lunch, and did a brief Pilates video, and  got lots of work done, and talked with members of my family. Both my daughters […]

Thursday August 27, 2009

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

Yesterday was not a good day from the point of view of normal life. I skipped the gym for a client meeting. Breakfast was an English muffin. I made hot dogs baked in bottled BBQ sauce (a favorite from childhood, but not healthy) and a baked potato and that with some grapes was both lunch […]

Wednesday August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 26th, 2009

I started responding to Ozarque’s comment from yesterday, and ended up with way too much for a comment, so I’m posting it here instead. I had said something about web sites for the elderly, and Ozarque said that elderly people aren’t a homogenous group. Very true. Still, I think that people who are making web […]

Tuesday August 25, 2009

Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

My classes went well yesterday, I went to the gym, sat down to my pot roast leftovers bento box lunch, and still got back to my computer by noon.  I got lots of stuff done in the afternoon, made chili and cornbread for dinner, and went with La Bella to the Master Chorale rehearsal. We’re […]


Monday, August 24th, 2009

It’s the first day of class. I made myself a schedule, with some leeway and uncommitted parts. I got my roll book ready, with the second class of the day marked by an elephant paper clip so I can readily find it. You can see this clip of which I speak in the picture below. […]


Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

Yesterday was my third annual Pampered Chef kickoff. The first year, I went out of curiosity and saw that PC could pay my kid’s tuition bill (it did). Last year, things were very up in the air for me, and I didn’t know what I might be doing, though I hadn’t been keeping up with […]

Saturday August 22, 2009

Saturday, August 22nd, 2009

Yesterday was less insane. I got all the assignments finished. I even went outdoors into the beautiful day at one point (bank, post office, grocery for snacks to fill up the box once I saw how much room was left after I put in the books, back to the post office). And I quit work […]

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