Year: 2012

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New Year’s Eve

I spoke with all of my kids today, and Janalisa came for tea and a chat. I had planned to ask her about her New Year’s goals and/or resolutions, but we started talking about our kids, as moms so often […]

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The Evil 6

I’ve lost another pound. I don’t think that losing a pound a day is real weight loss (it’s water or something, right?), but I’m not complaining. Well, yes, I am complaining, but only here. I actually didn’t avoid “the evil […]

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Snow Day

It snowed yesterday and we’ve shut down the office till the new year, so it’s a snow day. I’m watching Leverage and knitting slippers. To knit slippers of the kind I’m knitting, you basically just make a very big, loosely […]

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Out of Sorts

I’m feeling a little bit out of sorts. There are a lot of possible reasons for this. A lot of things are in a state of uncertainty — not the way I like to start a break. It’s snowing, something […]

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Ticket to Ride

Here you see some serious play of the game my sister sent us for Christmas: Ticket to Ride. It starts out seeming very simpleĀ  but gets challenging very quickly. We really like to play games — social games, the kind […]

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Merry Christmas!

Our tree kept getting more and more presents. In fact, I don’t think we’ve ever had so many presents. It was a good year for everyone, and I guess nobody was being careful about avoiding rampant consumerism. The boys made […]

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Christmas Eve.

We went to see the lights on the square. When the children were — well, when they were children, there were chaste white electric lights, a chilly walk around the square, and an occasional choir singing Christmas carols. Now there […]

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Office Party

We had an office party yesterday evening, the first ever, and Janalisa and the Art Teacher came, Janalisa with her family. We took no pictures. We had reminded one another beforehand that we should take pictures, if only for our […]

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Christmas Tonight

We met this morning, #2 daughter and I, with the Art Teacher to try to sort the Roles & Tasks sheets for a website we’re planning to build.The site owner is excited about is plans and keeps coming up with […]