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Archive for January, 2012

The Office

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

My office is a work in progress, but I think it’s becoming more pleasant. Things got out of hand while #2 son was living in this room over his semester break, frankly, but I spent several hours yesterday cleaning out files, picking stuff up off the floor, removing stray socks, and otherwise getting things in […]


Saturday, January 28th, 2012

The Nantucket Jacket continues. Nothing much happening with it,  but I am at least knitting regularly. I also made decoupaged clipboards for my office walls, having seen the idea on Pinterest. The idea is to create snazzy clipboards and hang them on your wall in a group, where they will organize all your bits of […]

Shopping at Walmart

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012

I got to sleep in till 6:30 this morning, and I feel like a new woman. Nonetheless, I’ve spent the three hours since then relaxing and haven’t bothered to get dressed yet. I spent most of yesterday on the sofa, too, watching movies and grading papers and doing some knitting. There are worse ways to […]

Golf Pants

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

  I fed my family properly once at least before #2 son left for college: homemade lasagne, homemade bread, and steamed mangetout peas. I also hemmed up a bunch of horrible 1970s golf pants the boys took a fancy to. See them strobing in the photo below. Since then, I’ve gotten an inch or two […]


Saturday, January 14th, 2012

I’ve reached the point — and I’ve been here before — where sleep deprivation has become the main thing about my life. I know there are people all over the world who get up in the wee hours of the morning, and presumably they don’t all go around in a state of exhausted misery all […]


Sunday, January 8th, 2012

Yesterday I got up at 4:00, as I’ve been doing all week, and drove my husband to work. I came home and worked for a few hours: catching up at my educational site, getting my online classes set up, completing a large proposal which I will now worry over till I hear back. I went […]

Goals for 2012

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

I was talking yesterday with a client who was one of my first clients, and still occassionally hires me to do something or other. She’s 60 now, and was telling me about her various plans for the year. They include a Mediterranean cruise which will finish up with a stay in Southern France for a […]

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