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Archive for December, 2012

New Year’s Eve

Monday, December 31st, 2012

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 do, and I forgot. I like planning out my goals at New Year’s. I love […]

The Evil 6

Sunday, December 30th, 2012

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 6” for even one full day. I’m giving myself till the first to accomplish this, […]

Snow Day

Saturday, December 29th, 2012

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 knitted wool sock. Cast on 44 stitches and join them in a ring. Knit the […]

Out of Sorts

Friday, December 28th, 2012

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 I honestly don’t like, however much I tell myself that it’s pretty and nice. My […]

Ticket to Ride

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

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 where you can talk while you play. It has been great to have all the […]

Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 25th, 2012

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 the Christmas Eve feast while #2 daugher and I were at church. The candllight service […]

Christmas Eve.

Monday, December 24th, 2012

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 are rainbows of colored lights, camels and pony rides, funnel cakes and cotton candy, and […]

Office Party

Sunday, December 23rd, 2012

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 Pinterest board, but as so often happens, we got distracted by having fun and forgot […]

Since the World Didn’t End…

Saturday, December 22nd, 2012

  Last night, after we finished baking cookies, #2 daughter and I watched the Dr. Who Christmas Carol, which included singer Katherine Jenkins. She has a truly lovely voice, and here she is singing the song of the day, “In Dulci Jubilo.” This song, “In sweet rejoicing,” is a macaronic song, a term which completely […]

Christmas Tonight

Friday, December 21st, 2012

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 more things — like integrating an accounting package and a CRM into the website. This […]

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