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Archive for February, 2013


Thursday, February 28th, 2013

Stress causes weight gain — in my case, 1.4 pounds this week. Partly this is because of hormones like cortisol and such, which regulate appetite and weight. But it also affects behavior. For one thing, it’s hard to care when you’re feeling stressed. It takes a while for me to feel stressed, actually. When life […]

Streetcar Named Desire

Tuesday, February 26th, 2013

#1 daughter, La Bella, Egypt, another friend, and I went to see the University production of A Streetcar Named Desire this weekend. Five reasonably worldly women, ages 30 to 73, most with university degrees, and none of us knew how it ended. This struck me during the intermission. I knew the last line of the […]


Sunday, February 24th, 2013

  Many people find, or at least believe, that routine is a key to getting stuff done. Housework, for example: you have these regular things you do when you clean your house every day or week, so it’s always clean. I’ve even had people say to me, in the context of work in previous jobs, […]

Long Day, Rough Night

Saturday, February 23rd, 2013

Yesterday started at 5 a.m. as I tried to get all the blog posts in before heading up to The Next County for class. I didn’t quite manage it, but I did get quite a bit done. On to class, followed by our monthly staff meeting. It’s not completely clear to me and #1 daughter […]

Days of the Week

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

During the school year, the days of the week have their own characters. Friday is the day I stop work at 5:00 and take the evening off, even if I plan to work all weekend. Wednesday is breakfast with my stepfather, oDesk payday, class, and choir practice Tuesday tends to get filled up with meetings. […]

Interesting Times

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

It has been a crazy week with lots of ups and downs, and now the snow and sleet are coming down just to add to the excitement. #1 daughter and I had an exciting skype meeting, solidified our 2013 goals, and now need to get our strategies and tactics together. I work with some wonderful […]

Slept In

Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

There was a lot of admin stuff to do yesterday, plus school, website changes, website analyses, phone calls, emails, a meeting, and a little extra time I took going to get my card from the gym, so I got seriously behind. I was going to skip chorale, but La Bella came to pick me up, […]

Comp II

Sunday, February 17th, 2013

We sang Agnus Dei from the Rutter Requiem this morning, and once the service was over, we had a meeting, lunch, and another meeting, totalling seven hours. This was followed by several hours of grading papers and reviewing books. In amongst that, I took some preliminary steps toward getting ready for my Comp II class. […]

Saturday: Doing It Right

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

My Xanga friend the Former Princess sent me a sparkly initial magnet which I think will look splendid on the marker board in my office. That might have been the most exciting thing today, but not the only exciting thing. #1 daugther and I had a nice working lunch at Mimi’s Cafe, where I turned […]

Meeting, Not Sewing

Saturday, February 16th, 2013

The pictures today: new pillows to plump up the daybed in in the sewing room. A Sunshine Top in violet, cut out and ready to sew. This might suggest that I pla a PSD (Personal Sewing Day) today, but it actually just shows that I had a couple of spare moments this week. Today I […]

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