Month: February 2013

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Stress

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 […]

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Streetcar Named Desire

#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 […]

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Bedroom

  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. […]

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Days of the Week

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 […]

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Interesting Times

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, […]

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Slept In

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 […]

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Comp II

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 […]

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Saturday: Doing It Right

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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. […]