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Archive for April, 2013

Can’t Complain

Thursday, April 25th, 2013

Spring has sprung. We’re having our performance next week. My youngest is graduating next month. Things are going well at work. I have no complaints. People say, “Can’t complain” as though it were a small thing, a variation on, “Okay.” Really, how often could we truly say we can’t complain? Most of us can complain […]

The Big Idea

Sunday, April 21st, 2013

I spent much of yesterday thinking. I spend much of every day thinking, because that’s my job, but when I get too busy I don’t get the time to have Big Thoughts. That’s a problem. I also need input in order to be able to think really well — thus my trip to the bookstore. […]


Saturday, April 20th, 2013

Last week I decided, after not having baked in months, to make a Hummingbird Cake, the iconic Southern delicacy with bananas, pecans, and pineapple. Sounds healthy, right? I made a trip to the store to have all the ingredients on hand, but I failed to put in any sugar. Sugar is apparently now such an […]


Saturday, April 20th, 2013

I have a day to myself. I literally can’t remember the last time that was true. I plan to enjoy it thoroughly. True, I have to go grocery shopping and to the bank, and I should probably do some housework, but there will still be room in the day for knitting, reading, and thought. I […]

Nursery Trip

Sunday, April 14th, 2013

  #1 daughter and I met for our weekly business meeting yesterday. We have been going to downtown bistros with vegetable-heavy brunches, but I have noticed that she doesn’t eat much at those places. I mentioned it and she shook her head. “I hate healthy food in the morning,” she admitted. I like healthy food […]


Friday, April 12th, 2013

I’ve moved past mere fatigue to a new level of exhaustion. It’s Friday, though, so I quit working at 5:00 and am now reading and knitting. Tomorrow #1 daughter and I will have our weekly business meeting and then go buy plants. #2 daughter and I are going to work on her second presentation. I […]

The Little Door

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

In the choir room there’s a little house. It has a front with a door about four feet tall and two sides. The back is open, but set up against the plate glass picture window. It’s painted gray, with a curtain over the door. So last night we were singing something — Andre Crouch, maybe, […]

Popovich Comedy Pet Theater

Sunday, April 7th, 2013

Yesterday was a work day for me, but I took a break in the middle of the day to go with La Bella to see Popovich’s Comedy Pet Theater. La Bella and her husband are not merely friends of the art center as I am, but good friends. They get parking– “A cute little guy […]


Friday, April 5th, 2013

Driving down the freeway from school today, I saw a billboard for Razorfest. Seriously? Razorfest? The Razorbacks are the local sports team. I feel sure that this is the reference, and that it is not in fact a festival where people slice things up with razors. But shouldn’t someone have noticed how alarming that billboard […]

Five Meetings

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

I had five meetings today, one face to face and four over the phone. How, you may ask, could this possibly have happened? I don’t know. Apparently, I agreed to things in a mad and unconstrained manner. I’m exhausted. These were not horrible meetings or anything. Four of them led to further meetings. Like they […]

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