Month: August 2013

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Labor Day Weekend

It’s Labor Day weekend, the official end of summer. Granted, it’s still in the 90s, but the calendar ignores the weather. I’m back in my choirs and classes, my college kids are back in school, the HGP starts on Monday. […]

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Feral Swine in the Family

I had a good class today, joined the senior team members for a pleasant lunch and a good meeting, took a serious step closer to solving our website issue, and got some wonderful news from #2 son. He had been […]

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Unrested

I went to bed last night at 10:30, having spent some time discussing a client’s needs with #2 daughter, who will be working on setting up AB testing for him, and having also spent some time working on the never-ending […]

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Respighi

I’m very partial to Resphigi and we’re singing his Laud to the Nativity in Master Chorale this season. We’re singing it in English, so we get to sing as dirty shepherds fearful that we might smutch the infant Jesus. We […]

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All the Pretty Horses

In church this morning, the preacher began with this line from Cormack McCarthy’s All the Pretty Horses: That night he dreamt of horses in a field on a high plain where the spring rains had brought up the grass and […]

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Weekend Off

Last night, in preparation for a book review I needed to write, I knitted up a pretty little baby hat. Today, in addition to writing the review, grading papers, and hitting the grocery for fresh fruit and veg, I lolled […]

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Class Today

5:42 a.m. One last photo from the vacation. I am going up to the Next County today to teach my class. I have some papers I have to print out first and then a meeting afterwards. Blog posts to write, […]

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New Year Reprise

Researchers have found (and we knew it anyway) that the beginning of the new school year feels like New Years to moms. We still have two in school, and have just seen our youngest off to a great distance for […]

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Ft. Collins, Colorado

Here’s the cafe I walked to every morning. I’d get up around 5:30, wash and dress, and stroll the 1.5 miles to the cafe. I’d sit in the courtyard working, thanks to their wifi, till they opened. Then I’d have […]

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Closet, Day 1

I did some work yesterday, cleaned the kitchen and the living room, spent some time with my husband, relaxed on the porch with Bill Bryson’s Home till the mosquitoes drove me indoors, did the grocery shopping with very little Evil […]