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Back in the saddle again
Tuesday, August 18, 2015      4 comments

The new laptop is almost finished setting up - copied my files over, installed all the needed programs except for one over the weekend. Survived crazy day 1 of what will be a hectic work week. Am getting used to not having the college kid at h... Read more
Comfort cooking
Monday, August 17, 2015      5 comments

I kept myself busy in the kitchen today to keep my mind off missing our college kid. Tomorrow I'll be back in the crazy rush of work, but having too much time on my hands today was going to tempt me into a self-pity funk. So I de-boned, de... Read more
Growing up
Sunday, August 16, 2015      3 comments

Last year, when the kid moved into his dorm for his freshman year, I spent about 2 hours in bed afterward crying and feeling sorry for myself. Today he moved back for his second year, and I wept for only ten minutes. I guess that means I'm gro... Read more
Keeping my better half from the kitchen
Saturday, August 15, 2015      4 comments

I'm the cook in the family. Not because I'm particularly good at it, but because I can get dinner on the table faster than the hub at the end of the day. The hub also doesn't like to cook often; he's more a "I'll cook my special dish once in a... Read more
Friday, August 14, 2015      4 comments

I live on my laptop. Much of my work is on my laptop. And tonight my laptop died, and I am busy trying to deal with it. It won't even power on, even briefly, so I think it's done for. I got the bottom panel off, removed the hard drive, a... Read more
Late night temptations
Thursday, August 13, 2015      3 comments

This kid of ours has late nights - today he didn't get in until almost 1:30 am. And, worrywart mother that I am, I can't go to bed until he's safely home. The long, late nights mean more time and temptation to snack. The latest thing temp... Read more
Deadline stress
Wednesday, August 12, 2015      3 comments

I have some hard work deadlines coming up next week, and can feel the anxiety building up already. It's tempting to try to calm the stress with snacking, and I find myself consciously talking myself out of it a couple of times every evening. I... Read more
Youthful inspiration
Tuesday, August 11, 2015      0 comments

A young woman visited our work today to chat with a few of us old fogies. She is a rising junior in college and planning to apply for positions in a year, and is visiting a few places to make connections and gather information. So i was ... Read more
An unexpected shedding
Monday, August 10, 2015      3 comments

I feel like a new woman today. Actually, I feel like a stranger woman today. Every time I look in the mirror, it takes me an extra moment to recognize myself. What happened? I had my hair cut today. I do this once every ~3 years. That'... Read more
And we're off
Sunday, August 09, 2015      3 comments

We drove 2 hours each way to watch the kid and her HS team play 3 games yesterday; they also played 3 games the day before. 6 games, 6 losses. This is going to be a tough season for the team. But it was still a good day. The son decided ... Read more
Cooking furiously
Saturday, August 08, 2015      3 comments

In one week our son moves back to his dorm, so the number of dinners I can cook for him has shrunk to single digits. (I don't know when I turned into my mother, but I'm blaming this need to cook for loved ones on genetics.) Tonight I grill... Read more
Borrowed words of wisdom
Friday, August 07, 2015      2 comments

Yesterday I blogged about a friend who is recovering from some health issues, and has more to deal with, and wondered about whether or not to bring up (gently) weight loss. And today I got some very good advice from kind Spark friends, that I s... Read more
When to say sorry
Thursday, August 06, 2015      3 comments

Last week, a friend looked over at me mid-chat and informed me: "You have lost a lot of weight." I agreed, and then she said: "You look very different now." In a slow, contemplative way. I then said, apologetically, that my doctor had "made... Read more
Born again feaster
Wednesday, August 05, 2015      3 comments

I think I ate about 2 pounds of food for dinner tonight - oof! We took the kids out for our anniversary dinner, and ordered all our favorites. There are leftovers in the fridge, but we ate past full. And yet I managed to stay within my ca... Read more
Double jeopardy
Tuesday, August 04, 2015      6 comments

I got stood up at lunch today. I was supposed to meet a young colleague at a nearby restaurant, to treat him to a farewell meal since he will be moving to NYC later this week. I have been his mentor for the last three years and feel a bit like... Read more

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