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Hippity hoppin'
Saturday, January 30, 2016      6 comments

Today I had four meetings, the last a two hour one that was the last of three weekly Friday meetings. It's hard to be enthusiastic during Friday afternoon meetings, when most of us are already counting down to the weekend. This meeting was... Read more
Friday, January 29, 2016      7 comments

For thank goodness it's February (almost)! For the last three months, I've had to lead 2 hour meetings starting at 8 am, three times a week. This requires my getting up a little after 6 am so I can get to work early enough and get myself s... Read more
End of the tunnel
Thursday, January 28, 2016      4 comments

The long season of holiday meals runs from November to February for me, from Thanksgiving to the lunar new year. I have at least four more holiday meals in the next few weeks. And then we will be well into the year of the monkey, and all the h... Read more
Food circles
Wednesday, January 27, 2016      7 comments

We eat dinner at home five or six nights a week, and I almost always cook because the hub is usually too tired and hungry to be useful. He typically heads straight to his snacks when we get home so that he can de-empty and de-grumpify. And... Read more
Coming of age
Tuesday, January 26, 2016      5 comments

The kid turns 16 in a couple of months, and I'm so clueless that it didn't occur to me until tonight that maybe we should do something to mark the occasion. I grew up in a modest family, and have had only 3 birthday parties in my life. Is turn... Read more
Sucking it up
Monday, January 25, 2016      8 comments

Tomorrow is going to be a messy, stressful day at work. My meetings start at 8 am, and include one in the afternoon which will be especially unpleasant. There won't be much time to get any real work done. Looking at my schedule, my whole week... Read more
The cupboard is bare
Sunday, January 24, 2016      6 comments

I did such a good job - or maybe poor job? - grocery shopping last weekend that the fridge is nearly empty of fresh fruit and veggies. Or maybe it's that I did a good job of cooking all those veggies during the week! And the cupboard is nearly... Read more
Saturday, January 23, 2016      6 comments

Today we had a memorial at work for a junior colleague who lost his battle to cancer several weeks ago. He was laid to rest in his home town many states away, but his family were kind enough to accept an invitation to fly in for a memorial here... Read more
Pear-fect connection
Friday, January 22, 2016      4 comments

Our college kid was home for the last week of winter break so I filled the house with some of his favorites. When he went back to his dorm, I packed his leftover bags of snacks to go with him, but was left with a pile of bosc pears in the fridg... Read more
Revenge of the nerd
Thursday, January 21, 2016      3 comments

One of my dear spark friends left a funny and thought-provoking anecdote in a blog comment yesterday, and mentioned a revenge fantasy. This got me thinking about my own revenge fantasies, which I was a little disconcerted to realize I've been h... Read more
Wednesday, January 20, 2016      4 comments

I work with mostly men - there are about 15 of us holding similar positions in my department, and I am one of only two women. And despite my advancing age, I am the second or third youngest; we are a decrepit lot! I feel that for many year... Read more
My inner teenager
Tuesday, January 19, 2016      4 comments

Back in the dark ages when I was a teen, my parents were still trying to raise kids to be "seen but not heard" - and I was pushing the boundaries by speaking up once in a while. So of course when I got around to being a parent, I encouraged... Read more
My bionic kid
Monday, January 18, 2016      5 comments

Turns out our kid is not torn or broken, but merely badly sprained. No soccer for a few weeks, and her right knee is encased in a very impressively bulky brace. She's very pleased by it - she says it looks scary and high-tech. I think it make... Read more
Not again
Sunday, January 17, 2016      6 comments

The kid was hurt during a very physical soccer game yesterday and is limping and barely mobile today. Her knee is swollen despite plenty of icing yesterday and today, and she has trouble bending or extending it. Fortunately I was able to... Read more
Peer pressure
Saturday, January 16, 2016      4 comments

I am finally walking pain-free - my little toe is still swollen, but it doesn't hurt when I move it around, and it (finally!) doesn't hurt when I walk. So I'm thinking of getting on the treadmill tonight. Just for some extra walking; if I try ... Read more

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