Monthly Archives: May 2011

Slow and Steady

The house sitters came by for an early dinner and to pick up keys. They’re great young women, and I feel good about leaving the pets and house in their care. Meanwhile, I spent most of the day doing errands, … Continue reading

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I hate it. No, really. And I have been doing it for days on end. Days. Of course, I realize that all of this would be many times easier if I did a little bit every day. But I really … Continue reading

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I’m using this fifteen minutes to reflect on the effect of what might in a better organized person’s life be a quarterly process of clearing digital clutter in the form of “over quota” email, a note-taking app I was using … Continue reading

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Up a 4 a.m. today. Time to change to summer linens. A long day of inching through “spring cleaning.” Laundry without end. Tidying to beat the band. Pandora’s R.E.M. mix has helped a lot. So has the dog, who has … Continue reading

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Things to Remember 1

When you have an idea, write it down. If you’re driving, use the dictation function on your phone. Because that thought you had while you were coming back from a great conversation was long gone by the time you’d stopped … Continue reading

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My Occasional Fifteen Minutes?

Classes have ended. Grades are in. Wiegela, viburnum, bearded iris, and butterfly weed are in bloom. The too-cool rainy weather has been on hiatus for the past couple of days. And I’ve had some really wonderful conversations with friends and … Continue reading

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Checking In

So. Commencement was Saturday, and I reported grades this morning. Most of the plans for early summer travel are complete, though I still have piles of things to finish preparing to take along. And still more piles of things to … Continue reading

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