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Where did the holiday go?

I had good intentions for this five-day weekend, I truly did. Like so many of my good intentions, they didn’t get completely fulfilled. I was going to: catch up on the massive grading backlog. Well, I at least sorted out the papers and graded a little bit. A very little bit. get a bunch of …

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My studio is…

(This week’s Flaming Hot Blog It!) …an appalling mess to look at, but in all that mess is a haven of creativity and serenity. It’s almost always that way, so it must work for me somehow.? I always have a small space for a studio, and try to cram an insane amount of creative paraphernalia …

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Putting the past into storage

In the past week we finally moved my two floor looms over to our storage unit up the street.? The big Schacht high-castle loom had been sitting in the living room backed up against DH’s piano ever since he moved in, completely untouched.? That’s been nearly four years now.? The Baby Wolf has moved around …

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The Great Studio Purge of 2006

Between exams, the holidays, and general malaise, it’s been over three weeks since I’ve been in the studio to work. Add to that the general clutter and overwhelming disorder in the entire place, with the studio one of the worst areas, something had to be done. We started on Christmas Eve with some general cleaning …

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The Obligatory Fifth-Anniversary-of-9/11 Entry

written as a letter to myself on that day, from today, five years later. Dear Julia, Tonight you sit alone in Woodstock, in stunned shock along with the rest of the world at the events of this morning.  You remember that the day started as an ordinary day; you got to GPC about 8:40 for …

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43 Things on “minimize existing clutter and excess possessions”

I was looking around the house this morning before I went to work and just went “UGH!” Clutter, clutter everywhere!My sister’s garage sale is planned for sometime next month and she says we can do it with her. The Good Mews yard sale is in late April or May; anything we don’t sell at my …

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The Ghost of Sara Tokars???

The legend of the Tokars house just won’t quit. I found out at dinner tonight (parents, sister & her family, uncle and aunt up from Talla) that the guy that Dad sold the Tokars house to turned around and re-listed it as soon as he found out (well after the closing) about Sara Tokars’ kidnapping …

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43 Things — On “manage my finances better”

I did get the latest version of Quicken and installed it, archiving my old data files and starting fresh on 1/1. Last night I got the checking/savings records up to date and paid a bunch of sadly overdue bills. It’s a small start.I used to be pretty successful with sitting down at the computer every …

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Bah, Humbug

As holiday seasons go, it wasn’t bad, it wasn’t great. DH and I spent much of it in a real Scrooge-ish mood. The crass commercialism of the Christmas season, unbelieveably, gets worse every year, it seems. We are both just at a point in our lives where we are fed up with it. The last …

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Break Time!!!

Hurrah! Exams are graded, grades are posted, I can spend the next 2 1/2 weeks NOT thinking about work. Well, I should write up my two-months-overdue annual report B.S. over the break, but I bet I don’t. That can wait until January. Instead, I’m going to sleep catch up on my reading update Art of …

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