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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-22

DS13, back in the house after gathering eggs: "A big snake was strangling one of the chickens. I whacked it with a shovel until it let go." # Embarking on the Fifth Crusade this morning. # If the kids make any more noise, my head might just split open like a ripe cantaloupe. # Today's […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-15

Home at 3 AM. Tip for United: When reason next to "Delayed" on notice board is "Late aircraft," that doesn't really answer our questions. # I think late-night flying has killed off a few brain cells that I actually needed. # Getting ready to do an online seminar at 12:30. This one has a video […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-08

Doing my best to have a day off. # Updating workshops for Chicago Expo this weekend (while fielding multiple phone calls informing us that our server is down. Yeah, we know). # Server recovery…blogs and forums and store and main pages all back up! # Power's off in entire historic/Merchant's Square area of Williamsburg. Now […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-08-01

At UVA Parent Orientation while DS18 off doing First-Year Orientation. So far, much more helpful than anticipated. # Difficulty balancing obligation to go to all orientation sessions w/desire to wander around C'ville holding hands w/husband. # It is much more exhausting to be a parent of a college freshman than to BE a college freshman. […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-25

DD9: "When I pretend I'm a superhero I'm not wearing one of those bikini things. I pretend I've got a super T-shirt & shorts." You go, girl. # Sang Latin rounds with Peace Hill choir last night. Still humming. "Da pacem cordium" is a real mindworm. # Title in "How to Scan" manual for my […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-18

Long, long day. # This morning, writing about writing. And France. # The Albigensian Crusades: not a good decade for the Church. # Running this morning: like exercising inside a sponge. # My very favorite chef at my very favorite restaurant just sent me home w/doggie bag of HEADCHEESE-like Granny Tench used to make but […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-11

Doing routine revisions of will & legal stuff. Lawyer's opening remark: "In case of your potential decease…" Ah, THAT'S what it's called. # Last time it was this hot: summer of 1977. Remember people kept asking if heat was a sign of approaching apocalypse. Turned out it wasn't. # Have spent all morning trying to […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-07-04

DH is beating me at Settlers. # 78 degrees at 6 AM. Blech. # Last leg of DS18's flight home bumped from 11 PM arrival to 12:42 AM arrival. Smacking myself on head to stay awake. # He's home, he's home, he's home! # Celebrating DS18's arrival home with bacon, eggs, and biscuits for lunch […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-27

Suspect that long-term health benefits of distance running may be offset by necessity of dousing myself with Deet to run in mayfly season. # Apparently Virginia has rotated unnaturally close to the sun. Where's the Syfy Original Movie team when you need them?? # Tomes on Renaissance banking going on and on about florins. Mental […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-20

Family day. Must involve Settlers & cookies. # That would be Settlers, cookies, and moving heavy furniture. Like you do. # Didn't have to get up early this morning. So naturally was wide awake by 4:30 AM. Huh. # Doing grammar this morning. "A noun is the name of a person, place, thing, or idea" […]