Monthly Archives: November 2011

"I have calmed and quieted my soul."

Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,         Like a weaned child with his mother;          Like a weaned child is my soul within me.                                                     Psalm 131:2. It has taken awhile. Usually, in the fall, I am filled witha sense of … Continue reading

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Still not king…

…and still pretty wiped out.  I had two different meetings today, and now want to nap.

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Important reminder

 It is vitally important not to try to watch the Colbert Report while drinking milk.  Oww.

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Good food.

So, I’m still weak, fatigued and coughing.  I did go to Starbucks for a couple of hours today with the kids.  We had a far ranging, interesting discussion, as is our wont.  Then I came home and slept, and talked … Continue reading

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QOTD, for several members of my family

… and you know who you are. “[Geocachers] use multimillion dollar military equipment to find Tupperware hidden in the woods.“*Ken Jennings, during a talk abut his new book Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks.*Just to be clear, … Continue reading

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New Christmas music

Each year, I add a few songs to my collection of Christmas music.  Last year it was Josh Groban.  This year it is… Straight No Chaser, “The Twelve Days of Christmas (Live),” and… “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” by… … Continue reading

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Simplicity: is that so hard?

“Silent Night” is a simple song.  That’s what makes it so very moving: simple does not mean empty or shallow.  It is like “What Child Is This?,” beautfiul and simple but not plain. That simplicity may be why so many … Continue reading

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Day…. whatever.

I am really trying to post every day, whether or not I think I have anything to say.  Writing something is the beginning to writing something worth reading, and this is the forum I am most comfortable writing in.  What … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

A list of fifty things I give thanks for, in varying levels of importance: For my household. The boys, The Rocket Scientist and the Resident Shrink. For my mom and my siblings. For my friends. For continued employment for my … Continue reading

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Musings on cosmology

I am currently under orders from my doctor to rest, having been diagnosed with severe asthma, acute bronchitis and a sinus infection, all courtesy of the crud I had a couple if weeks ago.  (I should be better in a … Continue reading

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It was inevitable

First Thanksgiving disaster: I put too much pineapple in the cranberry sauce.  It’s too sweet: almost a cranberry-pineapple preserves rather than a sauce.  Pooh. I wonder if adding Tabasco (heat) would help?

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Resolution

It’s Thanksgiving week.  Followed by the holidays in December.  I have too much to do. I am declaring myself on a political moratorium at least through the end of the week, both here and Facebook.  It won’t make that much … Continue reading

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I don’t rent cranes or other construction equipment, but if I did, I know for sure who I would not rent them from.  As can be seem in this photo,  U.S. Cranes, LLC is refusing to hire people as long … Continue reading

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Yep, he’s home.

Me: Did you know that Torani makes bacon syrup? That seems just so… wrong. The Not-So-Little-Drummer Boy: You live in the twenty-first century, Mom, If they don’t have bacon-flavored air fresheners by now, we’re not in the future.

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An email I actually did send

[To Michael Morrill, in response to a Move-On.org email asking people to sign a petition calling on Congress to give up their “federally subsidized health care.”] Dear Sir: MEMBERS OF CONGRESS DO NOT GET FREE HEALTH CARE.  They are entitled … Continue reading

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Another important decision…

What wine? We do not have my (and Ted Allen’s) wine of choice to go with turkey, which would definitely be a Gewurtztraminer. We do have some other wines, though.  In fact, we have a fair amount of wine, which … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisions…

[Cross-posted to FB] Thinking aloud, or maybe an informal poll: I am making or buying a pumpkin pie for those person(s) in my house who like pumpkin. I am making a key lime pie for those who like key lime. … Continue reading

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A jug of wine and thou, alone in the … country

The Rocket Scientist and I spent the weekend in Cambria, California, a quaint (as in the cutesy and somewhat overpriced sense) seaside town about 10 miles south of San Simeon.  And, for all of you who may be in that … Continue reading

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The best laid plans of mice and men…

…collapse when one has had simply too much wine. I was going to spend a little time tonight (while the Rocket Scientist was involved with other business) running down a list of current cases before SCOTUS and why they interest … Continue reading

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Calling Christopher Moore

I had a wonderful drive down the California coast through Big Sur today with the Rocket Scientist.  The weather was cool, crisp and brilliantly sunny, with the late afternoon sky turning that gorgeous golden color that looks like it should … Continue reading

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