At heart I am an all or nothing woman, immoderate in every endeavor, no matter how much I pretend to be otherwise. Also, I often lack the ability to carry things through to completion, a characteristic that does not complement the other one well. Several years ago (Bernard and I disagree about the particulars), I … Continue reading en vacances
There are 108 days between now and Christmas, I learned today as I was mindlessly surfing the internet, my last-resort procrastination tactic on this, day three of avoiding preparing this week's weekly food plan. I have been completely and totally uninspired, staring blankly at an empty page in the Tiffany blue Martha Stewart notebook I … Continue reading Jingle, jingle. (food, week of 9.9.13)
It's now routine: Mom gets the kitchen table and computer for two hours on Saturdays to plan the weekly menus. I don't even get "Seriously, Mom, you need the computer?" from either of my children. Part of the acceptance is habit, but I think the larger part is that everyone is happier knowing we have … Continue reading Weekly menu 2.18.13
"Did you know this was going to take so much time?" "Not really, but last week I left out all kinds of details because I was moving too fast. I'm trying to be more thorough this week." "Why are you doing this again?" "Because it makes our lives easier. I think." Weekly menu 11413 Weekly … Continue reading Weekly menu: 1.14.13
When your child says, "Whoa, Mom, look at what your computer is doing!" you should not expect good news to follow. Note for your records that a fried CPU may result in a screen that looks the way static sounds, that chronic overheating may result in a fried CPU, and that an extra dusty house … Continue reading Clean slate.
Several years ago I was working on a strategic plan for a local non-profit, spending two or three long afternoons each week with the executive director as we plotted the steps toward a long-term vision. Each Thursday or Friday when we finished for the week she would ask about my weekend plans. "I have GOT … Continue reading Practical life.