Archive for January, 2006



Who has the best Secret Pal in the world?

Published on 31 January 2006

Me, that’s who! Can you believe this? When I got home from the airport last night, tired, hungry, and seriously crabby, a huge package from Dana was waiting for me.
Clockwise from top left: gigundo Hefty bags for organizing projects, a set each of supercute stationery and notecards, microwaveable molten chocolate cake (mmm, molten), Interweave Knits […]


Greetings from the Hoosier heartland

Published on 28 January 2006

Make that heart attack land, actually. Seriously, my parents have NOT STOPPED COOKING. And who am I to hurt my mother’s feelings by refusing her delicious desserts? That would be heartless, and that’s not how I roll.
It’s a drag being on dialup (and realizing I forgot my Bloglines login), but I’ve made huge progress on […]


Lousy Smarch weather!

Published on 25 January 2006

Today I am home, running errands and getting ready to depart for Indiana tomorrow. The day started auspiciously as I woke up after 11 hours of sleep feeling — if not healthy — not wanting to die, either. I went to wrap one of my mom’s Christmas gifts — an Audubon gardening journal — I […]


What’s the fun of taking a sick day if you can’t even enjoy it?

Published on 19 January 2006

Flu shot, shmu shmot. I haven’t felt this lousy in ages. My hair hurts. And I can’t stop worrying about all the things I’m not getting done at work, which are bound to ambush me when I get back.
Any recommendations for nostrums, palliatives, or theriaca (beyond rest, ibuprofin, and fluids) are most welcome.


Refurb

Published on 17 January 2006

Inspired by Terri and sick of purple, I spent a hefty chunk of time this weekend giving the old website some spit and polish, including an upgrade to WordPress 2.0. (So far? LOVE IT. Some nice enhancements to the admin areas.) Actually, I’m hoping that people subscribing to the feed haven’t noticed any change; let […]