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Archive for January, 2015

   Jan 31

Road Trip!

Megan and I went on a little adventure to the south coast on Sunday. We could not have had a nicer day for it. The sky was a clear, cloudless blue, and it must have been at least 70 degrees. No jacket required. It was an all girl road trip, with Star and Stella in […]

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   Jan 27


I spent a couple of days making bread last week. Yes, a couple of days. It’s all my fault for failing to read the recipe through properly (or reading it and failing to retain it). I was making sourdough and didn’t realize that the starter took 8-12 hours to not only start, but finish. So […]

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   Jan 24

New Job

I have a new job! Sort of. Remember the county job I interviewed for, way back before Christmas? Apparently I did not blow the interview after all. They called me to (a) tell me I’m still in the running for the permanent job in the Big Town; and (2) ask me if I’d be willing […]

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   Jan 18

Family Dinner

In the spirit of keeping my new year’s resolutions (if I can’t be part of the 1%, I can at least be part of the 8% who actually keep their resolutions), we had a family dinner on Saturday night. Like the best things in life, it was something of a communal effort. Megan bought the […]

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   Jan 14

Paying a Call

It was cloudy at the coast, but sunny in the valley as Megan and I wended our way to Erica’s house. I always forget how terrifying Erica’s driveway is until I’m actually on it. It makes our driveway look like the 101 freeway. It’s one muddy, rutted lane, with ancient tree roots acting as speed […]

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   Jan 11

Dynamic Duo

Plans for World Domination Doesn’t every 11 year old have a plan for world domination? Here’s Jessica’s: Become the head of a major corporation Become president of the US Get a large army Work on charisma skills Amass several hundred quintillion dollars Conquer, persuade, or buy every country on earth Sounds like a sound plan […]

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   Jan 08

Surreal World

Nothing like ending a week off with a shot of clinic followed by a work chaser. My annual check up was on Monday morning, and when I reported to the clinic with my extremely expensive health insurance card in hand, the receptionist ran the card, and told me there was a problem with my coverage. […]

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   Jan 05

Birthday Celebration

I put away all the Christmas decorations yesterday, and now the house looks sad. Bigger, but sad. Sundays are always melancholy, but the one when you put away the holiday glitz and start getting ready to go back to work after a week off is definitely the winner (or possibly the loser, depending on how […]

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   Jan 02

Inside & Out

Frosty Fern Happy new year, y’all! It started out a frosty one here, -2C outside and +4 inside, which is not that much of a plus. Ever notice that everything is worse in metric? Temperatures are colder and distances are further (though bra sizes are stupendous). My brother was working a 72 hour shift, so […]

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