Monthly Archives: September 2011

L’Shana Tovah, and other stuff

I should apologize to my mother someday for my youthful opinions of her reading habits. I’ve been reading Heyer lately and they are far from the clones-in-Empire-dresses-or-dashing-neckcloths I once thought them. Though all are genteel young women of spirit, somewhat … Continue reading

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day off and a short book review: The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

I’m taking a day off today, just because I can (and have lots of casual OT I’ll lose at the end of this month). I’ll take advantage of that to roast a small chicken for Erev Rosh Hashanah. I was … Continue reading

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a rash of second rate

I’ve been having a bad run of books lately – ones whose main effect is to remind me of something else I like better. Patricia Wentworth’s Grey Mask: A Miss Silver mystery An elderly, knitting female sleuth, a bit reminiscient … Continue reading

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Hungarian beef goulash soup recipe

For being the first time with a new recipe, this was a raving success. I will write it down as I cooked it, with comments and things i want to try next time in parentheses. This is a good winter … Continue reading

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knitpics, lots of them

After the trip to Japan, one week back, the trip to the US, and then a weekful of department meetings, I was way behind and way tired. This has been a catching up weekend. On sleep (10 hours Friday night … Continue reading

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full week

It was a full week, so that it feels like we were on holiday for more than the actual 8 days. (I am quite certain this effect will vanish about 5 seconds after I arrive at work tomorrow.) There was … Continue reading

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At home, with boots

I realized we’ve got a tradition going; every time we come to Oregon, we each buy a pair of boots. Last summer when we visited in June (the trip where we came out fully expecting to buy another house but … Continue reading

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going, going…

About to leave on vacation, yay! Unfortunately I just noticed my older WP site (blog archives before 2006) has been hacked, so I won’t be able to fix that until I get back. I hope I still have the bookmark … Continue reading

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and I realize … I’m going home….

2.5 more days of work until vacation! I have no idea why I get so excited about a chance to spend time at our own house in Oregon, but I do, every time. (Of course, part of that is also … Continue reading

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Kindle appeal: nailed

I’m reading A Hidden Witch, by Debora Geary. Like its predecessor A Modern Witch, it can best be described as “sweet”: no major drama, just people finding their place in the world, both in terms of growing into their own … Continue reading

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