Author Archives: dichroic

jeans are supposed to be easy to wear….

And what brings me back here after so long? A clothing rant, of course. (Just in case I ever again need to wear non-lounging clothes.) Here’s what I want: jeans that fit my body and are loose and comfortable. Because … Continue reading

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new theme

Changing things around a bit, just to see if it helps my WP editing issues.(Spoiler: Nope.) ETA, 9/24/2021: it’s only taken me a year or more to figure this out – a little Googling found the answer here. All I … Continue reading

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working from home for a year

I got a big monitor and separate keyboard and mouse well before the pandemic, when it because clear I would be working from home a lot for early and late meetings. Since the pandemic we’ve managed to put together desks … Continue reading

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The other annual light-in-darkness poem

With affectionate thanks to the Fae group on Ravelry. This year, the night is roiling, Black layered over deeper dark Until my path ahead became impossible to see. My candle guttered, Too small to light the way. Then I turned … Continue reading

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the annual light poem

Not so light this year, since Oolong wormed her way through this one. Sleep, little one, in the year’s dark turning, Safe now from illness and pain, Gleam of your eyes in our candles burning, Raises the memory again. Oolong, … Continue reading

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apparently it’s been so long since I updated that WordPress hates me now

This is approximately my 6th attempt to write this. Saving now, to make sure I don’t waste more time. Yay, it worked! Onto what I actually meant to say. It kills me that I don’t have a written record of … Continue reading

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I have started reading my emergency book

No, it’s not an emergency. Years ago I was in a small airport in Japan when my Kindle committed suicide – it jumped out of my hands, flipped over a couple times in midair, and landed face down on a … Continue reading

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Pandemic quarantine, Day 65

I thought it would be a good idea to chronicle this period, so I’d know what happened when. Clearly I have not done so well with that. Here are some numbers, though: Days since I last wore a bra: 65 … Continue reading

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Social Isolation, Day 28

I think we are going to break down and go to the lake house tomorrow. We’re timing it with Ted’s work, going when we can stay for over a week instead of a quick weekend trip. Somehow that seems less … Continue reading

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Social isolation, Day 20

I’m fine. I finished a *very annoying* pair of socks yesterday – the yarn’s too think and I should have used size 0 instead of size 1 needles, and the lace / cable pattern on the leg was complex enough … Continue reading

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