Random, miscellany and television

I’m just starting Goblet of Fire and I’m still really enjoying all the books. I’ve been watching The Witches of East End for no real good reason except that I read the novel and liked it. I liked it enough that I read it and probably recommended it, but never checked to see if there…

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Reasons Today is Awesome

1. We got a proper couch. Our couches in Colorado were purchased used and the ones we brought from Saginaw we straight up wore out. We’ve been using a very nice-looking loveseat but we had need of a proper couch and we got it today. Benefits of buying local? They delivered it WITHIN THE HOUR…

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Books

My husband is done with his dissertation, which means we spent this weekend doing a whole lotta nothin’ (from a productivity standpoint). There were events in town all weekend which we largely avoided. He watched football; I read books. First, I finished Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. What? They came out when I was…

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Rough + Tumble

Last week was rough – it ended on a rough note and then didn’t REALLY end, as I worked all weekend. This week is off to a better start and I had a really good group today. The kind of group where you leave feeling not only like you’re doing a good job but that…

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Food roundup with links

I’ve been making an effort to do more cooking at home. The last two weeks have been a bit tiring and we’ve been doing more order out/store-bought pizza than I’d like. Last week was an especially good week at work – the kind where every single day makes you feel good about what you’re doing…

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Lordy, lordy

I turned 40 last week. When people asked me how it felt (Mom) I told her the truth: “Pretty much the same as every birthday since I turned 25.” I don’t feel significantly different. Apparently I still look pretty good, because I’m still frequently mistaken for 5-10 years younger than I am. Of course, I…

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Stupid, little things

It’s going to sound really dumb, but I miss getting pedicures. I didn’t get them that often – in our previous town I’d drive 45 miles to go to a salon, but typically only if I was running other errands. Despite the fact that this town is significantly bigger, and probably has more places I…

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