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Blink and you’ll miss it

Which appears to be what I did, more or less. I was in Georgia for a week for a conference. What little I saw of the outside world was lovely. But when I left Pennsylvania, it was warm but things were just starting to come up. I returned to this: It snowed Friday evening, but […]

April Friday

It’s 81F out there. The tiny cute tulips are getting bigger. (Just be glad I haven’t been inflicting daily progress reports on you.) The daffodils are beginning. I worked my tail off and made my big mistaken deadline, and got a whole bunch of other stuff done this week, most of which you don’t really […]

Catch-up day

We decided not to go to Buffalo this weekend and I’m glad. I’ll miss seeing people, but there was nothing I had to be there for, and I have a lot to do at home. For one thing, I finished last weekend’s todo list, except that I still haven’t been to the grocery store. Still […]

So how’d I do?

No groceries, no recycling. I did this instead. Doesn’t that look like more fun? Remember when I said I had a new beginner class worked out – that’s it. Really. I planted the world’s smallest pea patch, and it still looks like I buried a corpse in my front yard. No sprouts yet, but it’s […]

The list

Things to do this weekend (the Sunday update): Fill out and mail census form. Done. Finish judging papers. Done. Complete an essay. Figure out how/what to cram into my CW handout from the huge body of research. Now need to do that cramming. Admire the baby tulips. (today when it’s sunny and warm) Start cleaning […]

Tiny Tulips

Morgan and I are celebrating the last day of winter by lounging in the courtyard. The maples and the elms have begun flowering in the last day, and I’m starting to believe that spring will truly begin tomorrow. Barring sudden March blizzards, of course. Best of all, there are tiny tulips! They were not there […]

Sour Apple Flavored Calamari Treats*

A few brief things, before I forget about them: The call for papers for Textilforum 2010 is now available. Workshop proposals are due by 15 April; the deadline for regular presentations is 2 May. A friend sent me a link for high-resolution tapestry weaving with images by various artists. The technology involved is quite impressive. […]

Oooohhh….

Yesterday was a really good day for melting.

Public Service Announcement

The sun is out for the fourth day in a row. I’m liking March so far. Sunlight, warmth… my mood is so much better. I would probably even have snowdrops, if they weren’t under here. The front flowerbed is by the front walk so that it can be admired several times a day. But it’s […]

Surprise!

I woke up this morning to an entirely unexpected sight. The weather forecast predicted rain, but instead we got the fluffy wet snow that vanishes from the roads but sticks to everything else. It glued itself to the trees, piled up on the branches, decorated everything in sight. What’s been going on around here? I’ve […]