Tuesday, December 29, 2009
I wish that I had more options than these two online stores for clothes that are guaranteed to fit a semi-tall like me, since I am not sure what kinds of conditions my well-fitting new clothes were manufactured under, but I just don't...unless I get rich enough to get everything custom made or altered. Which just isn't gonna happen! So in the mean time I will enjoy these tank tops that reach the top of my jeans, the aforementioned purple velvet pants, the swimsuit that FITS on top, my ruffled hooded sweatshirt, and everything else that doesn't make me feel freakish just because I don't have a typical body type.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Our Christmas tree is past its prime - we are considering taking it down before Christmas dinner tomorrow since at least half of the needles have dropped. We put it up only a day after Thanksgiving, so I guess we were pushing it little.
Tonight we go to my mom's for Christmas Eve dinner, and presents. My family traditionally opens presents on Christmas Eve and Jeremy's opens theirs on Christmas morning, so we have had to come up with a compromise for how we will do it. So my side's presents we open tonight, and our nuclear family and the ones from Jeremy's side of the family we will open tomorrow morning.
Although I have plenty of work and schoolwork to do over the next week I am taking a few days off to focus on the family. I think we all need it.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
PolitiFact | And the runners-up ...
PolitiFact readers overwhelming chose Sarah Palin's claim that the health care bill contains "death panels" as Lie of the Year. A resounding 61 percent of our 4,864 voters picked death panels as the top lie. No other finalist in the field of eight statements came close.
Here are the runners-up:
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Sunday, December 20, 2009
Mondo has been over helping Jeremy do projects outside, and Melissa was over yesterday helping me get the house cleaned up. Jeremy's Dad is coming on Tuesday to spend the holidays with us and we are so excited. Emmy s really in the Holiday spirit this year, now that she knows what's going on. She keeps trying to be nice, because we've explained "Santa's list." After she gets in trouble she says "I'll be nice to you Mama."
I know I haven't been keeping up on the blog much, but there's no time for a long post. It's raining, so that means laundry. The cistern is brimming full and who knows when things will freeze up again!
Dissertation goal: Analytical Framework done before Christmas! Then on to Analysis...
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
I am now in Fairbanks doing an intensive week of writing and data analysis. Hopefully I will have a chapter on my analytical framework done by Friday, in addition to field notes on New Words Council meetings for my analysis. And then on to finishing the other chapters!
The bad thing in this whole travel arrangement is that Emmy is sick, possibly with giardia (though we don't get the test results back for a few days), and Jeremy is taking care of her alone. I just spoke to her on the phone and she said she wanted Mommy to take her to bed. Since she is such a Daddy's girl, having her ask for me to bring her to bed pretty much melts my heart.
This is going to be a long week.