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Drive-by

It occurs to me that if I don’t want an empty month in my archives I’d better get at least a few words up with a quickness. Lots has been happening here, but none of it is inspiring me to put down more than a line or two on Facebook every now and then. Last… Read More Drive-by

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Heat wave

The past few days we’ve had full-on summer, with temperatures that are nigh on to unbearable. Today was the third day of high 20s Celsius (low 80s Fahrenheit), and I think all of us feel on the verge of expiring from it. Many of you reading this might scoff at what we consider “hot” (and… Read More Heat wave

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Blue note

A few months ago Petra’s hair was waist-length and it was such a hassle to keep it washed and combed that my fingers were positively itching to cut it. After some wheedling on my part, she agreed to let me cut off four or five inches, but it was still much longer than shoulder-length. The… Read More Blue note

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Resurfacing

Yeah, I’ve really fallen down on this whole blogging thing. I mean to post every day, but either I’m working or running one or more kids around to some activity or other, and I think to myself, “I’ll write something later”. Then Olof comes home and we deal with dinner and all that stuff, then… Read More Resurfacing

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Homeward bound (soon)

Tonight is the last night I’ll spend in Uppsala until near the end of August and I’ve been busying myself trying to make sure to pack up everything that I’ll want to have with me at home during that stretch and stuff it into my suitcase. My home wardrobe and my Uppsala wardrobe are entirely… Read More Homeward bound (soon)

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Back

Sorry for checking out on you like that. I’ve just been busy, busy, busy, what with the kids’ end-of-school-year stuff and my own travel and trying to wrap up a bunch of different work things before spending the summer at home. I probably ought to have updated earlier about how Lydia’s doing, but I guess… Read More Back

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Hiatus

Clearly I failed in my ambition to post every day this month. I’ve been in Uppsala since last Monday morning and I’ve had a very busy week with little time to think about posting. I’ll do my best to be back at it next week when I’m home for a few days.

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Relapse

As I was getting ready to leave for the airport this morning, Olof told me that Lydia had called him earlier and wanted him to go out to her house and bring her home. I decided to call her myself to see if there was anything I could do in my limited time still at… Read More Relapse

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On the move

Gearing up again to go down to Uppsala in the morning. As usual, I’m only about halfway packed and I haven’t yet decided what I plan to wear. The forecast has it looking to be fairly warm, if cloudy and occasionally rather breezy. Those are the hardest days to dress for, and I always manage… Read More On the move

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Worky, worky

Despite the fact that this has been a crazy and hectic week, what with Lydia being sick and Petra’s concert and various other meetings and activities that involved everyone in the family, it seems, I have managed to get a fair bit of work done. I have a meeting in a couple of weeks with… Read More Worky, worky