Category Archives: Crazy Me

Funny Translations

I found an unpublished post from 2015 in my drafts folder. I can’t believe that it sat there so long. It’s still funny, and for me it’s also nostalgic, so I’ve decided to publish it now. My son wanted some … Continue reading

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English Is So Weird

One of the things I love about the English language is how interrelated so many of its words are. For example, when I was looking up the meaning of “kenspeckle” (a Scots word that means “well-known” or “conspicuous”), I was … Continue reading

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SITY: Points of View

In January of last year I showed you a picture of an ant farming aphids on a maple-leaved viburnum. That picture had been taken in the late summer or early fall of the previous year. During the spring of last … Continue reading

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How I Met My Book: Part IV

Previously in How I Met My Book I told you about some of my hand-me-downs, unexpected loaners, and permanently “borrowed” books. This time I want to tell you about my treasure trove of old paperbacks. I keep most of them … Continue reading

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Legos, Lists, and Stairs

I’ve gotten so used to stepping on Legos that I don’t even bother to say “Ow!” anymore. I spent most of today thinking that I would make a to-do list. I haven’t done it yet, and now (as I’m writing … Continue reading

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We Agree

The dishwasher broke a few days before Christmas. Excepting our brief stay in Vermont, I’ve had to hand-wash dishes every day since. A couple of times, as I was washing dishes, my husband has said to me, “It’s painful to … Continue reading

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The Power of Procrastination

It’s after 4:00 p.m., and I ought to have done more gift-wrapping by now. In fact, wrapping is one of the few tasks that I had on my to-do list for the day, and I haven’t done it yet. Come … Continue reading

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Catch-Up Post

What a bizarre and terrifying world we live in. Last Friday I got e-mails from the principals of my kids’ schools to tell me that everything was proceeding normally and that we were not to believe the Internet rumors suggesting … Continue reading

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Ramblings 12/9/21

On Monday I had parent-teacher conferences with my kids’ teachers. It was nice to hear Livia described as “an amazing mathematician” and Marshall described as “conscientious” and “on the ball.” These were in-person meetings, and everyone was wearing masks. It … Continue reading

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One by One

Whether it’s my chaotic surroundings making me feel distracted, or my mental distraction causing my chaotic surroundings, the best thing to do is organize my surroundings. It certainly can’t hurt. So that’s what I’m working on today. I just completed … Continue reading

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