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Crazy early class!
Wednesday, August 14, 2013      1 comments

Our masters students start classes 2 weeks before the fall semester. It is only one class that is pass/fail for them but it causes many headaches for me. Monday, with the early walk with DH, and my running up and down stairs with the start of ... Read more
Iowa State Fair
Sunday, August 11, 2013      0 comments

We left the house at 6am and got to the grounds a little after 8am. Traffic got very crazy the closer we got to the gate for Unload/Load. I was manning an information table for the Iowa Federation of Handweavers and Spinners at the Spin/Knit e... Read more
Even without DH!
Saturday, August 10, 2013      0 comments

I got up and walked this morning. Over the last two days DH has had some leg cramps and since we are going to be at the Iowa State Fair all day tomorrow he decided that he needed to cut back today. That is perfectly fine as long as Monday is n... Read more
Different in a good way!
Wednesday, August 07, 2013      3 comments

DH losing his job may not be the worst thing. He has risen at "a god-forsaken hour" every day this week to walk with me. I had not been walking on most days because I have to be out of the house to catch the bus around 6:18am. No matter what I... Read more
Things will be different
Friday, August 02, 2013      2 comments

I have been off the blog lately because of life changes that are happening. (Will try to not be a total downer.) My father is stage four cancer and we have been trying to deal with much of his funeral things before he dies so it will be as ... Read more
Wednesday, July 10, 2013      2 comments

AMANDARAQS blog entry of a few days ago hit a nerve. I know what I need to be doing to get back to where I was a year ago (30 lbs lighter). But I am making excuses, mostly to myself, about what to do to get there. Do not want to walk after work... Read more
Mutant Hostas
Wednesday, July 03, 2013      3 comments

Last night we dug up and moved the mutant hostas. DH and I call them that because no matter what we do, when we divide them, in two days they are back to normal and grow really, really tall. They had to come out, along with the fence for the tre... Read more
Thursday and Friday sucked!
Saturday, June 29, 2013      2 comments

Back at work and spending a hours sending comforting emails to panicked international visitors and students. I am no longer allowed to check my email from home so all anyone got was the automatic message that I was out of the office until 27 Ju... Read more
Monday dead tired!
Monday, June 24, 2013      1 comments

Yesterday was all about the drive home after the conference with a stop in Lawrence, Kansas at the Yarn Barn. They had a booth at the conference but two things I thought they would have at the conference they did not so we stopped on the way ho... Read more
Saturday morning walking
Saturday, June 22, 2013      0 comments

This morning I was up before my suitemates again so went walking on campus. Really only planned on coming to the campus center to use the computer but, silly me, the buildings are not open until much later (7am). I was walking at 5:30am. M... Read more
2nd day in a row!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013      3 comments

I am on vacation right now. Almost every morning as I am walking to the bus I see people out for their morning walk and wished I could do that (walking at 6:15am). Yesterday and today I did that! It helped that I did not need to be anywhere ear... Read more
Not a good plan!
Tuesday, June 18, 2013      0 comments

I had planned to blog on the day after my festival (10 June) but was at my parents helping them with things and did not get it done. Then 3 days of work intervened. Why is it when everyone knows you are going on vacation all the deadline tasks... Read more
May be away for a few days
Thursday, June 06, 2013      0 comments

Starting tomorrow I am setting up for an information booth at the Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival
vent.html for Saturday and Sunday. There are a lot of classes that I will not be able to attend--I am worki... Read more
Woke up early....
Tuesday, June 04, 2013      1 comments

Sounds like the beginning of a bad pop song from the 60s. But I did wake up early and once I was ready for work did not want to start doing anything at home so I put my pack on and started walking. I got to work at the same time as normal. In... Read more
Tiny Little Library Open For Business
Sunday, June 02, 2013      1 comments

We have ours done and ready for people to take books. I talked about this earlier but now I can show you! We still have to paint the post but it is there, books are the... Read more

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