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Archive for February, 2009


Posted: Thursday, February 26th, 2009 @ 8:56 am in General, Parenthood | Comments Off

We all have the flu around here, even MFH, who got a flu shot this year. I read that the strains went into the shot were a little off again this year. OLC got sick first, so fortunately she was past the throwing-up stage before MFH and I got really sick. MFH [...]

Local coverage

Posted: Monday, February 23rd, 2009 @ 8:56 am in General, Politics | Comments Off

Gotta love the free local paper. In this case, the Lakeshore Weekly News, which covers some of the western Twin Cities suburbs.
The February 10 edition had a good article: Our county, Hennepin County (which includes Minneapolis), is putting in a BIG array of solar panels (528 of them) at the County Public Works [...]

Generational Musings

Posted: Saturday, February 21st, 2009 @ 10:13 am in Feminism, Foofy, General, Politics, Pregnancy, Science | Comments Off

Joy had a long, and good, post about being in Generation X. I could relate to much of it, though not all. Part of the reason, I think, is parental age: my dad is much too old to be a Boomer, and my mother falls right on the edge. So they [...]


Posted: Thursday, February 19th, 2009 @ 3:29 pm in Foofy, General, Parenthood | Comments Off

OLC’s been showing some interest in numbers lately. This is how she counts: “1, 2, 3, 6, 5, 8, 9, 10!”
Sometimes she pretends to buy something with pretend money: “Twenty sixty-nine!” I don’t know where she picked that quantity up, but she has repeated it a few times.

More about the wringer

Posted: Tuesday, February 17th, 2009 @ 2:12 pm in Foofy, General | Comments Off

We’re sick again this week, so I did all the laundry with the building’s washer. (Sometimes paying $1.25 a load just to wash is worth it to me, sometimes not.) But I did find a picture of an antique wringer that’s very similar to mine: here. Same manufacturer, slightly different model, [...]

Weekly routine

Posted: Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 @ 1:54 pm in Foofy, General | Comments Off

This is my housework routine:
Sunday: Worship and rest. If I do any housework to make the day more restful for myself, I give myself permission to cut corners (for example, wash the dishes but skip the pots and pans).
Monday: Recombobulate the whole apartment after taking Sunday off. Wash the dishes, clean [...]


Posted: Saturday, February 7th, 2009 @ 11:35 am in General, Politics | Comments Off

The CPSC decided to delay some of the testing and certification requirements under the CPSIA. That’s good news, but the penalties for violating the lead limits aren’t going to be delayed. I’ve been working on and off on a letter to my Congresspeople, but it’s been difficult to avoid writing either a rant [...]