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It’s been a weird week. We got back from a long weekend in Charlotte on Monday, and I stayed home sick on Tuesday. (Thanks to my sister Katie for passing me her cold.) I had to go in Wednesday morning to give a presentation, but left a little early to rest some more. I was finally feeling mostly better yesterday, but then today is a flex Friday. So I worked maybe 2 days total this week? I’m not complaining about that, but my internal clock is all thrown off.
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In other time-is-weird news, how is October almost over already?? It’s one of my favorite months so basically I want it to last for maybe 7 or 8 weeks instead of only 4. I’m looking forward to some more fall fun this weekend, including a trip to the pumpkin patch. Hopefully they still have some left!
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Today I’m making the final component for Emma’s Halloween costume — a “carpet bag” to finish off the Mary Poppins look. I bought the exterior fabric a while ago and was planning to just hack something together for one-time use, but then I came across a super cute pattern and thought: why not make a quality bag that Emma can continue to use/play with after Halloween?
Bag-making requires so much more advanced planning than quilting does, at least it seems that way for me. There are so many different components! Stabilizer, interfacing, another type of interfacing, lining, etc. But I think I can get it done before Emma gets home this afternoon.
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I was forcefully upgraded to Office 2013 on my work computer last week and so far I am…not a fan. I know I’ll get used to it eventually, but geez, I hate having to relearn where various options are, and reconfigure everything to get it back to my liking.
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Emma’s doing great in her big girl bed. The other night around 11:00 when Jose and I were getting ready for bed ourselves, we noticed she had turned 90 degrees and had her legs hanging off the side of the bed. So funny! Why do kids sleep in such odd positions?
(We decided to just leave her alone, and sure enough, the next morning she had wriggled herself back into a more normal sleep position.)
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Important announcement: this weekend I’ll be making owl cookies!
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And finally, just for fun, PhD comics speaks the truth…and it applies to far more than just academia: