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baffled by time

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

I’m at that point of the month when I’m startled *both* by how much of it has already passed and how much is left. It’s the 22nd! But there’s still more than a whole week to go! (Part of it is the weekends, I think. July has five full weekends, which hasn’t happened since April […]

well, in that case

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

The cat is cranky. He doesn’t want to sit on my lap, because I’m wearing shorts and he has a thing about it. (Yeah, I can’t explain it — if I put a blanket over my legs he’d be all set, for like the thirty seconds before we both got too hot.) He doesn’t want […]

weather Wednesday

Wednesday, July 19th, 2017

I’m not sure why, exactly, but this month’s weather is hitting all my summer nostalgia buttons. It’s kind of weird and fun all at the same time; I’m not quite sure what to make of it.


Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

You know that funny meme that I can’t find right now about the bird that wakes up and thinks ‘what a beautiful day — you know what would make it even better? SCREAMING’ Not only is that a perfect description of my own personal feelings about today, it also matches what the actual birds outside […]

close enough

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Sooooo, I’m super excited to be traveling with starandrea next month to see the eclipse! And of course, packing is my favorite part of trips. (Really, it is. I don’t know why.) And I had this debate with myself, because it’s a three day trip and that’s counting the travel days on either side, so […]

summer’s back!

Sunday, July 16th, 2017

After a few cool and gray days at the end of last week (not unwelcome!), we’re back to sun and summer temps. AND it’s National Ice Cream Day!

caturday CSA

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

This was week 1 of the summer CSA, so I now have to figure out what to do with all these veggies. Today’s project is making “refrigerator pickles.” I’m not really sure what else to do with what are clearly pickling cucumbers. So after a quick google search (tip: always include the word “easy” in […]

more work posting

Friday, July 14th, 2017

Going in early today to shadow another department. What I hope this is: A pre-interview introduction that leads to a new job before the end of the year. What I have a sneaking suspicion this is: A way to have me take on more work in my current job under the guise of “helping out” […]

notes from a weekend walk

Monday, July 10th, 2017

*Good weather for being outside! *Finally got a nice picture of the geological marker at the summit. *Every access road to the park has some serious challenges. I’m just not sure if it’s A) to prevent over-use by making it a pain to get there; B) to increase revenue by having the main entrance be […]

cloudy caturday

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

This week, in no particular order, I have dreamed about: 1. using a skip-it 2. beef jerky 3. pop-up cards made of wood 4. a UPS delivery driver feud 5. a google conspiracy And all I can say is: what in the world is going on in there, brain?