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twinkle light bingo update

Tuesday, December 4th, 2018

We are now officially just three weekends away from Christmas (weekends, I presume, being the most common time to put up lights). And it continues to be a slow start in the light game. Right now there is just one apartment in each building with lights, although I am tempted to count a second because […]

Monday’s general Monday-ness

Monday, December 3rd, 2018

Here’s a neat thing: the weather forecast says today will be sunny (you know, after the dense fog advisory is over), and possibly as warm as 50F degrees. I am delighted by this news, especially after a very rainy Sunday. Maybe I can finagle an afternoon break outside?

it’s December!

Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Each year I come up with ideas to help the celebratory spirit of Christmas be more of a month-long thing. This year I made a (short) list of things I associate with Christmas (music, decorating, etc), so that I can work on doing some of them throughout December. (A lot of this is less about […]

oh, technology

Thursday, November 29th, 2018

*I got my current laptop in 2010, and I’ve been semi-planning to replace it pretty much since 2015, but it’s still working, and computers are expensive, so I’ve been putting it off. *And a while back I had to switch all my tumblr-ing over to my phone, because if I try to access the site […]

wait, really?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

This morning I had one of those moments where a picture (in this case of a lake) suddenly sparks a memory of something and you think, ‘wait, was that real life?’ I saw the lake and I thought, ‘hey, that’s like that lake from the camp we went to in eighth grade!’ And then I […]

twinkle light bingo

Tuesday, November 27th, 2018

It’s that time of year again — time for twinkle light bingo! [I live in an apartment complex where there are two buildings basically at a right angle to each other, which means that when you pull into the parking lot, you have a perfect view of the front side of both buildings (and whatever […]

workaday Monday

Monday, November 26th, 2018

Back to work! I have very little recollection of what I was working on last week, but hey, that’s what notes are for. (I’m counting on you, past self!) Lots of people try to take the day off before or after a long weekend, which I totally get! But I think the day before a […]

it’s time!

Sunday, November 25th, 2018

Approximately 92% of the year, I am a big fan of not having my space be too cluttered up with things. (Which is not the same as not HAVING my space be cluttered up with things 92% of the year. It’s really more a general sense of ‘I should tidy that up,’ and enjoying looking […]


Saturday, November 24th, 2018

Ever since I became aware of the “optoutside” campaign, I have intended to participate, yet never actually done so. Weather is a tricky thing in late November. And since I am lucky enough to have three post-Thanksgiving days off, it just makes sense to me to pick the best of them for an outdoor adventure. […]

winter plants update

Friday, November 23rd, 2018

It’s been a while — the plants are doing their plant things, which is good. All the cuttings that were growing in water have now been planted, and — fingers crossed — are continuing to grow. Current plant status: 1 spider plant — Faithfully chugging along! Acts as an excellent Large Plant Companion to the […]