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3/2/2024

In addition to my weekly music lessons and composition assignments, I’ve been reading music theory books and websites, listening to recordings, and watching various music-related YouTube videos. I mentioned some things I’d seen online to my teacher, and he said, … Continue reading

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Finally, Air Frying!

I had been eying a toaster oven/air fryer since before Christmas. I put it on my Christmas list, hoping my parents might spring for it. Alas, they did not. So I started thinking about buying it for myself. I was … Continue reading

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A Pat on the Back

Yesterday I got word from my boss that a solver had specifically mentioned the puzzle that I invented. They said, “I hope there’ll be more of these, as it was thoroughly enjoyable to solve.” Yay!

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Eek!

My husband has been working on the stairs in preparation for carpeting them. He screwed down the treads so that they barely squeak now, if at all. That’s great. I mean, who wants squeaky stairs? But those squeaks were a … Continue reading

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2/18/2024

I’ve had my skin turn red from using Band-Aids before, which I attributed mostly to the trauma of removing them, but yesterday I had a telltale allergic reaction to one. I developed hives underneath the adhesive parts of the bandage. … Continue reading

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Four Truths

I found a printout on my desk that listed these “Four Truths.” We can’t finish what we don’t start. The only way to the end is through. It’s important to celebrate our accomplishments. We must forgive ourselves for that which … Continue reading

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Snow Day

It’s snowing today. Yay! On the weather page of one of the local TV stations, I saw a great typo: “A few altercations to our storm forecast. . .” Normally I’d have my music lesson this afternoon, but I rescheduled … Continue reading

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Stories About the Kids

Kids are constantly growing, constantly changing. That means you can’t keep a post called “Stories About the Kids” in your drafts folder for a long time and expect that it will continue to be relevant. With that thought in mind, … Continue reading

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Bugged

There is a bug in my office. Not the spying kind. Nobody’s listening to me (that I know of) and damned if they wouldn’t be bored if they were. No, I literally mean the insectoid kind. It buzzes around every … Continue reading

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Loving the Dream

My husband found out last year that as the child of Portuguese citizens he is entitled to Portuguese citizenship himself. He’s looking into it. If he did get Portuguese citizenship, then the kids and I could get it, too, and … Continue reading

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